So chances are, if you’re reading this blog, you’re a crafty person. Maybe you’re not a miniaturist, but everyone loves to dabble in some other fun stuff, right? And chances are also good that if you’re craft-inclined, you also get burned out on your favorite medium sometimes. Even if you don’t, it’s always a pleasant diversion to try something different, creative-wise.
Now is your chance to try polymer clay. Specifically? Polymer clay food.
My good friend Mei Pak of Tiny Hands is collaborating with me on a set of really awesome, totally ground-breaking tutorials. Oh, and, they’re free. We’ll be offering four free tutorials so you can whet your appetite, and then if you’d like to continue, you can buy some of the bigger, more complex lessons. Since polymer clay is about $2 a bar and you can get 20 or more projects out of a bar, it’s an inexpensive and fun way to get started in 3D sculpture.
You’ll be able to make all the food in our tutorials with things around the house, like old denim, toothpicks, and tinfoil–and you’ll get professional results without a huge investment in tools. If you have an oven or toaster oven, you’re set.
Our first free tutorial will be coming out in a week and a half. In it, you’ll be learning about French macarons, those cute little sandwich cookies that you see everywhere. We’ll include history of the food itself (so you can impress your friends with your culinary knowledge), gorgeous color photos every step of the way (so you know what’s going on), things to do with your macarons (dollhouse food, magnets, earrings…), plus a lot more.
So if you’re excited about this, there are three things you should do. First, you should subscribe to the FF Mini newsletter here, because I’ll be sending out an announcement when the tutorial goes live. Secondly, you should subscribe to the blog posts by email (at right) so that you know all the juicy gossip about the tutorial’s creation. Finally, you should keep checking back and asking question/making suggestions about these tutorials, because there’s another surprise in store for you once the lesson is launched. Ye be warned!