Sunday, June 26, 2011
How to Make a Clay Princess
I have been making clay figures for several years now. People often ask me how I make them. First, I buy white polymer clay, the kind that you can easily mold with your hands. It costs about $15 for a small block of clay. Next, I roll a small ball for the face and gently press it in a flat circle. I make a small rectangle for the neck, then add the torso, arms, and gown. I add the hair since it will lay over the arms and gown. Lastly, you can make a simple crown and gently press it onto the hair. You need to bake the clay at 275 degrees for 15 minutes. Let it cool and then gently use a metal spatula to remove it from your pan (Airbake pans produce the best results).
I apply several coats of acrylic paint . I also add two coats of glitter glue to the gown. You need to allow one hour between each coat of paint before you reappply another coat. I add 2 coats of finish to the princess. I also make a wire hanger for the back of the princess. I twist jewelry wire into a small loop and press into a small flat oval of polymer clay and bake it for about 5-7 minutes. I use white craft glue to attach the wire to the back of the princess. You could attach a ribbon to the hook for an extra pop of color.
Voila-you have created your own one-of-a-kind creation.
Good luck and please let me know if you have any questions.
I do make customized creations for $20. I can make mermaids, fairies, superheroes, animals, and personalized Christmas ornaments. I am donating a portion of the proceeds to a memorial in honor of my sweet mom, Violet, who passed away in August of 2010.
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