Saturday, 20 April 2013

Furnishing the Witch's Den. - Fairy Tale Magical Mystery Tower

Hello my dear friends,

I hope you are all enjoying your weekend. Here in Malta it's getting warmer and warmer and definitely Summer is in the air. The days are getting longer. I love Summer even if it gets really hot. I also wanted to welcome a new follower to my blog Krizze. WELCOME!

Today I wanted to share with you some new furnishings that I have been working on for the witch's den in my fairy tale Magical Mystery Tower.

Like you have seen before I had made the fire surround and bought two pieces of bare wood furniture which I have stained and painted to fit the scene. These will be filled with most of the miniatures that I have made myself out of polymer clay. 

I have altered the small table which holds on it the Beauty and the Beast's magical rose. To be more exact I have altered the base of the rose's dome to make it look more like the one in the motion picture. At first I thought of painting the base in a darker shade to match the furniture but still to me it didn't fit in. Then going back to the motion picture of Beauty and the Beast I realized that there was no base to the dome so I eliminated the base completely. As the surface of the small table was altered by me by adding marbled polymer clay, it was easier for me to work with. I am really pleased with it's out come.

The Magical Enchanting Rose made out of polymer clay

The domed Rose in Disney's Motion Picture Beauty and the Beast
Just like I have been saying before these two rooms are very, very small. So much ideas in so little room. I wanted to add a table in the middle of the room but unfortunately the ready made tables where too big so I have scratched built a small reflector table and stained it accordingly to fit in the scene. It fitted in perfectly and I am really pleased with the out come. 

Scratched built Reflector Table

As this room is going to be themed on the fairy tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs I found an old oval picture frame which I wasn't using and changed it into the Magical Mirror that belonged to the evil queen. 

The Magical Mirror

The Magical Mirror in Disney's motion picture Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
To add to this Mirror I have made a scratched built book stand made out of scraps of wood and polymer clay.The stand itself is made out of wood and to give it an extra punch I have made a serpent dragon out of polymer clay. It fitted with the scene perfectly. 

Book stand Scratch built by me.

Made out of wood and polymer clay. 

To add to this book stand I have made a spell book to fit the scene. As the book stand was going to be placed right near the Magic Mirror it was only appropriate that the spell book will be opened with the Magic Mirror spell. I have quoted the same words which have been used in Disney's Motion Picture Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,

       "Slave in the magic mirror come from the farthest space, through wind and darkness I summon thee. Speak! Let me see thy face."

Then on the other page I quoted the other piece,

        "Magic Mirror on the wall, who is the fairest one of all?" 

The book fitted the stand perfectly and I really like how it turned out in the room.

Hand Made Magical Spell Book

Quotes from Disney's motion picture Snow White 

Together in the Fairy Tale Tower.
I have also made 2 pairs of curtains for this room. I have use bamboo sticks and decorative beads to make the pole.  As this project is based of a child's fairy tale, I didn't want that the room looks dark so I added I have made the curtains out of purplish fabric.I liked the effect that they made to this room.

Curtains in the witch's Den

So far this is what I have done. That is all for today. Please do keep tuned as next week I will be sharing with you the finished room 'The Witch's Den' of this project.

Take Care and see you soon.


Rebecca xxx

Friday, 5 April 2013

Making Polymer Clay Miniatures for my Witch's Den - Fairy Tale M.M. Tower.

Hello dear friends,

I really hope that you have all enjoyed your Easter. Sorry for not posting sooner. I am still trying to get used to the change of the hour. I don't like it one bit! For some reason it's really hard for me to get used to the change, especially this hour. I also wanted to welcome a new follower of my blog. A big welcome to Kayjay.

During the past week I have made some polymer clay miniatures for my Fairy Tale Magical Mystery Tower. This time I will share with you some new miniatures that I finished for the Witch's Den which is situated on the ground floor. The scene is basically focused on Disney's fairy Tale motion picture Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. So I was really hoping to capture some objects that have been featured in the pictures.

I had some empty glass bottles and a small cauldron which fitted in perfectly and filled them up with liquid polymer clay and some coloring. They came out just perfect.

Glass bottles filled with liquid polymer clay
 Then I started working on some polymer clay miniatures to fill in shelves and the table. I have made some potion bottles and a few books of different sizes. I have also made some pottery style miniatures which are the mortar with pedestal. A small bowl with herbs, a broken water jug with a spider in it, a deep plate with some sort of bones and another spider. The spiders have also been done by me. I think my favorite is the broken water jug.

Spooky pottery made with polymer clay

Witch books made out of polymer clay

Potion bottles made out of marbled polymer clay.
I have also made a crystal sphere. The sphere is a small glass marble and the base is made out of polymer clay and small glass stones. A very well used candle stick, A silver chalice with a potion that transformed the queen into a hag and another favorite piece was the head of a scull with the crow in it which is also seen in Disney's motion picture Snow White.  The crow is made out of plastic; a small little toy that luckily enough Matthias found in a sweet threat.

Polymer Clay miniatures made by me
Disney's motion Picture Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 
To continue with the scene I have also made a basket full of apples. The basket and every little apple has been done with polymer clay. I have used pigments to make the apples look realistic as much as possible. I have also made the poisoned apple which will not be placed in the basket but on the table among the potions. The basket of apples is another favorite piece.

Basket of apples made out of polymer clay 

Disney's Motion Picture Hag with basket of apples in Snow White
Well that  is all for now folks. I hope you like my new miniatures.

I have also added a few new polymer clay miniatures in my Etsy shop.

Please keep tuned as I will be sharing with you some more miniatures for this project very soon.

Take Care and see you soon.

Rebecca xxx