First, before getting to the important prop for my photographs, I would like to share some great information with you. My friend, and incredible polymer clay artist, Anita ~ of Melody O'Beau Designs ~ posted a two part series on her blog, highlighting her favorite polymer clay studio tools, gadgets and glues. Both of the articles are filled with useful information and great tips for working with polymer clay. I thank Anita for so generously sharing all this information with us! Below are the links to each of her articles:
I have both of these bookmarked and I know I will refer to them often.
Thank you Anita!
And now I'd like to share with you the story of a very important prop for photographing my Wedding Cake Toppers...
I'd been talking about how I wanted to create a prop for photographing my wedding cake toppers for quite a while, months probably... Never taking the time to actually sit down and DO IT. While my Mom was here visiting, she made sure that I took the time to make that happen! I wanted to somehow create the top tier of a wedding cake out of clay. After much brainstorming and suggestions from my Mom, we decided to go to Michael's ~ We love Michaels!! Anyway, we looked around, got sidetracked many times, and then I thought, why not look in the cake decorating isle... So my Mom went right to the 6" cake pan and turned it upside-down and we both said at the same time, "That will work!" I was certain that she wasn't going to go home until this project was finished! My Mom ALWAYS knows how to keep on task and get things done. I really do hope that I inherited some of that tenacity!!! As she prepared the outside of the cake pan, covered it with white clay then stamped in a floral design, I created clay roses and rope to decorate the 'cake' ~ It was such fun working in my studio with my Mom! I really appreciate her gently nudging me to make the faux cake tier. It works perfectly for picture taking...
Yum... Now, doesn't that cake look good enough to eat?
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