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lil strawberry by Sleetwealth lil strawberry by Sleetwealth
a miniature 1/2" strawberry I just made today in about 10 minutes.
its my second attempt. Is it good?

I want to make some of these wild berries for a sculpted figures hat. A sort of cornacopia still life that includes wild berries, flowers, fruit , and hunted game etc.

hoping to include miniature foods into my doll/figures larger than dollhourse scale.
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AlwaysLoveLorn Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Honestly thought it was a real strawberry that was just really small <//> I feel dumb now.
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
:) dont feel dumb that just means I did a good job!
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Yovanka Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009
You 're sooooo good Nita! No matter what you make.. its always just RIGHT!

This micro strawberry is so beautiful and perfect!

Can't wait to see this new piece you 're working on :)
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
There isnt a figure yet,but will come. In the meantime Ill work on perfecting my mini food ,flowers and such
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kuroitenshi13 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009  Professional General Artist
It's a beautiful piece, it really does look like tiny strawberry, the detail is gorgeous and I like what you used for the little green tuft at the top.
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. somehow being so small makes it seem so precious! The green tuft for the srawberry crown is tissue paper painted green. Worked like a charm!
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kuroitenshi13 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009  Professional General Artist
Wow! I so thought it was like mohair! Wonderful job!
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks yeah it worked out perfect! Mohair I think would be hard to control on such small scale.

Sometimes the best method ends up being the first thing you think. Other stuff it takes a bit of hunting and trial & error.
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kuroitenshi13 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009  Professional General Artist
*nods nods* Definitely, it just looks simply amazing.
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Vinterprinsessa Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009
It's very cute. And that idea with the "sculpted figures hat" sounds great.
I think, you should definitely make that :)
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you .^-^ I will
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Dezhire Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009
It looks exactly like the strawberries I would get on my little strawberry plants...really slim and tiny. Great work....I can't wait to see more of these great fruits!
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
yes I think some breeds of strawberry look like this. I knew I had seen some but ,coudlnt find referance.
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Dezhire Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009
Nita, you are right about the different varieties, I had a really hard time finding a picture of one, but I did find it...let me know if you would like me to share a picture with you. :heart:
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I was able to find some fairly good images googling alpine strawberry. Thank you for offering though Strawberries were not big and plump till we bred them to be so.
So for wild berry's of the mediaeval age .. which is what I wanted for my old world style art..this is near perfect.

I dunno why I am such a stickler for historical detail in fairytale/mythic subject matter,but its just a passion of mine.
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Dezhire Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009
Oh good, I am glad. I just knew you had it right. I can really appreciate your attention to detail! :dance:
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PetitPlat Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
The greenery is perfect, what did you use for it?
But it's still a pretty huge strawberry regarding 1:12 scale :D :D (I can't follow this example lol)
If you make more, try to make them a bit fatter and rounder, strawberries aren't that 'slim'

Hm and (while we're peeking on details) the top is often white/green (just under the greenery)

But besides, it really looks great! :D
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
The crown top is tissue paper painted green.
yes it is huge for 1:12 scale sadly. I think for smaller scale ,seeds would be nearly impossible.
I made a 2nd fatter one now. It depends on the variety of strawberry how it looks. White cap is not always visible on very ripe fruit.
This one is like a wild Alpine strawberry.
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PetitPlat Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks :) in 1:12 people use paper sometimes as well for the strawberries, or just clay.
Seed are difficult in 1:12 lol
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EirewolfCreations Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009
I wonder if you could use *actual* seeds, for seeds! They'd have to be pretty miniscule, though.

I love it! Looks good enough to eat. =D
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
micro holeless beads are very small,but not oval shaped like they should be for strawberry. Possibly some seeds would be small enough. Not strawbery but, something else perhaps.
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TYEplusPIXIE-DYE Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009  Professional General Artist
I thing it looks great since your going for the wild berry look. It looks so real that you could eat it. But I agree with adding in the green and also make then each look a little different (because in real life they never all look 100% alike)
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
The wild ones have the best sweetness and are barely a mouthfull. But I made the second one more like common strawberries with the split bottom and some green.
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TYEplusPIXIE-DYE Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2009  Professional General Artist
Someone told me that before (about them being sweeter). Yeah, I looked at your new one it looks way real. You so rock with how small you can make thing ans still have so much detail. I hope someday I'm able to get that much detail into something that small :)
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Ive tasted:) You havent tasted sweetness till you taste a tiny berry that has ripened fully on the plant!
The new berry looks even realer I think with the bits of green.
You can! Its not hard at all jsut sort of fiddly adn tkes patience. I used my ball stylus to make the dents in the berry and then I used the micor beads for seeds.
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TYEplusPIXIE-DYE Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2009  Professional General Artist
Ah, then I must try them sometime^^ OOOOoooohhhhhh, so that's what you used (for the seeds) When I get more free time I'll try to made one and put it up for you to view.
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
yeah cool huh those beads are so useful for stuff in miniature!:) Ok let me know cause I probably wont see it with the piles of deviations!
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TYEplusPIXIE-DYE Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009  Professional General Artist
Yeah it is cool :) and I be sure to tell when it's up ^^
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sevenwillow Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009  Professional General Artist
its the size of your pinky nail? are you insane? lol it looks just like a real strawberry!
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Well yes:O Its fun though and feels realy rewarding when what you did looks correct. You really have to think creatively what will work to make it most real.
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sevenwillow Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009  Professional General Artist
I have made tiny faeries and yes it is fun but dang if I didn't ruin my eyes doing it too! lol...I love your strawberries :)
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
yeah I used to do tiny ,but Im glad Ive moved on before recking my eyes. Its not as if people will pay much more for bitsy work.

Now Im working large. it opens up so many more mediums to work with. Especialy gemstones and fabric which are often too large scale for tiny sculpts.
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sevenwillow Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009  Professional General Artist
very true!
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fairiesnest Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
This looks just like one of those tiny Alpine strawberries. The ones that taste so incredible! A bit of white on the tip for a few would make them even more realistic. Great job...now don't let anyone eat it!
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
maybe thats what I was thinking of. You guys are sticklers for detail! This strawberry is the size of my pinky nail! fuzz of the tip ack! Alright Ill try it. if it looks dumb its all your fault.
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Forestina-Fotos Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, I'd eat it! :D

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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
hopeful you have a fairy sized tummy.
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Forestina-Fotos Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
*peers down*

Um...more like an elephant sized! :D :giggle: ;)
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
hehe shh we can pretend cant we?
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Forestina-Fotos Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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rottenzombies--x Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009
Yes! This strawberry is perfect, although if you plan on making more than just the one try some fst ones, or if you felt less inclined to symmetry you could do one of those strawberry's that has a lil bum.. and the green tip, usually. :P
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks:) oh yeah the lil bum ones defiantly! This is only my second one. The other one had more unripe color,but I think I could make them faster once I plan an assmenbly line fixed method. I also want to color the seeds greener at the tips. They seem to be tan to pale green.

I read a long time ago they were originaly called "strewberries" because they looked strewn about the ground. Dont know if its true but its cute. I wanted the tiny elongated shape of a wild strawberry ,but I looked online and even suposedly wild ones looked as huge as wild ones! I dont know why but, I had the idea that the wild ones looked diffenrt than the farmed,bred fertilized variety.Do wild ones have bumms?
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rottenzombies--x Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2009
Hmm, yeah they might have bums. I have seen little ones growing around in northern Alberta, and they are literally about the size of a ... hmm.. I need to think of a comparable object. well, like the very first centimeter of a q-tip. And actually, I just got a mental memory of the little bums. And more often than not those little ones were greener around the stem. Strewberries sounds so cute!! OH, and your welcome, even though a bum-suggestion seems an odd thing in most contexts :P
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Then maybe this is more like a life sized antique wild strawberry. I think this would fit on the tip of an eraser. You get so used to the store fruit and forget about how small they can be!

I googled it and verified what Id read. Sometimes I wonder if Im crazy when I think I have read some plant or herb lore,but dont recall when or where! so thank the godesse's for search engines!
A cool thing I didnt know is in Bavaria they hung little baskets to the horns of their cattle as gifts to the elves who would then hopefuly bless them with healthy calves and good milk.
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