Behind the Scenes of ‘Sweet Summer Melons’

Sweet Melons, Miniature Wall Sculpture by Stephanie Kilgast
Sweet Melons, Miniature Wall Sculpture by Stéphanie Kilgast

Hello 🙂

Today a bit of the so called creative process, which really is just how I work 😀

While browsing for fruit and vegetables for my daily miniature veggie challenge, (which is a bit on hold right now, but I’ll get back to it) I stumbled upon this beautiful picture by Iain Bagwell:

Summer Melons by Ian Bagwell
Summer Melons by Ian Bagwell

Needless to say, I went into a melon and watermelon sculpting mode for the daily challenge.
Lots of juicy fun and it also made me eat more melon during summer than I ever did. Watermelon + melon charentais + nectarine has been a (almost) daily fruit salad. Yum!

Various Miniature Melons and Watermelons by Stephanie Kilgast
Various Miniature Melons and Watermelons by Stephanie Kilgast, all part of the dailyminiveggie challenge.

It was juicy (huhu) and fun, and the image of the melon composition kept getting back into my head.
So I made a few melons and put them aside for a bigger composition.

I needed a background and wanted this composition to be able to hang from a wall.
A few sketches for a rough idea how to make this.

The background had to be polymer clay, so the whole piece would be clay ‘soldered’ instead of glued.
I liked the blue background well enough and so I went for an aged wood.
Btw, want a tutorial about the aged wood made from clay? If yes, say so below 😉

Anyway, so I had the melons, I had the background, I had this beautiful picture of Ian Bagwell, and this is the result.
I put it in my shop, too. Not sure if it’ll sell, but it sure was a fun thing to do 🙂

xx
Stéphanie

Sweet Summer Melons by Stéphanie Kilgast
Sweet Summer Melons by Stéphanie Kilgast

 

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