Making Miniature Food and Market Stalls
Your edition of this book may require the following corrections and updates, these appear in bold:
Page 3 – Fimo
For the projects in this book I use a brand of polymer clay called Fimo (see note page 10), but there are other brands on the market that you might like to try, Super Sculpey for example.
Clay Colour Mixes
Terracotta colour replaced with brown for the following entries: basic meat mix, cooked meat mix, olive mix and red/brown mix.
New entry – Caramel mix
Ochre plus brown (2:1) For subtle changes add a little orange and/or leaf green
Page 10 – Fimo
Fimo is traditionally one of the most widely used clays and was, I believe, the first to be produced. I have been a Fimo user for more than 25 years. There have been several changes to the formula due to European legislation relating to toys. They are now designed with safety for children in mind. Other clays that use the CE mark will have to conform to similar legislation if they are to be widely available in Europe, as the European Union classifies ALL polymer clay as toys. The US, which recognizes polymer clay as art materials, is also having legislation on formulas tightened up. During the changes, there were some difficulties with handling and performance but these seem to have been resolved. Always follow manufacturer’s instructions.
Pork and lamb chops
Page 34 – Step 3
Mix some brown with your basic meat mix to produce a darker colour for the chop bone.
Leg of lamb
Page 43 – Equipment and materials
Polymer clay: basic meat mix, brown, foundation colour mix 1, plus some leftover bone cane from the ham project
I add a little extra brown to the basic meat mix to produce the darker colour for the smaller muscles in the meat.
Page 70 – Equipment and materials
Polymer clay: caramel mix, brown, orange and very pale translucent green mix
Fruit and vegetable boxes and crates
Page 115 – Step 1
Mark the beech veneer along the grain of the wood at intervals of 28mm, 62mm, 90mm and 124mm.