Hey everyone, recently I noticed that when I post a new post my page view stats go way up so I can only assume I have quite a few regular readers… come on, say hi! I’d love to get to know you, leave a comment or add me on twitter, i’d love to talk to you and get to know you if you don’t mind :). I promise I don’t bite!
I’m also feeling much better, i’ve got two bakery shelves done for my market stall, and i’ve got some makeshift business cards done. I’d say i’m about 50% there now, i’ve just got to make a bit more items, then deal with all the annoying financial business stuff with opening a market stall. Plus I have to wait for a large shipment of jewellery findings to arrive from overseas anyway, so I can’t do anything right now :(.
Anyway i’ve finally got that banana slice tutorial up, once again this was made by air dry clay for me, but don’t worry polymer clay users, this one’s easy for you guys!
Start with a thin sausage. If you’re using polymer clay, use a white plus a bit of yellow, and maybe a tiny dab of brown. Add these in tiny amounts, bananas are quite pale so you don’t want to go overboard. Mix this, then about a quarter of translucent clay. If you’re using air dry, colour with a small dab of yellow ochre.
Using a thin tool, i’ve got a clay knife thingy but you could use a credit card, roll the sausage around with the card until you get these sorts of indents all around the banana. Just press lightly and roll the clay with your card and if you don’t care too much about how it’s rolling, it should make these marks all over the sausage.
This is what you want want in the end.
Slice the banana diagonally. If you’re having trouble slicing without distorting the shape of the clay, let it harden a bit before you slice. For polymer clay put the the banana in the fridge for an hour or so before slicing and then bake. For air dry clay let dry overnight before slicing. Make sure to use a very sharp blade for this, I find that an exacto knife is best for this.
When you’ve cut up your individual slices, paint them with yellow ochre clay with a toothpick. And you’re done! This is another one of those things where I sit down and make a million of so I have them ready, but I got lazy and haven’t painted my bananas as you can see :).