Modena Air Dry Polymer Clay for Deco Sweets projects and more!
I recently started to carry this clay in my shop : Click Here to View this Clay in my Shop!
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:
The texture was very nice, sort of a mix between regular oven bake polymer clays and rubber. It was squishy and rubbery, but very soft, and easy to work with!
I noticed that if I kneeded it alot, it would start to dry out just a bit, so I realized that this would be the type of clay for doing mold work, and not so much handsculpting.
I grabbed some molds:
First I used this Kawaii Pastry Mold : Click Here to view in my shop!
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!
The next test I did was in this mold:
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
It picks up detail from molds very well
You can make very real looking breads and sweets
Oh, I almost forgot to show you what I ended up making with all these cool new pies, and breads!
I made a Deco Sweet Cell Phone Case for myself! Take a look:
Please comment if you like my creation!