I'm just going to sneak this in here and hope the people that are getting this earrings don't see them before I send them... and if they do, well surprise I hope you'll like them! But I really wanted to post this before Christmas, and they look so adorable together holding hands so I didn't want to post them at different times ._.
I made Eley for =moofestgirl after the baby elephant that *kimchikawaii designed for her, I wanted to put a Santa hat on her too but that would have hidden the bow... and the bow is the most adorable thing ever ._. the bow is merely 3 mm long. The blue penguin is for ^maytel, she loves penguins and she's always changing her avatar but when I think of her I always imagine a blue penguin like this. Lastly the black penguin was for my mom's friend, I also made black penguins for my mom but she was so excited that she put them on before I had time to take the photo so I actually made 4 pairs of earrings but only three are shown here.
I tried to make them all the same but that's impossible since well... I'm human... so there's little differences between them. I think I looked at them for too long because after a while I started to notice characteristics or personalities in each one, so I started thinking of them as the happy one, the fatty, the timid, etc. It was kinda fun, but it would probably get me locked up if someone saw me
Wow it's amazing to put things together and see how much you've improved! Like last year, I have nooooo idea when I made everything so I used the date of submission to DA, so dates may not correspond to the real date of sculpting I'm proud to see that this year I made a lot of different things, I expanded into doing more complicated pieces, new techniques and specially, I finally began making figurines!
I just read last year's meme and I said that "doing figurines is not my thing", but actually this year I enjoyed it and they came out quite nicely I'm glad I gave it another try! 2013 will be the year I make my first mini human, I already have it planned and I even have a brave volunteer who will receive my first figurines, even if they are ugly and creepy XD hopefully they won't!
This was a commission for `ShePaintsWithBlood, and also the first Mondkatze commission I received for my animal shelter fund she wanted me to do the moon steampunk style, which I've never tried before! She was kind enough to procure the pieces and let me decide the design. She asked to do the cat purple with orange spots, also a first time for me so I was a bit scared... she said it's an exaggerated version of her own cat when I finished it I noticed it kinda looks like an alebrije, a sort of folks art here in Mexico. She told me that she liked it and (like usual) that she's surprised by how small it is! I really love making small things
The clock was my favorite of all the pieces she sent it and I thought it was perfect to be part of the moon. She also sent me tiny stars which are extremely adorable and I loved them! A couple of the cogs had to be pressed because the space available was too small, I tried to cut them and place them but they looked odd so I decided to press them and paint them. I hate saying things like "it looks much better in person" because it sounds like an excuse, but I swear this time it is for real Oo it looks ten times better in person, and I'm really proud of how it looks! Now I can say I've tried a new style, Steampunk
As some of you already know I love animals, so I looked for a local non-kill shelter to donate and volunteer. I found one that is doing an amazing job helping animals, I contacted them and they're awesome. I want to start raising funds for them, so from now on all the profits I make from Mondkatze and Mondhund (minus shipping and materials) will be saved and donated to my local no-kill and no-profit shelter, I will make every donation public and post the recipt to prove that I'm doing this for real, I will also write a journal about them soon. I think that this is a great chance for us animal lovers, you can get a customized piece of your pets AND donate to animals in need if anyone is interested contact me!
Would you like to commission a Mondkatze or a Mondhund?
I'm accepting commissions for this, I can customize the moon with any combination of colors you want, or make it flat instead of textured, round, shiny, anything! If you send me reference photos I will also make an exact miniature copy of your own cat, dog or any cat/dog you want. You can read my commission info here and my pricelist here. 100% of the profits (minus shipping and materials) will be donated to a local non-kill and non-profit shelter I'll post about it soon
My boyfriend and I have made up tons of cute stories about us living in the Moon and creating our ideal world. Since we both love cats and identify a lot with them, eventually the term "Mondkatze" (Mooncat) surged - it's in German because we both study German and we like to speak in German between us to practice. I eventually started making dogs, and so now I also offer "Mondhunden" (Moondogs).
This was an idea I suddenly had and I couldn't rest until it was done ._. my idea was to make a chocolate truffle bracelet, with every truffle being different and with many techniques. It is less realistic than my usual work, but it makes up for it in being colorful and fun! It's fun to try different styles I also thought this rainbow crystal bead spacers were perfect for it, they make it look so shiny and brought everything together!
The first photo shows how it looks glazed, I decided to glaze it because I thought it would look better. I'm not so sure anymore, I prefer things un-glazed (like in the two bottom photos) but I know a lot of people prefer the glazed look. Oh well
Even tho it was fun to make I had no intention in keeping it, so it's up for sale in my Storenvy. I am liking Storenvy so far, so I've been putting a lot more of my work in there than I ever put on Etsy. Please pay it a visit in case you find something interesting! I'm listing things almost daily. One of the things I love is that you don't need to make an account to buy things, you can log in with your Facebook account making it so much more convenient!
I think the price is quite cheap, considering that they're 12 chocolates you're only paying $3.33 for each one x.x oh well if it doesn't sell I'm taking it apart and selling the chocolates individually. I don't ever plan to do this again so this will be completely OOAK, if I ever do something similar I plan to do the chocolates completely different. The bracelet is 21 cm/8.3 in in diameter.
Technical stuff: All laboriously made out of polymer clay by me, no molds or premades are ever used! Some of the shapes were cut using tiny cutters. Glazed for a shiny finish.
I was going through my hard drive and I found this photo, I think I made this over a year ago and forgot all about it. I think I sent it to my friend *kimchikawaii. I actually see some tiny flaws in it, I love looking back and noticing how much I've improved and what I can do better I feel like making more ice creams now! I really like the colors and the way this turned out, it looks so soft and happy, and the chocolate syrup looks great! The photo is really bad though, only a tiny part of the ice-cream is focused x.x
Last time I submitted some ice-cream someone told me my scoops were too large, and not realistic. I don't think they are large, actually my ice-cream man is extremely generous and a magician at balancing super large scoops! When it starts getting warmer I will go get some ice-cream and take a photo of his fantastic work, it is borderline ridiculous XD and soooooooo delicious
Estaba revisando mi disco duro y encontré esta foto, creo que hice este helado hace más de un año y se me olvidó. Creo que se lo mandé a mi amiga *kimchikawaii. Veo algunas pequeñas fallas, me gusta ver mi trabajo anterior y darme cuenta de cuanto he mejorado y lo que aun puedo mejorar Tengo ganas de hacer más heladitos! Me gustan los colores, se ve tan feliz, y el jarabe de chocolate quedó perfecto! Aunque la foto es bastante mala, sólo salió enfocada una partecita del helado x.x La última vez que subí helados alguien me dijo que las bolas eran muy grandes. Yo no lo creo así, en realidad mi heladero es muy genero y balancea mágicamente las bolas de helado gigantes! Cuando empiece a hacer calor iré a comprar helado y le tomaré foto a su gran trabajo, es incluso ridículo XD y taaaan delicioso!
Technical stuff: All handmade with polymer clay by me, except the chocolate syrup which is textile paint. The cone was made using a mold I made myself, using a technique similar to the one explained in my waffle tutorial. No other molds were used. Thanks to ^maytel for the kitty watermark.
This was an interesting commission, I was given three elements to work with to create a pendant:
-The design of Tree of Life (basically a tree inside a circle with the branches reaching out to the edges, there's lots of awesome examples in DA). - An old crooked tree, with the trunk leaning to the side. - The colors petrol blue, silver and green.
This is the design I came up with, and both my commissioner and the recipient of the pendant liked it! That's what I love so much about custom commissions, when I know that my work is liked I feel extremely happy! It's kinda addicting...
I went for a minimalistic clean look overall, but overdid the curls on the branches just a tiny bit, for contrast. I decided not to add the green to keep it minimal, and resisted the urge to bling it with some crystals. I used a needle to give the impression of bark and added silver mica to make the silver very shiny, it also helped pull off the impression of bark. It has been a couple of months since I made this, and looking back I think I would have liked to add roots to it, but I don't know if my commissioner would have liked it XD it wasn't part of the sketch I sent her with my idea. Oh well.
The blue disc/pendant has beveled edges, it looks very interesting. I found a cool way of making pendants look very even and with a nice beveled edge no molds just playing around with my clay until it happened. Maybe one day I'll make a tutorial for it. I have so many tutorials in mind it's not even funny.
Materials: All handmade with polymer clay, no molds, premades, cutters or anything were used. Silver mica was used and sealed with a tiny bit of glaze.
Somewhat easy designs but so adorable! These are so sweet and colorful, and really fun to make I think that lollipops are one of the most adorable and fun things to do, I love matching the colors and swirling them. I get a tiny bit obsessed with making the swirls even and with just a tiny bit of white between them, I think that makes them pop and more realistic too! The "wooden" stick is made out of clay too, I like to poke the headpin all the way through the lollipop because that makes it so much durable. If you only poke the stick it can fall or break easily, but this way it lasts technically forever
The tiny flower was an addition that I thought would look cute I used a pink micro bead for accent. Everything else is polymer clay.
Diseños simples pero encantadores! Son tan dulces y coloridos, y muy divertidos de hacer Las paletitas son de lo más adorable y divertido de hacer, me gusta combinar los colores y retorcerlos. Me obsesiona hacer que queden parejos y con un poco de blanco entre los colores, creo que hace los colores resaltar y a la paletita más realista! El palito de madera también está hecho de polymer clay, me gusta que el alambrito atraviese la paleta por completo porque así es mucho más resistente. Si solamente se pega el palito éste se puede romper fácilmente, pero así dura casi para siempre
Me pareció que la florecita se vería linda la perlita rosa es para resaltar el diseño. Todo lo demás es polymer clay.
This was a birthday present for my sister, since she was little she has been obsessed with pie... she asks daily if I can bake or buy her pie, when we were little she used to ask for pie in her Christmas letter to Santa, and then she would ask for pie in mine too so for her birthday I made her an apple pie as a ring, and for the first time in a while I went by a few days without receiving a request for pie XD
When I was making the pie I remembered that *fairchildart had a wonderful apple pie tutorial and I used her ideas for the apple slices, but I made the rest more similar to how a real pie is made. I love the way the slices peek through the crust, but I think I would have liked to make the crust a bit more open to show the slices better. Next time I think I also want to try making a border to give it a neater finish. I liked it a lot and my sister liked it even more, so I'm very happy
Este fue un regalo de cumpleaños para mi hermana, desde que era pequeña está obsesionada con el pay... diario me pide que le haga le compre pay, cuando eramos pequeñas ella solía pedirle pay a Santa y luego escribía que quería pay también en mi carta para su cumpleaños le hice un pie de manazana de anillo, y por la primera vez en mucho tiempo pasaron varios días sin que me pidieran pay XD
Cuando hacía este pay me acordé que *fairchildart tiene un maravilloso tutorial de pay y usé sus ideas para hacer las rebanaditas de manazana, aunque el resto lo hice más similar a como se hace un pay de verdad. Me encanta la forma en la que las rebanadas se asoman por la corteza, aunque la próxima vez me gustaría hacer el enrejado más abierto para que se vean mejor. También quiero hacer un borde la próxima vez. Me gustó mucho el resultado y a mi hermana le gustó todavía más, así que soy muy feliz
Technical stuff: All handmade with polymer clay, no molds or premades were used everything was made by me. Pastel dust and glaze were used for the toasty look and shiny wet finish. The ring is adjustable and bought. Photographed on my left index finger.
These cakes are available in my Storenvy [link] and Etsy [link] or you can just buy them directly from me
Happy Valentine's Day everyone! Specially to ^maytel, at least one of this slices is coming your way!
I love these cakes! Last time I made red velvet cake I received feedback telling me that the color is actually darker... so I listened Each slice has pure white frosting, it looks so fluffy each slice includes a tiny red heart, the hearts have a slight color marbling, it's an adorable effect. I'm really happy with the way they turned out, and I think I got the color of red velvet cake perfectly this time I actually decided to make a full cake this time instead of making slice per slice, it saves a bit of time but it requires more dedication to texture them all at once without going insane. But they look so adorable together, so it was worth it
I actually didn't try red velvet cake until a a week ago, we were hanging out with some friends when we passed by a bakery and they had red velvet cupcakes... I asked Oka to buy me one since I had never tried red velvet. I didn't think the flavor was anything special, it was kind of chocolatey, kind of sweet, and kind of meh. I don't know if that's what red velvet cakes are supposed to taste like, but I'm not impressed so far! Red velvet is not a popular flavor here in Mexico and that was actually the first bakery that I've seen selling them, so maybe they were doing them wrong. I will try to find another bakery and give it another chance.
Technical stuff: All handmade with polymer clay by me! No molds or pre-mades were used, 100% handmade one by one with love. The techniques and materials I used were explained in my polymer clay cake tutorial.
I can't remember when I made these or what I did to them, but when my boyfriend saw the photos lost among folders he said that they're really pretty and asked why I never posted them... so here they are! I remember I wanted to make something fun, and truffles are really fun and a good opportunity to prove new techniques, which is what I did here. Of course like a lot of people I learned how to make these using *chat-noir's Chocolate Charm tutorial. My favorite is the one with the cherries on top, the other two are cute but the way I tried to make the lines didn't work as I planned, the next time I try truffles you'll see how much I've improved since
Technical stuff: Handmade with polymer clay, no molds premades were used and nothing was bought!
No sé cuando hice estos ni que les hice después, pero cuando mi novio vio las fotos perdidas en un folder me dijo que le gustaban mucho y preguntó porque nunca las subí... así que aquí están! Recuerdo que quería hacer algo divertido, y las trufas sin duda lo son. También quería intentar algunas técnicas nuevas, y eso hice. Como mucha gente aprendí a hacer las trufas usando el tutorial de *chat-noir. Mi favorito es el chocolate con cerezas, los otros dos son lindos pero las líneas de los otros no quedaron como yo esperaba, pero los próximos quedaron mucho mejor