Tuesday, July 29, 2014

I made mini potatoes!



My first batch were too small and over pasteled. So I finally had a moment to try again. I mixed an white, yellow, tan polymer clay with translucent then shaped and poked and scratched them until they had that beat up potato shape. Then I used my razor and scraped yellow, orange and brown charcoals onto wax paper and mixed with a small brush. I rolled the potatoes in the pastel dust and brushed some onto any bare spots then baked. I sewed up the mini-ist burlap fabric I could find into a bag and there they are!

The wood crate was made by printing out wood texture and gluing that paper onto a mat board template that I had made. Then I scored the area between the “boards” with a burnishing tool and glued together.

5 comments:

  1. Your potatoes look Smashing and you got the color and the shape Perfect! I am admiring your wood crate and the cleverness of what you have done with matt board and paper! What an innovative solution! Well done with both pieces! :))

    elizabeth

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  2. Perfect potatoes! And the sack is great!

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  3. Love those potatoes Auralea......you CAN do food!!
    xxxx

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