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Sunday, February 15, 2015

Dollhouse Miniature Apple Tart

This week are making a really simple baked apple tart. This is a really simple project and only requires a few materials and tools. It is also easy enough for a beginner to make.

One of my favorite things about this project is that it doesn't require me to hunt down a special mini pan to form my tart in. It can be difficult to find mini bakeware sometimes, and as much as people want them to be bottle caps just are not in scale for pie pans.

Your first clay in this project is a light dough color- I use Premo in Ecru but any clay of similar color will work (Fimo Sahara or Sculpey III Tan)

If you have ¾” diameter circle cutter like I used in the video that is the easiest way to cut the bottom crust but if you don't just draw the shape and cut it out with a knife. Circles are pretty easy if you can draw them out first.

After cutting the base add the rim and then get onto the apple slices. For these you will need some translucent clay and just a touch of a Yellow Ocher, it doesn't take much you just want to stain the translucent clay a bit to look like cooked apples slices when you are done.

Next brush the entire piece with our normal three colors of chalk we use to make things look baked- yellow orcher (golden yellow), reddish medium brown and a dark brown. Work slowly and build up the color carefully. As you get to the darker colors use a light touch so it doesn't look like your doll baker burnt her tart. (unless that is the look you are going for)

After baking the tart use some Amber color Gallery Glass to coat the apples in the tart- try to stay away from the the crust portion. This will give the apples a nice shiny cooked look to them.

After this dries you are ready to display your creation in you next mini scene.

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