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Polymer Clay ICING TUTORIAL :D by GrandmaThunderpants Polymer Clay ICING TUTORIAL :D by GrandmaThunderpants
WHEW. :B I said I'd put a tutorial up and I figured I'd start with one of the basics: icing!

This is a super easy technique to use to create realistic icing for all of your miniature polymer clay treats. I didn't mention this in the tutorial, but this icing will not dry out if you leave it sitting around. It hardens only when you bake it, though if you add food coloring I would suggest you put a layer of shrink wrap over the top or use a sealable container, since in my experience it does weird things to the color if you expose it to too much air.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask! Or if you'd like to see more tutorials, I'd be happy to help you out.

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ps if you love me you'll check out my website and etsy :la:

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sherlymate Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
I just started out with food miniatures and I find mixing the TLS with scraped-soft pastels works quite nicely. Just pointing it out - but mixing the clay in with the TLS looks thicker and makes (obviously, thicker) icings look more realistic :D
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Bubber-chuuu Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
great frosting <3
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Jenna7777777 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Great tips!
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LostGryphin Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
<3
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AnimeGirl1235 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey GrandmaThunderpants! I was wondering, would one have to use the liquid clay as the icing making agent? Or would it be possible to use another substance of sorts? Or should I just do some experimenting, which is probably the best way to learn other than from the pro's?
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GrandmaThunderpants Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I've only ever used liquid sculpey for icing, in my experience it just looks the best. I've heard of people mixing water with clay or something with flour and oil (I honestly don't remember that one well) but that seems like a lot of mess and a waste of time when the TLS does the job so well. :la: If you use a 40% any item coupon at Michael's it's not that expensive. :)
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polymerclaycutie Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
omg thankyou so much iloveyouplz
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polymerclaycutie Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
sorry emoticon didnt work :(
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owltears Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
:iconiloveyouplz:
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:icontoadadventure:
ToadAdventure Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Could you use the glass glaze instead? Just asking because I need to make a red velvet cake for my cousin's birthday, but the local Micheal's just ran out of the translucent clay
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:icongrandmathunderpants:
GrandmaThunderpants Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Do you mean gloss glaze? No... TLS and gloss glaze are completely different things. O:
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ToadAdventure Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So, let's say I mixed the gloss glaze with polymer clay like in the rice crispy treat tutorial to attempt making it look like icing, how would that then out? I'm sorry for asking too many questions ^^; I'm just worried
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GrandmaThunderpants Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
You shouldn't treat gloss glaze like it's clay, it's meant to only go on a finished, already baked item. Certain glazes are actually flammable as well so it's a baaaad idea to get into the habit of putting glaze on unbaked clay. And in the rice krispie tutorial, I use translucent liquid sculpey the whole time, except at the end where it's fully baked. Only then did I glaze it. O:
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ToadAdventure Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay, thank you so much!
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iheartcutestuffs Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
Great tutorial :) Thanks!
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BirdehX3 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So this stuff can be stored, right? Like..you could get little apothecary jars to keep it in or something (especially if you're not using food coloring)
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GrandmaThunderpants Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yep! You can store it in glass containers safely. :)
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BirdehX3 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sweet. Is it fairly easy to like..wash out of those containers?
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PlushieKy Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, just use warm water and soap, and it cleans out very nicely. It might leave a tad bit of fogginess to the glass, but not much, so you can barely notice it! c:
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ChiisanaHana Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
Super nice tips!!!!
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Eevee-in-a-box Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012
I love your tutorials. I've learned so much and I hope I can do some stuff on my own now.
I'm making a cream puff and I'm wondering, (1) just how think is this? I'm needing to make whipped cream, but I'm not sure if this will come out looking like I want it too. (2) Should I bake my two bread pieces before I put the cream on or not?
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EpicJazz9 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
You can also use Alex Plus silicone that you can find at Wal Mart or a Hardware store. It is really use to clog cracks but lots of people use it as icing after baking since it has the creamy icing texture.Make sure you buy it in white though. And you will also have to buy an icing tip to make different shapes with it.
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GrandmaThunderpants Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!

Do you mean thick? You can increase thickness by adding more clay, and decrease thickness by adding more TLS. And that's up to you when you want to bake your pieces. It's safe to rebake clay as long as you keep an eye on it and keep it at the right temperature. :)
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Eevee-in-a-box Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012
Thank you!
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pinkycrown1 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012
do u have another way like with out using translucent liquid sculpy?
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RustyCrayons Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you can use water, just put a LITTLE water on your fingers and condition the clay. keep doing that until it is stringy. you won't get it to be runny, the clay crumbles before then. but if you move it around with a toothpick it gets extremely close!
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pinkycrown1 Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
Oh ok thanks so much! ^_^
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:icongrandmathunderpants:
GrandmaThunderpants Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
TLS is really the easiest way to get the best results. :3 People have come up with weird methods that don't come as close to TLS, so it's just a good idea to invest in some and not bother coming up with an alternative that will cost about the same.
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Talty Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012   Artisan Crafter
And this too :la:
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:icongrandmathunderpants:
GrandmaThunderpants Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
You're too kind. ;_:
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012   Artisan Crafter
oh no, YOU'RE TOO AWESOME :la:
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Rainbowgum Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012
If you don't have food coloring could you use colored clay instead :3 (thank you for this tutorial, very helpful ^^)
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cocoakokoa Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011
Thnks so much! I was looking for thar! If you don't mind though,, I have a few ?'s. How much is the liquid sculpey and do we bake the frosting? Thanks!
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:icongrandmathunderpants:
GrandmaThunderpants Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
You bake the frosting yes. :3 And TLS is about $7-$8
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cocoakokoa Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011
Thank you for your help!
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:iconcatflavored:
catflavored Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Student General Artist
Oh cool I'd never thought of the food coloring thing! I'll try that out! :la:
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:icongrandmathunderpants:
GrandmaThunderpants Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yeah! It's a quick method for people who don't have chalk pastels laying around. It's always good to have many options. :3
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catflavored Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Student General Artist
Looks like it'd be more translucent too! When I use my chalk pastels it always comes out opaque. -.- I think I put too much in. >.<
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:iconnariece:
Nariece Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Student General Artist
Really useful!!
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:icongrandmathunderpants:
GrandmaThunderpants Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! :D
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FireGemini Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
OMFG
I ACTUALLY FOUND A TTUROIAL THT ACTUALLY EXPLAINS STUFF!!! ;^;
thnk you somuch!
how do u color the normal white clay tho?
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:icongrandmathunderpants:
GrandmaThunderpants Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
I buy my clay colored already. O: I've never had to color white clay.
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Chumiiya Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Student Digital Artist
You're my hero.
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bluehearty Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011
UNDERSTOOD
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ByakuRaii Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So, I made a purple bead bracelet, and I need to make it shine. ^^
With this work and keep the purple color with out making it a different color or should I add purple clay when mixing instead of white?
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WhiteWitchNamine Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011
They have clear glaze for clay which you put on your clay objects when you're done baking to give them a shiny look, you should be able to buy a small jar of it where you buy your clay. ^^
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LiviaK Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
very very very nice tutorial♥ i knew how to do this basically but i never heard of using food coloring for butter, only using oil paint.... such a great idea ^-^ so thanks for the great tutorial!
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KatRivera Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
...I feel stupid.
yesterday I was thinking if something like this would work, and i spent all afternoon looking for an easy way to make icing...
then today i find this.
well, better late then never:)
...unless it involves death. then too late sucks :(
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Ninina-nini Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011
:dance:
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Tarasuke Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
cool now i just need to know were to buy the lquid clay nuuuu
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