Monday, April 8, 2013

Mushrooms a plenty

When I was going over the vegetables I had made I noticed I didn’t have any mushrooms.  WHAT is this madness I say …No Mushrooms and it’s a witches conservatory. Well I certainly had to remedy this. So out came the clay and with inspiration from my dear friend Jane and her wonderful creations, mushrooms were made. These were fun to make and fairly easy to do aside from time to time the clay would get too warm/soft. I think maybe if I work with thinner clay next time maybe I’ll keep a baggie of ice nearby to touch with the tips of my fingers or something to cool the clay a bit.  Do any of you have this problem and if so what do you do?  I also picked up some black Fimo to make some kettles/cauldrons/pots.  This I had even more problems with because I didn’t realize until after I opened the package and started smushing it around its soft Fimo. This really got floppy the thinner the container got, and then after I cooked it I noticed it still had some give.  Has anyone used soft Fimo and if so what do you use it for?  Today I’m going to hop over to the local craft store cause they have the clay, acrylic paint and foam brushes on sale.  The three things I seem to be going through like a wild woman. Have a great day everyone!


Plushpussycat said...

Nice work! The mushrooms are so fun! I don't have any Fimo experience to share, but I'm interested in seeing what others write. xo Jennifer

afairytalecometruewyrna said...

They are just so right in color and form to a witches house.

Unknown said...

you made lovely shrooms :P

Yeah soft fimo isn't really the best modeling medium for miniatures. You can use products to firm it up and you can leach the clay with paper to help it harden up but its a bit of a me of you wanna know...meh

it can be great for sculptures..I don't like soft clays because it is mushy ;P

Illyria Miniatures said...

Your mushrooms look great! I'll have to try making some of them but I keep putting it off since I'm no good with Fimo.
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Marisa said...

your clay is too oily.. take two pieces of white computer paper and used your roller on it to get out some of the oil..fresh clay is like that sometimes

if your projects are too mushy you can bake them again at a lower temp and a bit longer..that should firm them up then put it in the freezer for a couple of min.

not too long though or you will scorch and burn your work

hope this helps

Marisa :)

Jennybee said...

I thought so too, Wyrna. I even went as far as using some really sparkly red nail polish to cover the tops of some. Maybe I should put a plant tag near those to say dangerous. Haha

Jennybee said...

Thanks Jennifer, they were fun to make and quite easy.

Jennybee said...

Bagh there is no such thing as no good, just not have had enough time to play with the clay. Besides your lack of clay play time has nothing on your table and desk creations!!! Your writing desk is awesome. Also thanks for the award.

Jennybee said...

I think for what I wanted the soft clay is evil! But it's ok I found an alternative for it and. ;-) as I grin mischievously heheh

Ascension said...

Me encantan como te han quedado las setas, has hecho un buen trabajo con ellas.
besitos ascension