Jean Day Miniatures
Lady's Dresser Set Project
Lady's Dresser Set
Tools and Supplies
Work with very clean hands. I
like to use hand wipes, they are also very good for cleaning your tools
or you can use baby oil. Soften a piece of gray fimo and roll it through
the pasta machine or with a roller by hand. Roll it thicker in the pasta
machine and gradually thinner. Work with a rolled out piece that
is approximately 1/16" thick on a tile or other suitable working
surface. Punch out two circles 3/8" or whatever size would fit the top
of your beads shown in photo above and punch out one circle 1/4".
Embossing Your Design
Now you are ready to decide what kind of filigree pattern you would like your dresser set to have. For the project above I used leather punch tools but you can press a design in your pieces with rubber stamps ( clean the stamp first with a bit of baby oil), a toothpick or pin, buttons.... anything that will give an embossed effect that appeals to you.
Gently round the edges of all the pieces to give a nice finish.
You can now bake all of the pieces
while still on the tile.
Silver Leafing your Dresser Set
Once all of your pieces have
cooled. Apply the adhesive with a small brush to all sides
of the gray fimo pieces. Make sure all parts are covered Let this dry clear.
Now take small pieces of your silver foil and apply it to the dresser pieces
on all sides. Press the foil down into the design to press it into the
grooves of the design. After you finish leafing all of the pieces apply
an clear acrylic protective sealer. Glue the white fimo bristle parts of
your brushes to the upper parts.
Jean Day Miniatures 2002
Backgrounds thanks to Snickerdoodle Graphics