oven clay

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here are the pics of my dragon!!!!

it has a skeleton made out of wire, which was wrapped with tin foil, and a type of clay called sculpey molded over that to give it it’s shape, which was then baked in my oven to solidify the clay. it was painted with acrylic paints, and there’s some glitter hairsprayed to it’s back 

sadly scupley does crack a little and it did crack on the stomach a tiny bit, but you can’t tell from how it sits. 

it was designed to sit specifically at that angle that it’s stand sits at, i’m not sure if it would break or not at any other angle, but i’d rather not risk it. 

the stand is meant to be a crystal that was made out of cardboard and painted with acrylics; sadly, it doesn’t match up to the quality of the dragon b/c i was pressed for time, but overall i’m really happy with how this piece came out. it was the first time i’ve ever used a clay material like this before, and i think it came out pretty nicely all things considered

(i would be willing to sell it tho for the right price. since it took me weeks to create this, it would have to be at least over $100. if anyone is interested, hit me up at my email xxsaisaixx@gmail.com)

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Used my unused abundance of traditional media tools to draw Lucidia skellies!! If I’m not too busy tomorrow, I’m gonna do Salt and Da Queen.

Sage was done with Copic markers. The guitar could’ve been better.

Pepper was done with crayons. She’s all dressed up and ready to brawl!

Cardamom Thyme was done with pencils (I’m sorry for betraying you, CQ). I think I made her look a lot more elegant that she actually is.

Chili P. was done with watercolor pencils. Unfortunately, I accidentally drew him on the wrong type of paper, so it didn’t turn out quite as nice as I’d envisioned.

Da Queen was made of Sculpey (an oven-bake clay that u recommend) and painted with some crappy acrylic paint. I think I did decently for someone that’s only made three complete sculptures in their lifetime. Her eyes follow you!

Salt was made with Chameleon markers. They’re extremely hard to work with, so she didn’t turn out very good.

All characters belong to @loverofpiggies.

Bonus: Chili P. before I added water

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The Removal of the Heart

When I created this process, I had been through a very rough period in my life. A dear friend and ex-lover of mine went missing and, if that were not enough, I – as a witch – had a very hard time dealing with the fact I was not able to find him. At was at this time, I made the choice to drink Morning Glory tea and seek him out – what I found was all the more heartbreaking. I knew he had gone from this life – and lo and behold, months later the news arrived. It was at this time – because, even though I knew he had perished, there was a touch of hope that perhaps I had misinterpreted the signs, misunderstood the message – that I decided to remove my heart.

So, I sat down and worked out the specifics, knowing well what I was doing. When the time came to do the ritual, I prepared. I had crossed every “t”, dotted every “I” – but as I began, I knew this was not what it seemed. I had written it to free myself of the heartache by means of metaphorically removing my heart. What I found was all the more placating. As the ritual proceeded, I knew I would not be removing my heart – but memorializing it. I penned out a lengthy letter, in which I tied up all loose ends – not just with the aforementioned, but all loose ends of my life. I wrote them all out and folded the paper inside the heart, let the wax seal it in and I had done what needed doing, and made an oath then and there:

All these things, I will carry with me always, but no longer might they hold me back. They have been sealed in the past, so that I may move forward – but forever, all of them will remain, tucked away in my chest.

I sealed up that heart, wrapped it in cloth and then stowed it away in a miniature, wooden chest (Word of wisdom, though, make sure you remember where you stash it, because I spent 20 minutes searching all over for the damned thing so I could take a photo or two!).


So, if you are ready to allow the past be the past, and seal up the memories – I have brought to you the ritual.


Things You’ll Need:

For the Heart

  • Air-Dry or Oven Bake Clay – however, if you have a kiln, by all means… – also, as a last ditch, you can use clay-rich soil/dirt, I talk about the process here
  • Wax – you can use candlewax or paraffin, which can be found at most supermarkets (you’ll have to ask someone, because no place puts it in the same damn section [I’m not still bitter])

  • (Optional) Paint – I used red and pink wax, so I forewent the painting process

For the Rest

  • A Box/Chest/Bag or other Storage Option
  • Time (& other supplies of your choosing) – as I said, I sat down and wrote everything out, but that isn’t the only way. If you want to burn some things, scream, do a little crying, do what you need to do, just make sure you have something to stuff into the heart!

  1. The process is relatively simple, but somewhat time consuming. Begin by sculpting your heart – as you can see, I went the more anatomical route, but the symbolic heart is perfectly fine – it’s your heart, sculpt it however you damn well please. However, you’re going to want to hollow it at least partially out. That’s where you’ll be shoving all the memories and tokens and whatnot. After complete, allow it to cure – through air drying or oven baking. This can be a timely process, don’t rush it.
  2. Once completely dry, in a double boiler, melt your wax. It’s not recommended to melt paraffin in the microwave, as it’s a minor fire hazard. If you don’t happen to have a double boiler, a bowl that snuggly hugs the sides of a pot will work just fine – though not plastic, that would be another hazard. Once the wax is thoroughly melted, remove it from the boiler and allow it to cool momentarily. On a nonstick surface, such as wax paper or aluminum foil, place your heart hollow side up. Pour the wax into the hollow and turn it so that it evenly coats the inside. This may also take some time. After a few moments, the wax cools enough to touch – so you can work it with your hands.
  3. Once the inside has cooled enough to remain solid, cover the rest, following the same procedure, allowing it to cool and then working it with your hands. This seals any cracks and also gives the added bonus of a nice, smooth, shiny coat once hardened.
  4. Once the heart is complete, the rest is very much up to you – however you wish to go about it. I went through a lengthy process of setting up an entire table for the working – covered in photos, keepsakes and the like (which I then boxed separately for safe keeping, out of sight and out of mind). After having written the very long letter, I folded it up and placed it inside, then melted a bit of wax over it to secure both it and a candle – which I lit and let burn down so that it would seal it the rest of the way.

As seen above, I keep mine in a small cedar box, wrapped in a handkerchief on a bed of Sulphur – but your choice of storage is entirely up to you.


As a word of warning, since the “removal” I become a witchy-nun – vows and everything, so that could be a possible side effect, I’m not entirely sure.

Tony & Clay cooking in the kitchen goes wrong

I decided to combine my anonymous request of clony being married and my friend @linkkay idea about Clay offering to help Tony in the kitchen. I hope you guys like it! Don’t forget to send me fic ideas if you have them :)


This was the first time the Padilla’s were hosting Thanksgiving at their place. That is, Tony and Clay Padilla.

They had only been married a year and a half but that didn’t discourage Tony from wanting to host and cook for his loved ones. Clay didn’t mind the company either but when it came to the cooking…he was absolutely terrible to put it bluntly.

Fortunately, Clay and Tony’s parents offered to bring dishes so all of the work wouldn’t fall on Tony. The main thing that needed to be done was the turkey and some deserts. 

As Tony was finishing up with the turkey and placing it in the oven, Clay rounded the corner with a huge grin on his face.

“Hey babe,” Clay wrapped his arms around Tony from behind. “it smells amazing in here.”

“Thanks, mi amor. I hope everything turns out well.”

Clay kissed Tony’s cheek in reassurance. “It will, don’t worry about it. I’ll help you.”

Tony couldn’t help but laugh hysterically.

“What’s so funny?” frown lines appeared on Clay’s forehead.

“Baby, you can’t be serious.” 

“I’m very serious.”

“But…you can’t cook. Hell, you can’t even boil water properly.” Tony cracked.

“Oh fuck you, Tony. All I have to do is follow directions, it can’t be that hard.”

“Alright, if you think it’s so easy, be my guest.” Tony motioned for Clay to get started.

“Well I didn’t mean doing it all by myself. I could assist you.” 

“Haha okay,” Tony reached for a book on the kitchen counter and flipped to page 17. “This cookbook was a gift from my mom. It has the recipe to a ton of deserts in here. I was thinking of making peach cobbler.”

“That sounds good but something with chocolate would be better.”

Tony scoffed. “Okayyy, how about we do brownies afterwards?”

“Heck yeah!” They both laughed. Clay was such a nerd but Tony secretly loved that about him.

“Alright!” Tony clapped his hands together. “Let’s get started. Start reading the ingredients to me.”

The peach cobbler consisted of peaches, lemon juice, cinnamon, sugar, flour, and so much more. The first step was to measure out all of the spices, starting with the flour.

“One cup of flour coming right up!” Clay picked up the jumbo bag of flour and began pouring it into the cup. It overflowed.

“Clay, that’s way too much” Tony chastised. “scrape some off the top and put it back in the bag.”

“Yes, sir.”

Tony side-eyed Clay.

Clay took a butter knife and abrasively took the extra flour off in the direction of Tony and it splattered all over his black sweater.

“Oops.”

“It’s okay…I’ll just go and change.” Tony’s voice was calm but there was an underlining edge to his tone.

To make it up to Tony, Clay decided to go ahead and continue with the directions and measure each ingredient and dump it into a giant bowl. By the time Tony got back the kitchen and Clay were in shambles.

“I found this apron in the garage so I thought it’d be a good idea to- Clay! what the fuck are you doing!?”

The kitchen-aid mixer was on high and spinning the concoction of dairy products and seasoning all over the counter tops and floor, making the whole ordeal catastrophic.

“I don’t know how to turn this thing off!” Clay said in a panic. Tony immediately reached for the cord and unplugged it out of the socket. The mixer came to a definite stop.

Clay’s face reddened.

Why didn’t I think to do that, he thought to himself.

Tony slowly walked up to Clay and held his face with both hands. He left a lingering kiss on Clay’s mouth and seductively whispered “Clay, I love you, but if you stay in this kitchen for one more second…I will kill you.

“I-I’m sorry, I should help you clean up-”

“Clay!” Tony said with a little more force and growl. “leave now or I will fuck you against this counter-top so hard you won’t be able to walk straight for days.” 

Clay was speechless, turned on, and a little frightened all in one.

After Clay left the kitchen, Tony licked some of the goo from the mixing bowl off his thumb and hummed in pleasure.

This isn’t half bad, he thought.


“Hey, my mom just texted me, she said they’re on their way.”

“Okay, I’m just finishing up the brownies so it’s perfect timing.”

Clay got a whiff of a weird charred smell. “Tony…what’s that smell?”

Tony’s eye ballooned. “Shit!” He ran to the oven and opened it up to find the turkey black and inedible.

“Fuck me.” Tony whispered.

“What happened?” Clay asked, oblivious to the ruined turkey.

“I burnt the damn turkey! You know, this is all your fault.”

“How is it my fault!? You should’ve been paying attention to the time.”

“I forgot to put the timer on because I got distracted by you.” Tony gave him an accusatory look.

“I still don’t see how it’s my fault but whatever. What are we going to do?” Clay asked.

Tony sighed. “I don’t know.”

An idea came to Clay. “Oh, I know! I can just ask my mom to bring a roast from the store. I mean it’s on her way here, right?”

Tony kissed Clay’s hand. “That’s a good idea.”


The house was full of warm spirit as everyone gathered around the dinner table to take a seat. It was a family tradition for the Padilla’s to go around the table and say a few things they were grateful for. It started with Tony’s parents and made it’s way to Tony, saving the best for last.

“I’m grateful for all of this amazing food God has blessed us with. I’m grateful for all of you being here. I’m grateful to have a roof over my head and a bed to lay my head at night but most importantly I’m grateful for Clay.”

Tony turned to look at Clay with an intense, loving stare. He wanted to make sure Clay knew how much he meant to him.

“You and I have been through so much and I’m so glad we made it out the other side. I can’t imagine my life with anyone else but you. I love you, Clay.”

Clay looked down briefly to hide his blush but everyone in the room could see it.

“You have mi corazon for life.”

Clay squeezed Tony’s hand “Happy Thanksgiving, Tony.”

“Happy Thanksgiving, Clay.”


*mi corazon means “my heart”*

anonymous asked:

Hey Leslie, I just found your blog and I love it. I was wondering if you had any advice for someone who wants to get into craft sculpting but is very afraid of the oven bake aspect? Like I barely use the toaster oven, although our house oven is ridiculously powerful chef grade. I'm not a huge fan of air dry clay and I would like to see the finished hard product, I just don't know how to deal with the baking part.

Heya! Can you clarify what you don’t like about oven baking? Is it just figuring out the right timing, or is there a different element? It’s not ideal, for sure. I don’t use polymer clay for things larger than Beastlies because it’s just not super reliable or durable stuff. It works fine for small things, though! For Beastlie-sized things, I tend to bake about 20 minutes. 

If you want to avoid oven-bake clay altogether, look into Magic Sculpt. It’s a two-part epoxy, cures very hard. It’s what I use for most of my large work.

Yu-Gi-Oh Diadhank Cosplay Prop ~Walkthrough~ with lots of pictures

Hi guys! As requested, I’ve made a walkthrough of how I made my Diadhank (aka, Season 5/Ancient Egyptian Duel Disk) prop for my Thief King Bakura cosplay. Feel free to reblog, share, and consult!

(Photo cred L->R: Anime USA Official Photog, @neofi-cosplay, @justlikeswitchblades with minor brightening by me)

I made this prop a few months ago, so I only have the progress photos I remembered to take, but hopefully I can fill in the gaps with explanation.

As always, I hope this tutorial helps give you a good idea of where to start, and that you make it your own project rather than copying mine move for move. You can learn a lot that way, and taking liberties is what makes your project unique. Anyway, let’s get started~

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Im pulling this off the tray 
This and the electric zing metal makes
when brushing other metal
The crisp clack of indian plates on glass
tables
Im not on fire or writhing at the thought
of sharing tikka masala with you
But the deckled edge of decorated
napkins tickles my cheek much like ur
bearded chin
And i like it
You’re too frugal to order the mango lassi
And you’ll not get more than a taste of mine
Im not on fire
I am not heated like clay ovens
Or thrown against their scalding walls like
fresh naan
I am not dough in your hands
We’ll sweat tumeric. Cinnamon. Cumin.
Allspice. Peppercorns
I am not on fire but ur hands
Theyre warm enough to make me spit and sigh
And your bedroom will smell like curry
And your parents will know we fucked
And ill have to look their sweet old faces
in the eye as they knowingly offer me
toast in the morning

My mom got a new oven and she wont let me use any sculpey because she doesnt want it stinking up the oven even tho clay smells good…, hhhh….mom u meanie..I wanna make some charms ….

Getting ready for the ren fair. Thought I’d share what this stuff does when it’s washed and combed aka why I pull it back or keep it short usually. It’s actually shaped like a big ol clay oven and feels like one too…

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I realize I didn’t post these up here so here ya go! Thomas and Winny have been really busy bees as of late, so I decided to send em some lucky charms in a box. Wayzz and Nooroo need some more love♡

These “Miraculous Boxes” are made using a variety mix of oven bake clay brands, some woodcut jewelry boxes, construction papers, sticker jewels and acrylic paints. The eyes glow in the dark :)

eyeskun  asked:

Did u make the orbtrap? :000 he lookd adorable :'D what is it made of??

Yeah, I made the little guy ^_^ The orbtraps are made of Sculpey oven-bake clay, then painted with Citadel paints!

You can see I did kind of a bad paint job on this one ;-; The other one looks better but someone broke it D:

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Clay Tentaspy + Progress Photos!

I spent all of today doing this and I had so much fun!! He’s made of Sculpey white Oven Bake clay and is colored with Sharpies and one Prismacolor Black 01 fineliner pen. He’s actually glazed with the Sally Hansen Big Kwik Dry Top Coat.

I love him and I actually want to set him in a Fish Bowl Display.

I tried on his face and it looks. Okay.