I have been making Auriculas or Primulas. I am not sure of the English name and not an expert in the difference between Auriculas and Primulas. Anyway I have a new found love for these flowers and I might start a small collection of the flowers in both miniature scale and scale 1:1.
I have made three different colors, but I think I´m going to make a whole range of colors and types and make a miniature auricle theater. And for that I will need a lot of flower pots, and since I cannot afford buying the wonderful clay pots from Clive Brooker, I have to do my own. I found a description on Amber´s House for her wonderful pots made using card stock. Thanks Amber for sharing your tutorials and beautiful work.
Since my over all favorite material is paper and card stock, as it is both cheap and easy to work with, I decided to make my own interpretation of the clay pots.
It is no secret that I am a perfectionist and mostly have to make several attempts on a new miniature project, before being satisfied with the final result. In this photo you can see my attempts on Auricles. From the left my first, second and final result. I tried different types of paper and ended up using copy paper that I hand colored. These pots are not the card stock ones, but real clay pots I bought from Minipot in Denmark. Visit their website to see the pretty post and ceramics that Lisbeth does.
I punch out the flowers, soak them and color them with watercolor or diluted acrylic paint before I shape them with a stylus and foam sheet. I might make a tutorial on how to do one day if you guys would like to know how to make them.
Back to the pot talk…. Here you see a range of the pots I have done so far. If you want to make your own miniature clay pots, you can see how I do in my latest tutorial here.
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