As I was feeling a little 'potioned out' I thought I would leave the dark and dingy shelves of Slug and Jiggers for a couple of weeks and try my hand at sweet making ready for Honeydukes. A few weeks ago I saw these pots in The Range, cheap as chips, ideal for playing with and getting to grips with clay. If my attempts are as awful as they usually are I won't feel I have wasted a ton of money.
The little pots contained a very light, easily kneaded compound that appears to be full of tiny caviar beads. It is a little bit sticky and you have to make sure you keep all your pieces well spaced as they will merge into each other. The clay is air drying too which is good.
Some lollipops both giant and small. You can see the beaded texture of the clay which is great for sweets. This clay can only be rolled and squashed really and it will settle flat if you try and make something with more weight. I was hoping to make dragon eggs from the more earthy colours but the shapes just flattened on the glass tile.
Some candy canes. Not too sure about scales yet but they look ok.
Medium and tiny clusters for jars of sweets. The pom pom lollipops have cheap plastic hair brush bristles for their sticks. A tip that has worked very well.
The texture can really be seen well here. They look like the horrible sweets you get with Liquorice Allsorts
At the back of the tile are my attempts at liquorice wands and sticks. Again I sort of guessed the scales and thought any over sized ones can be put in shopping baskets.
More weird and wonderful lollipops that will need their sticks cut to size. I allowed everything to dry off overnight and it appears to have hardened off perfectly well. Apparently this stuff sticks to paper as well so I will use the more earthy tones on book covers.
I have also been playing with Sculpey but I will share the results of that experiment tomorrow!!