May 14, 2007
TACOS AND TORTILLA CHIPS
personal use only please
You will need:polymer clay - translucent, ochre, white, brown, red, yellow, orange, pottery
½ inch round cutter
ochre artist pastel
TORTILLAS:Mix 1 part ochre, ½ part white, and ¼ part translucent clay.
Roll out to about 1/16 of an inch. (I used third setting on my pasta machine) Cut out circles with your ½ inch cutter.
Gently rub ochre pastel on a piece of paper. For tacos, rub pastel onto one side of each circle. If you wish to make flat tortillas or chips, rub both sides with color.
If you are making tacos, you’ll want to gently fold each circle over to form a shell shape.
Bake for 10 minutes on 275. While still warm, if you are making chips, cut each circle into chips. I cut each circle in half both ways, then cut each piece in half.
Lightly coat pieces with varnish and let dry.
FILLING:Roll a very thin snake of brown clay.
Take a piece of the snake and “bunch it up” to a size to fit in your taco shell. Keep the shape of the snake clearly defined.
Make sure they fit easily into the taco shell, so you can glue it in place after baking.
Bake.TOPPINGS:tomatoes: mix translucent with a trace of red. Roll into thin snake and bake.While warm, cut into tiny pieces.onions: roll translucent into thin snake and bake.While warm, cut into tiny pieces.lettuce: mix translucent with a trace of leaf green.Roll very thin and tear into tiny pieces.Bakecheese: mix ¾ part yellow and ½ part orange clay.Roll into thin snake and bake.While warm, cut into tiny pieces.PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER:After gluing the filling into your shells, you simply glue the other toppings to the filling. I mixed my tomatoes and onions together with a bit of glue and applied those with a toothpick. I also used the toothpick to place the lettuce . After the glue dries a bit, then I used a toothpick to place some cheese.