Thursday, October 29, 2009

Marble

Today I have been making a whole lot of faux marble cutting boards in miniature. I love marble in large life and have a couple of boards that I use for cutting. I would very much like to have my counters in real carrera marble. Don't you just love the cold and smooth feeling it has? My mini marble was made of polymer clay. I did use white clay, translucent, some stone colored clay, a bit of black and some green and beige to the mix. I put it in a kitchen machine with a cutting blade until the clay was formed into small pliable nuggets. Then just some turns in the pasta machine. Voila! I then cut it so the streaks was diagonal as in real marble. Baked, sanded and a light touch of varnish. Now all these slabs wants to be filled with goodies:) I cant wait...

18 comments:

Debbie said...

Looking forward to seeing what delights you fill the slabs with Christel..x

jocelyn teo said...

Thank you Christel for sharing how you made the marble! :) it looks fabulous, and very realistic. :) i would try it out myself too once i get the chance! :)

Kim said...

Wow- it looks so very realistic- fabulous job!!!

Anneke said...

I can't wait either to see what you'll put on them! The marble looks so wonderfull!
Hugs,
Anneke

Janne said...

Helt utrolig hva du får til, ser helt ekte ut!
Ha en fine kveld:)

sara marina said...

Wow thanks for sharing the marble making steps! You are so good at miniatures! I am amazed how good that marble looks with those juicy cucumber wedges! Thanks again.

Linda Carswell said...

It does look so real Christel...fabulous, but it does seem like a shame to cover them...but what you do cover them with will be a real treat I am sure!! You always make the perfect pieces...lovely!!

Linda x

Sans said...

Christel, I have the most amazing breads for presents by a darlig friend who sent them to me all the way from Norway! They are your breads and pretzels! Your work is even more amazing in person. I hope to do a post soon on them but I know my photographs won't do justice to your beautiful and delicious work!

synnøve said...

Lekkert!!! Agurken og kniven var lekkert på den kjølige marmoren.....tenker sommer....ahhh.
Den lille kniven var utrolig lekker..laget eller kjøpt?

Vel...tilbake til antikk bokproduksjon!!!!!

Klem

Christel Jensen said...
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Christel Jensen said...

Thanks for nice comments folks:)
The knife was bought from SP miniatures. Very nice knife:)Oh Sans how funny, good to hear you have friends form Norway besides me;)

cockerina said...

you're incredible !!!!!!! magnificent! Caterina

Liberty Biberty said...

My goodness Christel, you are so clever, that mini baord looks just like real marble!
Mercedes

kimsminiatures said...

Perfection!!!!! Really really wonderful as always! Hugs~ Kim

Sabiha Barkey said...

Beautiful marble and thanks for sharing it with us...The knife is a master piece and I love it very much...did you made it yourself?

Christel Jensen said...

Hi
I diden't make the knife. This was purchased from SP miniatures. They have lots of nice things:)

Sabiha Barkey said...

Thank you...I like it very much,I will try it myself..let you know if I managed to do so?

Pubdoll said...

Nydelig marmor skjærebrett, fikk lyst til å prøve meg selv, så takk for "oppskriften".
Artig å se den lille agurken ved siden av 1:1 agurkskivene. Når man ser hvor smått det er, blir detaljeringen enda mer imponerende!