Last year i bought a few brands of doll making clay to see which i liked best. Prosculpt became my favourite, with Fimo Puppen being my least favourite, because in my opinion it didn't blend as well and lost its shape too easily.
So i have ended up with a large block i don't want to waste and have been thinking of different ways to use it.
Last year i made some large floor slabs in a pentacle design using paperclay, which i thought were beautiful. So i decided to somehow try and make another using the fimo.
Here it is marked out and baked.
Now i need to think about adding texture.
Not sure how i will do this, but I'm sure after experimenting i'll find a way. Then i'll paint it to look like dirty old grey stone.
The little metal disc showing in the photo i think would look lovely set in a stone circle pattern, and will do so if the fist floor tile turns out ok. It was a pendant for a necklace which broke and ive saved for years wondering what to do with it.
I also decided to make a stone table base as shown in the picture above, which just needs a stone top. But now i think i'll turn it into some sort of pillar with a spooky display on the top. Not sure!
If you want to have a go at making a large floor tile like this find a pattern you like and print off to the required size, then lay it over your rolled out clay.
You can gently score the clay through the paper so it leaves a slight pattern on the clay. Then remove the paper and work on the pattern in more detail with your modelling tools.
Or i have discovered if you damp your paper from the front and lay it over the clay the ink will stain the clay if the paper is pressed on and left for a few minutes.
Then remove the paper and work on the pattern with your tools.
I also find laying the rolled out clay on paper is better than laying it on a tile or glass work surface. Laying the clay on paper means it's easier to turn as you work, and also great if you need to lift the clay off its surface without any sticking. You can bake in an electric oven with the paper too.
As yet i cant say how to make the texture but will let you know once ive ran a few tests.
If using paperclay you can stipple it with a brush for texture before its dry or crinkled tinfoil. Then paint with acrylic and lots of stone coloured washes.
I found stippling this polymer clay for texture caused the shape to distort, but maybe you will find a way round this.
I've also been making some large mushroom in Lord only knows what scale. I think they may be useful for fairy houses in clusters around the house or garden.
I love fly argarics and without fail they always make me smile.
Check out Granny O'Grimm. Heres the link http://www.grannyogrimm.com/#/home
Once there click on the TV to watch a fantastic and ever so funny version of Sleeping Beauty. Made me laugh loads! Plus the Agony Granny is beyond words... brilliant!