Tools and Materials
Materials for entire project are listed here. Check specific instructions for necessary materials needed to make individual items.
Fimo - Brick Red, Terra Cotta, White, Caramel, Ochre, Transparent, Red, Orange, and Rosewood.
Small piece of craft Styrofoam
3/8 inch round Kemper cutter
3/4 inch round Kemper cutter
Ochre artist's chalk or pastel
Single edge razor blade and Masking tape
Great-Tex glass stain, brown
Brown terranium sand
Acrylic paint, pale yellow
Resin and catalyst
Opaque resin color, white
Transparent resin dye: yellow and red
Paper cup, toothpicks, and stirring stick
Clear baking crystals (for ice cubes)
Bristles from dishwasher-safe brush (or straws)
Fimo Matte Lacquer
Miniature platters, pitcher and glasses, bowl,
bread basket, and other optional barbecue accessories
After roasting in the sun, enjoy summer's burnt offerings.
by Mary Eccher - page 1 of 3
SUMMERTIME! LONG HOT, lazy days when across America families and friends escape to their backyards to enjoy the delicious aromas and smokey flavors of barbecue cooking!
Almost every country has some method of grilling food, but only in America has barbecuing developed into a national pastime. This truly American style of cooking probably has roots reaching back to the Indians, who were already grilling and smoking meats when explorers arrived on these shores.
Serving up a backyard barbecue in miniature is almost as enjoyable as the real thing. So reach for your Fimo and resin and let's barbecue tonight!
Materials: Fimo is a multi-purpose modeling compound that can be hardened in minutes in your home oven. It is non-toxic, easy to use, and comes in over 36 brilliant colors (july 1992) that can be blended for any shade or tone imaginable. Fimo can be stained, painted, or glossed, textured with fillers (such as sand), chopped (either baked or unbaked), and is completely adaptable for use with resin. These features make it a perfect medium for your miniature cookery!
Bake Fimo on an aluminum pan in your home oven or toaster oven at 250 degrees for 10 minutes. As it cools, your creation will harden to a lasting miniature that will not deteriorate with age.
Resin is a liquid plastic. When a hardener (catalyst) is added to the resin, a chemical reaction sets in that causes the resin to "gel", then harden. There are two types (not brands) of resin: casting resin and polymer compound resin. Casting resin is mixed by adding drops of the catalyst to the resin in a paper cup. The usual formula is 10 drops of catalyst to 1 ounce resin. Polymer compound resin is a two bottle kit that is mixed one part resin to one part catalyst. Opaque colors or transparent dyes may be added to the resin to tint it. CAUTION: Be sure you have good ventilation in the room where you are working with resins.
Instructions follow for creating the foods for your barbeque. But use your own imagination as to the number of items and how to arrange them. It is more fun to individualize your project!
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