Miniatures From Clay

Monday, April 11, 2016

Plates and platters from clay

I roll out clay thin enough to serve as plates or platters, and use a paper punch to cut out a circle.  Normally I use my own molds but I felt this Wilton silicone mold would work great for a decorated (the pattern is on the mold) that was easy for anyone who doesn't make molds.  I just pressed in the clay to get the pattern and then cooked the entire thing in the oven.  These food molds are found at many craft stores, etc. 

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Elephant Table with Clay top

I thought an elephant table would be perfect for my castle, and I've had this old elephant for decades, so I just added a table top of clay! 

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Mirror Frames

These poly clay mirror or picture frames were made using a Martha Stewart mold.  I baked the clay right in the mold.  I used Premo and Sculpey clays, and Craf-T metallic rub-ons.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Polymer Clay Leaves

I purchased a mini leaf paper punch at a thrift shop and used it to cut out leaves on some golden-brown Fimo. I textured the clay with crumpled foil and then I just used pastels to add some colors. These can be used for a variety of projects in mini but they'd be great for earrings as well.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Miniature Fimo Easter Bunny

I wanted to make some miniature chocolate Easter bunnies using polymer clay. First I designed the bunny shape I wanted, and I knew it should not be over an inch tall so I aimed at that. I cut out the shape thick and then rounded the edges and added details like the eye and ears. Then I made a mold of that, and used that mold to make another one more refined. The advantage of using a mold is that the textures, such as the fur, look more molded in if in a mold. So I ended up making 4 molds, each more refined, until I had what I wanted. Then I worked in the same way for the bow tie. I used Amazing Mold Putty for the molding material.

I figure I can use these for a dollhouse or for jewelry. It did take quite a long time but it was fun to do.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Fimo enameled bowls

I've been testing a variety of techniques for faux enameling and glazing, and I created various molds for bowls to do so. This is my favorite design, and my favorite technique so far. I used eye shadow for the base of the enameling and then added, after cooking the clay bowls, a coating of Craf-T metallic rub-on paste to the top after cooking. Then I outlined the edges with Krylon's 18 K. gold pen. The base for all was Fimo gold.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Perfect Pearls on Fimo

Here I did a test of the copper Perfect Pearls on brown clay and on white clay and you can see the difference that it made.