Tuesday, February 1, 2011

A Finished Miniature Dessert Cart, Red Queen Style

I'm not sure yet, but this item may be sold already.  I guess it depends on what the Lady thinks of it.  Not sure right now.  But I wanted to stick it up for you all to see anyhow :)  I'll let you know if she takes it or not. 
Full view of the cart

a close up of the foods, notice the red queen's favorite squimberry tarts on the top tier of the three-tiered plate stand?  One has a bite taken out of it...perhaps by that sticky-fingered frog?  Or has Iracebeth bitten into it herself?  Who knows.  An assortment of fruits, tarts and cheese are piled all over the plate stand.  Every dish and every utensil has been carefully hand-painted and designed in high red queen style by me.  The cake is completely hand-sculpted and decorated the same way. 

The frog has confessed under extreme pressure that he has stolen the squimberry tarts.  The queen shouts "Off with his head!"  He begs her not to kill him, saying "I have little ones to look after!"
Does this appeal to her sense of decency or honor?  NOPE.  She tells a fish, "Go to his house and collect the little ones.  I like tadpoles on toast all most as much as I like caviar." 
Since this is her dessert cart, of course I had to make her request come true :)  I painted a cooking pot to look like a nice hammered copper pot and added a polymer clay red heart finial handle.  Then I hand-sculpted the tiniest tadpoles you'll ever see and added them to my own special blend of "Green Jelly" which is a process I've developed of my own to make it truly look like wet jelly that is completely hard and dry :)  The effect is that of tiny tadpoles swimming in jelly.  Some hand-sculpted toast triangles with a little tadpole each along with the jelly over top complete the look.  
This pic is a little crooked but still ok.  I can't ever take a picture that truly shows how nice the things I make are.  The pictures really are a shadow of what each item really looks like in hand.  It's sad, and I wish it wasn't so but it is.
  Underneath is just an assortment of "extras" one might have on such a cart.  A stack of hand-painted plates, mugs, bowls, and an extra wrapped set of cutlery.  A red heart-printed place mat sits underneath some of it.  The bottom shelf remains open for whatever the customer wants to add in or nothing at all, as I prefer it.  I personally wouldn't want every surface covered in clutter-but that's just me.  Maybe she'll find something extra cool to put there :)

Well that's it for that one.  What do you all think?  Do you honestly like it?  Next I'm making the Red Queen cabinet that isn't spoken for yet :)  Should look pretty close in style to this, actually.  I think Iracebeth is all about patterns and the colors red, white, gold, and black.  Wouldn't you say so?


   

5 comments:

  1. WHAT CAN I SAY???? OMG - I CAN'T FIND WORDS TO DESCRIBE HOW WONDERFUL, BEAUTIFUL, MAGNIFICENT, GREAT - ETC.......... YOU HAVE FINALLY CREATED ANOTHER MASTERPIECE!!!!!! LOVE - LOVE - LOVE IT.

    Love ya lots,
    Mom-in-Law, Sherry XOXO :-)

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  2. Perfect Tara! I love it all, can't wait to see this cabinet.

    Victoria ♥

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  3. Totally awesome, I love all the details Tara clever you. Your customer will have a wonderful display! What sort of things are set for display on the Queens cabinet? Kate xx

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  4. I'm so glad I follow your blog or else I'd be the one left in the dark after it appears on etsy. I can't wait to get this cart, Tara. Can't wait! My spoiled little Red Queen will be forever a tyrant. Guess that's why I love her the best :-)

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