Christmas is here in the Miniatures Market Place this week's specials are turron and xmas trees. We also have mince pies and bags of oranges, and new plates of meats.
New veiners for crinkly lettuce and radicchio, and also a mould for the head of cauliflowers available on the Craft Tools and Moulds page.
This week we have cabbages, prawn kits, apple kits and a few others on the Usefresh Canes
When they are gone, they are gone so get them now!
Photo featured: Residential Week Workshop at Tune, Denmark. Please get in touch via the contact form below if you want more details or to attend
If anyone is interested in doing classes please get in touch via the form below. Angie will travel anywhere that can get a group together.
14 Jul 2014
18 Jul 2014
Denmark: Tune 2014
Fish Display 3 day workshop and Artists Table 2 day workshop
Tune Conference Centre, Greve
Go to "Registration" on the site to reserve a place.
Classes at my house!
Our village house in Andalucia is still in the middle of it's self-build. That
is to say I'm juggling making miniatures, keeping the online business up to
date, visiting mainly European fairs and doing building works ourselves. We are
beginning to take bookings for small groups and individuals who wish to combine
practical classes with a holiday in the beautiful Sierra de Aracena. Any
bookings for this season should be made as soon as possible as my fairs diary
has just got very busy and I only have limited dates available.
Tel +34 636 537 175 (Spain)
It's BACK!! Angie Scarr Miniatures MinitMold
New sizes of packaging. Safe, non-toxic and pleasant to use.
Make your master or choose your leaf or other item to mould from. Mix 2 equal
amounts of the two-part MinitMold. Form the mould around the item you want to
reproduce, either by pressing the item into the mould, or the mould material
onto the item. The material sets in minutes to create a flexible mould suitable
for use with many different materials. As shown on the Liquid Fimo DVD below.
Sample size 2x30g, Standard size 2 x 50g packs. Get it on the Craft Tools and Moulds page. (Postage payable on craft items)
Miniaturists, Nail Artists and Crafters - Welcome to the site!
Using The Site
At the left of the page are options for Create A New Account to let you
register, and My Account to track orders. Once you are registered, you
can go to any of the sections such as Miniatures Market Place, Craft Tools And Materials or Books and DVDs to submit an online order.
Traders should register as such and use trade ordering (from My Account) for any
Miniatures Marketplace is now filling up again after a season of successful international fairs, please keep looking in for new items and changes. Craft items and DVDs will be available as normal.
We have started to reorganise the website now that I'm diversifying into other craft areas. Or, rather, concentrating on polymer clay caning!
There will now be new sizes for those interested in other scales such as Playscale ('Barbie scale'), nail art, scrapbooking and other crafts which use my canes and the new 'superfine' slices and 'art veneers'.
Please keep looking in to see what's new. Remember many designs don't get repeated. So, if you see it ... and you want it ... Get it!
Site Redesign We hope the new layout makes sense to everyone now, with all the canes and slices in one place to avoid confusion. Each item has its type (fine slice, superfine slice or cane) and a size from 1/24, 1/12th, 1/6th to larger craft sizes. The trade page in particular is now much clearer to help find the right type of item. We have finally added our Links section, if we missed you out feel free to get in touch via the contact form. The new layout is now a lot easier to use.
Frank and I have moved house to Spain and have now transitioned to being a Spanish company. However we will still be charging in pounds and functioning just like an English company. We now send a PayPal payment request when the order is ready to ship. You do not need a PayPal account to pay by card.
Ordering You can now order using Paypal. No
money is taken until your order is packed and ready to dispatch. When the order is ready we will send an email to your registered address. NB European trade customers can now order using bank transfer also.
The new website
and it's management system is working magnificently well. Almost like having an extra unpaid
admin assistant!. See Frank's site www.networkadvice.co.uk for details
if you are interested in having a similar management system which can be
particularly useful for the small but busy craft business. Frank also writes smaller, simple contact only pages for a very reasonable price, and all points in between!
We now have a small sample size of Minitmold available just under the weight limit for excessive postal charges in Spain. Get it on the Craft Tools and Moulds page.
NEW Book: Miniature Food Masterclass
Start a voyage of discovery with Angie Scarr as she shares the secrets of her amazingly intricate work in a variety of materials and invites us to join in with her passion for miniature food.
Packed full of new techniques, materials and projects for all miniaturists to delve into, this book is illustrated with easy-to-follow, step-by-step pictures throughout.
Find out how to create a variety of food canes, liquid and translucent effects, glazes, moulding and veining all to amazing real-life effect.
Just some of the projects created with extraordinary attention to detail are:
chocolate buttons, heart-shaped cakes, royal icing cheesecake, toffee apples
EXCLUSIVE GIFT: a free Angie Scarr DVD (as recommended by Montse's cat Patufa!) if you order the book here . Not available anywhere else!
Angie Scarr is a highly regarded miniaturist, well-known worldwide for her intricate polymer clay work. She is constantly pushing the boundaries of her craft, exploring new techniques and materials. Angie's previous book for GMC Publications is the best-selling Making Miniature Food and Market Stalls.
It shows how simple it is to make the 'difficult' banana shape for single bananas and bunches. It also demystifies the seemingly complex pattern in the centre of a banana into one simple repeated cane, and has a little fun with banana skins. It finishes off with (unusually for Angie) a little use of paint and pens.
Bananas Masterclass Item
Bananas Masterclass UK/EUR
Bananas Masterclass USA
Diane Harfield - Miniature Flowers and Plants
In this DVD Diane, a highly respected miniaturist, covers plants and flowers for all seasons.
Starting in spring with primroses, violets and daffodils, covering poppies, wheat, tulips and roses for summer, oak and fern for autumn, and finishing winter on poinsettia, holly and wreaths.
Diane also gives valuable tips about tools, materials, cutters and glues.
Diane primarily uses cold porcelain, a medium that allows ultra-fine work for delicate petals and leaves.
Diane Harfield - Miniature Flowers and Plants Item
Diane Harfield UK/EUR
Diane Harfield USA
Exotic Fruit Masterclass
A short (30 minute) DVD or video on making kiwi and strawberries.
Exotic Fruit Masterclass Item
Exotic Fruit Masterclass UK/EUR
Exotic Fruit Masterclass USA
Fill Your Doll's House
Volume 1: Fruit And Vegetables
This is the original video re-filmed for DVD quality, and enhanced with new techniques to make your fruit and veg even more realistic. This new version includes the Skinner shade technique combined with Angie's own development of the offset stacking technique for leeks.
Make apples and oranges whole, cut and peeled, leeks, onions in strings and sprouting, curly cabbages and cauliflowers.
Fill Your Doll's House Item
Fill Your Doll's House Vol 1 UK/EUR
Fill Your Doll's House Vol 1 USA
A full length (90 minute) DVD or video on projects using Liquid Fimo, from jams, stews and other foods through to stained glass windows.
Liquid Fimo Item
Liquid Fimo UK/EUR
Liquid Fimo USA
Making Miniature Foods Book
Angie's first book covers miniature foods for use in the house or market stall, ranging from deli through meat, fish and vegetables. Buy it direct from the author!
We are now into our sixth edition of "Making Miniature Food", it is a GMC Best Seller! Copies of the book will now only be signed on request. Thank you everyone who has taken the time to let us know how much you are enjoying the projects. Apologies to all the family members who aren't getting fed!
PLEASE NOTE: postage costs have recently gone up in Europe, but the new book will fit in the postage band with this one at no extra charge.