Sunday, August 23, 2015


This year's Hospitality Room at the Convention was organized and led by Patty Johnson and Betty Dewitt.  They put together kits for everyone who came into the Hospitality room to make and enjoy their spare time and  meet  other miniaturists from all over the world.  There were jig saw puzzles set up to work on.  At the end of the week they were completed.   Lots of magazines were donated to  enjoy reading including vintage Nutshell News .  Lets not forget the candy bowls to keep our spirits and energy  up.  I enjoyed the  humor and the great job they did on the kits for us to make each day.
They also designed a card stock cut and assemble food truck in 1/2" scale, a different one each day. 
These were really cute and very popular.  By the time I got there they were all gone.
 This kit of recipe books  came with card stock in all colors, a foam core to cut for the book and preprinted stickers for the front of the book.    The theme was What's Cookin? and notice the 2nd book from the right has the logo on it.  A red and white striped and polka dot book container to hold the books was also made, but I did not get a chance to finish mine.
 A card stock pizza box was cut and glued  to make it 3-d
 All the goods for a pizza were then provided, cheese, pepperoni, onions, peppers and sauce.  The sauce was a little red-orange glass stain with white gesso mixed to a tomato sauce  color and spread  on a premade Fimo clay  pizza crust.  Topped with Fimo clay-premade and shredded cheese and premade pepperoni slices.  A little glue was spread over before each was applied.  When all was glued on Modge Podge Dimensional Magic was applied to give it that melted cheese look.  This was a great project and did not take a lot of time to make.  Having made kits before myself, I know the Betty and Patty put a lot of time and effort into this.
I was pleased with the outcome.
 These are other kits that were prepared on other days to keep us busy.  Hamburger, french fries and green beans.  All made out of Fimo clay, already made and baked, we just had to assemble.  Notice the Green beans how the liquid looks real.  I couldn't have been happier with my projects when done.  The new Modge Podge item that was used was new to me.  It is something that I have added to my craft supplies for miniature food making.
Here is the new Modge Podge products that were used in the food.    It's been awhile since I used Modge Podge for Decoupage, but  they have reinvented themselves and now have molds and dyes and  glue sticks that are used in the molds, jewelry making and some of the designs could be used in miniatures.  Available at craft stores.

The colors shown here are clear and Sepia tone.  The back of the package  says you can create faux mosaic, and textures with added dimension.  Dries with sepia effect while still seeing the image below.  Works with Modge Podge, acrylic paint, dyes pigments and more.  Stay put formula won't sag or run.  Perfect for jewelry, paper crafting and accenting home decor items.  Looks like it self bevels.  The green bean (clear was used) still looks liquid but is dry.  It did not crack like glue would have.  I am looking forward to experimenting with this product. Resin is rather messy and the smell is toxic.  It's very possible this could be used for small projects like filling bottles.  The sepia color intrigues me.  Maybe for bottles with items in it for a Wizards table or lab.

The Hospitality Room was a great time and Thank You everyone who set this up for all the convention attendees to enjoy and have a place to relax, socialize and kick our feet up during that very busy week.

1 comment:

  1. I love the sepia Mod Podge. I just used it today on a Chrysnbon (plastic) coal scuttle. I painted the coal inside gray and ran the gray paint up the insides. That made the inside look realistic and not plasticy. BUT the outside still looked like the plastic is was. I dry brushed some brown paint in the grooves for rust and then decided to paint the outside with the Sepia Mod Podge. Yes, it gave a shine to it but it truly turned it into looking like metal. YEAH So happy.