How to Cup with Mold Putty – Part 1

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Oh man what a day!

Nearly forgot that I promised you a little tutorial today! It is super small.. but hopefully super effective :P. Also, I have decided to make this a series, so, this is the second Part of my short and quick tutorials all around Mold Putty.

So, on Tuesday I reviewed Amazing Mold Putty and showed how to use it.

Now there are a lot of ways to use it, for example does it make your life so much easier if you have a mold of a thing you make a lot. I have a lot of cupcake bases that I made myself.

Another thing I use/need fairly often are plates or cups. Plates are easy to buy, but cups are a problem, as they’re either too big or to small, or if they’re attached to a plate already you can’t use them to make a mold.

If you’re into making miniatures you also might stumble across different sized miniatures, so one sized (cup) doesn’t fit all. (When does one size fits all ever work right?)

So here is a simple way of making a mold for mugs in any size and shape you want.

You will need:

  • Amazing Mold Putty (duh)
  • clay
  • (ball tool) or back of a pencil

LEEEEETS BEGIIIIIIIIIN

Roll a bowl of scrap clay and then start by making a cone or dome.

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Make sure to make it a good shape and also try to leave no fingerprints. The cone has to be smooth so you don’t have to correct each of your replicas. That is just so so annoying believe me. ( I know my pictures are great)

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When you’re happy with your shape take a pencil or ball tool and use it (the back) to make an indent in your cone/dome.

This will assure your cup stands.

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Now it is time to bake your cup! Really important!

After baking and cooling down you can get the mold putty to make a mold.

I have explained those steps in my review about Amazing Mold Putty so I will not explain it again.

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And this is the finished product!

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If you want to know how to use this mold now and how to make not only cups but mugs, be sure to follow my blog so you won’t miss the last quick tutorial on how to use Amazing Mold Putty next week!

xo

Lola Who

…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

Jammin’ around – A tutorial

Tutorials

I AM ALIVE!

So sorry for being gone for so long. I was just missing motivation. It’s still not fully back, but I guess I can’t sit around and wait for it to finally come back. Let’s keep busy!

This mini tutorial is from last month when I made the tiny food trays.

Unfortunately it’s not completed so you have to imagine how it good be finished.

Also, not sponsored by nivea ^^, just didn’t notice it was in frame, and now I am honestly to lazy to cut it out of the picture.

So letssssss staaaaaaart:

You will need:

  • clay in a jam colour
  • translucent clay
  • TLS
  • a ball tool

First mix your jam color with some translucent clay but not to much. This way your glas will look kinda realistic.

I am using translucent red clay, so if you’ve got that use it.

Then proceed to make little balls, flatten them, so you’ll have tiny cylinder shapes.

You can also roll the clay into snakes to what ever wideness (?) you prefer.

(can be easier! my clay was to old and broke trying this)

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Then roll translucent clay into a snake of the same width, and attach it to the other color after you have made clean cuts on both sides!

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To “fuse” both colors together roll the clay in your hand, don’t worry if it gets wider and or thinner, you can always push it back into its shape.

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After you have decided on a width and height you can begin to make a dent. Using ball-tools will make this ridiculously easy. If you don’t have one you can use the end of a pen or something. Just make sure its plastic, or you might risk taking paint off of that pen.

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Now it’s time to make the “jam”.

I mixed translucent red and TLS together.

Then put it inside.(twss)
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I also wanted to make tiny spoons. I made those by simply rolling out silver clay, cutting it in small strikes and then using a ball tool to make a spoon like end. I then added more “jam” to them.

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Now.. this is where my pictures end, but here are some pictures to show you where you could use those tiny jam jars.

You can also add tiny labels!

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I hope this was in anyway helpful to you!

xo

Lola Who

…doing a review…

Lola thinks about..
The new packaging of fimo clay is truly amazing! I just love it so much!
Finally they made it so you can close it again!
Also its seems that the texture of the clay has changes a bit, Fimo Effect is a bit too soft for me at the moment.
But back to the packaging.
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You can see here, there are little instructions that tell you how to open and close it correctly.
I have opened it mostly without ripping the packaging , but it has happened.
But now there is more plastic packaging to cover the clay, even if you ripped it, so you don’t have to worry about that.
I try to open it like this :
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And then you can cut it into pieces!
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I still haven’t found out how to close it again correctly, but this is what I do :
I just close the ends together like it was before!
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You can totally leave it like that or you could do the following:
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Now its extra tightly closed.
It works, so its fine by me.
The clay obviously is still exposed to air, which isn’t all that bad, but if you want to prevent that just put it in an air-tight bag.
But personally I am totally happy with the new design of Fimo,the new plastic doesn’t break that fast, and  I don’t have to use extra foil to cover my goods.
Let me know about your opinion on the packaging and if you have found another way to close it !
Maybe there is a tutorial by staedler on it, I don’t know. Who needs instructions anyway,huh? amirightamiright?
Love,
Lola Who
saying packaging count: indefinite

…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 

Strawberry-Cookies

Creations

When I was looking for Valentines desserts I stumbled across strawberry cookies.

I thought they were extremely cute, and recreated them. ( The link will show you just one recipe I found helpful. )

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Unfortunately I didn’t have pastels that night, so I couldn’t make the cookie look more cookie-ish and or realistic.
Maybe one could achive that look by painting them with acrylic paints after baking, but I haven’t tried that.

I am happy with the more cartoonish look they now have.

The white dots (what are those called on a strawberry) are made with deco sauce that I ordered from japan. I have the sauce in white, brown and pastel pink, and it is really nice to use. You can find it on here. ( and a lot of other lovely things aswell!)

 

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Two of the Strawberry Cookies have been turned into rings (one has been sold yay) but I still have four left and am unsure what to use them for. I thought making them into necklaces would be a sweet idea.

If you have any other ideas what I could use the cookies for please let me know!

Now that I am thinking of the cookies, I might make them irl.

 

∼Lola

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

Waffly Studs

Creations

More Waffles!
OMG.

But they would go perfectly with the waffles rings I posted last. *wink*wink*

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I basically did the same thing with these waffles. Just add fruits and everything will look spring and summer ready.

So I will just let you enjoy these pictures.

 

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Woop isn’t this nice. Nothing to read.

 

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∼ Lola

Hair thingies.

Creations

Last year I made a bunch of hairties with tartes on them ( did I ever upload pictures of those?).. actually it was in late 2013. OMG.

Now I decided to finally use the hairclip that I had bought for this purpose over a year ago. Yeah I know I am slow.

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My time was limited when I made those, to limited to make a whole new set of tartes, and I looked through my box of Items that I never used.
Most of them are perfectly fine, but a lot of them don’t have a headpin in them.
Sometimes the pins just don’t stick to the material, for what reason, I am not sure.

 

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Those were the only tartes that I had left and you can tell  they look a bit strange. The charms are just to big.

 

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In this case, I had met a woman last year, who made bracelets out of a canes. On the market where she sold she was making more bracelets at the same time and the already cut canes lay in front of her in a big pile.
But I enjoyed her cane designs a lot as they were really original.

So I tried to make other canes than just fruit canes, but as you can see, I kind of failed.

The heart isn’t really pretty.

 

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This is one of my favorite Cupcake designs but it had the problem of not holding the pin..
So this is a really good option to finally use them.

 

I hope this didn’t bore you.

 

∼Lola