One fine day, I was out shopping at the supermarket when something caught my eye: a box of crisps.
It went straight into my shopping trolley without any second thoughts, I was sucked in deep by the simple packaging (yes, I do purchase stuff on impulse just because the packaging is nice. I might well be on my way to become a packaging designer). When I got home, I opened the box and proceeded to feed myself with its contents.
When I tore away the sealed foil packet, what awaited me, in all its glory, were the butter crisps in a brown plastic tray. Curious, I removed the crisps from the tray and…
Lo and behold! What a beautiful sight! Grid patterns on the bottom of the tray! Wasting no time, I grabbed my Xacto knife and steel ruler and began cutting away.
Now, I had two pieces of plastic with the grid pattern. Or waffle pattern. If I tried sandwiching a lump of clay in between them, the waffle pattern would be screwed. One side would not match with the other. So I folded one of them with equal sides, with the embossed squares facing inwards.
I took a bit of clay and sandwiched it between the two negatives. Then I pressed the plastic to form the waffle pattern (although technically, you’d want to use something that can distribute the force evenly on the surface to press it).
The result? A pretty waffle! Even though it was only the size of a quarter (or a Singapore 50¢ coin), lol.
No miniature waffle should be this thick, though. I ought to use more force in pressing the negatives; it will result in a more defined waffle pattern and thinness.
Of course, the above waffle was made as an example and not an actual miniature.
Go forth and have fun making waffles! I might actually just sculpt a set of waffle negatives for myself, but eh, this might be the easiest way to make these little cuties right. :D