Recently i bought some cold porcelain from dianeharfieldminiatures I bought it because i thought i could make leaves for sunflowers. Anyway, last night i sat and cut out the leaves (well more squished them into shape). I used the leaf veiner from Angie Scarr to give them a nice texture. Once made and almost dry i decided they didn't look quite right and decided to make some from paper also.
So i cut out loads of leaves, and with quite a lot of patience wet each one and pressed between the leaf veiner. Each came out easily with the use of a pin.
So after all the cold porcelain i'm much happier with the paper one.
If anyone is interested in the cold porcelain then the link above will take you to the site to buy some. I've tried a few brands and this ladies recipe gives the best results, plus when dry its more flexible and stronger than other brands. You can colour it before or after shaping, cutting, whatever you want to do with it. It also can be rolled ever so thin and is still quite strong when dry.
Heres a picture of the leaf veiner i used with both the paper and porcelain.
Heres a picture of the leaves done with paper and porcelain.
Here's a picture of the potting corner with a sunflower. I've not made this sunflower (bought it at Miniatura) and keeping it for my witches house. Its just to show you what i have planned from the ones i'm making today. Hoping they look as nice as this one. I'm thinking i'll make make these ones with happy sunshine faces.