Well, it's almost Valentines Day, so I think we should do something romantic here in the Fake-n-Bake kitchen, and what could be more romantic than making fake olives? What's that, you say? 'Almost anything is more romantic than fake olives? Even saving the cherry post from a few weeks ago would have made more sense- at least they are red like valentines!' To you, dear reader, I say this. Shut up! Olives are plenty romantic and, more importantly, I don't have anything else to blog about at the moment. So, there.
Dirty Martinis post, are made from Sculpey, a polymer clay that hardens when baked. For these olives, I decided to start with polymer clay that was closer in color to the finished product. I was hoping that this would be exactly the right color as is, but we will talk about that a bit later.
The first thing I did was to shape the olives. What makes an olive look like an olive?
|The oblong shape, of course...|
|A pit....(I used the hollow end of a pen to make this)|
|The x shape made by the pitting machine....|
|...and a pimento!|
|Hehehe! Olives on parade!|
|Aluminum foil olive trough!|
|Olive you 'til the end of time.|