Monday, August 25, 2014

Raspberries

Miniature raspberries :)
I made these for todays' tutorial - fresh from the mini garden.

Was time to make some proper raspberries! - there's always room for improvement, but I think these would be suitable for putting on top of some mini cakes?
Not the ones with the twig of course, haha


Now that I think about it, I don't think I've ever made miniature raspberries 'on their own'. They're usually part of a cake, dessert or some other sort of arrangement. About time, I guess :)

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Playing around with bronze clay

Playing around with bronze clay :)

I got my kiln in the beginning of the week, and some goodies I'd ordered - bronze clay, patinas and other accessories. I posted a small haul on my other youtube channel; Click here to watch.

Finally found the time to sit down and play around with the bronze clay. These are my first 2 attempts at working with bronze clay; A miniature angel and a lions' head.
Obviously not yet fired, haha



I didn't add too many details to the angel - both because of the size (18mm tall), but also because I'm going to add patinas, so that in itself is going to add some detail.
I want to give the angel some rusty/green/blue patina, and I think I'm sticking with an aged, distressed look for the lion - dark and antiqued, but with highlights.
I've been filming part of the process for making the angel, and I will be filming a bit throughout the rest of the process. When I posted a video on youtube a few months ago, I got a lot of comments asking for a video like that. It'll be up on my second channel (same channel as the haul) at some point :)

I've made a couple of silver clay pieces, as I've shown you in previous posts, and bronze clay doesn't seem much different to work with. The main difference to me is the fact that it's less expensive, and I can therefore make larger pieces without worrying too much about the costs, or whether or not 1 piece means I won't have enough clay for another piece.
I believe this clay shrinks about 8% once fired, so I'm excited to see how much of a difference that's going to make.

Need to make a few more pieces before I can fire them though, because it seems like a waste to heat up the kiln just for the sake of these.

I've got not clue if people are going to be interested in these at the fairs,. but so what :) I enjoy making them!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Potatoes

Miniature potatoes :) Probably one of THE easiest thing to make, but they look adorable!


Makes you feel like peeling potatoes?..... naah! 
These were posted as a tutorial on my YouTube channel yesterday :)