Polymer CLay Miniatures

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Creating Miniature Polymer Worlds with @kleineknetwelt

To discover more photos of fanciful sceneries, follow @kleineknetwelt on Instagram.

“I mainly work with dental tweezers, needles, wooden sticks and a scalpel,” says Vera Märker (@kleineknetwelt) of Linsenhofen, Germany. But ultimately, she can turn even kitchen utensils such as cookie cutters or a pasta machine into tools to create imaginative worlds made of polymer clay. A trained mechanical engineer, Vera is inspired by everyday situations and people around her. “You have to look to see,” she points out.

The reason for her miniature medium has practical roots: “As a teenager I just didn’t have the money to buy a lot of stuff, so I had to work small. This uses considerably less material.” Vera admits that implementing a theme into such a small space is a challenge, but adds, “Each time a piece turns out well, it gives me a good feeling.”

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A one of a kind large Altoids tin koi pond is now available on eBay!

It features two koi fish (one black and white, one calico), a turtle, and a frog, all hand sculpted from polymer clay. It also has some underwater plants, stones, and a crushed slate substrate.

The eBay listing is now live. Good luck to those bidding! :)

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DIY Miniature Hobbiton Garden Tutorial from Craft Tuts here. This is an amazing tutorial (rated easy) that’s incredibly detailed, beautifully photographed with easy to follow directions. It includes all the steps to put together this mini garden including detailed instructions on soil, moss and plants. There are additional tutorials for:

  • Bilbo’s House made out of clay (with template) 
  • Bilbo’s Chimney made out of clay 
  • Mini Toadstools 
  • Clothesline with Little Hobbit Clothes made out of Washi tape

We don’t want summer to be over! We want to eat ice cream during every month of the year and not feel weird about it. 

In honor of our love for ice cream (we literally eat it every day!), we made these mini ice cream sundaes. You can pick one up in our Etsy store. 

Hugs!

Liz & Jimmy 

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Amazing Artworks on Altoid Tins

These incredible miniature artwork designs are made with clay polymer and attached to the outsides of Altoid tins.  The pieces were uploaded to the Reddit website by a user named Qoth. The artwork is reported to be from the Reddit user’s mother. The post quickly went viral and the accompanying Imgur album was viewed 177,000 times in the first 10-hours.

According to the post, each piece can take several days to complete. The clay polymer permanently attaches to the tins after being heated in an oven. The featured artworks were made as gifts for family members. Quite a gift.

sources 1, 2, 3

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The resin dried super fast today so I was able to get pictures of these guys. :D

I really, really like these. A lot. Even though the resin bubbled a lot more than it usually does, I was able to manipulate the bubbles to try and form them into bubble nests, which adds a lot to the cups I think. :)

Details:

  • THE FISH ARE NOT REAL. They are made from polymer clay.
  • The water is resin.
  • The plants are real leaves and flowers I found in my backyard. The substrate is sand.
  • They are in clear glass miniature cups so you can see through the cup at all angles.
  • These will be available at Tampa Bay Comic Con (August 1-3). You can commission one once my commissions reopen after Comic Con.
  • Please do not keep real betta like this! While these little bowls work fine for fake clay bettas, real bettas need at least 2.5 gallons (5 gallons would be better), a filter, and a heater. Please do your research before buying one of these awesome little fish. :)