I wanted to address twice baking basics for a couple of you to continue from our molded pot tutorial.
Did you know you can bake polymer clay several times?
When you are producing a item that has different levels of thickness such as a doll you will be baking your item a few times at different amounts. So the thick items get a longer bake then we add more features at a shorter bake.
This way your working with a solid piece you can hold and press into without warping the shape.
I had more pots but I had this massive enamel blowout yesterday, so less to show =(**
Lets use a simple pot I picked up from a yard sale as a idea.
Now the pot above has simple shapes - a center ball, a base ring, a lid with ring rim and some handles. Think of this item and use its parts when thinking about baking a simple pot.
Bake a oval middle 1 bake - a lid 2 bakes - a couple of handles 3 bakes
So start with a simple shape, ball, oval.. bake your item.
Sand it a bit to prep it for additions
Cut a few shapes and twist them a bit as you like
Use some translucent liquid clay TLS for attaching some details
A dab will do
Then you can attach the details as you like
SO here is a few progression pictures to show the process, We will bake sand and add details till we feel comfortable with holding the item. then bake in between.
Any other questions feel free to mail me or add in comments below, lets see what you make!