January 21, 2014

And the winner is ...

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Hello!

Sry that I'm late! My laptop decided that it was the perfect time to play funny on me and it didn't let me transfer the pics from the cam's device. It drives me nuts when this kind of thing happens!

Ok back to our business ;)
I'm happy to announce that the winner of the GIVEAWAY is ....

*......suspense ......*


All the names into the hat :)


CONGRATULATIONS!!! Mi Mundo en Miniatura!!!

Please send me a mail with your address so I can send this cute set of pastries to its forever home :)

To all of you who participated, a big THANK YOU!!
Next giveaway si going to take place when I reach 100 followers.

*Hugs****

January 20, 2014

More little food

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Hello :)

I've been busy making a a few pieces to upload to my Etsy shop.
This time we have sweets you'd take for breakfast or tea time (I have a thing for tea time, maybe 'cause there're more colors to play around, and the funny thing is I'm a salty gal lol). A sliced apple filled pie -my 1st attempt as well!-, a bunch of doughnuts and last but not least a heart shaped tray in soft pink wich comes with 2 delicious toasts with strawberry jam, a cup of coffee (see the small mark on the edge, someone has been drinking a while ago ;)) and a small bowl with more marmalade!

The setting belongs to my loong time kitchen project, not completed yet, but I let you have a sneak peak ;), the table has a cute tablecloth (made of 2 pieces of crochet sewn together). As for the table, it was longer and all white, too boring! what I did was get rid of 2 cm and the white part on top. Now it looks more rustic yet elegant.

Hope you like this!
**hugs**

And now the pics:


So fresh and delicious it looks! see the cinnamon mixed with the apple pieces?




Nothing better to start your day than 2 toasts and a cup of coffee :)


Colorful doughnuts on a heart shaped plate, shabby and delicious!


Do you like doughnuts? learn how to make them! Hot chocolate and pink donuts tutorial

January 15, 2014

Give away!!

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This post is to let you know that I'm having a give away! 

If you'd like to participate, the rules are simple: 

1- like my FB page The mini book maker
2- leave a comment here on the give away post
3- you can only participate once!
4- the give away ends on jan 21st, this day i'm going to put all the names participating into a hat, I'm going to take a pic of the winner's name and post it here.


And here is the prize: A plate filled with pastries, all handmade by me






Thank you all for participating!
Good luck!


Hot chocolate and pink donut 1/12th tutorial

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In this tutorial I’m going to show you how to make this cute shabby set.

We’re going to need:



 Fimo: white, translucent, yellow, pastel pink, brown
 Liquid fimo
 Tile or plastic surface to work
 Facial wipes (to keep your hands clean all the time while working)
 Small piece of balsa/plywood in a shape of your choice
 Tin foil ball/toothbrush (that you don’t use anymore)
 Razor blade
 Toothpick
 Glass conteiner
 Acrylic paint in a pastel color of your choice
 Ceramic plate and cup
 Modelling tools: needle or nail
                           Dotting tool
 Soft pastels: ochre, burnt sienna and dark brown
 Brush
 Glue
 Varnish

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The Donut recipe



The dough color is made by mixing 1 part of white, half of translucent and ¼ part of yellow as shown in the pic below.


  
The result is this buttery color (the real thing has a soft translucent yellow color because of the butter you use when cooking).



Let it cool a while so it’s not sticky to work with it.



Cut a small piece of a the size of a pea and do a rounded shape

 
 




 Flatten the ball








 





Punch a hole using the dotting tool or the back of a small brush.
Flatten the edges a little bit using the dotting tool to the inner part of the donut, but gently!
Donuts haven’t got perfect rounded shapes; this is the 1st step to texture it.  




With the toothbrush and tin foil ball add texture to your donut, and soften it with the dotting tool or the back of your brush.




Using the side of the needle or razor blade, do a mark in the middle of the donut like the pic here; be careful to not cut too much! Press gently.

 

The shading process:

This picture shows you the step by step to make your donut look like just baked. 
                                                               
From top to bottom:
1- ochre for the base
2- more reddish brown for the middle tones
3- sepia brown or any dark brown you have to add the “more burnt” areas.
Use a pic for reference when you shade, it helps a lot.




The Frosting process:

Into a glass* container mix a small piece of pink clay and liquid fimo. Leave it for a couple of minutes so as to make the mixing easier (it may take a while!). Stir and mix until you have a creamy consistence.

*(I’m using a plastic one but I recommend that you use a small glass container since the plastics compounds of the clay may “eat” the plastic one)



Use a toothpick to add the frosting carefully. When you’re done, take the donut to the oven for 5 min, later, let it cool. Add some glossy varnish to the frosting. And now, enjoy a freshly baked clay donut!

*If you want to turn it into a charm, put a small hook on it before baking it.




The hot chocolate recipe


Get a piece of brown clay, mix it a bit and put it into your ceramic cup to measure it. If it’s too large, just cut the excess with the razor blade.








Using your dotting tool/back of a brush, add some texture to it and again, check if it’s the right amount into the cup, trim the excess if needed.



The whipped cream:

Take a small piece of white clay make a cone shape.
Using your dotting tool, and always in the same direction do the texture of the cream like when it comes out from the star shape frosting tip.













Carefully add more detail, not much or it’s going to break.


Now put a small amount of liquid fimo to glue the whipped cream to the chocolate and bake for 5 min.
When it cools down, take it out from the cup and add a tiny amount of super glue to the bottom.


How to put together the pieces:

Cut a small piece of balsa, paint it in a pastel color of your choice, add the donut you baked before in a ceramic plate, cut a small piece of tissue paper for the napkin, add the chocolate cup.

*The “chocolate dust”: shave s small amount on top of the cream right after varnishing it so it stays in place.


Enjoy! Hope you like my tutorial.



©Angelina S. 2014. El Arte de Angelina.
This tutorial is for personal use.
Distribution in any form is forbidden.






January 07, 2014

El arte de Angelina: 15% off discount at my Etsy shop!!!

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