After making the above video, I played with my toys. I love toys. I swear, I’ll never grow up. I think my husband likes that about me too. Good thing. I ain’t changin’. :P
So if anyone reading this blog decides to get the same kind of kits I did, don’t make the same mistake – the bottle inside the package is NOT what they’re telling you to mix with the foamy “fuwa fuwa” clay stuff. Haa… It’s totally glue. Watery, but glue nonethless. I actually thought about it after I mixed some watery glue into my clay, and wondered if it may end up being a “happy accident” as Bob Ross would say. As mentioned in the video, a friend on Facebook told me the stuff dries weird. Maybe mixing it with the glue is better? heh – who knows. It was fun to play with, but I don’t think I would sell anything made from the stuff.
I like polymer clay better.
But I played with my toy and followed the pictures in the instructions (since I’m not quite up to reading the Japanese – yet).
It’s fluffy and mousse-like. But kinda messy on one’s hands when mixed with a couple drops of water. I kept having to rub my fingers together to get the sticky parts off, and I still have a little glitter on them too. Oh, well. They we were fun to play with, and I love the molds! I tried using the polyclay on the mold, though, and it needs something to come off easier. The polyclay is too sticky, it seems. Perhaps cornstarch on the mold before using polyclay?
I had my fun with the first kit – a jewelry making kit – and was all “funned” out when I opened the second kit. So I’ll save that one for another time.
In other news, I’m using my new serger! Yay!
Working on modifying this dress that used to be way too long for me. I’m only 5’1” so I don’t I look good in full length maxi dresses. Lolita style works much better, methinks. Now all I need is a ruffler foot (already ordered!) to make ruffles and petticoats that are poofy! Milanoo.com doesn’t have very poofy options, sadly. So I guess if you want something done right, do it yourself!
Still with the serger though – I can do things. Like this quick little project of recycling my old high school gym clothes.
I had this horrible pink neck pillow that I got somewhere at the Dallas airport. I got it because it was pink . . . and later I noticed it had the Texas Bullhorn symbol on it. Eugh… Sorry, peeps in Texas, I’m really not fond of the state (or it’s politics … >_>).
So I did something clever! I took the stuffing out of the pillow I didn’t like, and put it into the one that I did! Yay, recycling. I’m not sure I even liked my high school experience that much, but the colors are pleasant, I like the shield with the knight and lancer thing. And I can definitely say I like that MUCH better than Texas-anything.