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Super Long Carrot Tutorial by lily-inabottle Super Long Carrot Tutorial by lily-inabottle
Wahoo! I finished It! It took so long! This is my second tutorial, I hope you enjoy it and will attempt to make tiny carrots of your own. I would love to see how they turn out so send me some pictures!

here are a few pictures of my finished carrots lily-inabottle.deviantart.com/… lily-inabottle.deviantart.com/…


If you've used my tutorial to make your own carrots, send me a link and I will post it here for people to look at :D

Thank you :iconmagweno: for sharing your awesome carrots made using my tutorial

Here are some lovely carrots made by :icongemdedude:

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RHLPixels Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015
You are so crazy in the best way possible
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CMWyvern Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
These are fabulously realistic carrots! But, it seems like the tops would be liable to break very easily! Do you use a certain type of clay that is stronger?
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lily-inabottle Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
oh! and also, Thanks!
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lily-inabottle Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I make them a bit differently now.  They were breakable, so i make the stems thicker and shorter and put leaves down the stems to kind of hold them together and reinforce them. I use Primo! Sculpy clay, which seems to be pretty strong.
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CMWyvern Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
ok, I will remember that if I make some!
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Magweno Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I used your fantastic tutorial to make the carrots for details in this doll: magweno.deviantart.com/art/Rab...
I have to admit the fiddly tops irritated me so much I cheated and just did cut off ones for 9 out of 10 of them! I really admire your patience for making them, I couldn't do it!
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lily-inabottle Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your rabbit is really amazing! I am really blown away! Thank you for sharing!
Your carrots are really nice as well. 

The leaves are such a pain in the butt. I do them a bit differently now, but they are still really time consuming. 
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Sir-Herp Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Student General Artist
Very nice result! Can't help but think the green bits look a bit plastic-y, though.
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lily-inabottle Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree. I make the tops differently now and I think they look more realistic.
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Icy-Cami Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thats so cool! I'm just a noob when it comes too clay, although it is really fun when i do it!
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lily-inabottle Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Keep it up! We where all noobs once!
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Carlsbergensis Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
What a wonderful tutorial. Thank you. I was particularly after the foliage but was impressed with the way you use the pin to scratch the carrots after they were baked. I had used a blade to score them prior to baking. I then filled in with brown acrylic. Yours worked much better.
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lily-inabottle Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you friend! I tried scoring them before baking at first and was disappointed at how little it showed. This also has the benefit of not deforming the carrot.
I make the leaves a little different now. They are more compact because they broke so easily the way they are in this tutorial. here is a link to the new style of leaves [link]? I don't have any pictures on DA so you'll have to look at my etsy.
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Carlsbergensis Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you. I really appreciate your interest. For me I think the originals were more realistic looking but I can certainly see that the later ones are more robust.
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lily-inabottle Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree. The main difference I think was that the ones on etsy were made to 1/12 scale which is a bit smaller then I usually make them. It was pretty hard to make carrots that tiny.
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Carlsbergensis Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I bet it was. As it happened even mine were constantly sticking to me. It was almost as if they were trying to grow on me!:)
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AliceWHatter Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
WHAT?! This is amazing! Wow! I had to scroll back up to check that the first photo wasn't actually just an example of a real carrot for comparison.
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lily-inabottle Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:love: Thanks! I'm glad people still look at my tutorials. I really Should make more sometime.
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misunderheard Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
WOW
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:iconlily-inabottle:
lily-inabottle Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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PandaPearls Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Mine is not nearly as good as yours: [link]
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lily-inabottle Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
you can cover your stuff with aluminum foil to keep it from burning. I would also recommend baking everything at about 200 farenheit which is lower then the package recommends. tiny things burn so easily! Good job though!
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PandaPearls Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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Wickedream Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
IT'S PERFECT!
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:iconlily-inabottle:
lily-inabottle Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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Wickedream Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
your welcome~
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ValleyWind Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Student General Artist
Great job! The leaves look a little flat but this is an awesome tutorial!
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:iconlily-inabottle:
lily-inabottle Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks,
Yes the leaves need some work.
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TheShineInTheStars Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
They look like real carrots! Amazing tut! I will try it -w-
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:iconlily-inabottle:
lily-inabottle Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I hope you will! Thanks :D
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MiniEats Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Nice!
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:iconlily-inabottle:
lily-inabottle Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :D
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clovercarmen5 Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
oh and another thing.. u can rebake a baked piece of clay!! i didn't know that!!
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lily-inabottle Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
yes you can! It is very helpful to know! clay will discolor or burn if you bake it too many times. the carrots needed a total bake time of 30 min so I baked the orange part for 20, the green part for 5 and then added the tops to the bottoms and baked for another 5.
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clovercarmen5 Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
this is clever... i salute u
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:iconlily-inabottle:
lily-inabottle Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you :D
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clovercarmen5 Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
wait.. is it really possible or safe to do the pastel brushing then bake it??? i thought it should be AFTER baking it
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lily-inabottle Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
you must brush the pastels on before baking or it won't stick. It is actually not safe to bake polymer clay. It releases toxic fumes. I do my baking in an toaster oven that I keep in my garage. That way I don't have to worry about fumes. Not a problem if you are only going to bake a few things but if you do it often then bake in a different room or outside.
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clovercarmen5 Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
8O what it releases toxic fumes?? but i already bought a big piece and i was going to make a doll and bake it, i don't have mini oven or microwave.. the directions says that i shouldn't microwave it. and it says "baking clay" meaning it shouldn't be hazardeous, right?? T__T plz tell me i am right.. because it would be a total waist if i will not use my clay...TT_TT
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lily-inabottle Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
do you have a fan in your kitchen or a window you could open? I bought my toaster oven at goodwill for $8. totally worth it is you are going to cook lots of stuff.
I didn't mean to scare you!
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clovercarmen5 Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
yes i do have fan.. so is it still wrong to bake my clay? Q_Q
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Fondantfox Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I don't have a toaster I can use, I use my family oven and we've never had any problems. I just turn the fan on during baking and keep it on for a bit after. Sometimes I leave the oven door open afterwards while the fan is on. I also have a tray specifically for baking on, and use parchment paper too. I believe it DOES release toxic fumes, but not in large enough quantities to really hurt you. You should be fine. Still, Lily-inabottle the toaster is a great idea. Better safe than sorry.
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clovercarmen5 Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
thanks
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lily-inabottle Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
you have to bake it, just make sure you use your fan and read the instructions on the package for baking temp and time.
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Rilavus Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012
i hate carrots but this is one of the best tutorials ive seen :D
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lily-inabottle Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :D I'm glad you think so!
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parachute-tonight Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
Eek, and since this is a tutorial, you should submit it under Stocks and Resources > Artisan Craft! :tighthug:
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lily-inabottle Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks! I sometimes I have no idea where to submit things :D
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parachute-tonight Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
No problem, I try to help! :hug:
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parachute-tonight Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
Oh, this is lovely and detailed and easy to follow, yesss! The carrots look exceptionally realistic, especially the leaf stalk and the lines in the carrot. <3 Thank you for sharing. Looking at all these lovely tutorials, I am so hyped about trying out Artisan Crafts sometime.
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