Sunday, August 15, 2010

Air Dry Clay, Colours and Macarons

The most important thing about making dollhouse miniatures macarons for me is the colour, especially if I am making it as a display.

These days, I no longer just use a tube of colour for one shade of macaron. A shade of pink is a mix and match of 2-3 other colours together, and I don't mean just white and red. Although in colour term, white and red produces pink, but when it comes to air dry clay (and depending on what clay you're using), white means a totally different thing. I mix colours into the air dry clay until I find the right shade of pink. The tough part about this is, if I knead it too much and the clay becomes dry, I can't use it anymore and would have to trash it.

Just the other day, I was looking at some macaron pictures in a book I found, and I just had to get those muted shades. The challenge with those muted shades is that you can't achieve them by just adding a main colour and white. All of the shades achieved here, were a combination of several colours together. Even a little dab of each does make a difference.

And guess what, by the time I found the right combination, I don't remember how much of each and what I've added, because I have tubes of paint lying around. LoL.

The below photo is an illustration of that experiment. I'm happy with these muted soft shades.
Alot of work just to get those colours right, but the end results were worth it :)


  1. Yes they are LOVELY:)..and Lol I so understand what you mean. You just got to trust your instinct for the next time;)

  2. ¡Colores perfectos! Parecen más dulces de lo que son. Lo has conseguido a tu estilo. ¿Vale? ¡Claro que vale! Besos Clara

  3. Están geniales!! con una pinta deliciosa y muy dulce! enhorabuena!

  4. Amazing shades ! They reflect your talent !

  5. lovely colors and they look so real
    greetz linda

  6. Se ven deliciosos, enhorabuena te han quedado genial!!
    besitos ascension

  7. Pei Li, do not know what they taste but certainly the appearance is delicious :-)
    Mini hugs, Flora

  8. Your macaroons look loose and very delicious~~~~ :D~


  9. The colours are beautiful and very natural. I love your work. Gill x


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