Sunday, February 26, 2006

Pinky cooking

The result of the Premo (an evolved Sculpey) trial of directly building from the original parts has failed, because the clay is too sticky and dissolves the paint. (Yikes!! That means my skin has been absorbing whatever chemical there is in the clay!!) But I've already bought a bunch of Premo, so the next logical step is to make a mold so the Premo doesn't need to touch the Pinky.

I've used Oyumaru before with pretty good result, but this is my first time on making a 2-sided mold. Oyumaru is a waxy moldeling material which softens in hot water, and stays in shape after cool down. Due to this nautre, I had to use Eraser Clay for the other half of the mold. Eraser Clay is the opposit of Oyumaru. It hardens in hot water and turns into an eraser. (This is from the maker of Oyumaru, not Sculpey. The Sculpey one has to be baked, not boiled.) And then I found out later that it's OK to use Oyumaru on both sides! Aaaargh!!!!!

The result? Didn't work. Sob sob sob sob... The eraser clay sticks to the parts after it hardens, and can't be scraped off completely. The paint on the original part is damaged. Sigh... Tonight would be one last trail on using Oyumaru on both sides. If it fails, I'll have to strip the paint off the Pinky and build directly on top. BTW, Oyumaru is supposed to be reusable but it seems to be less soft on the second time.

Saturday, February 25, 2006

Pinky Street = Pandora's box

Oh dear... the Pandora's box called Pinky Street has been opened. These were bought at a discount and will be used for custom characters. But... but... I don't have the heart to cut them up or strip their paint...

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Happy Valentine's Day!

Chocolate! Tons of chocolate!

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Dog cake

This year's Chinese zodiac sign is the dog. And this cute-looking dog is actually an edible cake! The fur is made of thin strands of icing. Incredible! But I don't have the heart to cut into this cake...