HOW TO MUG – PART 2

Tutorials

Hello lovely People of the internet!

I have been away for quite some time, and in the last blog post I promised you a follow up tutorial to show you how to use the mold we made in that tutorial.

So here we go:

You will need:

  • clay
  • a ball-tool
  • some tiny knives

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First you have to fill up the mold with your clay.

Then remove the clay you don’t need with a knife.

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I even removed a bit from the center, so it will easier to form it in the next step.

For the next step you’re going to take your ball-tool, and push the clay into so mold to hollow it out.

When you do this, clay will push up, which you have to remove again.

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Use the knife to remove the excess .

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Hollow it out even more, until you’re happy with the shape.

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Now it is time to put in in the oven for around 10 to 15 min. You want to bake it a shorter amount of time, since you will have to bake it again later on!

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When it is ready, let it cool off, and then pop your shape out.

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Usually the edges will be uneven, so I take my knife again, to carefully remove more excess and make it smooth.

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When your cup is ready we can move onto making the handle for the mug.

Roll out some clay in a thin shape.

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Cut it even thinner.

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Cut it to the length you will need.

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Since our cup is already baked, it is pretty easy to attach it to the inside of the cup.

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If it is well attached, move it around, and attach the other side to the outside of the cup.

Don’t press to hard! We want the outside to look fine, and not like the inside.

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When you’re ready, you can start adding the tea or coffee or any other drink you want to fill your cup with.

I started by filling the cup with Liquid Clay.

Then I used pastels and a knife to sprinkle some fine powder over the top.

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Mix it in using a toothpick!

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Well…and then you’re ready!

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Now all you have to do is bake it again in the oven for another 20 min. and tadaaaaaa, you’re done! Yeah!

xo,

Lola Who

P.S.: I am planning on blogging more often again!

Wish me luck!

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…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 

Build your own Cupcake

Creations

Sorry for the bad pictures.

Just look over that.

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I made these Cupcakes in spring colors, and they looked really nice on the display.

So I had the idea, that they would mix and match really nice.

The colors are all pastels, and in what ever way you mix fruits and base color they look really sweet.

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If you are interested in buying those, or in building your own special cupcake-earrings you can check out my shop! It would really help me out !

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I hope to be posting more the following weeks.

 

∼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

Heart-Waffle-Rings

Creations

So.
Hearts. Yeah.

 

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As I am extremely original at the moment, I have no other idea than to put fruits on everything.

My micropearls went missing, and those pearls were the only ones i had on hand.

 

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Surely, those pearls make a whole lot of difference.

The frosting is deco frosting I ordered from Korea. I like it a lot. It is extremely convenient. And all though I always make a mess using it, its still my favorite thing at the moment. ( Next to my tiny oven

 

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I hope you enjoyed those pictures of grass and flowers. I really need to find a consistent background. Preferably white.

But now it’s spring. So I will continue showing you nature till you go outside, instead of looking at pictures on the webs. (jk pls stay)

∼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

 

 

To kill a Hummingbird

Creations

I know, I know, the pictures are extremly blurry, but since I sold this Item there is nothing I can do about it.. :/ (I took the pictures in a rush )

Soo I created this Hummingbird using polymer clay (of course) and then painted over it with acrylic paint to give it this metallic look. I combined a few different colours, I believe it were brown, gold, black and a darker shade of yellow.
I experimented with the colours pretty much.

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Also, for the form, if anyone is interested in recreating it, I can just say that I had a picture of the original thing infront of me at all times. There wasn’t any measuring involved..or at least only with my eyes.

 

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When I was finished I noticed that the back of the brooch was kind of fragile, so I took E600 and put it everywhere basically. Only on the back of course^^ .

That is all there is to say about this..

Have a nice, hunger-free day

~Lola

p.s. I hope the title doesnt upset anyone..I just thought a little pun would be nice there.

Mini-Cupcakes or the Strawberry-Themed Tea Party

Creations

I love tea parties. I should organize one. Like a picnic but better. Alice in Wonderland inspired.
I bet I could find inspirations on Pinterest. ’cause it’s such an original idea ^^’.

So yeah. Lovely little cupcakes. I adore them.
The Teacup is an earring, I didn’t make it though, bought it on a christmasmarket.

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Have a wonderful day, full of crazy rabbits with hats.

~Lola

p.s. pls don’t fall into a rabbit-hole. That would be unfortunate for me, I don’t think they have wifi down there….and I want someone to read this blog…