Saturday, 20 April 2013

Peacock wedding cake topper

This is my latest creation. It is a wedding cake topper handsculpted from polymer clay. Two peacocks are clearly in love and are balanced on a fairytale gate. The gate is very symbolic as who knows what lies on the other side. Marriage is about going on a journey and through the gate is where the journey begins. I have also used pretty pink roses and leaves and flowers either side of the gate to give a bit of a woodland feel. This cake topper would look great on top of a wedding cake with a slight woodland or fairytale theme. As it's made from polymer clay it will make a great keepsake that will last for a very long time. I love how it's turned out as I love creating peacocks from polymer clay. I think the finished piece looks very pretty and have put it into my Etsy shop

Thursday, 11 April 2013

1/24 scale cottage chic shelf unit

Here is my first 1/24 scale mount board cottage chic shelf unit. I mixed a tiny bit of pale pink with lots of white paint to give a very soft pink glow to the shelves and then added darker pink polymer clay roses to the sides for the final finishing touch. I've made so many different shelves lately that I think it's now time to move onto creating something different for the dollhouse. This shelf is currently for sale in my etsy shop:
As it's finally warming up weather wise and is beginning to feel a little more like Spring I have been out and about gathering bits and bobs from walks in the countryside with my three year old little girl. I want to incorporate my finds into my next project. I'm going to be creating some fairy style furniture and want lots of natural elements included such as twigs, dried moss, wood, dried flowers...etc to give the furniture a more natural feel. I'll also be using polymer clay to create tiny toadstools and colourful leaf canes to add to the miniature furniture to give it a more vibrant look. I'll keep you posted on how it goes :)

Pumpkin dollhouse tutorial by Tori West

A few weeks ago I stumbled across this amazing tutorial that shows you how to make a pumpkin dollhouse from scratch using paper clay. I was totally amazed at the finished house and thought it looked fantastic, a real work of art. This is something I'll definitely be trying at some point this year. The good thing about this tutorial as that as the house is built from scratch you can customise it to look like anything you want so lots of scope for the imagination. The tutorial doesn't have many photos although many of the steps are cleverly illustrated which really helps. Here is a link to the tutorial so you can have a look and maybe think about building your own pumkin dollhouse :