Friday, December 26, 2008

My First Grapes


Last night I finally tried my hand at making mini grapes, and I love how they turned out! True, I still have a long way to go before I can achieve the ultra-realistic shading, the perfect leaves and the lusciously juicy grapes that I have seen my friends make ... but I really loved these and wanted to share the photo with you.
Love, Sumaiya

2 comments:

Living said...

Mind if I ask how you did it?

Sumaiya Mehreen said...

Not at all! :)

I used a little bit of light green polymer clay with a lot of translucent, and mixed them well. Then I made tiny little balls of clay and clumped them together to make the bunch of grapes. The pewter vase was bought on eBay. I made the leaves with "leaf green" polymer clay and shaped them using an exacto knife. Assembled the parts in the vase and baked at 200ºF for 10 minutes. Hope this helps.