Mar 28, 2013

Twice Baking: Some basics

Good day folks!

I wanted to address twice baking basics for a couple of you to continue from our molded pot tutorial.

Twice Bake:
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!

33 comments:

  1. Thank you for the tutorial! :) Such a cute little pot!

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    1. thanks hon, easy peasy ;P

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  2. A vederlo è facile da realizzare...ci provo! Grazie Manu

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    1. Spero che sia facile da provare. Fammi vedere il tuo lavoro;)

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  3. Okay, clay newb question...sorry to salt the wounds, but what is an enamel blowout?

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    1. HAHA.. oh no it was a Enamel paint disaster here in the woods..

      I had a couple of projects where I used some mutated white paint..it must have separated or..I dunno.. today I looked at the pots and things I had painted and they were all ruined runny sticky crap

      so all do overs, ,long weekend for me.

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  4. Ciao mi chiamo Mely, arrivo dal blog di Jennifer, ci tenevo a farti i complimenti per le bellissime mini che ho visto sul suo e sul tuo blog!
    Ti seguirò con piacere, anche io adoro realizzare mini come queste!

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    1. Benvenuti nel mio blog, Jennifer è meraviglioso e ha fatto una grande casa per le miniature di Pasqua.

      Spero che ti piace la lettura!

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  5. Wow Jane, great tutorial! Now I'm really going to have to try this sometime. Perhaps now that I have my own kitchen and oven I'll bake more.... Fimo that is, hahhaha

    Illyria

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    1. Make a cake!...a little one ;P

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  6. Thank you Jane for this great tutorial.
    Hugs, Drora

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  7. Thanks for the great tutorial. I love your pots and especially the little jug. Did you paint the design on it?

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    1. Welcome hon, yeah I thought a little ivy/flower thing would break up the white a bit ;)

      Bake, sand, paint, seal ;)
      Jane

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    2. Thanks for the instructions Jane. I think I might try to make a little jug over the Easter weekend. It is so sweet.

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  8. Thanks to showing how and make it quite clear. Now I understand. Now, I want just about, 5 hours more each day, can you handle it to? Smile. So I can manage to do all these things, I get so inspired to try, by looking at your blog.
    Hugs
    Wyrna

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    1. haha! Small doses!

      One mini day is for new skills...that how I learn ;P

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  9. Oh my word!!! The beautiful things you create. That's it that's all I am saying. Now I'll just go back to my clay and show them these photos and say You should be like this and let the fingers create.

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    1. You make lovely things!

      AT least you have houses to fill..I have a empty shell..im dollhouse lazy ;P

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  10. love the little pots!! I'm hoping the Easter bunny brings me some polymer clay, though I'm a bit skeptical as I'm not good at sculpting. This tutorial will help me out! Thank you!

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    1. Practice and back straining! ;P

      You will get your own hang of it and someday teach me ;)

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  11. Hi Jane! I love your work. You're so talented!

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    1. Thanks hon ;) I just hope it inspires others.
      <3 Jane

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  12. Wonderful set. Thanks for the tutorial.
    Greetings, Faby

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  13. Your items are wonderful. Thank you very much for the tutorials.
    Hugs Maria

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  14. Hallo Jane, einen wunderschönen informativen Blog hast du, herzlichen Glückwunsch dazu. Ich bin dein neues Mitglied und ich würde mich sehr freuen wenn du mich auch einmal auf meinem Blog besuchst. Bis Bald herzliche Grüße Britta

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    1. Willkommen, ich bin ein Mitglied der Blog als auch;)

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  15. Um, yes I will make way too many pots today! No idea what I will need them for, but, my hands need to be doing something!!!!

    PS. I am good, was just out of town on Spring Break. :)

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  16. Hi Jane, thanks for the info. I'm not much of a polymer clay user, more of a woodwork person. Maybe one day I will try some of this!

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