France’s Celine Roumagnac (untempsspourever) captures quaint polymer scenes under glass – terrariums, domes, bell jars, lidded containers. Under glass she creates a world of her own. Here she preserves the snowy chill of the holiday.
These miniature polymer landscapes look so well kempt at a time when a glance out the window shows mine in disarray. We’ll focus on the bucolic ring from Russia’s Evgeniya Aleksandrova and the succulents from Ukraine’s Daria Tarasenko and leave my outside chores for another day.
The bluish greens and hint of pink in the succulent planter/pendant look quite springy and fashionable. Daria has added some embellishment to mugs that you might find of interest too. Here she is on Pinterest and Etsy.
Evgeniya puts loads of texture into the smallest acreage and creates a feeling of a peaceful home to wear on your finger. There are more seasons and scenes on Etsy. Thanks to Karan Cross for sending the link along.
Miniaturist Stéphanie Kilgast (PetitPlat) has been on a steady diet of polymer fruits and veggies for 70 days. Can she possibly keep this up for an entire year?
She posts her new food sculptures almost daily on Facebook where you can follow her progress and cheer her on.
“I’m starting to feel a bit tired with this daily challenge,” Stephanie admits. “It is a lot of work to handle and I can’t seem to be able to make them in advance, say make 3-4 veggies in one session. Ah well, I need to get a grip about this, otherwise I’m going to exhaust myself.”
Why miniatures? “Miniatures are usually appreciated because they make you think you can put the world in your pocket,” says Stephanie and the colors are endlessly inspiring. She also ventures into other subjects including a line of City and Galaxy jewelry.
Read more about this French artist on Instagram, Pinterest and Flickr. Yep, she’s got a whole page of tutorials in case you’re inspired and you may enjoy this older video about her work.
When it gets gray and chilly, I like to wander through the small cozy gingerbread villages created in polymer by Stephanie Kilgast.
Will this be the year you try your hand at some? Look at those little circles she uses for roof tiles. She makes it look temptingly easy and you can google scads of templates. She shows some in-process shots on Instagram.
In the fall Stephanie makes gorgeous gourds that look fresh picked and tiny breads that almost smell home-baked.
Like many of you, I started playing with polymer when my daughter was furnishing her dollhouse many years ago. I have a soft spot for these small delights. Visit Stephanie on her blog, Facebook and her shop.
There’s something appealing and comforting about small ideas. India’s Shirali Patel specializes in polymer paper clips, magnets, push pins, flash drives and other little delights. She calls her business just what it is – Small Ideas. Her visual jokes and mementos are what Shirali describes as, “Whimsical craft with purpose.”
She flattens favorite sports figures into Splatta Coast’z or brightens house plants with funny garden stakes. She cooks up your favorite Indian food – in miniature. This meal also serves as a computer flash drive.
Shirali was trained as a biochemist, worked in fashion design and landed in her polymer studio where she’s worked 10 to 12 hours a day since 2011. You can tour her immaculate studio on her Facebook page. Here’s her site, her Flickr page, and her Pinterest presence. Have some small pleasures this weekend.