Well, now that they’re here, I guess we might as well make the best of it. I brought Fidge and the Nibblets that weren’t too jet lagged (the rest were napping in a sock) to afternoon tea with me.

Fidge attempted to set an example for the Nibblets of proper tea time behavior…

… But they were not attentive students.

heliotropa replied to your post: anonymous said:How do you mold th…

Corn starch! i keep a little dish on my workbench and dip my fingers in it periodically while i am working with polymer clay. You can also rub it into the surface of the clay to smooth out blemishes and fingerprints.

Oh interesting! I sometimes use cornstarch when baking clay to keep it from flattening onto the baking sheet, but I haven’t tried using it like that! I’m going to have to give it a shot. Thanks for the tip!

Anonymous asked:

How do you mold the clay with out leaving streaks or deep fingerprints i tried using the table instead of my hand but it makes the clay flat... Love you're art and mastery of clay!!

Thank you! It seems to be a mater of developing a light touch.  When you concentrate on what you’re sculpting, it’s easy to hold it in a death grip without meaning to.  I do spend a lot of time with my figures sitting on the desk, rather than being held constantly.  If it’s getting flat while just gently rested on a surface, your clay may be a bit too soft!  You may be working it till it’s too warm, perhaps?

im-notbeth asked:

Oh my gosh! I bought one of these cute little fellas at San Diego comic con all the way back in 2011 and I just found your blog! That little guy has kept watch at my desk for years now. Thank you for doing what you do and making your art! :)

Aw thanks so much!! And thanks for finding me again! :)

At the airport, I realize I’m without my notebook. Need some paper to brainstorm and sketch some thoughts for a couple new projects. This is literally the ONLY paper or notebook of any kind I can purchase in this terminal.

Well. At least it comes with stickers.

At the airport, I realize I’m without my notebook. Need some paper to brainstorm and sketch some thoughts for a couple new projects. This is literally the ONLY paper or notebook of any kind I can purchase in this terminal.

Well. At least it comes with stickers.

Anonymous asked:

How do you make the attached limbs so smooth? Every time I add a piece of clay to another there is a crack or bump. Your work is just flawless in general!! And what are the eyes made of they are so shiny!!! Any way I love your art I can't even seem to keep my clay clean much less make such cute little pieces!!

Aw thanks! Let’s see.. when I attach limbs on Beastlies or other polymer clay projects, I use a rubber-tipped shaper tool to smooth over the seam.  Give that a try!  When I do pieces with black, glossy eyes, I usually sculpt the eyes out of Magic Sculpt and then paint them with thick, shiny, black enamel.  And keeping polymer clay clean is a never-ending struggle.  You’ve got to aggressively wipe down your work surface, scrub your hands, then touch nothing but your clay and tools like you’re performing surgery.  Even then, you still may need to dip a cotton swap in rubbing alcohol to try to wipe off any little bits of dust and lint that land on your clay. Good luck!