Sunday, October 3, 2010

More treasures and some results on my experiments...

I received some beautiful gifts from 2 wonderful ladies out there in the miniature blog world that I am proud to call friends:
Sophia was kind enough to help me order some craft items from the US and super sweet to include some gifts she thought I might find helpful  for my Christmas projects:

And then I got a wonderful gift from Genevieve's hands of gold, a beautifully made cushion that has found a new home:

And now some update on my experiments in adding scent to polymer clay... Overall I must say that they were successful! I wish you could smell them too! I have made some notes though that one should take into account if he decides to give it a try:
1) I used oil based scents so that they can blend with the polymer clay.
2) They blend really well, but the clay becomes very soft and sticky so you need to be very careful...
3) The sent is very strong at first, but after baking the clay it weakens to about 70% to its original scent.
4) After varnishing the clay the scent is still there, but yet less strong...
Overall it's a nice twist to classic polymer clay miniature items!

I wish you could smell my strawberry cheesecake! It is vanilla scented...


  1. ¡Enhorabuena por los regalos, están preciosos! Tu experimento con los aromas ha sido divertido leer.
    ¡Lo último en dulces minis! ¡Con olor!
    Besos Clara.

  2. Very beautiful gifts!
    Your cake is very good!Strawberry cheesecake is my favourite!:-))

  3. I just wish I could smell the cake. It's such a great idea, I love it.

  4. This cake is my favorite in scale 1 / 1!
    You've played it to perfection!
    Anthoula please, can you post some pictures of your Victorian dollhouse? I am very curious to see where you put all the wonderful gifts you receive :-)
    Mini hugs, Flora

  5. I am glad you like the cushion, I think it's perfect on your armchair. Thank you for showing it.
    I love your cheesecake with the smell it must be difficult not to want to eat it.

  6. I know Flora...I must create a whole new scene to properly display all my treasures, since most of them are in a shabby chic style... I promise to do that soon! ;-)))

  7. Enhorabuena por los regalos son una maravilla.
    Me ha encantado seguir tu odisea para conseguir olor.
    El pastel esta fantastico.
    besitos ascension

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  9. Hello!

    All beautiful gifts - such good friends! I love your little strawberry cheesecake and with the scent it is so special!

    Wishing you a wonderul week!


    Barbara Diane