The tutorial and slideshow above will show you the process start-to-finish antiqued polymer mini Birdhouses, 1:12 scale.
I'm not sure why this week has turned from mini-foods to animals, but I'm glad it has. It has been a fun week of revisiting sculpting birds, fish, and now unicorns.
My pops likes to fish. A lot. He took us all out onto the Gulf of Mexico, chartered a huge boat, got us up early and ready to go. Within 5 minutes out of the bay I got violently seasick and was passed out in a bucket for the trip. Safe to say, I caught ZERO Grouper that day. I always felt so bad that he went to all the trouble to put together such a cool trip, only for me to barf all over it (literally).
So for Father's Day I created the type of Grouper fish I can catch. A 1:12 miniature scale replica of a 20" fish.
Occasionally I think that subliminally my food cravings come out in my miniatures. Really, they do more often than not. My miniatures tend to always represent my own cooking style and plating preferences. This week certainly, I must have been craving brunch...I should have made mini Bloody Mary's. Yum!!
WHAT is a Picnic Sheet Cake? Well, it's that sheet cake on the table at every family cook out that has gads of delicious frosting and that everyone just lobs off slices, leaving it looking like a bomb went off....but it doesn't matter because it is so dang good!
Out of the ice box, onto the picnic table, half-melted, napkins everywhere, cut into hunks, no conformity... where do I sign up?
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Sweet little miniature polymer turkeys! Sculpting these little bad boys is a tad tricky. Texturing is different depending on the type of poultry you are making (color of the meat when slicing) and skin styles (goosebumpy raw or dry and matte roasted).
Tutorial for this little turkey is now LIVE on YouTube!!
I've never been a procrastinator, but dang! I have about 3 ZILLION items to list on Etsy. If you see anything on this website that you like, message me directly as it may not be on the Etsy shop yet (or ever, as I sell a lot directly out of my hands).
Over the past two days I have been super productive and have made a lot of different foods. Picnic Sheet Cakes, Roasted Bird, Chips and Salsa, just to name a few!
Now I must go out into the world (actually leave my studio??) and take a bike ride on this glorious day, on my brand new bicycle, which I hope to give a name soon. Yes, I name my cars and bike.