You guys, I haven't been here in ages!! Hi !! I'll post some new pics very soon and also be back to check out all the new, amazing creations I know I've been missing. Thanks so much!
LOL, CraftyZedral, merci beaucoup- a better compliment you could not have paid me, honestly!
thatsneat, yes, I do cane! Do I like making really intricate, complicated canes? Hell no ! I make them when I have to, but I get more joy out of the actual sculpting. I actually use shading, say with artist's pastels, before baking...but sometimes I will add a touch of color with acrylic paints after it's baked. I use those chalks like no one's business- love em! You know, the very first time I made bread, I just looked at it and was just so unsatisfied and I knew I was missing something (this was before I got my hands on any of the popular how-to books). In frustration, I grabbed some of my matte brown eyeshadow and started brushing it over the tops of my bread. It was one of the biggest "aha!" moments, ever ! I danced around like a maniac because my bread suddenly looked like freaking bread, lol!! So yep, I must own hundreds of chalks and I use them ALL the time! I am a regular contributor to American Miniaturist, Dollhouse Miniatures, Dollshouse World, Dollshouse and Miniature Scene, and one article in a Spanish mag. What happened was, a woman spotted my work on ebay about 3 or so years ago and started buying some of my pieces. It turned out that she was a writer for miniature mags in the U.S. and she wrote an article on my work for AM magazine. They asked me to become a regular contributor after that. Some other people wrote articles on my work for those other mags as well, and that's how I started. I write how-to's for them now. But a dvd of my collected how-to's is in the works- when I find out the release date, I'll let you guys know! I have a scan of the Spanish article and I'll post it here. I hope this is allowed!?
Kimmermonroe- thank you mommy for me :-D ! WOW, she has been making miniatures for 40 years?? She must be GREAT! I would love to see some of her creations!!
p.s. There is a tutorial on making Rainbow trout in Spanish. I think it might be easy to follow even if you don't speak Spanish