2015-04-30

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Tutorial: Big trees

[insert_php] previous_post('« « %', 'Older Post', ''); [/insert_php] | [insert_php] next_post('% » »', 'Newer Post', ''); [/insert_php]   If you have some room on your diorama, it's a fun and a fairly easy project to add some big trees to your scenery.  I don't really like using train set diorama trees, since they are not really the right scale for Sylvanian Families.  So, here is what my trees look like.  There trunks are rather big, but that is because they…

Tutorial: pansies and violas

[insert_php] previous_post('« « %', 'Older Post', ''); [/insert_php] | [insert_php] next_post('% » »', 'Newer Post', ''); [/insert_php]   In the last post, I wrote about how to make color gradations with your clay.  In today's post, I will make pansies using the same technique.  Pansies use multiple colors and are pretty complicated, but once you get used to making them, you can actually make violas, too. In this tutorial, I will make a purple pansy flowers. Because my camera has…

Tutorial: Making color gradation with polymer clay

[insert_php] previous_post('« « %', 'Older Post', ''); [/insert_php] | [insert_php] next_post('% » »', 'Newer Post', ''); [/insert_php]   It's spring, your Sylvanian town needs some flowers.  I know my town does. People use different materials to make miniature flowers, but so far I have only tried polymer clay.  I like poly clay flowers, they are tough so my son can play with them without breaking. You'll notice when looking at flowers very rarely does any given pedal stay the same…

Tutorial: Pebble stone pavement

[insert_php] previous_post('« « %', 'Older Post', ''); [/insert_php] | [insert_php] next_post('% » »', 'Newer Post', ''); [/insert_php]   Yesterday, I received a request for a tutorial on making the pebble stone pavement I made for my Sylvanian town's town square. So I experimented some more on my old method, and this is what I came up with. Of course you can use real material and make your pavement for your diorama, but that sounds like a lot of work.  My…

Ceiling Lights

[insert_php] previous_post('« « %', 'Older Post', ''); [/insert_php] | [insert_php] next_post('% » »', 'Newer Post', ''); [/insert_php]   I'm sure you have seen official Sylvanian Families ceiling lights out in the market.  Unfortunately, they are not currently for sale where I live, unless I'm willing to pay some ridiculous price for each. Of course, that is not something I can afford to do, so I went to a dollar store and got some tea lights. I'm guessing many of Sylvanians…