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Sunday, July 16, 2017

Dollhouse Miniature Green Onions




I decided to take a break this week from our lighting series and our corner roombox to do a bit of clay work. Actually I thought I had done this tutorial a long time ago. I discovered I had never shown you how to make green onions in kind of a roundabout way. I have been doing a “Clay 101” series over on my 18” doll channel for the last few months and I decided I wanted to do a tutorial over there on green onions so I could show some of the techniques I had been teaching. The first thing I did was check this channel to see my notes from a tutorial over here so I could save myself a few steps. I do that often when I am doing tutorials on that channel, I look here first to see my notes then translate them to the larger scale. I was more than a bit surprised when I found I had never done a tutorial over here on green onions! How did I miss this one??? Anyway I decided to film both tutorials at the same time so both channels can learn how to do this.

Next week I think we will probably finish up the corner roombox (if I remember to pick up the supplies I need or come up with a different idea for finishing)


I know I did a tutorial a long time ago on this channel on how to do the skinner blend and if you need a refresher on how that works you can find it here. I do love using the skinner blend, I find it very relaxing to watch the blend come together.


The clays I used were:

Fimo white
Sculpey III translucent

mix these in equal parts for the white blend

Sculpey III String Bean
Fimo Translucent green (or the same translucent you used in the white blend)

mix these in equal parts for the green blend

I find it really useful to bake a sample of my clay blends when I am adding translucent clay to the mixture since the color of those blends changes a lot when baked.

Feel free to use the same plain translucent clay in both blends, I used the green translucent because I had a lot more of it than of the plain.

We want our finished green onions in this scale to be no bigger in diameter that 1/16th “ and about 1” long. Instead of measuring the diameter just make them as skinny as you can. They are going to be bigger than true “to scale” but get as close as you can.


Any time I am using a translucent clay I lower my baking temperature to 235° F because translucent clay has a bad habit of discoloring at higher temperatures. Bake these for about 10 minutes and allow to cool.  

1 comment:

  1. thank you very much for the green onion tutorial, for some reason I never thought about them but they would make a great display for a salad or soup (I make 1/16 scale food magnets)

    Hugs
    Marisa

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