Sunday, 2 February 2014

Fimo verses modge podge and a pretty heart box with chocolate hearts (warning picture heavy )

I like to try my hand at many crafts , before cards I was really into dolls houses and miniatures, I have 1 large dolls house now furnished to bust.  I used fimo in the past for food making etc, but the clay was really hard . Now the fimo is made in a soft variety , it's much easier to work with.
I bought the molds sold for use with the modge podge melts , I used the melts and normal glue sticks , the results where hit and miss , the best ones are photographed bellow. The melts are expensive at £8.99 for 16 sticks so I ordered some fimo and 2 molds (pictured bellow ) and tried them out . In my opinion the fimo is far better , the details show more and there is less to trim away with your craft knife .
My hubby joined in too , he was very proud of the brown owl he made. For the melts you use a heat gun , for the fimo you bake for 15 mins in a low oven , I use 120 , in my electric fan assisted . You can paint them but I used matalic pens and a gold pilot marker on the glue stick molds.

 The heart box was made using a silhouette studio cut file , cut on my portrait machine , the heart paper is home for Christmas by papermania . I've added a scallop border (cut on my machine ) and home spun style ribbon from the ribbon box. The roses and doves are fimo molded shapes. The chocolate marzipan hearts are from Aldi , they are so yummy.

challenges entered for the heart box :

paper players : valentine card or 3-D project with a" food or treat" theme .
open minded crafting : show some love
Allsorts : love is in the air

The fimo embellishmemts

 The milky white coloured are modge podge , the clear and metallic coloured glue stick , the tiny rose and heart are air dried clay.

 the purple molds are handmade , I bought them on e bay ( quite cheap )

well I'm truly hooked on fimo /molded embellishments , I will no doubt buy more fimo colours and more molds . As for my silhouette portrait I love it and don't know how I crafted without it , my one regret is I didn't buy the big machine (the cameo ).
I hope you found this review helpful and try your hand at making your own , it's such fun and will be cheaper than buying embellishments in the long term.
We are invited to dinner at my Mums tonight , I'm taking the heart box filled with chocs , I know my Mum will love it.

enjoy the rest of Sunday and happy crafting. janex


cotnob said...

This is a gorgeous heart box Jane, such pretty papers and your embellishments are fabulous.
I have been thinking about making some embellishments - thanks to you I now know which ones to try first, thank you for the info.

Sue said...

Your heart box is so beautiful Jane and I love the embellishments you have made. Thank you for your review.
Sue xx

coldwaters2 said...

WOWW Jane this project is absolutely delicious, the box is beautiful you have decorated it perfectly, all those little items you made with the moulds look fantastic, I love, love this a lot.
lorraine x

Doreen said...

What a fab box,I love all of your

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie, wow such amazing creations hugs Pops x x x

Lorraine said...

What a gorgeous box Jane and so beautifully decorated.
Lorraine x

Jules said...

Hi Jane

What a great post .. .. I love your fabulous project (surprise, surprise) but also like the look of your fimo creations. (Please don't get me wanting to try other things too LOL!!).

Thanks for sharing and I hope you had a good dinner with your Mum. I bet she loved her special box.

Have a good week.

Love Jules xx

brenda said...

A stunning Valentines creation Jane and clever embellies, thanks so much for sharing wit us at Allsorts challenge this week.

B x

Beryl said...

What a fabulous box Jane - and it's not all down to the machine - you had a hood hand in it. Gorgeous array of embellishments. If only we didn't have to keep thinking about the 5mm slot when we are making and posting cards.
Beryl xx

Ivanina Vasileva said...

Beautiful box, Jane! Thank you for joining us at Open-Minded Craft Fun Challenge! Good Luck! Iva DT

Pia S said...

These fimo pieces make lovely embellishments! And this little heart box filled with sweets makes a great Valentine's gift for a dear one, it's beautiful!

Amy A said...

This is so pretty. Stunning details. I too am liking the embellies you've created here. Fabulous! Thank you for joining us this challenge at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenges. Good luck! Hope you join us again!

Amy A~DT

Susan Kennedy said...

This is an amazing box!!! I love all the papers you used.. all the layers!! Your clay creations are just GORGEOUS!!! Wow!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

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Mikha Adriani said...

Great idea, Jane, love your heart shape box. And, I love to play with fimo too lately! But I'm way to lazy to create, that's why I made so many in one day. LOL.
Thanks for joining us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun. Wish to see you again next time :)
Hugs, Mikha

Ann Schach said...

Wow! This is awesome! I love that you made the embellishments. Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

Anne Marie Hile said...

SO cool! I love all of the embellishments you created and your box is stunning. So much beautiful detail. Thank you so much for joining us over at the Paper Players! :)

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

ohhhh wow you are telling me that you are making those just by putting modpodge in the mold and letting it dry?!? And same of the glue gun?!? Ohhhh wow I really really need to try this out! I have some molds... but the air dry clay was not a success for me... man I'll have to come back to check this out some more. Ok this is a long comment lol. Just got super excited!! As you can tell. Just adore the box you have done!!! Just fabulous. And thank you so much for the inspiration for those pieces!!!

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