Miniatures Handcrafted By Professionals – Angie Scarr.

I have written about some fantastic miniature artists before, but there are always more little things to be discovered and handcrafted by amazing people around the globe.

Today, I am going to dive deeper into this wonderful artist from the UK, specializing in miniature food and also some mini flowers, called Angie Scarr.

But first: who is Angie Scar?

Angie Scar is something else in the miniature world! It feels like I have “known” her forever, ever since I started to get interested in dollhouses and minis.

Maybe it is because her country is not far from mine (the UK), but it could also be because she wrote tons of books and that she is on a lot of social media channels and has been around since the ’90s, helping people to craft miniatures themselves!

(I’m almost 50 myself, so it’s kind of normal that I know her by now lol)

Let me start by showing her media channels:

What I love most about Angie Scar is that she can help you in all kinds of ways to create things yourself DIY style. Not only by means of her Youtube channel, but she is also on:

1: Etsy.


On her Etsy account you can buy digital items (so no shipping needed) so that you can make miniatures handcrafted by tatatata: yourself, haha!

Which kind of digital items?:

– a PDF book on explaining how to run your crafting business
– SVGs for cutters
– PDF for 3D pen

From these files you can make several things yourself, like in the pictures below:


As you can see, these are mostly files for flowers, but also some miniature buckets, trugs, jugs, watering cans, and a rowing boat are included.

The other thing that you should know, is that these are suitable to be handcrafted by the Cricut machine and even the laser cut machines.

2. On Amazon with several books.

Angie Scar wrote a lot of books during all these years on miniature crafting, this is frankly the main reason that I adore her. (These are available for Kindle as well!) Let’s make a list:

1. Her first book ever published in 2009:

Title: Miniature Food Masterclass: Materials and Techniques for Model-Makers.



Content: This book describes ideas, techniques, and easy-to-follow images of making miniature food. In it, she also tells all about materials used and how to do effects by using gels and polymer clay. Everything looks quite tasty I must say 😉

Overall rank:

4 stars and a half

Pros and cons:

-The pros are very clear: very beautiful pictures, has clear instructions, and everything you need is listed.
-Does not have many cons: just one and that it sometimes lacks some details.


2. Fast Forward To Book Number 2 And 3 in 2014.


Actually, 3 new books got published by Angie Scar on the 1st of January 2014.

Titles:

– Angie’s Miniature Challenges: 2000-2005 In Polymer Clay Part 1 (Volume 1),



– Angie Scarr Miniature Challenges: 2000-2005 In Polymer Clay Part 2 (Volume 2), ànd



Volume 1 again, but in Spanish!: Angie Scarr Los Retos De Miniaturas: Proyectos En Revistas 2000-2005 Parte 1 (Spanish Edition)

Content:

These dollhouse miniature books describe how the miniature foods handcrafted by Angie Scar are made, which polymer clay techniques are used and the progress of it all.

Volume 1 has eighteen groundbreaking projects and Volume 2 has 20 projects.

Part 1 looks back at the series of articles from Angie that appeared in a dollhouse magazine called ” Dolls House & Miniature Scene magazine “, back in the year 2000-2001.

While part 2 does the same, but then covers the years from 2002 to 2005.

The Spanish book is a translation of Part 1.

Overall rank:

Part 1:

5 star reviews

Part 2:

4 stars and a half

The Spanish version:

3 stars

Pros and cons:

– The pros are: very well explained, great for beginners as well, easy to follow
– The cons are: not enough details



3. Book Number 3: Colors! 1 May 2014.


Title:

Angie Scarr’s Colour Book: Nature’s Colours For Polymer Clay

Content:

Angie Scar has been obsessed for 25 years with defining the colors of miniature foods.

This compact book full of techniques and projects for color recipes is packed with shortcuts, little, bigger, and very big projects.

The author tries to make it easier in this book to explore and simplify the miniature piece, handcrafted by you.

Overall rank:

4 stars and a half

Pros and cons:

– The pros are: The color swatches can be a very helpful tool, full of useful information
– The cons: some of the pictures are too tiny to see well what Angie means


4. Book number 4: december 2016, more miniature food.


Title:

Making Miniature Food: 12 Small-Scale Projects to Make

Content:

This book is packed with tips, techniques, and what materials and methods can be used. It also has over 200 pictures of miniature food.

Overall rank:

4 stars and a half

Pros and cons:

– The pros are: very affordable price, good instructions, good quality
– The cons: has only 12 projects, not very suitable for more advanced miniaturists


5. Book number 5, from October 2017: miniature gardens!


Title:

The Miniature Gardens Book 

Content:

Angie Scarr leads you to her miniature garden in this book, which contains simple projects, but also more complicated ones.

Here she uses (liquid) polymer clay, but also mixed media to present 4 types of mini gardens: an indoor patio garden, the Mediterranean garden, an allotment, and a kitchen garden.

As she is specialized in miniature food, the focus is evidently on all kinds of vegetables, but also fruit, decorative plants, and a few flowers.

What makes it really special is that even weeds handcrafted by Angie are included in the miniature garden!

Overall rank:

4 stars and a half

Pros and cons:

– The pros are: very detailed and informative, great instructions/step by step, clear photographs
– The cons: beginners might find it too hard


6. Book Number 6: More Miniature food from August 2018.


Title:

Making Miniature Food & Market Stalls

Content:

This is the next miniature food-making book with polymer clay, but with an extra “touch”: making market stalls, wooden fruit boxes, and vegetable baskets. How cute!

Over 100 projects are available!

Overall rank:

4 stars and a half

Pros and cons:

– The pros are: amazing details, clear step-by-step tutorials, 100 projects is amazing!, well-illustrated
– The cons: you might not like the typical foods from the UK


7. Book Number 7: A flower shop, written in August 2019.


Title:

The Dollhouse Flower Shop: Flowers and plants from stenciled polymer clay

Content:

In this book, it all evolves around flowers and plants. It is rather small and largely intended to use the miniature stencils of Angie effectively but it is also full of hints and tips about getting the right materials and colors and how to display your work.

Angie looks at new and different ways of using polymer clay to produce beautiful, delicate flowers and plants. Instead of using the traditional materials for flowers like paper, cold porcelain, and solid polymer clay and you don’t need to paint these.

Overall rank:

4 stars and a half

Pros and cons:

– The pros are: easy, step-by-step instructions, the book shows a quick way to make flowers that are very realistic and beautiful
– The cons: the quality of the printing paper seems less good


My Final Conclusion.

I hope that you enjoyed this blog post on all the miniature things handcrafted by Angie Scarr, her Youtube channel, social media, and especially: her books (paperback as well as Kindle).

There are more books from Angie available, but I have only picked the ones that talk about miniatures.

If you have any questions on this topic or would you just like to chat with me? Then please leave a comment below or join me on my social media channels or Facebook group.

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I wish you happy crafting!

Kind regards,

Lizzy

4 thoughts on “Miniatures Handcrafted By Professionals – Angie Scarr.”

  1. Hey Lizzy you’ve brightened my day. I adore ETSY and will definitely pop over and take a look at Angies work. I had a dolls house as a child and would have loved some of these miniatures. Sadly my own children have no interest in such things, if its not on a console or PC they don’t care. I will also take a look at her books, one of my new year resolutions that didn’t involve losing weigh 🙂 was to find a hobby, maybe this is it.

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    • Hi Sam!

      Well, I think that you have found a new year resolution that you can hang on to in like forever, because it is simply addictive! 😉

      I wish you lots of fun crafting in 2022 😉

      Kind regards,

      lizzy

      Reply
  2. Oh, I had to take a lot on Pinterest and YouTube. Just watch a video where she shows how to make a 12th scale miniature hosta plants. That woman is amazing! I’m very interested in her books and lessons. But the only thing is that I’m a bit clumsy with my fingers. People Find that a bit funny because I’m a pretty talented pianist.

    The book that seems right for me is Making Miniature Food: 12 Small-Scale Projects to Make.

    Reply
    • That seems a little bit funny indeed when you are a pianist 😉 But still, I think that you could definitely do it when you focus on it:-)

      I wish you much luck with the miniature food making!

      Kind regards,

      Lizzy

      Reply

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