Archive for March, 2008

Miniature Fried Eggs

Worked on making some fried eggs with clay and I am fairly happy with how they turned out. I can see some improvements need to be made with the color of the burnt edges and I would like to try with yellow yolks as well.

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Petit Cafe Completion

Finally finished working on my first miniature model project. I have lots of ideas on how to improve future models such as the sizes and colors. I will probably auction this off on eBay soon as I finish up some miniature food plates 🙂

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Miniature Pear

I worked on making a miniature pear. I liked the way the colors turned out but it was too big so I am working on shrinking it down to a smaller size.

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Miniature Mushrooms

I am working on making some tiny mushrooms (2mm width of the top part). I plan to use them as a side dish with some beans and dressing.

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Miniature Clams

I am working on making some miniature clams. It is very time consuming…I still do not like how this batch turned out but I am going to save them just in case I come up with a good way to use them. They are tiny at 2-4 mm.

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How to Make Miniature Pencils

I wanted to share this easy and fun miniature project since the ready made version can be quite pricey. I use dollar store toothpicks and acrylic paint. Use a fine point stiff brush to paint any color paint you like as per the pictures! When complete, spray with a semi gloss sealer 🙂

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Model Furniture

I wanted to do a Mega-house themed setting so I went with a chair that has teddy bear ears. I found pre-cut wooden circles of various sizes at Micheal’s and decided to use them instead of cutting my own out of balsa (it would take forever with the balsa and may not look as neat). I used the same color paints as the base model to tie in all the colors. I will add additional colors when putting the finishing touches to the model such as the tableware and other cafe/kitchen items.

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Petite Cafe Model

Blogging is something that is new to me. WordPress is a fairly easy program to use for a beginner so I did not mind reading some of the basic tutorials. I still have a long way to go though.

Anyways, just to get started..I am currently working on building a miniature scale model of a petite cafe. It is my first project so it has taken a lot of trial and error and I still think there is lots of room for improvement. The process is fun and sometimes scary. The base model is made out of balsa wood which is very easy to cut and paint. If you want a wood that is easier to cut shapes such as circles try basswood instead. Foam PVC is fairly easy to work with but not as nice a finish as the balsa in my opinion. The colors used were cornflower blue and pale yellow (standard $1.00 bottles of acrylic paint at your local Micheal’s) they are awesome acrylics to use and so inexpensive!

I have finished the base and am working on adding some miniature accessories however I am not quite sure what to add!

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