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Decoden Whipped Cream

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

The thought of using silicone for my decoden projects scare the heck out of me so I set off on a quest to make my own or at least find another suitable medium.

First off, you can buy clay whipped cream, some brands come with tips and are ready to use which is awesome like fuwa fuwa, decollage, etc, but the problem is they’re crazily expensive.

So next, I tried modeling paste. I got two brands, Golden and Tri-art:

– Tri-art has the perfect colour, it dries completely snow white and I love the texture. It dries a bit “sharper” as in the peaks hold shape extremely well. However, it shrinks like a *beep beep*. I was so sad when I saw how it dried. It’s honestly completely unusable if you need a thick layer or want to make a larger piece because of how much it shrinks. It should be fine if you’re using a thin layer to cover say a box or a flat surface.

_ Golden has a nice, creamy look, doesn’t shrink and dries faster than Tri-art, but it’s got a grey tint. Why??? It’s more than twice the price of Tri-art too. I’m going to try to add colour to it and hopefully it’ll be usable.

So moving on, I tried making whipped cream out of paper clay and glue. That didn’t turn out too well as the cream turned out lumpy (I could still see the paper fibres) and adding modelling paste to the mixture didn’t help :( Maybe I’m just using the wrong brand of clay, I’m going to give it another try with Hearty, Modena, and maybe even Sculpey if I get desperate – but I don’t want to bake >.<;;. If anyone has suggestions or would like reviews of other brands of clay, feel free to leave a comment. I also have Grace and Arista on hand.

Anyways, onwards with experimenting and a crappy picture cuz I'm too lazy to break out my SLR:

~moldysquash (”’¬.¬)o

A Little of Everything

Friday, April 20th, 2012

Got a computer virus a few days ago, spent many hours backing up files, formatting, etc, etc. Ugh! And my computer is still not reconfigured the way I like, why did you take away my old style start menu??? >.>;;

But on the same day, I received my order from modes4u which cheered me up a little. It took about 8 days which isn’t too bad and I did manage to dodge the customs fees bullet :D The items weren’t packed as well as I though it would be, just came in a plastic bag and a paper envelope but nothing was damaged so it’s all good.

Now I have all my materials I can start making stuff :D Which I need to find motivation for because of Mickey Yoochun and Rooftop Prince, I’m absolutely addicted to this drama right now. I kind of wished I started it after it was completed, I hate waiting for each week for new episodes ;_________;

~moldysquash (”’¬.¬)o

All Done!

Sunday, April 15th, 2012

Good news all around, school is le completed!!!! No more, EVER AGAIN! muahahahahha

The first batch of random things I ordred while stressing has finally arrived too. I’m going to do a review of a series of online shops that sell materials that can be used in sweets decoden.

First up is JBox! Here’s a picture of the stuff I ordered:

jbox

I ordered some clay sets, it came all snuggly fit in a box. The box took some beating but everything inside came in perfect condition. I’m surprised because the clay sets come in somewhat flimsy cardboard boxes but they came in perfect condition with no dents or anything.

Shipping took a while because I chose SAL (yes, I’m cheap plus and I wouldn’t have done anything with the stuff while I was cramming for exams anyways). So order early if you want to save money! I ordered March 23rd, it shipped on March 26th and arrived on April 13th. Which isn’t as bad as I imagined for SAL.

Overall, I’m happy, I was just surprised that there was nothing but the items I ordered in the box. Not even a bill or a business card. I will probably order again, need to use my points I earned from this order (there’s a customer loyalty program in place).

Time to de-dust my room so I can start deco-ing!

~moldysquash (”’¬.¬)o