by brae  

I am finishing up some landscaping for the final Heritage post showcasing the exterior and the overall build itself.  But, I thought this element deserved its own post...mushrooms!!!  :D

I started with Peiwen Petitgrand's book on making clay food.

I had already planned to start with mushrooms since I wanted some for the Heritage lawn.  Her instructions are wonderful, even though my French is very rusty.  I was able to figure out the basics well enough.  I made only a few changes.  I added pastel coloration before baking and made the stems longer to have something to plant in the ground.  I also made my molds a little variable, misshapen and left any imperfections.  It translated into a more realistic result.  :D

The undersides have the slotted detailing like the real thing.  Even though it's nearly impossible to see once the mushrooms are planted, I love knowing it's there.

I planted them all around The Tree but wonder if these will last the night with Grahame on the loose!  :O

I might be making more tomorrow.  Haaaaa!


Comment from: April [Visitor]
No way he's eating those, he's sure something's up with how fast they appeared.
08/18/13 @ 21:08
Comment from: Keli [Visitor]
I loooovvvvve those!
08/18/13 @ 22:03
Comment from: Annie Fryd [Visitor]
Brae... You never stop to amaze. Those tiny mushroom are presious!!!
08/18/13 @ 22:55
Comment from: Pepper [Visitor]
You know it's this attention to detail that makes your miniatures stand out so much. I've loved each detailed post about the Heritage. Just gobsmackingly gorgeous! =0) You must be thrilled with the outcome
08/19/13 @ 01:08
Comment from: Liduina [Visitor]
Your mushrooms are adorable. Your eye for detail keeps surprising me. Hugs, Liduina
08/19/13 @ 01:50
Comment from: 12Create [Visitor]
The mushrooms look fabulous. A perfect detail for the Heritage.
08/19/13 @ 02:50
Comment from: Veronique [Visitor]
OMG! You seem to have discovered the "add smell" gadget on your blog. I can smell the mushrooms, the damp tree and... phew... is that a badger I smell? So realistic! This post lead me to take a tour (again) on your blog and one and half hours later, I'm emerging. Full of awe and deep respect for your eye for detail and style and your incredible craftsmanship.
08/19/13 @ 03:26
Comment from: Elga [Visitor]
Beautiful, your mushrooms certainly adds to the already wonderful landscaping you did!
08/19/13 @ 04:16
Comment from: Heather [Visitor]
Absolutely phenomenal... I love the mushrooms, and the grass, and the badger, what wonderful touches!
08/19/13 @ 06:49
Comment from: Jane S [Visitor]
I have been waiting to see you use this book all year Brea! Now get crackin on that clay, so I can mumble about your amazing skills in that as well ;P
08/19/13 @ 07:53
Comment from: Blondie [Visitor]
Fantastic!!! I have mushrooms under my real tree each year. I'll send you a pic. :)
08/19/13 @ 10:03
Comment from: Kathi [Visitor]
So.... CUTE!
08/19/13 @ 10:59
Comment from: elizabeth s [Visitor]
This is truly Wonderful work Brae! Did you know that often there are mushrooms that grow in a circle formation called Fairy rings? It is said that when they grow this way the fairies feel safe to come out to dance in the middle during the night. Your creations are Always beautiful and the book sounds invaluable! Your Haunted Heritage has it All!
08/19/13 @ 15:58
Comment from: cunha [Visitor]
Hello, its a wonderful work all details are amazing, congratulations. cunha
08/20/13 @ 03:03
Comment from: brae [Member]
Thank you!!! :>>
08/28/13 @ 08:18

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