…Amazing Mold Putty – A Review…

Lola thinks about..

Hello you!

To keep up with my original schedule, I am going to present you a review on the ” AMAZING MOLD PUTY”.

If you’re unfamiliar with this magical tool, this will make your day (hopefully).

All the others who have already had the chance to use this magnificent tool can hopefully agree with me that it is our duty to introduce everybody to it!

Let me explain:

Mold Putty is a two component silicone-mold-making…-putty..

Wow great explanation. 😀

Maybe it will be easier to show you:

These are the two components that you need to mix together.

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To make a mold you first need to have something you want to make a mold of ready, and next to you. Then you need to take equal sized amounts of the yellow and white putty.  Rolling them into little balls usually help. You also don’t need to be too fast with this, as the putty won’t dry so fast before you mix it.

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When you have decided on your amount of putty, don’t forget to keep the size of your object in mind,  it is time to mix the too.

Now starts the timer of 3 MINUTES!!!

Mix fast and well!

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For it into a ball, this is an easier technique.

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Then take your object and press it gently into the putty mix.

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Press it down carefully until the sides are in the mold.

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If your object has delicate pattern, press the mold a bit harder on those places.

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Also, never cover your object to deep in the mold, when you use the mold with clay the clay should get easily out of the mold, without ruining the shape again. The only way to use those kind of molds is to bake them with the clay in the oven. This is possible without releasing toxic gas.

After you you’ve finished, it’s time to wait 20 minutes. That’s at least what it says on the instructions. Personally I find it better to wait an hour or so before using it.

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When taking it out your mold should look like this :

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This is the end result. Now you can fill the mold with clay and make more ice-cream cabochons for example!

Amazing mold putty is a great tool to use! It is ridiculously easy to use and makes crafting so much easier!

Unfortunately it is only available in the US, not in Europe, so buying it here over at amazon or so will  result in the set being a bit more expensive. I know about other mold making sets that are available in Europe, and if I ever get the chance to use those I will do a review. For now I am super happy with this set!

In the next post I will show you how to make a mold of an object that you made yourself with clay. So stay tuned! (?)

xo,

Lola Who

My Work Routine or a Heavy Exposition

Lola thinks about..

Today I am going to tell you a bit about my usual routine while I am working on my miniatures.

At the moment I squish it in between university and work, but my time problems are not what I want to address today.

I watch TV shows. A lot of TV shows.

It’s embarrassing. Well at least it’s better than my youtube obsession that I used to had, but which ended (thankfully) about a year ago, or even before that, when most of the community fell into some content shit-hole. BUT that’s a whole other story (to be told, idk, maybe)

Back to my TV Show problem.

When working I usually have to have my eyes glued onto my miniature, so watching the program doesn’t really work.

So, over the time I have discovered certain shows that don’t really require constant looking as they tell you the whole story and what is currently happening in the dialogue.

To help you understand this phenomenon, I have a little video for you that I found online which explains it quite well. Please ignore the gross ending.

If I talk to people about this and they’re also a fan of the show they get offended quite a lot. Understandable, but I am actually complementing the show here. What would I do without those shows? Listen to audio books?! ( I do that, no worries, at the moment listening to LOTR first book).

Not every show can be a visuell master piece. The way the story is told depends on the viewers as well.

Let’s take one of my favorite shows f.e.. Please remember that’s my personal opinion based on observation.

I love Pretty Little Liars. It’s a great show. It’s mysterious, and I can watch it while working. If you know the show you’re probably wondering what I am referring to. There are indeed a lot of wood running and hiding in the woods, and yes you kinda have to watch this to see the next mysterious shadow person. But the producers prepare you for that. Most of the show is talking and a lot of exposition to inform the viewers about details they might have missed. I think it’s a good concept for a mystery show. Especially since the main audience is relatively young.

So I am definitely not trying to make fun of it. The show works for me this way.

A show I can’t watch while working is Doctor Who (also my favorite show, so I’d never do anything besides) but thats mainly because of the doctors accents, especially the current one. Scottish accent is still pretty hard for me to understand.

I guess a lot of exposition is a sign for ‘badness’ ( can I.. can I say that?, don’t wan’t to google right now, hope you understand me) for a lot of people who claim to have knowledge in the field. It shows the lack of talent or work the director was willing to put in the movie, and decided that dialogue was the way to go, to tie open story lines together f.e.. Maybe cause it’s cheaper, what do I know.

I recently saw that in Pitch Perfect 2, a movie that is so dear to my heart because I love the first one, but that really made me sad. Might have been the translations though, so I have to see the movie again.

Yeah that’s my thought on this topic.

Here’s a list of shows that I watch while crafting:

  • Pretty Little Liars
  • Gossip Girl ( you might miss a sneaky paparazzi though)
  • 2 Broke Girls
  • Downtown Abbey ( but that’s because there is a lot of talking)
  • Psych (careful, you might miss a lot)
  • The Vampire Diaries
  • Great British Bake-Off ( for inspiration mainly)
  • and some more, I currently can’t think about.

I hope this helped you out !

Here are some audio books I have listened to in the past:

  • Sherlock Holmes
  • LOTR
  • The books of this movie about these monster hunters with Lily Collin and her real life bf in it.
  • Miss Marble

I would love it if you could recommend any audio books to me ! ( especially the ones I could find on youtube.. or anywhere else..*cough*..for free..*cough*

xo,

Lola Who

..on a few years of crafting…

Lola looks back...
I went home for a week last week, which was lovely but caused a lot of time problems. ( My meringue tutorial was shot on one morning before class) So since I have a lot of things coming my way the next couple of weeks I thought I’d do a look back on my work!
I am unable to say when I made most of these, but I think they were made two to three years ago!
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The ring was the latest if I remember correctly. I never sold it, as it can’t stand the standard of my other tarte rings, but I believe it was my first ever tarte!
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This heart has actual nail polish on it ! And as you can see the beads are glass pearls. I purchased micro pearls soon after, but this is a favorite of mine!
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These croissant went so wrong I only ever tried remaking them once. You can’t really see it in the picture, but they’re extremely flat. And the texture and color are also wrong. My second attempt went a lot better, but it took me so much time I decided to not re-do them any time soon.
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This orange is one of the few kawaii charms I made, I loved kawaii things back then, and I still enjoy the work of a few clay artists you make those, but I personally don’t like making them. Also faces are hard !!
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The next heart was made still without micro pearls, but for this I cut little sprinkles myself. The texture looks really good I have to admit. I guess the frosting is fimo liquid, but I honestly can’t remember, or tell the difference.
I hope you enjoyed this little trip into the past of my craft work, but now lets go back to the future !
As I said, I am doing quite a lot of things at the moment, so I can’t guaranty consistency, but I’ll try.
Happy first of June !
xo
Lola Who

..on some cake..

Lola looks back...

During the last 3 to 2 weeks, I got a lot more into cake blogs/instagrams.
And pugs, but that is a different story 😀

I don’t know how familiar you are with the Facebook groups and the trouble it is to have a Facebook page, but basically, since it is difficult to find an audience without using ads, groups have been build up to help each other out by liking the pages of group members.

Now, I can’t say yet how useful that actually is because you’re not really getting an interactive audience and that what everybody is really looking for, but that is another story (again).

The people in those groups are from different kinds of craft arts, so you do get a wider mass to notice you (maybe?) but I found a lot of bakers on this way.

In my post on Friday I talked about how I wanted to become a baker myself, so you understand where I am coming from when I say that I find these blogs mesmerizing.

Now I am obviously not new to this community, but I stopped being interested when all those crazy cake sculptors popped out of nowhere, all basically making ‘fondant’ their number one baking tool.
But let’s be real here, fondant is just gross. And crazy cake in the from of faces just isn’t my thing.

Good to know now that butter cream finished cakes are in style again. And they’re so so beautiful.

Lots of artist are using pastels and earthy colors now, as well as real plain, or sugar coated flowers as decorations.

The results are much more beautiful, in some sort more simplistic looking cakes, which at least to me seem more appetizing.

My community of polymer clay sculptors has been doing cake recreations for a while now, but these kinds haven’t been tried out yet.

That might be because of the crazy flower details, or maybe because they haven’t stumbled across these cakes yet, but I tried to recreate a simpler cake by angesdesucre which I have done a tutorial on yesterday.

Click on the picture to see the Tutorial.
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Whilest I was modeling this cake I also tried to remake another cake by her, which I like a lot better and the details in this one were a little bit more challenging as well.

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I tried to make miniature pretzels, but oh well, I might have to try this again, I believe there is a tutorial on Youtube :).

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During the following weeks I will try to make more cakes after the current real cake trend, and I may try to bake some real ones aswell. Though I think cupcakes are easier :P.

I am sick and home at my parents at the moment, till Wednesday *woooh* so I might bake :). Unfortunately university doesn’t get sick and I still have to come up with an new idea for a short film this semester. (The topic is family again, so if you’ve got a plan please let me know, I am lost) So I will see what the future hold for me.

So, onto the next week *heroic pose with a cake knife*

xo,

Lola Who

…on a sunny week in April…

Lola looks back...

..in which she did all things in a new way.

This week I created quite a few things, and I made an effort to properly take care of all my social media accounts that are associated with Lola Who/ LolaWhoCharms.

My journey to success and great content will be a long one, but I am working on new ideas !

So far I’ve decided to post on this blog three times a week, under the categories : Lola thinks..; Tutorials and Lola looks back..

In the first one I will talk about my thought on techniques, products or new news in the polymer clay community.

In the second one I will show a simple tutorial.

And in the last one ( which is this one right now) I a, going to look back on something.

If you have ideas or tips for any of these topics please let me know ! I would love to hear your thoughts !

But for today we will look back on my past week:

I went home this weekend and created some new Tea-Bag-Buddies for the shop in Berlin  where you can find some of my creations! If you ever have the chance to stay in Berlin please check it out !

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Those are my friends of the week, I made a few more, but I didn’t have time to take pictures on till now.

Also in this week I started doing more decoden again !

I actually started last week, but this week was big for me !

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I made four boxes that will appear on my etsy by next week !

So stay tuned if you are interested ! This orange beauty is already available !

Next on I made some phone accessories which where waiting so long to be finally finished !

I hope you like these ! I enjoy them a lot !

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The colors are all lilac, but if you are interested in other ones please contact me ! You can finde these one here !

Before that I finished those accessories that can also be put on your phone !

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I made quite a few ! You can finde more here !

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Here is another friendly face of a TBB ! I think I will also put them on etsy, to see how they will do !

I also finally got around to use this book mark which I had saved for soo long !

I like how it turned out. 

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I chose the colours to match the bronze look. You can find it here if you’re interested !

I hope you enjoyed this look back on my week, and stay tuned for my upcoming projects !

∼Lola Who

That’s tutorially Bananas

Tutorials

G’day fellow crafters !

Today I will show you how to make super cute Banana-Splits!

DISCLAIMER: NOT FROM SCRATCH 

If you don’t have the parts to do this, you can either buy those online, or you can make them yourself with clay.

I might do a tutorial on making everything from scratch in the future.

You will need :

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Tiny Pipe and plastic bag

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Some sort of cream. I use this, as it is really good.

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Some sort of plate, either buy one or make it.

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Bananas and ice-cream.

 

I understand that this might be diffcult to make if you’re a beginner so here is youtube-tutorial so you can see how to make the Ice-cream scoop. The banana on the other hand is quite simple, just try to make the shape, and then texture it by making some slight cuts into the clay with a tool.

 

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Begin by inserting the pipe in the bag. Make sure to cut a hole into one edge of the bag before.

 

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Secure with scotch tape !

 

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Role the end of the bag like this so nothing can run out !
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Here is another close up of the bananas.

 

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Pipe the cream onto the plate in the little ‘cream dots’

 

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Like this !

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Then put the Bananas on there ! When the Cream dries everything will be super strong !

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 Now add some cream to a side you prefer to put the ice cream scoops on.

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Choose a colour combination you like !

 

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Here you can see that I chose to do different designs.

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Then add more Cream, if you’d like.

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You can add sprinkles to your creation.

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To put on the sprinkles I wet the end of a paint brush.

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And then I dipped it into the micro pearls.

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The you can easily place it onto the cream without making a huge mess!

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FINISHED!  You can leave it like this  and use it for miniature doll houses

f.e. or you can glue a ring on the bottom when its all dried out.

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I choose to put a head-pin into it to make those Banana-Splits into necklaces.

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All done !

If you enjoyed this please let me know!

If you’re interested in buying those, I have listed them on my etsy !

∼ Lola Who 

PIIIZZAAAAAAA

Creations

WHAAAAAZZZZ UUUUUPPPPP ?

Ok now I kinda wanna watch scream AND scary movie….
But there is not time.
I have been procrastinating the last two days, lets see if I will actually get around to do some claying today. *fingerscrossed*
University starts next week again and I still have something to do that has been due…. I don’t know. I hope I still have time.
But since there was a lot to do during this week, I actually ate canned food. (It was good) and some burritos I have premade and frozen in the freezer. (more healthy) Burritos are good. Yesterday I made myself some good ol’ noodles.. in the shape of bowties.. because I couldn’t not buy them. They look to fantastic.
Also.. I am not the biggest fan of frozen Pizza .. I know shocking..
But if you like it, here are some earrings that go with them :

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Those are two completely different pictures shhhh.

The pizza topping is basically red clay and TSL  and skin coloured clay and TLS again. I have to admit it isn’t one of my finest work, and I am kind of disappointed. I will try to make better pizza soon. I can’t let this stand here.

But lets me honest here. Some frozen Pizza actually looks like this, doesn’t it?

Soo kind of realistic.

What is your designated pizza day of the week (DPDOTW) ?

I think I should have one.

∼Lola

P.S. I could talk about food for forever. (OTP) (me and food)

Life of Pie

Creations

Pies !! Also I am aware that the title is extremely original…..  …… …… I took some bottle-caps with me at the last party I went to and decided to make some pies.

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It took me more than a week to finally get around to making these, but I enjoyed it quite a bit. I had some blue TSL-Clay mix leftover (I still have) from a project I totally messed up, so I made some blueberry pie. The color is kind of off, but whatever. Also the blueberry bits disappeared during the baking, so the filling doesn’t have a lot of structure which is a shame. All in all it was quite a messy project. TSL is sticky as hell.

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The dough color is hand mixed, and also kind of off. You can say I really didn’t have a hand for colors that day… Those pies were more or less an experiment. As you can see in the first picture I also tried different thicknesses of the ‘dough’ . I prefer the thicker on has the pie seems more vivid. Which pie do you prefer?

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The cake-pieces that you can see in the pictures will appear really soon on this blog. I hope. My posting schedule has been a bit off lately as well ( everything is off OMG) but as I am mostly writing for myself..I don’t think anyone really notices.

∼Lola

Ice-Cream or what people are looking for.

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On my last artsy-fair someone told me I made a lot of Ice-cream.

I think they were right, but mostly because people never bought them, and I just kept making more, because I want to get better, obviously.

Personally I think I am more Cupcake kwazy.

But since I always display my older stuff as well it may seem like a lot of Ice-cream.

I never expect anyone to buy them though, just like to have them there.

Through-out all the fairs I’ve been on, I have noticed a pattern. People always buy one certain thing. So on one fair, I only sold Cupcake-Earrings, on another one only rings.

Then we had a day were I sold fairly anything (pun intended) , and the other week it was all Ice-cream. I think because spring is coming, and people want to look cute and urban..*cough* , but I am still really confused since I NEVER sold an Ice-cream-Charm.

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I was positively surprised, I really enjoy making these, and they have been my moms favorite for a long time.

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As you can see, those have a blue and green theme, since I made them for the christmas time ^_^’ . But they are popular now. So thats good.

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I hope you enjoyed this little sight inside my fair-experiences :).

Oh and let it be Christmas all the time !!

∼Lola