After creating doorplates for my brother and his girlfried, ourselves (my girlfriend and I),
I got an email from someone who saw my site and wanted a doorplate too.
It had to be a fantasy doorplate, in the style of Wendy and Brian Froud, or Arthur Rackham.
So I tried to follow the style of Froud, the creator of the characters from The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth.
The doorplate's made with a cardboard armature covered in tinfoil.
Over this a first layer of Fimo, to make a smooth surface whereupon
the rest of the work's done by rolls and bits of clay to make the tree, the lettering,
and the little elf-like charcaters. The dragon's done in the same way I
usually create dragons, only without an armature and in half.