How to make a miniature fairy paved crazy stone path.
This is a very quick and easy thing to make. I would say any beginner to advanced could whip this up in less than 30 minutes. The other items may take a bit longer. But it is an easy project for sure. You can create any shape you like.
I do my best to show you my step by step process for creating some of my pieces. But I sometimes forget to stop every few minutes to take a photo. It is a bit distracting. I must admit I do get so caught up in the creative moment that I forget to take pictures for you. This one I did stop and take photo's so you will be able to see how I started to the end. Now I just have to create a garden with it finished.
I wanted to create a paved area made from coloured Sculpey & Premo stone clay.
What you will need.
- Polymer clay of your choice.
- Your favourite sculpting tools. For this I just used my two trusty two which you will see in the photo's. I own many tools but rarely use more than 3.
- I like to use a white wall tile. I went down to Bunning's and purchased a large sample tile. Only cost me a couple of bucks. Very handy and a must to have.
- A rough design in your head or if you are more organized than me a drawn plan. Not me I just create straight from my head. It does get me in trouble from time to time.
- I also created a little stone bench seat and a little stone bird bath and some little stone pot plant holder. I love this new stone clay. You can get the same effect by using salt and pepper or spices into your clay and mix it in. But all of this only cost me $6.00 to make. ( Not bad hey! )
You can paint after or chalk in colours before baking too.
I wanted to create a paved area that I could keep simple in a miniature garden. You can then pot it up and use it for what ever you like. A little scene for your fairies to enjoy.
- First I rolled out some white as my background sheet.
- Then I started to make my crazy grey stones. ( Bake so they are hard, Wait to cool)
- Place them in beside each other all fitting like a crazy stone path. Some are higher lower but you just feel it as you are going. Nestle them down into the white clay.
- Start to add some extra white or grouting clay in and around each crazy stone. I dotted them in with my 2.5 ball tool. I love that tool.
- Then lastly I start to add some mixed up tones of green for moss. I dot it all in with my fine dotting tool to add some texture and some shape to the moss.
- Then I bake as one big piece. It really is that easy. Nothing that hard about it at all.
- The whole project was done at my crafting mini fold away table in front of the television at night.
- Then set up your little scene as you like.
As you can see the grey clay is already mixed with all the little specks and glitter to look like quartz stone. I textured the little stones with a stone mold I have. Very fast to make still if you don't have a mold. I try to make as many molds as possible. Then I only have to make something once. But it does leave you with many molds to keep track of.
Mold making makes a fairy maker's life a lot faster. If I only have to push the clay in and pull it out and make a few extra dabs and prods here and there then everything comes along that much faster in the creating process. I suggest you too make molds of simple items like faux stones, wood, chair's, tables, food etc.
Here is a photo of a few other stone items I have made by one plain colour clay and then painted it latter. This took a lot longer to make, bake, paint finish. So you can see the finished image in my opinion is a lot sharper, cleaner.
As you can see in these two paths I made I left some room for a pot plant section. This is the same way I make stone wall's or bridges, or wishing wells too and bird bath's.
So you can usually see in my set up photo's and little fairy scenes I have little path's, stone pot's, faux wood in my pictures. They have all been created in pretty much the same process by me using polymer clay. It is a lot of fun creating small miniature garden's. If it is a hobby a business or a doll house project, miniature fairy garden it is easy to create your own props from scratch. Get in there and have a go.
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