Last weekend I made these cute little animals from Fimo. They started as basic Fimo shapes which I painted with acrylics after baking then varnished.
I’ve had my Fimo for a very long time (I think there's still a tiny bit left from some I had when I was 8!) – some is Fimo Classic and some is Fimo Soft. I much prefer using the soft as you can use it almost immediately but the Classic always takes me ages to soften and I end up making a mess with crumbs of Fimo falling everywhere.
The little animals I made are really small – this rabbit is just over an inch long…
I painted the rabbit with dutch markings – I used to have a white and grey dutch rabbit when I was small :) Rabbits are one of my favourite animals. I’ve been watching the BBC series The Burrowers – where they’re following the lives of rabbits, badgers and water voles in burrows specially made for the series. Of course the rabbits are my favourite – especially the babies which are soo cute!!
This budgie (only about 1.75 inches long) was partly inspired by my green and yellow budgie, Bobby. Although she was a girl and this is a boy budgie, as above his beak is blue.
While the Fimo was out I thought I may as well make a few more buttons to top up my jar…
I love the colour of the rose – it’s more minty coloured in real life than this photo shows. If you want to see some of the other polymer clay buttons I made and find out a bit about how I made them, take a look at this post which I wrote a couple of years ago: http://hazelfishercreations.blogspot.co.uk/2011/05/polymer-clay-buttons.html