Create what you love and the inspiration just flows!
I bogged myself down with the thoughts that I had to create something gorgeous, artistic, original, something uniquely me. It was way too much pressure! The moment I let go of those thoughts and just reminded myself to have fun with my craft I was off and running, or sculpting as the case may be. Why was I putting myself under such strain? There are no rules with crafting, which I believe is the one and only rule.
I am a HUGE Doctor Who fan.. Don’t know what Doctor Who is? Well, it’s just about the best show on television. It’s got it all! Time travel, aliens, comedy, suspense, drama! Check it out!
What more could you want?
See how I could go on and on and on…. Well that is what I needed for my polymer crafts. The want to go on and never stop! So, like any smarty pants I mixed the my 2 loves. Any what you get is some really cute polymer miniature characters from the show.. and more to come!
These cuties are available at my Etsy Shop
I have been baking my polymer clay pieces with my Deni for a about a week and I love it! I have found the perfect temp setting and…. drum roll please… not one burnt or suntanned face in the bunch! In the past with my toaster oven I would burn the occasional piece thanks to the awful temperature consistency, or sometimes my mini characters little faces, ears and hands would have a nice tan. (Which I do not want at all). Between this new convection oven and my special blend of polymer clay for skin tones I am such a happy gal right now!!!
Pictured is my New Deni Convection Oven (I love Amazon!) and another Doctor Who Miniature - the 10th Doctor - Need to paint on the eyes and then finish with the clear coat, but I was so happy I had to post now!
My other mini creations are up at my Etsy Shop.
I have made a few of the 10th Doctor miniatures in polymer clay.
This is my first using my Deni Convection Oven & my polymer skin tone blend together.
I wasn’t happy with the skin tone I was getting using Premo Sculpey or Super Sculpey at all. Premo Sculpey beige was too dark, but loved the consistency of the clay, and the ease of conditioning it. It also baked really nice, but too darn dark.The Super Sculpey holds any forms, or impressions you make in the clay really well, it conditions nicely, but I just didn’t like how goopy it felt the warmer it became while I worked with it. It bakes really nice too without darkening during the bake, but I just wasn’t over the top in love with it. I finally got the great idea to mix them together. I mix about 1/4 premo beige with 3/4 Super Sculpey and what I get is a great workable mix. Bakes great, the color is great, and well I just love it!!
I posted yesterday my unfinished Doctor, I needed to paint on the eyes and clear coat him. Done and I love it!
Even though I already have a 10th Doctor miniature for myself, this one is going to be really hard to part with if he sells on Etsy!
Here are the pictures. 1st is of the Doctor from last night unfinished and then the finished project. Today is a great day!
I just wanted to put this out there. I love Etsy. I shop on Etsy and I sell on Etsy.
Both experiences have been fantastic. I love finding new items hand crafted by other Doctor Who enthusiasts and I love sharing my Doctor Who Crafts on Etsy for other Whovians to enjoy! This is no one way street - buy and sell is what I do!
For any of my followers that have purchased my items on Etsy a great big thank you. The feedback I have been receiving brings a smile to my face and continues to keep me happily working on my craft.
Etsy Shop Updates:
My $10.00 Mini Character Sale Ends this Saturday.
New item listed…. The TARDIS!!! It is bigger on the inside and the perfect desk accessory!
New items on the way - The 9th Doctor, Wilfred Mott, Police Gal Amy Pond, Martha, Rose, geez look at me I could go on and on and on!