I hope you can see the letters ok. Guess maybe the clay is darker than I thought. Anyway, we'll see how they turn out. I need to make sure there are no fingerprints on the letters because I don't want them transferring to the pieces I make! I'll try to do another post when I start working with these to make charms/pendants.
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
So I got this idea just as I was getting ready to drift off to dream land the other night. I hopped out of bed, carefully, because it's a loft and I don't want to break anything...gone 32 years without a broken bone, thank you very much! So, the idea I had was to make initial charms/pendants out of polymer clay. I was thinking about this over the last day or so. Trying to figure out just how to do this. Stamps? Cookie cutters? And then it came to me...sort of. I have an alphabet mold in my stash so maybe I could use that. This morning after breakfast, etc, I headed down into my studio. I grabbed that mold and some scrap clay and with my new BSB CD cranking, I got to work. I conditioned the scrap clay and used pieces and made molds of each letter. Then I baked them. I'm going to try using them as stamps and then I might try some paint or alcohol ink on them...who knows. But here's a picture of the stamps I made...
Monday, July 22, 2013
Today is July 22, 2013 and I want to start this in order to hold myself accountable and chart the results of what I'm doing. I want to whiten my teeth, but I've always been a bit on the lazy side when it comes to actually brushing my teeth every day. I think this way I'll be more accountable and others can see the progress I'm making as well. My teeth are no where near perfect and I know that, but I still want them to be healthier. So, I've taken a picture after brushing my teeth after dinner. The plan is to take a picture every morning after today and post a small update over the next 30 days to see if I see a noticeable difference. I don't know how good this first picture is, but it's all I could get using my phone.
The toothpaste I'm using is a homemade recipe I found while searching online over the past few days. Here's the recipe I'll be using: