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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.


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
Bubber-chuuu Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
great frosting <3
Jenna7777777 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Great tips!
LostGryphin Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
AnimeGirl1235 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist General 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?
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. :)
polymerclaycutie Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
omg thankyou so much iloveyouplz
polymerclaycutie Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
sorry emoticon didnt work :(
owltears Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
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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