I am looking forward to teaching at our
South African Miniature convention at the end of March
I have called my Class
Fantasy Feathers and Flowers
Just a few examples
This Miniature Hat I gave away but still rather like it!
Fantasy means I then don't have to make a perfect replica of a realflower, we have artistic license to do as we please
I'm busy making kits at the moment
Also having to work out how long it will take the girls to complete all the things I have planned.
I am primarily going to show how I make fantasy feathers and flowers in Fimo, which is a brand of Polymer Clay
Working intuitively as I do,
does make it difficult to record every step of the way.
It must LOOK RIGHT how does one explain that
I know that real life florists never put
HALF a flower into an arrangement
but in my miniature flower arrangements I simply "have to"
The whole arrangement would be too bulky if one did not use these little tricks.
I have learned so much more since then.... so have to set the knitting needles aside so as to practice once again with clay
I love what one can do with clay, so between now and the end of March all I am going to do is produce "stuff" which will have flowers as decoration......
JUST TO GET BACK INTO THE SWING OF THINGS
Working out what the students need
in their tool kit was a lesson in itself,
when working at home we take so many things for granted.
so far hahahah
Paper and pencil for making notes
Scissors for cutting paper and card
Scissors for fabric and ribbon, I always mark my "good" scissors with a fob
Fine point glue syringe
Aileen's tacky glue
Paint brush for using with glue
Ceramic Tile to work on
Ball Styles Set of various sizes
Stanley Knife blade or one of those American blades they sell in little dispensers
A porcupine quill these are available at Merrypak
Chalk pastels if you have them, you will also be able to use mine in class
Piece of fine sand paper
3 brushes for use with different colour chalks,
Prime art Bianco # R 000
Child's Plastic Float for rolling clay
Rubber roller with a handle, about 2" wide will be fine
Short length of dowel 9cm long x 1.5cm in diameter
Dolls head and Torso with "big boobs" remember it will go into the oven
If the head needs to be attached to the the torso, join them with very fine wire