But, it is new, and I have not had a chance to properly try it out yet! So...I decided to give it a try, and so I opened a bag of the Yellow Ocher color.
I have been so eager to try this clay and particularly in this color because it is supposed to be the one to use for making fake breads, and cakes for dollhouse minature foods, or Deco Sweets Projects.
Please note that this clay is available in a wide variety of colors:
This is a great mold with lots of realistic looking minature breads and cakes. It is very flexable too, which makes getting the clay out of it really really easy!
I used the Modena Air Dry Clay without oiling the mold, and the first time it worked just fine, but after the second use all the clay started to stick in the mold ( see above), so after than I greased the mold with some mold oil, and they popped out perfectly.
Also I tried drying the clay in the mold and then taking it out, and that works fine too, as long as you grease the mold with mold oil first.
Here is a french roll that I made! So Kawaii!
This image is of a fully dried and finished peice. I let it dry for 24 in a dry warm place. It became dry, but still somewhat flexible and rubbery! I really like the texture because it is strong but a little soft too!
I dusted the edges with a little dark brown chalk to give it a cooked look, and then coated with a glaze to simulate an egg wash, and finally dusted with white fake powdered sugar!
You can see that the color of the clay is spot on for a baked bread roll! I give this clay an A+ in the color catagory!
Oh, and one more thing! Because this was a large mold, I did not fill the entire mold with clay. The back of this little roll is actually hollow! By doing this I saved clay ( and money!) and also it allowed the peice to dry faster!
I had sooo much fun with this deco sweets mold, and this Modena polymer air dry clay. They are perfect partners!
I found that this mold did not need the mold oil as much as the clear bread mold, except in the bottom left design...as you can see the clay started to stick so I ended up using the mold oil in that one. I never had to use the mold oil in the waffle shape, which surprised me!
This clay really made the best waffles ever! I loved the color, but also the detail was perfectly clear and crisp. It really picked up the details and made a perfect impression.
For the tarts that I made I wanted them to be very realisitc, so I actually let the clay set out for about 10 minutes until it just started to dry out. Then I kneeded and got a more crumbly texture. Finally I put it into the tart mold, and when I took it out, it worked! The texture was very realistic!
The other thing I did was to make paint some browning marks onto the waffles and crusts of the tarts with a mixture of glaze, and powdered colored chalk. Finally I dusted with fake Powdered sugar and dont they look real!
So to finish up this Review : I loved working with this clay.
The final texture is strong, but slightly rubbery and flexible.
I reccomend it for use with Molds over hand sculpting
First up are these super cute and kawaii new PVC plastic stickers from Korea! I just love these stickers. They remind me of the Very Berry Stickers which some of you are familiar with! I just love how they appear to be like tiny handrawn little paintings!
Ooh they are just sooo cute:
Okay next up I have a whole new collection of food puffy stickers, some are Japanese Style and some are Western style foods, but they are all super Kawaii!
Each box will contain ONE of the little playsets seen above.
ENTER TO WIN ONE HERE:
In order to win you must earn entries. You can earn entries many ways (listed below). Check to see if you are the winner on Feb. 28 on my facebook page. If you are the winner you must claim your prize within one week by commenting or messaging me on facebook. If you do not contact me to claim your prize, then your prize will pass to another contestant.Winners are selected at random. Shipping is included in the prize pack for all domestic contenstants. International contestants may enter, but will be required to pay for international shipping fees.
How to earn entries:
Earn 1 entries: Like me on facebook(click here), and post on the facebook page " Takara Town is so Kawaii!"
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You must pop over there and read it! Granted he bables on about his undying annoyance with Hello Kitty, yet devotes much of his time writing a blog about it ( suspect ? perhaps ) but people, it is the best, so funny, and witty! I love it.
Alright so I will let you head over to his blog to read about the rings, moving on....
How about some Hello Kitty Wedding Dresses:
Sorry about the image quality, these were the best I could find!
What the difference between this and a regular wedding dresss really..?
I might actually wear this one agian!
Don't these all look like they came from the same bad photo shoot? Suspicious.
Alright every good wedding requires a cake:
but what I found is that any cake can be a Hello Cake, with the right cake topper:
Super Cute Kawaii Giveaway 2012! Win this package of super cute and Kawaii stuff from www.takaratown.com! This packet is valued at over $35!
This prize pack includes
3 Kawaii pens
1 DIY Kawaii Stamp Set with 14 stamps in it!
1 Handmade Deco Cake Candle with color changing light
1 Roll of Blue Lace Deco Tape
1 Handmade Deco Mini Ice Cream Key Chain
1 Mini Sandwich Erasor
One very lucky winner will get everything in this prize pack!
Kawaii DIY Stamp Set
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By entering this contest you agree to the terms and conditions.
The winner will be announced on 9/5/2012. The winner we be announced on Facebook. It is the winner's responsibility to contact me to claim their prize. This should be done on facebook via a message.
This giveaway contest is open to everyone, in all countries! Please be advised however that international winners will be required to pay their own shipping charges. Once the winner is announced I will determine the actual shipping charged that will apply. If you win, and you are located in the United States, I will NOT charge you for shipping, but if you are located outside of the United States I will ask for your address, and then send you an invoice for the actual shipping charges. If the winner chooses not to accept the shipping charges, I will choose another winner.
The winner is responsible for any duty, customs fees or import regulations and restrictions for their country.
Once a winner is chosen they have 2 weeks to claim their prize. If they do not claim their prize within two weeks, a new winner will be selected.
Winners are chosen at random. I write down all the names on little pieces of paper, then toss them into a bag, and have my boyfriend pick on name out of the bag.
No cash alternative will be offered. The prize is non-transferable.
I am very excited to announce that I have added a new catagory to my shop; Japanese Craft Books! These books were hand selected by me based on their content, beautiful photography, inspirational quality, and picture instructions. They are all ofcouse written in Japanese, but because of their wonderful step by step pictures everyone can learn from them! I love these books, and have a large collection of my own, but until now I did not sell them in my shop. I look forward to sharing these with you, and I hope you will enjoy them as much as I do.
This beautiful book is illustrated with very clear and big pictures in step by step clay making. It comes with DVD video and show you how to make cupcakes, round cake, and ice cream scoops. The book also has information for necessary tools for fake sweets. It is recommended for beginner level and above. This book uses Padico and Decollage brand products, and teaches you how to use them!
By viewing the pictures you can see:
How to make Chocolate candies with a rubber stamp
How to make an Ice Cream Scoop
How to make Sprinkles
How to Pipe Silicone Whipped Cream
How to mix Acrylic Paint with Clay and Fake Whip to make colored Whip and Clay
How to prepare a piping bag
Examples of using Dekososo Fake Decoden Sauce
How to make a fake strawberry
How to make a sliced strawberry
How to make a French Macaroon
How to make The Strawberry Shortcake or Christmas Cake seen on the cover
Author: Erika Kisen
Pages: 36 full colored pages
Includes: DVD, and Dust Jacket ( DVD is in Japanese)
Written in Japanese
Sweet Belongings and Accessories Japanese Craft Book
First 48 pages are full colored pages and other pages are explained in Japanese with illustration that are handdrawn and are not in full color, but more like newsprint. Learn to Make:
Fake Sweets & Interior Goods
Charms & Strap of many different types of cakes
Sweets Kawaii nail art
Deco phone (Decoden)
Deco game cover for DS
You can see high level fake sweets art in this book, with pretty inspirational pictures in the beginning. Basic Full Color Photograph instructions are includes for begginers, but the main instruction for projects is Japanese Drawings and text, so a little harder to understand that the other books I sell which have photograph instructions. The book is recommended for intermediate level and above.
This is one of my favorite clay craft books from Japan. This is for making realitic looking clay sweets craft. The books starts off with really pretty pictures of each finished product. Then it has a few pages which show all the materials they use, most of which can be bought here at Takara Town. Then the last part of the books is wonderful step by step instructions which are written in Japanese ofcourse, but there are tons of pictures, so it is really easy to figure out what to do because the pictures are soooo great!
This beautiful full colored book is illustrated with very clear and many pictures teaches you many decorating clay craft items:
It also has how to make fake sweets parts
The book is recommended for intermediate level and above.
Accessories are designed by Japanese famous deco artists
The first 7 items are designed by Sekiguchi Mayu from Pastel Sweets
The second 7 items are by Yukari Kumagaya from Dolce Deco
The last 7 items are by Erika Kisen, Clay Patissier
Basic techniques - how to use clay, whip cream, and craft tools, are described for beginners. Hikaru Mochizuki, hair makeup artist collaborates with deco artists and introduce you best hair arrangements in this book.
This is a very unique Zakka style clay craft book from Japan with tons of inspirational projects! It is very pretty, with full color illustrations. The front cover features a DIY fake sweets sewing kit. The full color illustrations are inside, along with step by step picture instructions. The DIY Sewing kit includes instructions for :
Popcicle thread holder
Sweets Notion Jars
Cupcake Pin Cushion
Cakes and Donuts Measuring Tapes
Sweets Decorated Thimbles
This beautiful full colored book teaches many more clay craft items:
Crochet Lace necklace with fake sweets
Miniature Marche goods
Shoes & Bags for Blythe Dolls
A Gingerbread Houe Candle Frame
How to make Russion Stacking dolls
The book is recommended for intermediate level and above.