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pattysminiatures 22-05-2013 03:48 PM

DIY sylvanian love heart tree and other garden plants
 
These are quite easy to make For Sylvanian families or 12th scale miniatures.




Make a whimsical Sylvanian love heart tree or tea fern

To make this you will need,
Stiff wire,
Masking tape (preferably 2 inch wide)
Acrylic paints of your choice (satin finish is best) The pictures below explain the method.
Lots of different plants can be made using this method!!!

Fold masking tape over the wire.


Put your desired shape.

Paint the leaf and the wire!

Assemble!

The last plant is made using the same method.




There are bigger photos and a full tutorial on my website in the DIY Zone.

My Dolls Houses and Hand Crafted Miniatures

dianep 22-05-2013 04:24 PM

They look great and seem really easy to make too :).

JoMed 22-05-2013 04:30 PM

They're lovely Patty. I use the same method but with floral tape (its already green) for smaller leaved plants and I paint a sheet of A4 green on both sides for larger leaved plants.

pattysminiatures 22-05-2013 04:53 PM

Thanks Diane and Jo,
They are really easy to make...........Any sort of leaf shapes would work! I paint after cutting then the white edges don't show on photos. Masking tape has a lovely leathery finish when painted with satin Acrylic. Thanks for your tips Jo!

Rebmicallef 22-05-2013 05:37 PM

Thanks for the tip Patty. It's fantastic

pattysminiatures 22-05-2013 05:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rebmicallef (Post 301963)
Thanks for the tip Patty. It's fantastic

Pleased you like it Rebecca!

hamburg 22-05-2013 07:21 PM

Love your plants, Patty !
Is that Maxie guarding a plant in the last pic ?? :-D

sharon288 22-05-2013 07:23 PM

hope maxie wasn't tempted to water your new creations.......didnt know you could get satin finish acrylics.....or did you use the kitchen type paints.......kaitlyn could do these i think

pattysminiatures 22-05-2013 07:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hamburg (Post 301980)
Love your plants, Patty !
Is that Maxie guarding a plant in the last pic ?? :-D

Thanks Claudia!
Yes it is! He advised me on the design!:-D

pattysminiatures 22-05-2013 07:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sharon288 (Post 301982)
hope maxie wasnt tempted to water your new creations.......didnt know you could bet satin finish acrylis.....or did you use the kitchen type paints.......kaitlyn could do these i think

Maxie is very good at watering plants!:-D
I got my acrylic paints from the pound shop and on smoothish surfaces the paint gives a nice satin finish which makes the masking tape look like real leaves. I do think Kaitlyn could do these .....I have made i as simple as possible because plants are hard to make and even though my eyesight is getting worse. I can still have a go at a miniature and make it whimsical:)
Please let us know how Kaitlyn gets on with making her own version of them.


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