"NO MATTER WHERE I SERVE MY GUESTS, THEY SEEM TO LIKE MY KITCHEN BEST
CAUSE I'M THE COOK OF THE HOUSE"
( Paul Mc Cartney and Wings)
|some of my collection for the kitchen|
at right: from the U.K is Janet Brownhill's pickled tomatoes and onions ( yay, Seattle Show) I love these and I have lusted for them for years and years. They are shown with a bowl of air dry clay Mushrooms and an empty tin can by Twin heart Miniatures. This artist makes wonderful air dry clay fruits and vegetables and Orchids that are as thin as paper and Magnificent!!!
I bought one for Fatima who had her birthday in February.
A HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY MY DEAR FRIEND! :-D
|Another friend of mine from years ago, PEARL JOHNSTON, made the celery and very small white button mushrooms. |
The brown mushrooms, by me.
The pepper grinder, was removed from a Hallmark Christmas Ornament. Perfect for my mini kitchen.
The bodies are made of a type of flexible latex so they wiggle and wobble.
|I found some plastic flower stamens that I thought looked like like Mushrooms.|
They had a lot of excess flashing on them which I trimmed away with some scissors.
|Now Ready to paint|
|I Used an off white acrylic paint as the base coat|
|Used a 50/50 mix of this mat gel medium mixed with the acrylic paint|
which helps it to stick to the plastic and doesn't dilute the original color.
|The base color and the gel medium|
|Mix together and paint onto the stamens|
|I used a blow dryer to speed up the drying time|
then I added a mushroom color to my paint pallet
|I mixed the mushroom colored paint in with some of the off-white and then painted it onto the heads of the stamens|
|Again I used a blow dryer to hurry things along|
|Added a drop of Burnt Sienna acrylic paint to the pallet|
|The dark brown was used to detail around the edge of the mushroom caps and to spot the stems|
dried with the blow dryer and then I snipped the mushrooms off of the plastic stems
and touched up the ends with more brown paint