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Miniature Toadstool Tutorial by vesssper Miniature Toadstool Tutorial by vesssper
Finally I'm ready with my first tutorial! This is what I have been doing the last few days, hope you enjoy it and find it useful!

I will show you how to make the beautiful fly agarics (Amanita Muscaria) in miniature. May be some of you have a better technique but this is what I have come up to.

For those who have never made miniatures: don't get scared by the size of my toadstools and all those fingers around, you can use the same technique for any size. However, I recommend starting with a LARGER mushrooms.

If you have a question or there is anything unclear just ask.
And please tell me if you find a mistake! :)
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IMPORTANT UPDATE: You would better use cornstarch instead of baby powder as some powders contain TALC (like mine - i don't know how can one still make such products) and talc is considered cancerogenic!
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Credits:

The wonderful Picture No.1 is by ~CptCapricious - [link]
Wooden Frame by borealnz - [link]

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* Do not upload/post/publish my tutorial anywhere without my permission. Ask me first :]
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Given 2011-12-31
:iconanyahs:
Anyahs Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww these would have looked cute as sin in my fairy garden!!! might have to make a few to add in~ Though after all the mini roses I made... I might make these a bit bigger aha
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ImperialNokhtis Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015   Traditional Artist
adorable. I'd love to try this.
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:iconmullemuh:
Mullemuh Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015
now make one 10m tall^^
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:iconlord125:
lord125 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful!
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:iconheuif:
heuif Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
Hello there! A very good day to you. I found you from deviant art and think it will be interesting to ask if you would like to share your tutorial on our blog? It's a sharing blog for clay art in Malaysia targeting audience specifically for clay, clay artists, and even event organisers who are looking for talents. Posting quality tutorials on our blog will immensely increase your exposure as a clay artist and it'll be a good portfolio for yourself too. All credits will goes to you and at the bottom of the post, I'll put link to your email, blog, facebook, websites, etc. 

Please let me know should you be interested. Hope to hear from you soon.

website : www.malaysiaclayart.com
Contact email : info@malaysiaclayart.com
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:iconvesssper:
vesssper Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014   Artisan Crafter
Hey there! I wouldn't mind if you post it! I hope you already did and I am sorry for my late reply! <3
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:iconheuif:
heuif Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014
Hi There! thanks! But can i request for clearer photos so I can format them into our blog so it fits into our template? We'll credit you at the bottom dont worry. If yes please send an email to

info@malaysiaclayart.com

Hope to hear from you! Thanks
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Inuvantem Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Student General Artist
Hi!

This tutorial has been featured in a journal by our group :iconclay-for-beginners:. You can find this journal here. If you would like me to remove your tutorial from this journal feel free to let me know and I will! Have a nice day! Hi!
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LostGryphin Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing <3
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:iconcaixajamona:
caixajamona Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
:D i love this!!
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SarienSpiderDroid Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
A wonderful tutorial!
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:iconpgwainbenn:
PGwainbenn Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
I like it very much! Thanks for your effort! And concratuations for the DD!
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:iconvampirenyan:
VampireNyan Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
these are wonderful!:) thanks for a good tutorial:)
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:iconlaylax3:
LaylaX3 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
this is so cute XD
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:icondisturbinggreen:
DisturbingGreen Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww...
Me wanna eat them >:D
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:iconteacups23:
TeaCups23 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
so cute!!1
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SashaFitzgerald Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Fantastic tutorial!
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:iconsaphirejames:
SaphireJames Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
Thanks for making this, it's just what I needed! And those are amazing! :D
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Saru-AngelicWerewolf Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
at what temp do you generally back all your polymer creations? What texture is the final product?
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AmynitaMuscaria Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012   General Artist
Love the multitude of miniature objects which seems to be inspiring people all over, may have to give them a try :) Would definitely be starting with these. Great tutorial with top imagery, clear instructions and a lovely layout.
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FARTYTREEFROG Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012
thanks so much........must try this.
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:iconsparklygrass:
SparklyGrass Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I hadn't even thought of making toadstools with my polymer clay..but yours are so adorable and realistic, I might just have to try it! Though I'm sure they'd never be as good as yours are~
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tibrocks Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
DX i just linked your tutorial to a friend on deviantart, is that ok?
i didnt see the ask first part. DX im sorry.
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:iconvesssper:
vesssper Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Of course it is ok! What I meant was forums, blogs and so on but even if so normally I wouldn't mind! :)
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tibrocks Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
phew, ok! thankyou! :D
the tutorial is really nice, btw. I will try to use soon. :D
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Neil-Macleod Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Real cute !! :)
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CustomCookie Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
Oh, so cute!
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morbyd-faerie Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
omigosh cute!! :D
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Diz-iz-Madnezz-XD Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012
These are really amazing!
Thanks for the tutorial, I will definitely have to try to see if i can use the kiln in the art class at school to make them! =]
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:iconaquataco:
AquaTaco Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011
Awww!~ Mushyrooms are so adorable!~ <3
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:iconram12:
ram12 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Student General Artist
Not realy one to work with clay, but this looks like fun. I might try it. :D
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:iconclaire43411:
claire43411 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing job!! Keep up the good work!! :)
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gnohz Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Professional Photographer
Amazing!! Thank you for the tutorial! It was an eye opener :D
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:iconextremeyaoifanatic:
ExtremeYaoiFanatic Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
MUST... CREATE... MUSHROOMS!!! *runs away to do that*
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:iconhipsterowlet:
HipsterOwlet Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Very good :3
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:icondianetran:
dianetran Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011
super adorable (:
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:iconvegitariandino:
vegitariandino Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool! I'm going to try this.
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:icontbolt66:
TBolt66 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011
very cool, this will come in handy if I ever get to my Swamp Thing figure. Thanks for doing this.
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:iconkishykashy:
kishykashy Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011
these are amazing. Congrats on your DD too ^_^
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:iconmallinda:
Mallinda Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
whoa cool!
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:iconjestah25:
Jestah25 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Will they make me high? ahaha.


lovely :)
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:iconnatmonkey:
Natmonkey Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
=D Cute! Very easy to follow and clear tutorial. Mushroom aficionados rejoice!
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Panpanther Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011
In the original photo, one of the most intriguing things about the mushroom is the way the cap is sort of two-toned: it goes from deep red to orange, maybe where the light is most intense. Do you think this effect could be achieved by making the cap out of yellow clay and then painting it with a red glaze, instead of just making it out of red clay?
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vesssper Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011   Artisan Crafter
Oh yes, it would look even more realistic! I would say may be make the caps out of yellow mixed with translucent and then dust with red pastel chalk or paint with oil paint.
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:iconpanpanther:
Panpanther Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011
Nicely done! If I ever have a little garden in a pot on my desk I'm definitely making some of these to stick in the dirt.
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siwone Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Professional General Artist
nice to do in biscuit too ^^
nice tutorial
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:iconthelovelychemist:
TheLovelyChemist Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011
AHHH I LOVE FUNGUS

THIS IS SO PRECIOUSS
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gravenimagez Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Professional Artist
Outstanding! :clap:
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RainyDayFun Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very cool!
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