Miniatures From Clay

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Update on This Is No Mini

This is a picture of 2 of the 3 alligator trappers who are here to try to remove that big gator that hangs around the pool. They carry polls and bows and arrows and they are currently trying to call the gator.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Rooster Kitchen in Miniature

I am working on making a rooster kitchen and you'll see here a Michael's hutch that I've decorated with plates of roosters that I made, and a hand-made kitchen table that's got an egg being made for something. I also made the little tea pot from clay but purchased at a garage sale the various birds shown there.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Gingerbread Scene

This was fairly easy to make, and fun as well because I had to make some gingerbread and some ginger cookies to get the models. :) There is a little bowl with the gingerbread mixed in it on the table, so again, I wanted to know exactly what the real thing looked like. I made gingerbread men cookies by first cooking polymer clay after rolling it out thin and texturing it, and then after cooking I just used a paper punch to make the cookies. I found a book on Christmas cookies and used that as the background for the scene, for the walls, with a page open showing gingerbread cookies. I used a pen to scribe in boards on the luan plywood floors, and then stained that. I really like using that plywood to simulate wood floors.