About a week ago, I came across the scratch building section of one of my favorite places, Hobby Link Japan. I primarily use them for new figure and doll releases and, somehow, it never crossed my mind to browse their crafting goodies.
Air drying resin clay is something I've wanted to try creating things with for a while. It's super soft, lightweight and dries with a hard, waterproof finish. The two brands I picked up were Mermaid Puffy and Hearty, though there are other brands available. I opted to get the white clay because each brand is easily custom colored using acrylics, watercolors, or inks. I swirled a bit of paint in with the clay for the ice cream scoops to create a marbled effect and kneaded the color evenly to make solid color macarons.
|Faux macarons and scoops of ice cream using Padico molds and Mermaid Puffy clay.|
|Padico Silicone and Hard Plastic Clay Molds|
|Resin clay Blueberry Ice Cream and Pistachio Macaron, destined to become cute rings!|
I've already added a lot of my recently made items to the shop, which you can check out here. These are some of the other items I've made for myself and have yet to list:
Chocolate creme waffle hair pins, key lime tart hair pins, miniature ice cream cone earrings, and heart macaron rings.
I'm having so much fun making these items. If I had half as much enthusiasm about making real food as I do for faux food, I'd be dangerous in the kitchen, haha. Thanks for reading!