When I make flowers I like to have the pots or containers ready and waiting to avoid them getting damaged. It also means I can match the foliage to the size of the pot. I will also try to co-ordinate the colours usually but this time I have done a whole batch in blacks, browns and gold all destined for Diagon Alley.
These beautifully shaped pots are from Braxton Payne a fabulous US company who make all shapes and sizes. I have painted them with black acrylic and then simply rubbed them with a favourite product of mine Rub 'n' Buff.
It comes in a huge range of colours and is so easy to use.
These two bottles will eventually have lids and labels for either potions or some witchy brew. They are teeny and I bought them ages ago from My Tiny World, who do a whole range of clay pots and vases, as well as a huge miniatures range.
I still have a few left for different colours.
I found a very basic blue and white ceramic set hidden away in a drawer. I must have bought it when I bought my daughter's dolls house 13 years ago. This large mug is one of the items, painted, rubbed and steampunked. I love it!!
These are two large 'flat' bowls from Braxton Payne. They are gorgeous even before painting and are perfect for cactus I think. Or maybe bones?
They have again simply been painted, rubbed and buffed or had gold detail added.
I am really pleased with how they have turned out. I was patient with all the painting, making sure each layer dried completely. I haven't sealed any of them as they will never be handled very much.
Now I must get down to flower making!
While I had all the stuff to hand I played with these little bits and pieces. Perfect for adding to the shelves of the Leaky Cauldron.