I finally have the mosaic pattern incised into the polymer clay (to emulate flagstone flooring). Next step, cut out a dozen 1.25″ squares and start texturing the edges. I think. I’m still making this up as I go along, with a big shout-out to DM Scotty and Wyloch for all the awesome ideas.
This part of the process definitely goes more slowly. I press polymer clay into the cardboard edges so that on baking the bases become quite rigid. Then I wrap each in more clay to be certain I have most of the gaps filled. Following that, I use a 1″ square template I cut from an old cassette tape case pressed to the top of each tile as the straightedge for cutting. A new razor blade made short work of the excess. Once all these are done, they go into the oven. After that, it’ll be time to apply the textures.
Learned a fair bit about the screencasting software, and figured out how to import from my camcorder’s native format. Still gotta develop some fluency with it, but I’ve got the basic concepts down. Getting some “watch the artist/crafter at work” content up soon shouldn’t be too hard. Still have to do the little bit of re-design here on the blog. Got the new shelves in today, so the lair is far better organized. Now I just need to make good things happen in it. Continue reading “Daily Log Entry 3/13/2017 11:20 PM”
It’s still today! After the hiccups with Episode 2, I’ve had a day to think about how that’s structured, and I think it’s good I give that a bit of a re-work. There’s a lot of introductory GIMP tutorial stuff at the beginning that’s just going to waste people’s time if they’re only interested in the few actual minutes of the progress being made. There might already be a million out there, and that’s okay. I have high hopes, and eventually there will be a you I’m talking to here. You’ve landed here looking for some World Building 101 material, and by cracky, yer gonna get it. We’ll all do better if I slow down and get it right, not perfect, just right. If you’re interested enough to try your own hand at various things I share here, maybe you’ll actually find something useful. Continue reading “Daily Log Entry 3/13/2017 12:25 AM”
Just sculpted my first 2×2 dungeon floor tile from scratch. It just went into the oven, so I’ll find out how well it comes out in about 25 minutes. Oh, the suspense!
And we have our very first 1″ square floor tile, though I think it’s probably better suited as a cave tile than a dungeon tile. Bonus points for it being the first completed mini anything I’ve done. Hooray for YouTube videos, a touch of knack, and the magic of dry brush.