Friday, June 10, 2011

Still practicing!

How do miniaturists keep dust and micro bits of fibers from polluting their work?
I think I want to work in a "clean room"- the kind that is used for making microchips, dust free!

Here are some pieces that I've been experimenting with. The heat makes it hard to work with the clay because it melts the fine details, even if I barely touch the piece!

I'm posting these photos to share what I've been playing around with.
The pieces aren't planned, they just happen. I don't yet measure out the pieces, so everything is free form.  No specific scale. I still need to figure out how to scale everything... Anyone know what the correct size of a cupcake should be at 1:12 scale?

Think of these as prototypes.
All a work in progress, experiments and just for fun!
100% polymer clay, no silicone, no resin, no air dry, this is all just polymer clay.

Before you judge my work as sloppy or messy, 
                                                       This is not easy to do. If it were.
                                                my work would look spectacularly perfect.
I am still practicing! And that is my small finger in each photo, my pinky.


steufel said...

Those little cakes are so cute!

Gina said...

Sweet little tiny perfections!! Love your work!!

Nancy Lynn said...

You do incredible work. I couldn't do that kind of thing if my life depended on it. What patience that must take to work that small and come out with a gorgeous piece of art.

Bri's Bits said...

how could anyone say anything about your work being sloppy, I am so amazed every time I see something you create! I know for a fact I can't do it!!! so tiny and so realistic, and I think, how do you do that! they are all so cute and so delicious looking :D

they look like you could eat them right up, lol, now I have to go find something sweet to eat of my own, haha

Jingle said...

I just can't get over the fabulous detail you put into your work! Wonderful pieces!

Cobblestone Creations said...

Jaw-droppingly beautiful!!!!

Incipient Wings said...

omg! this is incredible!!!

Lotus said...

Are you kidding about sloppy and messy?!? These are fantastic! You are truly amazing with your itty bitty creations!
Thank you so much for the book and charms! I'm eating it up (the book I mean) and dying to try some of the techniques! I will definitely email the authors too, 'cuz they did a wonderful job!
have a great weekend!

Amber Dawn Inventive Soul said...

~*Thank you all for saying such encouraging & nice things!*~ I am smiling! :o)

Barbe Saint John/ Saints and Sinners® said...

sloppy??? are you kidding me? those are AMAZING!!!!!

I am so in awe of your work, they are perfect and look so real I could pop them all in my mouth right now. But I know they wouldn't taste anywhere as good as they look LOL