Boy I have been posting like crazy huh?.. It's good because my ideas will dry up soon like a little raisin ;P
Today I wanted to show you the fruits of my cursing up a storm..er labor. To continue from the other day of leaf stamping.
- Question: How many times did Jane drop the plants?
- Answer: A whole F'in bunch >=)
Translucency is key here, we all have tons and tons of translucent clay right? *smirk*
When you do decide to start to work on foods or plants, always remember using parts of translucent clay are going to help you make a item that has a more realistic quality to it.
I am still working on the best way to make the plants, in some of these I have prebaked the leaves and stems and crazy glued them on, some I have baked the stem into the pot and shaped unbaked leaves onto the stems and some I have just layered into a small pot with a bit of cornstarch in between.
These plants of course are EXTREMELY delicate but for personal use or glue down they would be fine.
Anyways..on to the show.........
Now here is where you can see what I am talking about with translucency. You can see the different clays I have mixed in to these leaves and also some of the veins.
Again here is some clay colors mixed in the miniature leaves and some caulk. The stems are also twisted up bits of leftover translucent clay.
Some of the same leaves just a different looking plant I added a flower to change it up a bit.
My flowers still suck but I am practicing :P
More crap flowers
This one shows the range of the same leaves slightly mushed mixed or shaped, but you can see the variations you can get with just stamping and shaping a bit of the clay.
Try it out and let me know about your miniature clay plant adventures!
Any questions feel free to ask in comments.