I spoke too soon…

Well, my superior vegan immune system didn’t completely protect me from the stomach bug the rest of the family got but at least I’m making a swift recovery! My friend, and fabulous photographer Tracy, tagged me yesterday (And since I didn’t get a chance to finish the craft I was going to share today due to an ill household) I figured today would be a good day to play along. So, to play tou go into the folder on your computer where you store your photos, go to the 6th folder and pick the 6th photo in there, here’s mine:

the 6th photo in my 6th folder on my hard drive

the 6th photo in my 6th folder on my hard drive

That is several sheets of polymer clay from a project I did a couple years ago. I was commissioned to make polymer clay leaves to go on a wedding cake. OK for everyone who is having heart palpation’s because I was using polymer clay near food calm down. The clay is non toxic AFTER cured. That’s why they say to use baking sheets that are clay dedicated on raw clay but after it is cured it should be as safe as any other plastic…bad point huh.

Polymer clay leaves by Lindsay Weirich

Polymer clay leaves by Lindsay Weirich

Since I have no new craft today  I thought I woulds share the leave with you. First condition the clay (knead it in your hands or in a pasta machine until soft) then roll it out 1/8" thick. Press a real leaf into the clay and cut out with an x-axto knife. Pinch around the edges with the leaf still attached to make it look like a delicate thin leaf and trim again with the knife. Remove the leaf and bake at 275 for about 10 minutes *Correction, these are very thin and will burn easily so bake them for about half the time the package says 8-10 minutes for Sculpey3, or 15 minutes for Premo at a slightly lower temperture on a bed of cornstarch (see comments) with a dusting of cornstarch on top.

So, want to play along? Post the 6th picture from the 6th folder on your blog and leave me a link so we can check it out!. To see Tracy’s beautiful photo click here.

Have fun and happy crafting!

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