http://fauxrealfood.com/tutorials-in-16-scale/Polymer Sausage Tutorial 1/3 Scale Faux Real Food
Delicious for your American Girls or other 18 inch dolls.
Have you ever wondered how to get the perfect texture on your polymer sausage? If so, you’re in luck! Follow along and soon your 18 inch friends will have a yummy breakfast treat.
For this craft you need:
- Red polymer clay
- Burnt umber polymer clay
- Chocolate brown polymer clay
- Translucent polymer clay
- Aluminum foil
- Soft pastels (optional)
- High Gloss Polymer Glaze
First condition your polymer, you condition polymer by mixing and kneading it in your hands until it is smooth and pliable. Condition each color separately.
After conditioning, take equal parts of umbre and translucent and knead them together, use about a thumbnail size ball of each. Take the chocolate brown and translucent and mix them the same way. Take a tiny pinch, smaller than a small pea, of red.
Roll the red, the brown and the umber mixtures into short snakes and smoosh all three together, roll and mix them until they are almost combined. You’ll want to see a bit of color variation. Like this
Now take a piece of foil, about 6 inches square. Crumple it into a loose ball then uncrumple it so it is flat but not smooth. Take another small bit of foil and crumple it into a quarter size ball. Set the foil aside.
The last color I use is a dark charcoal or black, this color is used sparingly and just dotted on in small spots or maybe down one side. You know, like the burnt bottom if you’ve forgotten to turn a sausage while cooking.
Bake according to your package directions. Remember to use a designated “craft” baking sheet. Never bake polymer on something used to prepare food. I like to put my polymer creations on parchment paper during baking. Parchment paper helps minimize burnt or shiny spots.
After baking, glaze with a polymer safe glaze and surprise your dolls with their new, yummy breakfast treat! A note about glazes. Use only glazes that are specifically formulated for polymer. Some products will not cure properly and will leave your creations sticky.