You may remember these hole punches that I bought a while back. I found them for $1 each in the craft aisle at Walmart. I have been wanting to make some polymer clay cookies for a long time now so I finally got around to trying these out.
The polymer clay colors that I used were a dark chocolate brown, reddish-orange, and an off-white. I worked tiny bits of clay together into a ball until I had the right cookie color that I wanted.
I found a tutorial video where the clay was rolled out to almost paper thin. You can either use a hair dryer, microwave, or a regular oven to make the clay hard. There are usually instructions included with the clay. Here are some tips from Sculpey's website http://www.sculpey.com/faq-new/198
Punching the cookies out is not as easy as you would think. If you've made the pieces too thick then you can't cut through them and if they are too thin then the cookies will break into tiny pieces. It took quite a few tries to get this many cut out.
The trick that I found was to use Translucent Liquid Sculpey in order to make icing for the cookies. Most of the tutorials that I found said to use oil based paints to make the colors, but to be honest I didn't have much luck with them. I used the regular acrylic paints that I already had an had a better result. I couldn't find a brush small enough to paint with so I thought a toothpick would work. Only I couldn't find any so I ended up using these paper umbrella toothpicks that are for cocktails, lol!
Here are my resulting cookies on some tiny tea plates with a quarter to show the scale. I didn't think they were too bad for a first try.
I thought I would leave you with a nice layout pic. The doilies are cut from those cute little tissue paper ones that come out around Valentine's day and the pumpkins are of course putka pods. I'm hoping that Walmart will have a tiny gingerbread shaped hole punch around the holidays because I'd like to try making a skeleton cookie. I think I could do black icing and then use a toothpick to put tiny white bones for the rib cage, arms, and legs, etc.
Happy Monday everyone!