Thursday, 21 July 2011

Not Much But It Was A Lovely Few Hours........

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.


  1. Wow, you are one talented gal! I love the pots especially.

  2. I love rub & buff too. Strangely I have been painting today and used it, I shall post on blog soon!
    The pots look great, Janice.

  3. Excellent janice! I can't wait to see how you fill and dress your containers.


  4. Beautiful effect with the rub and buff. I am going to check them out now. Thanks for the recommendation!

  5. Wonderful! I had never heard of this product before.

  6. You have been having fun! Ive been away so eager to get back to my projects,I hate being away too long from them! Great minis Janice,cant wait to see more!Kate xxx

  7. You have a fantastic site. I've really enjoyed drooling over it and following thro the links you've added. The giant mouse attack had to be so deflating! Was it just the one that went rampaging?


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