Saturday, November 1, 2014

Dollhouse Dinner Rolls - Tutorial

Tutorial!

This tutorial is for miniature dinner rolls. I use these in my dollhouse mainly for around holidays, and especially when I am making my Thanksgiving scene.





Supplies:


Toothbrush (or some type of texture tool)

Chalk
Polymer clay - Ecru and White *
X-acto knife or blade.

*If you don't have ecru you can substitute tan, just add a little yellow


STEP ONE


Mix your clay.

Use a 1 to 4 ratio, mixing 4 parts white and 1 part ecru.


STEP TWO


Mold your clay into a square. Make sure that its a square so that the rolls will all be the same size. (You can do a rectangle but you are likely to get more scraps.)




STEP THREE


Separate the squares. Since rolls do not have any sharp corners, start to round the edges. Pat them into more of a square with a rounded top.





STEP FOUR 


Texture!

A toothbrush works very well for this step, but sandpaper could also work too. Use the toothbrush to add texture to the roll, mainly focusing on the top. Using a toothpick, add a few irregular indents here and there to make it more realistic.




STEP FIVE 


Color

I used a mixture of two different chalks.  The two I used were a light golden brown, and a darker reddish brown. Take the lighter brown and cover the whole top of the roll. Next, take the darker brown and very lightly dust the top.





If necessary, tweak the shape of the roll, then bake!

Bake at the correct settings for whatever clay you are using.

You are now done!

You can arrange these rolls in a variety of baskets or bowls.
The basket that I used is from clay that I twisted and wound around a marble.

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial!

Comment with any questions or requests

- Kate :)







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