These next pictures are the last showing some of the accessories I made for the Bistro. The first one is of the palm tree that I really lucked out on.
This is Pampas grass and can be found just about anywhere here in Florida. The stem is hollow like a reed and the plumes are very fragile and "whispy" like (if whispy is a word). I cut off a 5" section from the middle and painted it gray and hi-lighted it with a darker gray. After that, I took some silk flower leaves, cut them to shape, glued to florist wire and put the end into the center of the reed. Here is what I came up with. It's not the best photo in the world, but hopefully you'll get the idea. I had hoped to be able to preserve the plume but it is so fragile that anything I sprayed it with just made it stick together.
These last two picture show the food I made. The sushi is different quilling paper rolled into a tight coil while the caviar is sand mixed with either dark blue or dark orange paint. The raw oysters are real tiny clam shells with a little gray varigated fimo for the oysters. The clam chowder and pies are all fimo. But I didn't bake any of the fimo-wasn't going to try and pry it out of the shell or bottle caps just to bake it.
Well, that's it for the Bistro. I hope you enjoyed it. Now I'm off to work on some shadow boxes.
As a last note, I want to apologize for not welcoming several new followers. Along with quite a few other bloggers, we have had trouble with our Followers gadget. I did get a reply from Google saying they were aware of the problem and are going to fix it. Soon I hope!
Til next time!