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1  Re: *Picture included* Kawaii suggestions?? in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Discussion and Questions by BeePea on: August 16, 2006 09:22:14 AM
I would put white on the eyes personally, makes them look cute. Cheesy
Someone doodled me a cute marshmallow once, it looked cute because of the big eyes:
It might help a little. Smiley

Edit: I thought that pear looked familiar...

Wow!! Thank you for the link! My one had eyelashes like that but I pulled them off.. I wonder what other types of fruit are out there Smiley
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2  *Picture included* Kawaii suggestions?? in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Discussion and Questions by BeePea on: August 12, 2006 11:17:33 AM
I bought this stuffed pear from a charity shop. His eyes were a bit scary with lashes, so I painted over them with black acrylic and removed the lashes. Now I have a nice clean base to work on.. but how do I make him more kawaii ("cute" for those who may not know!  Cheesy)

Any suggestions for the type of eyes I should draw on.. where I should put a little white dot..??



Thanks everyone  Grin
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3  Painting v.s. Blending in Polymer Clay: Discussion and Questions by BeePea on: August 11, 2006 04:06:24 PM
I'm on a super-miniature-food splurge....

I was following this tutorial:

http://park2.wakwak.com/%7Epine/studio/howto/index.htm

I was okay up until the pie-case. I used acrylic. It went on too thick, so I tried to thin it.. first of all using a dab of white spirit (stupid idea! it just separated) then water (not so good). I tried to translate the page with Altavista and the artist says the paints can be "acrylic or watercolour"...

I LOVE glassattic and have followed so so SO many of the links, but for my miniature food, i'm now torn between:

sculpting then painting for shading
making blends and canes and then assembling the food

The kiwis are a great example I feel, because it was easy for me to just paint onto the translucent green.

Also.. any other tips on making miniature food look even more realistic? I know that people use chalk on bread etc. to give it a shaded colour, but I just can't get it right!! It always looks solid and unrealistic.


*sighs*

so do I invest in a pasta machine or some paints? (warning: i'd rather buy a cane from someone more talented than myself than make one, so I am leaning towards the "add detail with a brush" option!!!)

Thanks all

xx

/edited:

To give an example of what I mean...

BOTH these minis are fantastic.. by no means am I trying to imply that one artist is better than the other. However, I want to make my mini food look more like the picture at the bottom rather than the one at the top...



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4  Self-aware cakes in Dessert by BeePea on: July 24, 2006 11:35:52 AM
For my boyfriend's 20th, I made him some cup-cakes.

They came out tiny and I had no icing, so I thought it'd be cute to make them be "self-aware"..

so this:


went to this:



It's hard to eat something when there's an inkling that it itself knows it exists *smiles*
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5  Lurking-no-longer (kitten included) in Polymer Clay: Completed Projects by BeePea on: July 22, 2006 05:57:45 AM
Hello all!

I've been lurking here for a while, and want to contribute something back to the forum which has given me so much in the past week-or-so.

So...

I'm finally putting pictures up of some of my completed projects!! I've just started getting into crafty stuff and it's, quite literally, saved my life. Without going into too much detail, bad things have been happening in my life and crafting has been the most fantastic distraction- and this forum has helped a billion times over.

*smiles*

so here are a few of my bits-and-pieces. I've only been using polymer clay for 3 days now.. and apologies for the kitten picture, but she only became a member of my household 2 days ago! Her original name was "Fimo" (see what I did there??), but it was later changed to Yoshi.

Love to all
BeePea
x


Experimenting.. I tried to put real petals from my garden into the clay. They dried up (obviously), but i'm going to figure out how I can "set" organic material before I put it in the clay.. any tips would be appreciated Smiley (I'm thinking dipping in varnish?)


My very first attempts at polymer-clay-food. Very unoriginal products, but I'm trying to avoid having to make canes as much as possible (I'm going to try and use polymer clay without ever having to make a cane, although this probably means i'll never be able to supply my miniatures with lemons/oranges/etc!!)


My favourite completed project. Should probably be under "jewellery" as it's been turned into a necklace. I can't take credit for the image (stolen from someones myspace). Transferred onto grey Fimo-soft by putting the image onto the clay, rubbing with vodka and leaving to set for 5 minutes. Bake for 5 more minutes, remove paper, bake for another 20. Voila!


If only I could craft more of these!
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