Author: MoTipton

Making Miniature Food: 6 Sculpting Tips

Many of you already have your copy of my new dollhouse miniature tutorial, How to Sculpt Miniature Breakfast Foods, and I want to give you a handful of ways to expand on the techniques presented in the book. If you’re not on my mailing list, you’ll be able to get a copy here on March […]

The New Tutorial Book Photos are Finished!

Oh, hallelujah! I’ve been a miniature food-sculpting, photo-taking fiend for the past week or two, and this afternoon, I snapped the last photo for the upcoming breakfast foods tutorial book. What’s next? Now I need to take the hundred or so photos, edit them, and take the photos and the tutorial text that I’ve already […]

Making Dollhouse Miniature Oatmeal and Other Breakfast Foods

Work on the new miniature breakfast foods tutorial continues, and I had a tiny triumph yesterday while making miniature oatmeal. I’ve never been satisfied with my previous attempts; the texture just wasn’t quite right. But I’ve finally unlocked the secrets of tiny oatmeal (buahahah–take that, oatmeal!), and I’ve outlined the entire process in the new […]

Miniature Breakfast Foods: Upcoming Tutorial Book

For the past month, I’ve been working on a brand new tutorial book, issue seven in the Dollhouse Chef Series. Many of you voted on Facebook for the topic, and the winner was…breakfast foods! With the new book you’ll learn how to sculpt everything from cereal and hash browns to muffins and quiche, and I’ll […]

Making American Girl St. Patrick’s Day Desserts

Yesterday and today, I’ve been working on a custom order for St. Patrick-themed sweets in American Girl-18″ doll size. I snapped a few pictures as I worked so you could see some of the process! First off, I used templates that I drew in an illustration program and printed on card stock to cut out […]

Studio Peek: A Round Up of New Miniatures

Yesterday was a flurry of sculpting as I prepare for an upcoming (and long overdue) vacation this Friday. My inventory has been pitifully low, so I created a variety of new pieces, and I’ll be working on more today as well. Here’s a little tour of the new goodies. Sandwich earrings galore… BLT Earrings Peanut […]

Making An 18″ Doll Valentine Cottage and Heart Cake

The Valentine madness continues with more love-themed sweets for American Girl and other 18″ dolls. The pieces below are for a custom order, but if you’d like some of your own, just get in touch here. First off, I created a cardboard cake form packed full of aluminum foil, which was wrapped in white polymer […]

Making Miniature Owl and Penguin Cookies

I love making miniature sugar cookies, and these tiny owls and penguins were particularly fun to sculpt. Here are some studio shots of the process, so you can see how polymer clay goes from blob to cute. First off, the cookie shapes are pressed against sandpaper for a bit of texture before being brushed with […]

Miniature Valentine Cookies and Cupcakes

I’ve been working on a lot of Valentine sweets over the past couple of weeks, and I wanted to give you a little dose of romance-themed eye candy. All of these pieces are in 18″ doll/American Girl scale, which allows me to recreate more detail than I can in my 1/12 scale pieces. All of […]

Making a Dollhouse Miniature Woodland Cake

Andie’s Specialty Sweets was nice enough to let me use their design for a woodland cake, and here I’ll show you some of the behind-the-scenes as I sculpted this detailed dollhouse miniature cake from start to finish. To begin, I used chocolate brown and white clay to create the roll cake base. (Learn how to […]

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