I've noticed that most of the people who make deco sweets not only sell them on Internet like Etsy for example, but also at their local markets. It seems that it's quite common in Japan. I'm not an expert but almost every owner of the Japanese blog (and not only Japanese) I've read recently, has posted pictures of their market stands filled with amazing items. Being honest I've became a little bit jealous, not in a bad way, but more jealousy inspired by this fact. So I've done some research on the Internet and I've discovered quite a big market in my area and I'm planning to sell some of my items there. So far it's just an idea in my head. I would really like to do it at the end of December, so I would have about five weeks to make all the things I want to and from now on I will be working on the items I'd like to sell there. I've already started creating all the components and today I'd like to show you my cherries :)
I've made them using air dry Fimo clay and then painted with acrylic paint. I've tried to shade them a little at the top where the stem should be, but it didn't work out. Now I know why :) It's hard to do it with the brush and easier with powder sponge, which I've bought recently and I will try it out soon.
I wanted to cover them with normal varnish, but I decided to use something different to create this extra polish. I've mixed Lixuitex Gloss Medium&Varnish with a bit of red paint and painted cherries with it twice. After that I applied normal varnish.
To make stalks I used paper covered wires, which I bought at my local sugar craft store. The ends are made by just dipping them in acrylic paint. I will varnish them for extra protection (so they won't unwrapped themselves) after I attach them onto ready made items.
I've mentioned couple of posts earlier that I made some watermelon pieces and here they are. I used Sukerukun, stick Fimo seeds into it and then painted them with the same method I used for cherries: gloss medium mixed with a bit of acrylic paint. I wanted to achieve glossy transparent effect.
Since I've decided to attend my local market I will have loads of work to do and I will probably won't show many ready made items, only separate components, like these cherries for example. I'm planning to make not only phone charms but also things like photo frames, clocks and other things, which I don't want to mention right now. I would like to surprise you a bit, although many people has probably deco-ed them already in the past :D
So now I'm off now to make some more fruits! :)
Hope you enjoyed it and thanks for looking!