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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Tips for Dollhouse Miniature Crafting- Portioning Polymer Clay




This week for the tips video I thought I would talk a bit about portioning clay. When we are working in 1/12th scale not only are the items we make scaled but so are the mistakes and not in a good way. If for instance you are making cookies, if you making cookies in real life and your balls of cookie dough are off in size by say ¼' its not a big deal. Probably no one will even notice. However, if you are making those same cookies for the dollhouse you are probably starting out with a ball of clay that is about ¼” (at most) and even being a tiny bit off is going to show up big time. So we need an easy way to get consistent sized amounts of clay every time. Also we are all busy and we don't want to have to sit there and measure each and every ball of clay to see if it is the same size as the one next to it. And by the way just looking at them on your work surface is no grantee that you will notice differences. Those usually show up once the project is finished and you go to set it up. Then you see that one of the cookies looks like it was meant for the Jolly Green Giant.

Also with this method if you make a note of how you measured the amount of clay you can come back later (a month from now, a year from now, or whenever) and you can get the same results again without having to do all the measuring again.


So I hope you found this useful. 

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