Hello everybody! I hope you are all in for a fabulous weekend. Anyway, there were no new submissions this week. :< If you still wanted to participate in the Miniatures challenge, you've still got about a week and a half left! I'll be looking forward to a few more wonderful submissions. ^_^ See you all next week!
Hey everyone! Sorry about the missed update, I just got a new job somewhat unexpectedly and so things have been a little hectic lately. Anyways, we have a couple new submissions for you to check out:
I'd also like to announce our Member of the Month for March, GeekGirl02
See you all next week!
Happy Friday! Check out these awesome submissions for this week:
See you all next week!
Hello everyone! I've got a few new submissions for you- some adorable wearables and money miniatures?!? That's ridiculous in the best way.
Also, our member icytrus
could use a little help: she needs some tips on making a miniature bougainvillea tree (around the size of a pen) for a school project. If you've got any advice, please contact her!
Hello everyone! Sorry for the late update! Anyways, we already have some wonderful submissions to the March/April challenge, check 'em out:
I also found an article that might help those of you who want to make miniatures in polymer clay but don't know where to start. This article- link
- is an overview of some common polymer clay brands, which might help you choose a type to start with.
Anyways, see you all next week!
Welcome to this month's Creative Craft Challenge!
The Creative Craft Challenge is a monthly feature where we introduce our members to different crafts. Every month I’ll give you a little background on a craft that you might not have heard of and show you a few great tutorials to encourage you to give it a try and show us your work.
So join me every month and put your skills and creativity to the test with lessons and tutorials, examples, and a place to show off your work. Your submissions will be featured in our favorites gallery and in this very blog! Remember
, the aim of the challenge is to introduce you to crafts that you might not have heard about or tried before. They won't require any expensive materials or years of training and expertise to complete. The idea is to challenge
you to go out of your usual field of work and try something new!
This challenge is NOT a contest or a display of professional work, but a fun opportunity to broaden your crafting horizons. NO prizes are involved and everyone will be featured!
To clear up a question a few people have asked: The ArtisanCraft
gallery folders and favorite folders are not linked- you can submit the same piece to both the gallery and the favorites if you like, no problem. Also, the two deviations per month limit does not apply to favorites folders, so please feel free to add as many submissions as you would like.
Member of the Month
At the end of every month one participant will be chosen as ArtisanCraft
's Member of the Month and will be featured on our profile page for the entire next month. The Member of the Month for February is Rori2
A miniature is a reproduction of something done at a very small scale. They are used for all kinds of things, from dollhouses and dioramas to jewelry and other decorations. There are tons of techniques and materials that can be used to make miniatures. Polymer clay is a particularly popular medium these days, but you could also use paper, wood, fabric, metal- you name it, you can probably use it to make miniatures.
You do NOT
have to use any of the tutorials here to submit your art, they are only suggestions to help get you started. If you need some more references or directions, there are many more tutorials both here on dA and all over the internet.
There are a ridiculous number of great tutorials for making miniatures, especially miniature food, here on dA, so here is a very small selection:
A whole bunch of examples to give you a little inspiration:
Now it's your turn to try your hand at making miniatures!
Every Friday I'll update this journal to feature our member's creations. To submit your miniatures:
Go to the ArtisanCraft
homepage, click on "Faves" (down along the left), click [Link]
(CCC 35- Miniatures) (along the left side), then click the "Suggest a Favorite" button (top right), and you're in!
If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions about the monthly Creative Craft Challenge, this craft, or anything else, please feel free to comment here, on the Creative Craft Challenge of the Month blog, or by sending me a note to me, Animus-Panthera