Tuesday, April 9, 2013

More miniature food








Welcome to the boulangerie-patisserie! (French for bakery/pastry shop) I had purchased some polymer clays from Hobby Lobby (30% off this week) as well as at Michael's (..87 cents- all clays!)  as well as a small toaster oven to cook the clay in so there would be no contamination with foods. (The dollar general sells one that runs quite inexpensive and is perfect for baking small batches of clay.) 
Today I worked on grapes. I want to create a bread, fruit and cheese board. For some reason I thought it might be easier to make grapes than cheese! It was not bad for a first try, but I still have to work on it to achieve the different shades of green in the green grapes. I used a bit of twig off my grapevine wreath for the stem. 
I also dug out my Re-ment display case and so glad I did- the breads I have made so far look delicious in it! I want to build a real room box boulangerie/patisserie out of wood= not foam core- and hubby has agreed when he saw how much work I put into my breads- he loved it. I haven't sculpted like this in a long time, and it worries him when I don't create. Sculpting in clay or working with any type of medium, being creative, is my release and as well as my reason for breathing. I get ll hyper and moody when I am not able to create. I have so many things I want to create for the dolls- especially food. I did not realize how much I love making breads, croissants, etc. One thing that irks me a bit about the Re-ment is it is plastic, even though some of it is nicely done. I would like the food to not look soo......shiny. I don't eat shiny food, do you? 
I put a little sealer on the grapes and think it turned out nice for a first try. Hopefully I will be able to whip up some cheddar and Roquefort tomorrow. I am also working on making breads for Ma Ingalls and the wood cook stove as well!
Lisa

4 comments:

Mustiwait said...

nice work I wish i could make food.

Marta said...

Hello from Spain: food seems real. Great job. Keep in touch

Jane Smith said...

You certainly have a talent with the clay work. I can almost smell the baking goods you have in front of your gal;)

Looks yummy and wonderful so far, look forward to seeing more ;)

*hugs*

Lisa Neault said...

thank you!
I am hoping to offer some of these in my Etsy shop when I sort them out and take some good pictures. I have had people who have seen them and asked if they could buy them.

Right now I am working on replicating french macaroons, which is fun, in polymer, but challenging. Hope to have some pics up soon of my new creations!