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Chocolate Chip Cookie Polymer Clay Tutorial

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Today, I’m going to show you a super quick tutorial for this chocolate chip cookie:
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These could make adorable last minute gift ideas. They are super quick and easy to make, and using the basic idea, you can customize it anyway you seem fit (i.e making it into an M&M cookie, leaving out the chocolate chips and making it a sugar cookie, changing the color, whatever you wish).

Chocolate Chip Cookie:
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What you will need:
Tan Clay (Mine is Sculpy Brand, bought at Michael’s)
Brown Clay (Sculpy, bought at Michael’s)
Chalk Pastels in the colors pictured above (I bought mine on E-Bay)
A tooth brush or bottle brush like the one pictured for texture (I bought my tool at Michael’s)
Eye Pin (also bought at Michael’s)
Soft Bristle Paint Brush (bought at Wal-Mart)
Blade (I am using an X-acto I bought at Michael’s)
Parchment Paper (bought at Wal-Mart) (not pictured)
Cookie Sheet (not pictured)
Oven (not pictured)
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1. Start by rolling your brown clay into a long, skinny snake. Bake for 3-5 minutes at 275 degrees on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
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2. Once the brown log, snake piece has cooled, begin cutting small pieces off. This will serve as your chocolate chunks.
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3. Next, using a piece of tan clay the size you will want your finished cookie to be, condition and start including your chocolate pieces. You are going to smash and pull the clay. Make sure that you can see a good amount of chocolate pieces when you are done.
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4. Now, use your brush to add a bit of texture.
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5. Use your blade to scrape off some of your chalk pastels. Mix the colors a bit and brush them on where a cookie would normally begin to brown.
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6. Add your eye pin (this might be a little tricky since you now have to work around hardened clay pieces), and bake at 275 degrees for 15-20 minutes.
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And there you have it!

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Disney’s Frozen Inspired Cameo

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My friend is coming into town this week, and after Christmas we have made plans to go to the movies. Him, my husband, the kids, and myself.

I’ve been looking forward to seeing Frozen for a while now, and wanted to make a necklace to wear when I go. Meh, why not, right? At first I thought I might just make a chibi of Elsa. However, after looking through all the findings I have, I settled on making a cameo.

6 hours later and I finally pulled it out of the oven, completed.

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I’m not entirely happy with it, but I’m not unhappy either. I think I could be fairly proud to wear this…into a dark theater. x)

The Snow Globe (Polymer Clay) Sugar Cookie

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Finally, I have finished this time consuming little charm. It took longer than I had hoped because I ended up having to use this acrylic ‘water’ for fake flower arrangements that…unfortunately, takes 2 days to set. Well, now that it is all done, I love it. ❤ It’s even scented.

If you want to find the tutorial I followed to make my cookie, you can visit this blog: http://myrandas-sweet-treats.blogspot.com/2013/10/christmas-cookie-gifts-3d-snowglobe.html

The instructions are for an actual cookie, but the basics are pretty much the same (it’s easier to make a fake cookie if you ask me).

Like I mentioned at the beginning, for the clear ‘glass’ part I used an acrylic ‘water’ for flake floral arrangements. I recommend resin however.

The inside I used micro-beads in silver, white glitter dust, and some blue glitter. I decorated it with the fake icing, which you can find the tutorial for that here on my blog.

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The biggest issue I had, minus that dang acrylic water, was that the glitter…sticks…to the…acrylic water. Huh, I guess all my issues really stemmed from it.

Well, that’s it for today. What do you think?

Sugar Cookies

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Alright, if we are talking about making real, edible sugar cookies, I just can NOT do it. Sugar cookies are the one cookie I am completely incapable of making. No matter the recipe, no matter what I do, I just can’t seem to get them right. The dough always, always, ALWAYS turns into a far too sticky mess (even after hours in the fridge) that I end up trying to remedy by adding extra flour…and then they just taste like flour. Bleck. I’ll leave those to the more talented people in my life.

Now, polymer clay sugar cookies? I can do that! Not as amazing as others out there, but I do like making them. Today, after thinking about it a bit, I decided to mix up some clay to get the fluffier looking sugar cookies I have always wished I could make. And you know something? I think I got it. I ended up making a charm perfect for a necklace, and will probably end up making a bunch more.

Also on that note, with Christmas approaching rather quickly, I was thinking about hosting a giveaway. I’m planning on a couple winners receiving a couple of cute sugar cookie charms to keep, or to give as gifts for the holidays.

I would suppose it would depend completely on the level of interest. What do you think?

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Edit:

Instead of making a whole new post for these, I decided to just add them to this post. The ‘sugar cookies’ I finished off tonight:
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The snow globe one is sort of the clay 2-D version of this amazing sugar cookie from a blog called Myranda’s Sweet Treats: http://myrandas-sweet-treats.blogspot.com/2013/10/christmas-cookie-gifts-3d-snowglobe.html
How amazing is that?! I can’t even make a regular sugar cookie, and this talented person is able to make one that looks like an actual snow globe? *face desk* I’ll stick with clay, most certainly.

I am going to TRY to recreate her sugar cookie completely in clay, but thought this would be a simplified version to finish off tonight. I’ll tackle the more difficult (and smaller version) tomorrow or so.

Well, ignore my rambling, I’m just feeling tired. Have a great night everyone!

Edit EDIT:

So, after browsing around on the webs for other polymer clay snow globe cookies, I found this: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sweetcherrydesigns/6427293961/

Obviously they created the original, though I do swear I unwittingly copied them. *face desk* Well, I hope they don’t mind too much, I don’t plan on selling it anyhow. They have an Etsy shop, if you care to purchase one of these for yourself. Their work is gorgeous. http://www.etsy.com/shop/SweetCherryShop?ref=l2-shopheader-name

Now excuse me while I slunk off into a deep hole and scold myself for not researching BEFORE basically stealing someone’s beautiful work. ;_;

Polymer Clay Gingerbread House Template and Tips

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So, after thinking about it, it’s not exactly easy to make a tutorial over a gingerbread house to begin with. I mean, you can walk someone through on how to make the things like the gingerbread, or the candies, but when it comes to decorating, that’s all about how they like it.Soooooo, with that in mind, I made a template, and will be posting just some tips on how I pulled mine together. Take from that, and you can make yours anyway you wish.

What you will need:
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1. Clay in some variation of brown.
2. Chalk Pastels in varying colors of brown
3. Soft bristle paint brush
4. Blade
5. Tooth brush, bottle brush, or something else with stiff bristles to texture with
6. Needle tool (not pictured)
7. Clay ‘candies’ you made, or any type of polymer clay cane you think is interesting (not pictured)
8. Polymer clay ‘icing’ (there is a tutorial for this on my blog)
9. Template (click the link to download)

Tip #1:
It’s a good idea to bake your pieces first, this will make them easier to work with.
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This is what maine looked like after texture, dusting, and baking them.

Tip #2:
Make sure your icing is THICK. You don’t want it runny as it won’t hold your pieces together during the baking process well, and when you decorate later, it won’t keep it’s shape. Don’t make it so thick that you can’t spread it though. You gauge on what you think you can work with here.
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Tip #3:
Decorate your pieces as much as you can and bake BEFORE putting them together.
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Tip #4: Put the pieces on your base but leave one wall off. This mean you should have three walls on, then bake. After that, you can add the final wall and re-bake. This will end up saving you a LOT of trouble. Trust me…
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Tips #5: When you add the final wall, bake with that wall facing UP.
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Tip #6: Put your roof on ONE piece at a time. Bake between each piece.
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Tip #7: Notice how mine has crack where the pieces didn’t seem to connect 100%? Don’t fret of them! Use your ‘icing’ to fill in these gaps and add a bit of decoration.
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Tip #8: You can leave it as it is, or you can do what I did and add it to a base. I wanted mine to look like it was sitting in snow, so I grabbed a piece of my super soft white clay (Scupley brand called Pluffy if that helps) and stuck the house right on top of it.
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And there you have it. My tips for making your own polymer clay gingerbread house. If you make one yourself, be sure to link me any pictures, because I would LOOOOOOVE to see how it turns out. My husband drilled an eye pin into mine for me because he thought it would make a super cute ornament.
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***Get the Template HERE!!!***

Tutorial: Polymer Clay Candy Wreath and Chocolate Bar

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Just a couple of quick tutorials for a candy wreath and chocolate bar:
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**Wreath**:

***What you will need***:
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1. Blade of some sort. I am using an X-acto.
2. Tooth pick
3. Two shades of green clay
4. Red clay

*Step One* First, take a small piece of each color of your green clay and roll them into snakes, like so:
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*Step Two* Place the clay side by side and twist until you are satisfied with how it looks:
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*Step Three* Cut off the ends:
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*Step Four* Connect the two ends to make a complete circle:
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*Step 5* Grab your red clay, roll three small balls, and place them on the wreath with your tooth pick:
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You’re done!
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**Chocolate Bar**

***What you will need***:
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1. Something to roll your clay flat. I’m using a rolling pin made for clay. You could use a can or a regular rolling pin, I have found lightly dusting those things with corn starch keeps the clay from sticking.
2. Blade of some sort. Again, I’m suing my X-acto.
3. Brown Clay

*Step One* Condition and roll your clay flat until you get your desired thickness:
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*Step Two* Cut away the sides until you get a nice rectangle:
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*Step Three* Using the blunt end or your blade (the back side that isn’t sharp), press lightly into the clay to make lines. One vertical, two horizontal, or reversed, depending on how you have your clay:
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And you’re done!!!
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Thanks for joining me! Come back later and I will post a template and tips on how you can make one of these:
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Tutorial: Candy Canes

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Today is a simple tutorial over two different types of candy canes:
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The first one is more cutesy while the second one, to me, is a tad bit more realistic, and easier to make.

Here is what you will need:
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Red Clay
White Clay
Blade of some sort

Now, just take a bit of your red and white clay and roll them into snakes:
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Now twist them around one another:
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Keep twisting until you are happy:
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Cut off your excess:
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Now, roll the twisted snakes until they bind together, something like this:
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And that’s how you make the first one.

For the second one, you are just going to mix some of your red and white clay together and rolls it into a snake, like this:
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And then twist and roll until you are happy with how it looks:
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Cut away the bits you don’t like, and you should have something like this:
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I hope you found this tutorial useful, join me soon and I will walk you through making a miniature candy-like wreath. Thanks!!!