Tuesday, 16 June 2015

For the Fish Wrapper

As I mentioned in my last post about La Sorcière Française, I don't have another witch ready for you this Tuesday... it will be the end of the week or the weekend. (Heavy work-load at the mo). But I like to check in and let you know what's been happening at Tall Tales this week. The 'girls' (miniature witch characters) have been spotted by a couple of magazine editors and asked to pose for photos for their various fish wrappers, so I quickly threw together some props and backdrops in order to snap their portraits.

Here you can see that I made a French paneled wall for my French witch. I know how much people love to see how I fabricate things, and since this was soooo quick and simple, I took a few snaps along the way so you can see. It's simply heavy blue card-stock which I penciled on a design, then traced over it with 3D paint, then brushed over with different shades of blue / grey paint, then picked out some details on the relief with white paint. 




To photograph my pastry chef witch, I painted another backdrop and then made some kooky cake stands using clay and wire, brushed them with paint and positioned some miniature candy apples, a bug cake and a bat wing tart on top (these were all miniature foods I had already made last year and wrote about here).



My English witch was the easiest. I just plopped her down on Paddington station - a miniature set I had made for my China exhibition and blogged about here.


My Irish witch was placed outside my thatched cottage, which is something I made in 2013 and blogged about here.


When these magazines are out I'll share them here of course.

Stay tuned for the next witch for 'Good Witches Bad Witches'... she's German! Don't forget to follow on Facebook or Instagram or Twitter for quicker updates!

10 comments:

GrégoireP said...

Oh these photos are lovely !
I especially like the first one with the French witch and this beautiful and elegant backdrop, as well as the second one ! Indeed the design of the cake stands is perfect !!!
One more time : congratulations! ;)

alexmcfw said...

Sooooo good with the back drops!

GrégoireP said...

Oh these photos are lovely !
I especially like the first one witch the French witch and this beautiful and elegant backdrop, as well as the second one. Indeed the cake stands'design is just perfect !;)

Whimcees said...

Love, love, love it all! Can't wait for the new witch! I know it will be wonderful!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

The JR said...

I love your creativity. How in the world did you make the glass cake covers? They look so real.

I love all the minute details that you incorporate into each of your ladies. And all the critters/food that you sculpted too.

Ramona from Crystal Springs, MS

Rhonda D. said...

These are all fabulous! My daughters and I look forward to your posts and love seeing what you've done. I remember reading that you had a a book in the works? I hope so- we'll be among your first purchasers :)

Unknown said...

Love your work!!! Love it!!!!! Were do you get the glass covers and the glass jars for the candt shop?? Givencolleen@gmail.com

Unknown said...

Love your work!!! Love it!!!!! Were do you get the glass covers and the glass jars for the candt shop?? Givencolleen@gmail.com

Unknown said...

Love your work!!! Love it!!!!! Were do you get the glass covers and the glass jars for the candt shop?? Givencolleen@gmail.com

Caroline McFarlane-Watts said...

Thanks for your query. I have all sorts of sources for hand blown glass. feel free to message me via my online shop if you'd like me to sell you some. :) www.pixiedustminiatures.etsy.com

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