I used Sculpey polymer clay and brown and green chalk. You can find both at an art shop.
Step1. First I started with the plant marker base. I tried to make it look like a plastic cutting board.
|I rolled over the surface with the textured part of my scalpel.|
Step 2. Next I made the acorn squash to go on the "cutting board". For the squash I used a little ball of green clay and a tiny piece of yellow.
|rub the yellow into the green to create a smooth transition of colors.|
|use a toothpick to widen the segments and open up the top for a stem.|
|attach a stem and dust the squash with some dark green chalk.|
|two dollhouse sized squash. the one on the top has been brushed with dark green chalk. I think it makes it look more natural.|
Step 3: attach some other details like leaves. I immediately regretted dusting it with brown chalk (dirt).
|ready to go in the oven.|
Step 4: write squash on it (I did a terrible job) and put a little glaze on the squash (you can use clear nail polish).
|Plant marker for an acorn squash.|
|squash plant marker|