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Sunday, 19 October 2008

Fimo toadstool!

Last night i had a play with some Fimo that i bought recently. I was inspired to do this by Maddy's latest Fimo creation over at her blog here.

Whilst i can't produce the comical characters that Maddy made there, i did have a dabble at something real simple, something not even i can mess up! As a build up to a larger project i would like to do later, i tried my hand at a basic toadstool. I didn't want it too bright and colourfull, i wanted a realistic one....or as close as i could get it.

Heres my first effort....


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This was so easy to make, i did it in two seperate parts, the stork and the toadstool top. I purposely made the stork twist, i wanted an old distorted look to it.
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The colours have limitless possibilities, i just attacked these with some ink pads and played with several colours. No particluar technique, just layered a few colours. I am not too keen on the glossy finish to the colour, but it may dull as it dries more. (Edited to say it's been a little while since i made this, well over half an our anyway and although it has dried, it is still glossy) That could be remedied with some matt varnish.

Next time i will mark some gills underneath too for extra effect.
Aha! Updated this post to show the next one i made.....with a bit of colour and gills underneath...i think they are called gills anyway, unless i'm thinking of fish!?

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Will do the stem a bit thinner next time too....


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And the underneath.....
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This was a very relaxing project too, so i highly recommend getting some Fimo and seeing what happens.

13 comments:

maddy hill said...

Oh flippen nora Calvin thats brill.. i use inks all the time and its a brill technique for realism ...

I know fimo is meant to be cooked , but i wouldnt recommend it in a fry up ! lol
well done its brill !

leasanders said...

So cute!

Karen said...

You're going to be giving Maddy a run for her money if you carry on like this Calvin, it's pretty impressive, be it but a humble toadstool. :o)

♥ Lydia ♥ said...

That's fantastic!! Well done you ^.^

alcoholinky said...

these are so clever Calv. you look as though you've been messing with Fimo for years

maddy hill said...

doesnt he just !!!!! think i might be in for some competition !
get back to your fruit inking mister ! oh just a thought - you supply the mushroom - i'l make the fairy to sit on it ! wink !

Hels said...

Cor, I looove these toadstools Calv - they are fab! Never used Fimo and I would never have thought one would be able to get such a realistic look from it...ah, another thing to add to the Wishlist :O)) Hels

Calv said...

Thanks everyone :)

I might make some Fimo fruit Maddy, that way i could ink it and it won't go off..or take up all my freezer space!

Hels, the realism of the result suprised me too lol!

Rachel said...

Love them Calvin :-) You are getting clever!!

Calv said...

Lol thanks Rach......but what do you mean "Getting" clever! :)

I dreampt up the "ink/fruit" relationship......thats nothing short of genius!!! :) Unfortunately most geniuses get locked away at some point for being crazy lol.

Rachel said...

Sorry Calvin - meant getting Cleverer of course ;-)............ !! I've been in bed poorly all weekend not on top form!

Calv said...

Sorry to hear that Rach, hope you are feling a little better.

Sarah C said...

This is fab :) I love Maddy's idea of you making the toadstool and her making the fairy to sit on top. A winning team if ever there was one :D xxx