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« on: October 30, 2019 08:11:50 AM »

A fairy door has appeared in my daughters class room at school and she has been talking about it non stop so when she asked for one of her own i decided to make her one for Christmas Smiley
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The wood effect is achieved by heavily texturing the clay then adding a few washes of purple, blue and gold acrylic paint.
I made a mould of some old clock hands to make the gold hinges and the window was a slice from an architectural cane that never worked out....
I cheated with stone door step (gasp!) and used these push moulds for both the house and the door.

For the fairy house I made the base of the sculpt from kato brand polymer clay, partly because its tough as old boots and partly because it bakes at a much higher temperature than fimo which I used to add the colour and the details so the sculpt dosnt soften too much or collapse when I cure the fimo.
I used a heat gun to bubble and burn the clay both on the cap of the mushroom and the stalk to give it a wonderful warty texture.

The windows are white translucent clay so it can light up with the aid of a small electric tea light.

I sculpted the trunk of the mushroom around a glass bottle. I wanted it to be hollow so I could put an electric tealight in it.

The dome is largely baking foil which I then covered in clay, which is much lighter than a solid clay piece would be and prevents the sculpt from becoming top heavy.

I covered the original sculpt in thin layer of coloured clay then I used acrylic paints in a series of washes/inks to give some depth.


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« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2019 08:28:26 AM »

Holy hell on a poptart. This is so amazing and adorable! WOW!

« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2019 08:31:01 AM »

this is awesome.  I'm sure your daughter will be thrilled!

« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2019 10:50:50 AM »

The finishing work on this is stunning! I find that I can sculpt generally what I'm aiming for, but making it come alive with details and painting is very difficult. You daughter is going to be blown away!

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« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2019 11:36:08 AM »

WOW! The door is stunning but that mushroom.... just wow!

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« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2019 12:48:13 PM »

I don't think I even have the appropriate adjectives to describe how wonderful I think this is. Lucky kid!

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« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2019 01:40:40 PM »

These are just magical!!!!

« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2019 02:54:10 PM »

Fabulous!  She'll be thrilled.

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« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2019 06:31:46 PM »

The door is gorgeous, but I am even more impressed with the texture on the toadstool, both the top and the underside. The details on the underside of the cap are wonderful. Dare I ask how long this project took?

« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2019 09:07:21 AM »

I am in serious awe of your skills. This is fantabulous!

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