Hot cross buns….

If you follow my Instagram posts about the dolls house family and my craft blog you’ll have seen my latest miniature make.
Although they live in 1908ish the family celebrate most of the things we do now (I do a little research, but my get out is that they are not actually real!)
Anyway I decided to make some hot cross buns and so spent a fun afternoon with DAS air drying modelling clay.
I made the shapes by rolling balls of clay and slightly squashing them,             IMG_7722adding the ‘cross’ with a craft knife and then allowing them to dry over night.

Once dry I painted them a pale doughy colour, then brushed darker brown paint (quite dry) over them to give that just baked colour.  IMG_7733

Because the cross was cut into the clay I found using quite a dry paint meant that the colour did not travel into the cuts.


When that was dry I added some ‘currants’ with a darker brown still – just a little dab with a fine brush.

Once the ‘currants’ were dry I gave these tiny bunimg_7736.jpgs a coat of clear varnish so they look good and sticky like the real ones.
The Littleton family enjoyed them, and here they are in colour.

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Thanks for reading, back soon,
Love Rosie



About rosiesartsandcrafts

An avid arty crafty kind of person, I can never leave anything as it was intended, as you will come to see as I post my arty and crafty blogs which follow a self-imposed challenge to create something every week and blog about whatever I've done. I hope my work will inspire your own creations but please note that the text, pictures and artwork are ©rosiesartsandcrafts unless otherwise noted; all rights reserved. The content of this blog may not be copied or used without permission. Projects and layouts may not be copied for submission to contests, magazines, or other publications in any form. For questions or comments please email
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