Today I’ve put together a beginner level tutorial for a fennec fox. I made him a little larger than previous figurines because I remembered that it sometimes is easier for beginners, especially young children to work with larger amounts of clay. Working in smaller detail takes practice and I don’t want anyone to get frustrated using polymer clay!
At the beginning of my tutorials I do lay out the proportions of each piece, so one can scale this to as small or large as you want. So you could make a teeny tiny fennec fox as a charm or earrings, or a very large fox as a decorative piece.
In this video I also introduced a wooden sculpting tool. Now over the years I have acquired a ton of different tools. However, I always come back to my wooden tools. You really can’t beat them for shaping and smoothing polymer clay and compared to a lot of polymer clay tools on the market they are very cheap!
Materials used in this video
Polymer clay comes in many different colors, however using different coloring techniques can enhance solid color clay and create interesting effects that will make your polymer clay project really stand out from the rest.
I have created a video on my channel that demonstrates the top 5 ways to color polymer clay. If you are interested in the products I used in the video keep scrolling down to see a complete list with links (affiliate). Many of these products can also be found at your local craft stores.
I encourage you to try different mediums until you find one that works best for you. Have a great day and play with clay!
Today’s video discusses my favorite texturing tools and how they are utilized to create depth and texture in polymer clay. They include household items as well as tools that can be purchased online or at your local craft store.
Tomorrow I will demonstrate techniques to color your clay to enhance your texturing effects.
I am uploading my latest beginner level polymer clay tutorial to the LiliPolyClay channel right now. The only tool you will need is a toothpick! And for materials just an ounce of solid color clay a pinch of a second color and a little bit of black for the eyes.
In the video I share a little bit about texturing. Tomorrow we will look at different household items and store bought tools we can use to texture clay.
Have a great day, play with clay!
Today is my father’s birthday and for him I created this Jolly Green Giant statue. A Flight Engineer in Vietnam, he was one of the first to use the long-range special operations and combat search and rescue (CSAR) helicopter for the United States Air Force. Also known as the Jolly Green Giant.
Pa was awarded The Silver Star and The Distinguished Flying Cross with 2 Oak leaf Clusters for his service, but to me he’s always been a hero. You can read his story here.
I’ve been very busy this week making custom pet figures. Finished these four cuties early this morning. Today I’ve spent most of the morning updating my website in order to sell directly and make reaching out through social media easier. Contemplating whether I want to live stream again, either through Twitch or maybe YouTube Live. I definitely need to carve out time to create some more tutorials as well. All of this while I hunt for a new full-time “real job”. At least I’m not bored!
Stay safe all and have a great weekend.
I’ve added a new beginner polymer clay tutorial to my YouTube channel today. I try to make my videos short and easy to follow using minimal tools and clay. Especially during current conditions I know it’s difficult to acquire new art and crafting materials.
Materials used to create this sloth:
I’m on week two of “Stay at home. Clay at home.” Since I was laid off due to the coronavirus pandemic I’ve been keeping busy making video tutorials geared towards beginners. I’ve also been streaming live on Facebook and Twitch.
Today I created a unicorn video which I’ve uploaded to my YouTube Channel.
Here’s a list of materials I used to create the unicorn. These are Amazon Affiliate links but you can find these items at a local craft store or other online sources.
I’ve been experimenting with Fimo Leather to create a phone case that holds my license and credit card as well. I’m impressed with the strength and flexibility of it. It’s not the easiest to work with though. Straight out of the package it rolls smoothly through a pasta maker, but I found that if you set it aside a day or two, in a plastic wrap even, it gets crumbly. I really had to finesse it to get it rolled out in my pasta roller.
Despite those issues I was really pleased with how much this stuff looks and even feels like a leather product. The seams hold together really well with Sculpey Bake and Bond too. I know most artist working with this are stitching it like real leather, but I didn’t have the materials, or the skills to do that and wanted to see how well the clay would hold together without stitching.
I can think of so many applications for this clay, especially for Cosplay! This product as well as the CosClay that I’m expecting to be delivered soon, really has me excited about the future of polymer clay as a medium.