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Topic: Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Witch Boots Miniatures!!  (Read 2244 times)
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mieljolie
« on: September 30, 2010 07:38:15 PM »



Remember the paper mache witch boots I posted not so long ago?  Well, I had a request to try some miniatures.  Not only tiny, but a pair, as well!  See those minuscule things in the bottom right of the pic above?



My mom had attempted to make some of these for her Halloween witch-themed curio cabinet she's been working on.  And, coincidentally at the same time, someone requested that I try some for a doll swap they were doing.  So, working together, mom and I came up with what you see here. 



These tiny terrors stand about 1 3/4" tall and 1 1/4" long from toe to heel.  They're going to be a gift to the person who purchased my "A Little Batty" boot on Etsy.  I hope she and her swap partner like them.

You can read and see more about them on my blog.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!
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Oyhana
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2010 08:13:39 PM »

Speechless!  Those little boots are just the coolest.
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« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2010 02:16:13 AM »

My gosh they are adorable!
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« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2010 05:17:10 AM »

Those are simply awesome. Absolutely adorable. They had to have been a holy terror trying to get all that detail on such a tiny surface. You did an excellent job.
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« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2010 06:18:26 AM »

Thanks, Oyhana  and dragonfly!

...They had to have been a holy terror trying to get all that detail on such a tiny surface...

You bet they were.  And, the surface isn't completely smooth.  So, my shaky hands had a bit of trouble painting drawing over grooves and bumps.  I don't see how miniature artists do it.  Smiley 
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« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2010 11:30:57 AM »

WOW these are so awesome,
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« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2010 11:47:36 AM »

I have some questions?How did you make the paper mache?Also how did you get them in that awesome shape?Thanks Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2010 12:04:25 PM »

I have some questions?How did you make the paper mache?Also how did you get them in that awesome shape?Thanks Smiley

Since these are so small, I had to alter some of the techniques I use in the bigger boots.  But, the shapes are basically shrunken down versions of the larger ones.  For these little boots, I used a combination of paper mache and paper clay stuff.  I used thin scraps of cardstock to form the sole, heel, ankle and tongue, which were coated in the paste and newspaper in the flat and weak spots.  The paste will stiffen the cardstock after drying, so it's good to get the shape you want before it dries.  The toe is shaped with the clay.  And, I filled in some holes and bumps with the clay, as well.
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« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2010 04:17:30 PM »

Love them. Adorable,adorable,adorable.
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« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2010 07:26:14 PM »

Amazing!
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