Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Clay Eyes

I decided to have another go at making some clay eyes for inserting into my sculpts, although these are just for practice at this point to perfect the process LOL......... so not perfect, but I shall bake them on the weekend a couple of times to see how they hold up to the baking process.    I have used some UV Gel on them to make a dome to give dimension to the eyes so am interested to see how they hold up in the oven as they will need to be able to be baked a couple of times to go into a sculpt.  (these are really tiny so had trouble getting a photo they are only a few millimeters across)  I do not have a matched pair so maybe a cyclops sculpt may be in the future  LOL LOL

The below pic I did on an angle to try and show the doming effect

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Craft club day out

Have been meaning to post these pics of our craft day out for the past few weeks and keep forgetting LOL will be our next meeting soon so though heck better get these up for show and tell LOL

I made some more eyes on the weekend and they didn't turn out too bad, I will take some photos of them when I can get some good light as they are very small - I want to bake them a couple of times to see how they hold up to the heat as I used a UV gel to make a dome over the iris.... fingers crossed...... Am also working on some hands and feet for the Yoda head that I posted a few posts ago - have an armature on him ready for the hands and feet - just not sure how I am going to pose him yet.....

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Black Bean Brownie/Cake

For those of you who don't know, I normally try to keep to a diet of a fairly low carbohydrate food, not super restricted but I do try not to have potatoes, pasta, rice or bread on a regular basis.  I still splurge once a week or so and enjoy whatever I feel like but try to do low carb at least 70% of the time which seems to work for me in regards to weight management and health.   I still enjoy my wee treats for dessert etc but am trying to make them low carb types of things and now its winter here we do enjoy a hot pudding and full cream ice-cream for dessert some nights for a treat. 

I saw a recipe and heard a lot of comments in regard to a brownie/cake made from Black Beans instead of flour, which sounds awful to me LOL  BUT in the interests of giving things a go I made one this afternoon and to my surprise it came out as a cake which actually tasted pretty good hot (when I took just a wee bit of the side for a sneaky taste)   the instructions said it is better after being in the fridge for a few hours etc but of course I had to have a wee taste being a non believer and all.  It tasted rather yummy so I sure will be interested to see how it fares tonight with some passion fruit ice-cream with it   (it looks a bit funky cause I used baking paper inside the container and didn't bother smoothing it out - I am an instant cook fast and easy for me LOL)

Saturday, July 3, 2010

My First Try At Sculpting

Hi here I am again, sorry for being away so long, will try harder to post more regularly.  I didn't really have anything to share for a while there but am back on track again and have a few things I am playing with.  I decided to have a try at sculpting the oven bake clay, which was a lot harder than I originally thought it would be.  Finally I have a wee face that came out of the clay that actually went in the oven and got baked and then painted and I am reasonably happy with him for a first try.   Will now try and make the rest of him and have started some hands today so thats going to be interesting indeed.

So heres a few pics of my first one