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|Free step by step tutorials by Kimberly Crick:
How to make miniature food using polymer clay for jewelry or 1:12 scale dollhouse decorations.
What is 1:12 scale? This is the most common size of doll house items, where 1" equals 1' of a real life item. For example, a foot long sub or
baguette would be recreated as one inch. You can figure out how big to create your dollhouse item by measuring the real life item in inches, and
dividing it by 12. Such as my 48" wide dining table divided by 12 is 4, so I would make a 4" wide miniature table.
|Miniature Bread Tutorial:
Making miniature food and other artwork with polymer clay can be very easy and gratifying for beginners. I recommend starting with bread (baguettes, loaves,
muffins, toast, waffles etc.) as it is quick and simple to create realistic results. If you are making jewelry you can just estimate a good size, if you are making
miniatures for dolls then be sure to keep a ruler handy.
Here is what you need to get started:
1) Polymer clay. I use Premo in white, translucent and yellow for this bread.
2) A sewing needle or toothpick.
3) Soft pastel chalks or charcoal. For bread you will need white, yellow, reddish brown and dark brown. Grab a piece of paper to scribble onto.
4) A paint brush preferably a small detail brush that is very soft.
5) Sculpey super slicer, razor blade or xacto knife to cut through clay and scrape off powder from your chalk pastels.
The following items can be found at your local hardware store, such as Home Depot:
6) A ceramic tile - plain white and dirt cheap, a great surface for working on and baking on in your oven. It helps distribute heat more evenly during baking. Be sure
to get an oven thermometer if you're unsure about your oven's accuracy.
7) Varathane polyurethane water-based sealer - available in gloss or matte (we're using matte for bread, but gloss is good to have for everything shiny) it comes
in spray or brush on form (you pick) in the wood painting/floor sealing section.
8) Texture tools: A hard/firm toothbrush for adding texture OR Coarse grit sandpaper (50 to 100 grit, the lower the better.) Also, for the grid pattern on the bottom
of the bread I used the textured side of a tool - look for this type of pattern on things you own, stuff at the hardware store, nut cracker/kitchen utensils or a nail file.
|Step 1 in making miniature baguette bread: Mix your clay to the desired color. Here I used 1 part white, 1 part translucent and just a tiny bit of
yellow Premo polymer clay. Knead the clay in your hands until soft, and form into a long oval shape about 1" long.
Step 2 Roll your textured handle or a nail file along one side of your clay.
Step 3 Use your sandpaper or toothbrush to create all over texture by tapping it on your clay surface.
Step 4 Use the sides of the needle too make impressions on the top of your bread. You could make 3 to 6 diagonal impressions like I did here, or
one large one long ways in the middle, or random cracks. Bread is not perfect, experiment and make it uneven.
|Step 5 Use the sharp pointy end of the needle and make small circle motions inside the impressions to create a rough texture.
Step 6 Applying color: Scribble your dark yellow, reddish brown and dark brown chalks onto paper. Use the paintbrush to pick up the powder and
dust it onto the clay. Start with yellow all over, try to not get too much in the cracks. Move on to reddish brown applying it randomly. Lastly apply the
dark brown sparingly to recreate more toasted areas on the edges and raised spots.
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|Step 7 Once you are happy with your coloring all over, and are now familiar with the process, it's time to make more bread pieces before we head on to
baking. Try making bread in a variety of shapes, such as round, muffin, twists etc.. Here i made a 1/2" round ball in my hand and followed the same
process as before.
Step 8 Bake according to your clay package directions. I use Premo and I bake on my ceramic tile in a toaster oven at 275 degrees for 30 minutes. It is
common for the dial to be wrong, so an oven thermometer is highly recommended so you can avoid spikes that burn clay.
Step 9 Once your clay has baked, let it cool down in the oven. Once it is cool enough to be handled again, set it down on your work space. Take your
razor blade and shave off a tiny pile of white powder from your chalk/charcoal stick onto the tile or piece of paper. Have it ready.
Step 10 Spray or paint on a layer of varathane sealer. While the sealer is still wet/tacky, pick up some of the white chalk powder with your finger tip and
dab it sparingly onto a few areas of your bread. You can also make more sparse white sprinkles by scraping the chalk off with your blade directly over
the bread. When you are happy with your application, apply another light coating of varathane to your project to seal everything in place.
|Use your miniature food for jewelry, or in doll house settings such as market stalls, bakeries and the dining room. I used my miniature bread to
feed my Calico Critters cat family :) They are not quite 1:12 scale, but their cartoon proportions allow objects made in that scale to be 'close
enough' when used with them. If you have your own favorite dolls or toy sets, you could make your items to fit them. This is also a fun,
inexpensive way to personalize toy accessories for your child's favorite dolls.
|More tutorials coming in the future! Until then I hope you find this cute and entertaining :)
|How to make a snow cone miniature food charm with polymer clay, clear drying glue and clear glitter: