Sunday, January 25, 2015

New From My Sketchbook

Here are a couple drawings I've done recently in my sketchbook. :)

A sketch inspired by wishing for a rainy day! 

I used markers, colored pencils, micron pens and a gel pen for these sketches.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Miniature Carrot Cake

Happy Easter! In celebration of spring I sculpted a miniature carrot cake!

I painted the miniature plate light green with white polka dots for a spring look and I also painted Easter chicks on my nails - you can see the tip of it off to the right hand side.

This is a double layer carrot cake with vanilla icing and miniature marzipan carrots on top!

Friday, February 28, 2014

Olaf from Frozen: Pendant Tutorial

This week I made an Olaf charm from the movie Frozen. Frozen is my all time favorite Disney princess movie and Olaf is a cute snowman who dreams of summer! I took photos of the painting process for a simple tutorial. :)

"I'm Olaf and I like warm hugs!"

I started off by sculpting a base out of white polymer clay and stuck a head-pin through so I can attach it to a necklace chain later.

I then painted the background with blue acrylic paint and  painted the outline of Olaf with white paint.
Here I added some shading around his mouth and cheeks with a light grey acrylic paint mix (white with a tiny bit of black) .
Here I just added his tooth with white paint and shaded a bit around it.
In this photo I painted on his eyes and eyebrows, using black acrylic paint for the eyes and a burnt umber/brown for the brows.
Here I added his carrot nose and twig hair, using the brown I used for his eyebrows mixed with a little black for the hair and a mix of yellow and red paint for his nose.

I finished off with a couple coats of Martha Stewart Crafts high gloss finish on the front and back and it's finished! :)

Monday, January 27, 2014

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Lately I've been lacking inspiration for miniature food making, whenever I feel uninspired I like to sculpt something simple to get my creative juices flowing again! So this past week I sculpted a few miniature cookies and a pair of cookie earrings. :)

This batch turned out crunchy and buttery!

These cookie earrings were fun to make and I've been wearing them non-stop.

Hope you've had a wonderful weekend and are feeling inspired this week!

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Recent Miniatures

These are a few of my most recent food miniatures I've sculpted, if you follow my Instagram you've probably already seen these!

This is a Thanksgiving plate I sculpted a few weeks ago. Mashed potatoes, green beans and sliced turkey with stuffing! The perfect meal for Thanksgiving. :)

I made these tiny cinnamon rolls recently. The gooey "cinnamon" inside and the icing texture was a fun challenge and took a while to get right! I watered the TLS (translucent liquid sculpey) down just a bit so it wasn't so thick, and then added a small amount of white paint for the right color!

I sculpted this plate of bacon and eggs a few weeks ago. I really enjoy sculpting entire meals, its a wonderful challenge!