Fimo is a very popular type of clay and it is used for a great variety of creations, like jewelry, miniature toys, home decorations, or miniature food. The vivid colors of the clay allow the artist to make various color combinations and create the desired hues for the items he creates. Due to its structure, polymer clay makes it possible to create any shape desired by the artist. By learning a few simple clay modeling techniques you can create various items which will decorate your home or which can be turned into nice jewelry pieces that you will love to wear.
Creating miniature foods using polymer clay is a very popular hobby and many artists display their creations online. Because miniature foods are tiny creations you may need a lens so that you can see and shape all the tiny details. By the addition of details such as some drops of varnish or baby powder, the miniature food items can become extremely realistic. Tiny items, such as toy plates, baskets, or cutlery can enhance the realistic aspect of your creations. For display, you can use toy furniture and toy houses.
Whoever wants to start working with Fimo will need specific tools. You can find many of those tools online, but you can also make certain tools yourself, using common household items. The dotting tool is one of the most popular tools used for making miniature foods. A cutter is also very useful for modeling clay and the sharp tip can be used to shape the miniature details.
There are so many polymer clay artists who like to create different types of miniature foods that look very realistic and fascinate with their details. Polymer clay is a great medium and the tools used will improve the techniques when working with clay. In this tutorial, I'm going to show you how to make a miniature egg. By adding an eye pin, a brooch base, or ring base you can easily transform it into a nice piece of jewelry or a beautiful, decorative charm.
- white and yellow polymer clay
- gloss varnish
- soft pastel
- a dotting tool
Take a small piece of white clay as well as some yellow clay.
Create the shape of the egg white using your fingers.
Create a tiny yellow ball using the Fimo and place it on the white clay.
Press on the yellow Fimo to make it resemble the egg yolk.
Use the dotting tool to create the fried egg burnt edges. As you can see in this picture, you can create some of your tools yourself, out on common household objects. For example, here I used a clothespin to make the dotting tool.
Now start applying the color. Use the cutter to scrape off some yellow pastel and apply it to the edges of the egg with a brush.
The next color you will use is the orange pastel.
Scrape some orange pastel off with the cutter.
Apply the orange pastel with the brush.
Then apply some brown pastel, to make the egg edges look burnt.
Always seal your work, because sealing not only gives your mini food the shine that it needs to increase the effect of realism, it also preserves your work and reduces fading. Sealing is especially important after using dry pastels because even after baking, the pastel will still rub off on your hands and clothing.
Now the mini egg is ready and you can have fun, by turning it into a jewelry item or a charm that you can wear!
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