As my daughter has pointed out, we seem to have reached the point when she receives grown-up gifts and I get toys….
As many of you will know, for the last year I have been mostly living in a 1/12th scale world with my Instagram continuing story about a family.
One of my pressies was a kit to make a market stall for the miniature family.
The last time I tried modelling with Fimo (Polymer clay) I didn’t do so well. I tried to make some simple plates but they seemed to be soft – even after baking.
But I’ve seen some amazing modelling with Fimo so I have had another go and here are my results…
So first of all I made loads of little ball shapes, these will be painted to be potatoes and apples.
Some of them I cut to make mushroom caps and rolled the bottom bit to make the mushroom stem. Carrots and cauliflowers and cabbages. It was really fun to do.
I followed the instructions properly and baked the clay for the required time.
Afterwards the pieces really do feel like china!
I then started to paint them, I realise now that I should make some parsnips and turnips. I used just over half of a packet of Fimo to make all these veggies!
And so to the painting, I have used acrylic paint. Cauliflowers first…
Then the carrots, apples, cabbages, sprouts and mushrooms.
Now to get the market stall ready.
The Littleton’s handyman helped, naturally. Here he is in colour
He was taking a long time so I took over.
I painted the stall in white acrylic then drew on green stripes with a marker pen.
The stall and shelves were also coloured with green paint.
Here’s the finished stall…
It will soon be appearing in my Instagram story.
I really enjoyed the modelling and will definately do some more.
Thanks for reading,
back soon, Love Rosie
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