Monday, September 3, 2012

Garden toadstools

I had some Fimo and Sculpey in my art stash, and decided to try my hand at baking some 'shrooms for the kids' fairy gardens at our summer party. One movie, one TV show, and two squares of plastic clay later, I ended up with a dozen or so toadstools...

...some of which fell apart right after the kids picked them up. I didn't use a strong seaming technique between the stem and the dome. Actually, I didn't use any technique at all. I forgot that kids would probably be playing with them, not just looking at them.

I really didn't enjoy the process, and the clay stained my fingers and smelled bad. It smelled worse when it was baked. I don't think I'm a Fimo person. But I hope some day that Très Juliee is—I would love to see her beautiful fondant creations in a permanent form, that families could save, and that folks back east could enjoy as well.

In the meantime, feel free to link to better inexpensive mushrooms for fairy gardens, whether homemade or store-bought. And Fimo techniques.

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