Fairy gardens are utterly adorable and a miniature one in a tea cup is especially cute.
It was SO much fun creating all the details for this tiny fairy garden in a tea cup!
In today’s video I will show you:
- How to fill your tea cup and prepare the ground
- How to make teeny houses with doors, windows, and textured roofs
- How to make itty-bitty mushrooms with a fun and easy way of inserting them into your garden
- How to create tiny polymer clay succulents that never need watering
- And how to make minuscule flowers, because what is a fairy garden without flowers?
Since I had so many ideas for details to add this is part one of a two-part series.
Be sure to check back next week when I’ll show you how to make ladybugs, bunny rabbits and a sweet little arbor for your flowers to climb on. Then we’ll put it all together and finish the project.
Tools and Materials:
- Aluminum foil
- Scraps of green and brown clay for the ground
- Scraps of clay in colors of your choice for houses, mushrooms, succulents and flowers
- White acrylic paint
- Translucent Liquid Sculpey
- Clay blade
- Acrylic roller and/or pasta machine
- Dotting tools
- Needle tool
- Marking tool
- 3/16 inch flower cutter
- Chalk pastels and/or mica powders for dusting succulents
- Magnifying light (I could not do this project without it!)
A few notes from the video:
- There are LOADS of tutorial on YouTube for all different types of succulents.
- The issue of Polymer Café that I mention in the video is Vol. 15 No. 1, Nov./Dec. 2016. I could not find anywhere online to purchase back issues of this magazine.
- I do have one extra copy of this issue, if you are interested feel free to contact me. (And if you find a source for back issues, let me know and I’ll pass along the info!.)
Enjoy the video and happy creating!
Watch the Fairy Garden In a Teacup Polymer Clay Sculpting Miniature Tutorial-Pt. 1 of 2 video at YouTube.