Monday, April 11, 2011

Got another kit!!!

I'm taking a break from my Street Shops and got a 2 story kit to work on. The first floor will be stone and the second floor will be wood planks. The stone floor is made from rolled out paper clay then with my handy knife i just made random shapes, I think it turned out pretty good for my first try. Also the wood floor is just the kit wood which I scored and then indented with a clay tool and then stained with a mix of acrylic paint and a stain compound that turns acrylic paint into a stain. I may put a dirty wash over it to darken it up a bit more.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

And here they are!

 In the past I have made books from fimo clay and really liked how they turned out. I even made a tutorial for making them on the Greenleaf Forum I belong to. hmm wonder if I should update that tutorial and post it here....
I made quite a few and even made a few open books, what do you think? All are made by me even the writing on the pages. I was thinking that back in the time of witches & wizards they would have a lot of old books that were handed down from one generation to another and with a tiny tiny brush I came up with these. Have a great mini day!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Books books and more books...

I got a book from the local library on how to make books and tied my hand at making mini books. I've made booms before but with fimo clay, i even did a tutorial on the Greenleaf Forum but never paper books. I got inspired by all the cool new scrapbook paper the local scrapbook store had and thought hey I can make those... And so i did, its getting late and i have work tomorrow but i will post some pics of what i made tomorrow. Night for now.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Hello fello blog follower

I just wanted to say a BIG hello to Kim from Kimsminiatures!!! I have been following your blog for a bit and I am truly an admirer of your cakes and cookies, so very realistic. It makes me want to go home and play with fimo for the next week straight.


Filling it up slowly

Afternoon everyone,
Just another quick peek inside my shop. As you can see I'm filling it up slowly, but soon enough it should be overflowing with creatures and things. Here is another inside pic with the fireplace and the lovely Phoenix I got at a local show a while back.
Best wishes to all!!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

2 in one day woohoo

Here is the inside of the shop to show the wood flooring and some pictures I "hung" on the wall.

This is my ongoing project which when finished will be part of my version of the shops in Diagon Alley.

This is one of the Street Shop kits, currently I have 2 of the 3 (crossing fingers for Santa to bring be the last one this year, he brought me one last year. I swear I'll be good!! Honest hehe)

So far I have added bricks to the outside and inside front walls. They have been sealed and a dark wash put over them to give them and old/dirty look.

The wood frame has been stained and also sealed.

The inside flooring is wood from coffee stir sticks cut to size and glued down then stained and sealed.

The stones on the ground are made from egg cartons and have been colored then sealed and coffee grounds are used to simulate dirt.