Sunday, September 30, 2012

Miniature pastries

Hello everyone I hope you're all having a wonderful weekend! Today I have some miniature 1:12th scale pastries to share with you, these are some fresh eclairs ready to be put into a bakery window!

I am really enjoying the light box I made last week, its perfect for photographing miniatures! I''ll post about the light box soon.

The little board the eclairs were on in the first picture is also handmade by me. I made it by painting a piece of cardboard with Raw Sienna acrylic paint. I plan to make more of these little boards, I could do so many things with them and they are fun to make!

I also made a few brownies! I really enjoyed sculpting these, the texture was so much fun to make!

A dollhouse person will enjoy eating this brownie!

Friday, September 28, 2012

New watercolor painting

Today I would like to share with you a new watercolor painting! I'm working on some new watercolor techniques. In this painting I wet the paper first so the paint could run down the paper. It is a very fun technique to experiment with!

I used Pentel watercolors for the first time instead of my usual GRUMBACHER watercolor set. The GRUMBACHER's set dries with a matte finish while with the Pentel's set it dried with a little bit of a shine, especially the red. It was fun trying out a different brand! (Thanks Aunt Jennifer!)

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Painted mushroom

Yesterday I repainted an old mushroom my mom had given me to refresh. After many years in the garden its red paint had gotten quite chipped and faded so I gave it a whole new color scheme!

I had so much fun painting this! It took around three hours to finish it, counting drying time for each coat of paint.  For this project I used Liquitex acrylics to paint the whole thing in the colors white, raw sienna, red, and burnt umber.

Just for fun - there's nothing cuter than a mushroom with a little crab apple on its cap!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Apple Crumble

A while ago I made a Apple Crumble pie out of polymer clay. Can't you just smell the cinnamon and apples mixed together? Pies always look so delicious.

And here are some close up shots of the pie..I hope you enjoy!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Raspberry and Chocolate cakes

Today I'm going to share a closer look at the raspberry cake that was shown in my first blog post. It was the first cake I made out of polymer clay. I made it before I was careful about sizing to 1:12 scale, but I still think it's a good example of a raspberry cake. The frosting was made with white acrylic paint and the insides were made out of polymer clay colored with red acrylic paint. I created the cake texture using a sewing needle. This was a really fun cake to create, I hope you enjoy it!

 This chocolate cake was made shortly after the raspberry cake and is the same size as the raspberry one, too. The frosting on this one is a bit different because I also added TLS (Translucent liquid sculpey) to the mix so it doesn't have a plastic-like feeling to it. The chocolate cake was also texturized with a sewing needle. I do that by swirling the needle around in circles "teasing" the clay again and again until I get the effect I'm looking for.

Friday, September 7, 2012

French bread

Another crisp, on the way to Autumn, day. I've been busy making some piping hot french bread!

This is my first attempt at making polymer clay french bread, I felt like today was perfect weather to give it a go! Autumn weather really makes you crave that crispy crust, then the warm insides of the bread..Yum.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Warm cookies and new props

A bit of Autumn weather rolling in...just in time to enjoy some warm cookies from the oven! The 1:12 scale polymer clay cookies were made for my sister's birthday, she's really enjoying using them with her dollhouse!

Yesterday I took a trip to my favorite miniatures shop, Little Enchantments! I got some great props for photo shoots, aren't those tiny measuring spoons just adorable??

Tuesday, September 4, 2012


Hi, I'm Esme! Welcome to my place on the internet to share my artwork and inspiration.

Today I'm going to share with you a new interest of mine, modeling miniature polymer clay food! I've been working with this new medium for about a month now, and I have really been enjoying it so far! This week I will be posting in more detail some of the miniatures I have been making, the miniatures you see on the dollhouse table in this photograph!