Jul 132018
 

I may have mentioned it once or twice before, but I had several polymer clay fairy garden tutorials published in Polymer Café magazine.

birdbath magazine cover

Including having my sweet little birdbath on the cover a couple years ago.

fairy garden tutorial collage

In total, there were seven fairy garden accessory tutorials and the vines and flowers pens tut. (Still one of the most popular!)

Then, sadly, the magazine ceased publication. 

acorn mailbox beauty

Which is why this cute little acorn mailbox tutorial never made it out into the world…

fairy garden mailbox en situ flattened cropped

…Until now.

Although Polymer Café is no more, which is sad, I miss it, the good news is you can now find all nine of these tutorials in downloadable PDF format in my Etsy shop, Keepsake Crafts Create.

lamppost beauty 2 contrast

Just last week I finished editing and updating the final one, this darling, glow-in-the-dark fairy lamppost. 

All of the tutorials have essentially the same information as in the magazine, but most have been updated with more or clearer photos, more detailed steps and more information. 

As a special offer to my subscribers, I’m offering 20% off your entire order of tutorials through Monday, July 16th.  

Use coupon code FAIRY20 for 20% off any and all of the tutorials you want to try.

Downloadable PDFs mean you can make your purchase now, and have the tutorial in your hot little hands right away! You’ll be ready to create whenever you want.

I hope you’ll enjoy the tutorials and the discount.

Happy creating!

Jan 232018
 

Last week I showed how to sculpt miniature houses, flowers, succulents and a forest of mushrooms for our fairy garden teacups. 

Were you able to find a teacups to build your project in?

If not, you might be able to use a pretty bowl, candle holder or even a teapot!

fairy garden teacup pt 2 cover

This week, as promised, I’ll show you how to create sweet little bunny rabbits, ladybugs and a garden trellis. Then we’ll put it all together and complete the project. 

If you missed the first part, click here to watch part one of the Fairy Garden in a Teacup.

Tools & Materials (from part one):

Tools & Materials (for part two):

Enjoy the video and happy creating!

Watch the Fairy Garden In a Teacup Polymer Clay Sculpting Miniature Tutorial-Pt. 2 of 2 video at YouTube.

Watch part one of the Fairy Garden in a Teacup.

See the part one Fairy Garden in a Teacup blog post.

Jan 162018
 

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!

fairy garden teacup pt 1 cover

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:

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.

Nov 022016
 

garden fairy house -Sandy Huntress Keepsake Crafts.net, http://craftartedu.com/dt-fairy-garden-house-with-sandy-huntress

Hi everyone, I just wanted to let you know that I have a new tutorial available! It’s for how to make this cute little fairy garden house. This is a downloadable PDF tutorial.

garden fairy house, creating faux stones -Sandy Huntress Keepsake Crafts.net, http://craftartedu.com/dt-fairy-garden-house-with-sandy-huntress

The tutorial is nearly 20 pages long with plenty of full color photos and detailed step-by-step directions. I show you how to make these realistic looking faux stones, how to texture the leaves and make a real leaf-like roof, plus how to construct and put the whole thing together.

garden fairy house, applying shingles -Sandy Huntress Keepsake Crafts.net, http://craftartedu.com/dt-fairy-garden-house-with-sandy-huntress

There’s also an adorable bonus coloring page at the end. It’s a fairy garden house, of course. 🙂

garden fairy house, flower details -Sandy Huntress Keepsake Crafts.net, http://craftartedu.com/dt-fairy-garden-house-with-sandy-huntress

There are so may details that bring this charming little house to life: vines, leaves and flowers twining over the roof, a touch of gilding and a paint technique that totally makes your faux stones look real!

garden fairy house -Sandy Huntress Keepsake Crafts.net, http://craftartedu.com/dt-fairy-garden-house-with-sandy-huntress

So if you like fairy gardens, or you know someone who would like one as a gift, check out the downloadable Fairy Garden House tutorial at Etsy.

Let me know what you think!

I also put together a video preview of the class:

Watch the Fairy Garden House Polymer Clay Tutorial video at YouTube.

Happy creating!