I have been complaining to a few friends about not being able to make a damn flower or plant to save my mini life, I whine and moan about it... but I think its more about things we like to do and things we have to work our ass off for..
The greenery is my unicorn.
I love little plants and pots, flowers etc, I have seen how others make small plants and flowers and they never seem to turn out the way I think they should..
So after whining to my blog friend..again ;) I decided to tuff it out and just mass produce my own method of greenery.
Here are some things I learned:
Step one: If you can't make a copy of a particular species..minifanatisize it...make it your own.
Step two: Make a cheap plain cutter and change your pattern a bit to make 10 different leaves.
Step three: Mix versions of each level of the scrap clay you make for the next set of leaves.
Step four: butt pillow....and back support ;P
Make a quick cutter out of a piece of hard foil or as I have done here shape a eraser off of a pencil into the pattern of your choice.
Mix translucent clay with greens of your choice. We all have lots and lots of translucent clay don't we?
Lay one green in the center of the other and kind of feather it out to get different variegated patterns
Use your nifty new cutter to cut out leaves and lay some lines or patterns into the leaf with a blade or a wooden tool.
Shape and twist your leaf as you like or simply roll them off of your fingers in to the baking tray in different ways to make curls or bends.
You can always add a bit of chalk to the
leaves to reduce shine or darken the corners and add hues to the middle.
As you can see here I made 4 cutters just by twisting a bit of the metal eraser around to elongate the leaf or make a rounded pattern. Then you would press along the edges for a cut look or add veining as you see fit.
Each leftover piece of clay I had from the previous batch of leaves, I smeared into the next to make different colors or patterns.
Now all I have to do is make pots and turn them into plants..to be continued ;)