Auriculas and clay pots

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

11 thoughts on “Auriculas and clay pots

  1. T Fly

    Thank you for sharing your tutorials. Your creations look so real. I would love to see how you make the auriculas. I’ve only tried to make flowers with polymer clay and they always look so bulky. Using paper seems like the way to go.

    1. Annie Christensen Post author

      HI Tara and thank you for your comment. I have never made polymer clay flowers, but I am gonna give a try one day. But paper is my thing and it is eccelent for flowers when you get to know some tips and methods.

  2. Susan Hamilton

    I would love a tutorial on making Primula. One of my all time favorite flowers. Yours are just so sweet. Please do a tutorial.

    1. Annie Christensen Post author

      I have quite a long list of ideas for tutorials to do and Primula is one of them 🙂 I´ll keep your request in mind.

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