This collection of plants are some of the outcome of my green fingery of the last couple of months. They will be the present for the winner of my first give away when/if I reach 50 followers. All you have to do is leave a message with this post to be included in the draw.
So if you think these plants could fill a few gaps in your own mini world please leave a comment, remembering that I am just an enthusiastic beginner and do not have the refined skills of many of the artisans in Blogland. I will also include a couple of extras as a suprise for the lucky blogger.
Talking of suprises here are my first mandrakes made with the dreaded fimo and much research.
Sorry the photos are a bit blurry, not sure why.
I chose a champagne fimo made a few different shapes and then twisted the clay to try and create the wrinkled effect. When baked I added a wash of brown acrylic to dirty them up and highlight the wrinkles. A dab of black paint for the eyes and mouths. I decided to vary the leaves as if they are different mandrake species plus my fimo leaves were a bit of a disaster.
These two fellas are desperately trying to escape! I tried to make some fimo leaves for their 'hair' topping but could not glue them on after baking. Can you put fimo back in the oven after you have added an acrylic wash? The baked clay did not like any of my glues at all, plus I find fimo is not at all maleable after baking so I could not get the leaves to sit properly even if I had been able to glue them.
Still not too bad for a first effort I thought and they made my son laugh, or I did....not sure about that!