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Polymer Sausage Tutorial 1/3 Scale 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

Sausage, Egg, Waffle

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 thisPolymer Sausage Tutorial 1/3 Scale

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.

Roll out your sausage colored polymer into a snake that looks like the correct diameter for dolly’s sausage, it should be about 1 cm. Cut into pieces 3 to 3.5 cm long. Polymer Sausage Tutorial 1/3 Scale; 2

Gently pinch the ends between your fingers, You want them to form into a dome shape; Polymer Sausage Tutorial 1/3 Scale; 3

Do the other end of each piece. They should resemble sausages (or tootsie rolls!)Polymer Sausage Tutorial 1/3 Scale; 4

Take your flat piece of foil and lay one of your sausages on top. Polymer Sausage Tutorial 1/3 Scale; 5

Take the crumpled piece of foil and begin texturing your sausage by patting it with the foil. Polymer Sausage Tutorial 1/3 Scale; 6

As you pat the sausage, roll it back and forth on the flat piece of foil. Keep turning the crumpled foil over so your texture is not uniform. Polymer Sausage Tutorial 1/3 Scale; 7

When you are done it will look something like this; Polymer Sausage Tutorial 1/3 Scale; 8

Now brush on some soft pastels, I always work from light to dark. For sausage I use a brick shade first, I brush this shade on most of the sausage. Polymer Sausage Tutorial 1/3 Scale; 9

Next I use a medium brown and brush this on in a random pattern covering about half of the sausage. Polymer Sausage Tutorial 1/3 Scale; 10

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.

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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. DSC_0290


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2 Responses to Polymer Sausage Tutorial 1/3 Scale

  1. November 25, 2015 at 1:07 AM #

    I’m so glad it was helpful! I used to find it frustrating that when I textured the top, the bottom texture would suffer. This solves that problem nicely.

    I’d love to see a photo of the sausages you make.

  2. BJK14 November 24, 2015 at 7:46 PM #

    Winter, that is a fantastic tutorial. I was able to get my colors and shape right but never the texture. Using the foil they way you show is genius! Thanks.

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