Friday, February 24, 2012

Been busy this week playin with paper clay. So far I have pumpkins, giant eggs and jars. the two painted pumpkins were my fist attempt a while back and I like that I can air dry them instead of baking them.

Had some sad news too. the local mini shop that has been open for 25 years is closing its doors. So off I went of course and I got all kinds of goodies. Some will be used for Christmas projects and some will probably be used in the building at the mini class I am going to take.  The total haul included: wood strips like base boards and chair rail, glass jars, laser cut fall leaves, canister, tobacco pipe, wood boxes, hat stands, keys, and a resin chair. Ack...the chair hmm now where did it go...  Have a great weekend everyone, thanks for following me on my mini adventures!

5 comments:

dale's dreams said...

So sad to hear of a shop closing, but does seem to be the wave of the future.

Sounds like you got some really cool stuff, though. :)

Jennybee said...

Yes it does seem to be. I always enjoyed going to their shop, the owner teaches classes too so there was always new items in the store and lots of ideas.

Norma said...

It's always sad to hear of a business closing. I think minis and scrapbooking have taken a huge hit in the economic downturn because they are 'mum' hobbies and when money gets tight in a household it's mum's discretionary spending that is sacrificed first. Add the online business to that and it's tough alright. Looks like you did a bit of good shopping tho.

Norma said...

PS - forgot to mention, the airdrying clay pieces look good. I love the stuff myself, have never got into polymer clay for a number of reasons - one being that I think it could become quite adictive :) I like that you can do a lot of individualising with paper clay when you do the paint finish.

Jennybee said...

Polymer clay is fun, and I have a few mini dolls (my mom made me 2, and I bought one). The mixture of translucent and flesh tone clays really add realism to the dolls, but there is the whole you really should not cook it in your stove because of the fumes it can create... I have some in a box that I will eventually pull back out and use but for now its paper clay.
And yes I completely agree about the paper clay and on the individualizing it afterward with paint. It really gives you the ability to age things quite well. Plus you can even carve, scrape and sand the pieces.