Sculpt a Braid Border for a Dragonfly Notebook Cover with Andrea Corpodean

Get your hands on some polymer clay and learn how to make your own colorful dragonfly notebook cover. You’ll learn how to make all kinds of textures, how to combine colors to create eye-catching contrasts, why small details matter and how to make a complex design out of simple things. We’ll talk about colors, play with mica powder and acrylic paints, over-use the word ‘tiny’ and also eat a lot of chocolate during this whole time! And we’re not stopping at the front cover! We’ll also create the back cover and the spine to have the whole notebook covered in magic and bright colors. We’ll work with tons of details, so don’t forget to bring your patience!

Learn more about the course here: https://www.curiousmondo.com/dragonfly-notebook-cover-course

Sculpting the Feet for a Baby Angel Fairy with Apryl Jensen

“What I’m going to do is kind of cut in or the toes will be kind of just like that. Then I’m kind of pushing in on this side a little bit more so we can kind of give it its endemic shape there and then move it towards the heel. Have to pick it up. I just kind of bring that all back to the heel there. See, from the side, that’s looking pretty cute. A little bit on the tiny side now. So I’ll just push that up a little bit more. I kind of stretch it out a little bit again, too.”

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Animal Pendants in Polymer Clay with Melissa Terlizzi

Learn how to make 3 different polymer clay pendants: a big-eyed chameleon on a leaf, a tropical tree frog, and an exotic goldfish. You will learn how to blend the clay and shape each animal, how to add texture and attach all the features. Great tips provided on ways to help strengthen the pendants, and ensure they hang properly. Join us for this fun and educational Animal Pendants in Polymer Clay online course.

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https://www.curiousmondo.com/animal-pendants-polymer-course

Sculpting Clouds for a Dragonfly Notebook Cover with Andrea Corpodean

“It’s thicker so I can, make volumes on it and then one more. Okay, let me move them. I’m gonna use my tool and then, two bolt tools and all the start with the bigger one. I don’t know why, just because I feel like I’m going to throw it to adjust the shape. Nope. See, let me try this, these tool. So now we know clouds, they have whatever shapes they want. So you can’t go wrong with the cloud. I think, I hope. And after I did this, I’m going to take the poll tool and just, you know, press a bit. So to give it like, you know, this, the weird texture here, so did you won’t be smooth. Okay. It doesn’t matter how you make it.”

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https://www.curiousmondo.com/dragonfly-notebook-cover-course

Hanging by a Wire! Animal Pendants in Polymer Clay with Melissa Terlizzi

This is a fun and educational Polymer Clay online course. Learn how to blend the clay and shape each animal and how to add texture and attach all the features. You’ll learn tips on ways to help strengthen the pendants, and ensure they hang properly. We’ll also discuss paint options and other embellishments.

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https://www.curiousmondo.com/animal-pendants-polymer-course

Sculpting on Baby Fat for a Baby Angel Fairy Sculpture with Apryl Jensen

“Okay. So now we’re going to give her a little bit of a fat rolls. Let’s see. I want to use Johnston three and one. It’s a good one to do. And what I like to do to just kind of score them in. So you’re not really cutting. You’re just like, kind of pressing it at an angle a bit. And then usually you do a couple of them as they go. Let’s see, I’m going to do some rights. I just want to push on that a little bit to make that look a little bit more elbowy and then up here, and then I like to do it right here, too, right on the elbow.”

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https://www.curiousmondo.com/sculpting-baby-fairy-course

Painting the Body of a Polymer Clay Frog in a Pond with Melissa Terlizzi

“So I have a really dark, dark chocolate brown, and I’m going to start painting that and I painted over everything, except the eyes. I try to avoid the eyes and I’ll start with just one side of the frog too. I’m I’ve the, paint’s not going
to dry, but I don’t want to get my hands in it. I’m trying to avoid is his belly.”

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https://www.curiousmondo.com/polymer-clay-frog-pond-course

Painting the Base for a Fiber Clay Bird Sculpture with Joanie Wolter

“When you’re doing bird. So I have used a lot of color on my birds. It’s a partly artistic license, partly because most birds, I mean, if you get the light hitting on them, just right. All the colors that show up in that bird are amazing. So here I’m putting on this color. And you can see why I tell you not to use your best brushes for doing this. Well, this does look a lot more jade when you put it on.”

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https://www.curiousmondo.com/sculpting-fiber-clay-course

Adding Texture to a Dragonfly Notebook Cover with Andrea Corpodean

“With weight before I placed this, I want to do something else. I want to add some texture to this area. So I will use the tip of, for mechanical pencil to do that. Okay. You see, it makes those tiny circles. Now we won’t see much of them, but especially on the top area, we won’t see them at all. So it’s done and now I’m really going to take my noodle back and I will place it. It’s deep. We’ll go here and it will go like something like this.”

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Working on the Ears for a Baby Angel Fairy Sculpture with Apryl Jensen

“Okay. So I’m gonna give you some, intense instruction here for this, this tall. So right now the thickness of this ear is more than what I want it to be. So I’m just letting you know, it’s gonna end up being about half of what it is right now, but that comes later. I’m finding, I like to cut that off at a later stage in the game here. So right now what I’m doing is here is the jaw line and it’s going to kind of go up through here. Okay. So we kind of just see that that’s, what’s happening there with a baby that makes sure we push it back far enough. And now the ear actually tips back at about a 15%, 15 degree angle. And so that’s why you have it rather than sitting straight this way, kind of tips, tips a little bit back and next. What I’m going to do is first, I want to attach the clay on the back here.”

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https://www.curiousmondo.com/sculpting-baby-fairy-course

Color Detail for a Polymer Clay Frog in a Pond with Melissa Terlizzi

“I think the eyes are always going to be the most important of any little animal that you make. But all these extra little details and ridges, and that’s what really makes them special. So just doing as many spots as I can. And then when you get, you run out of clay or you get sick of doing this, you can stop and put them on and see how they look. So I think I’ll do that. We’ll stop right here and just carefully remove your plastic wrap. Some of the spots will, will come out on the foil. So you should just generally start with those. So now I keep saying foil it’s plastic wrap. So let me move those aside for a second. Okay. We’re running out of room here. Saw me, I’m doing here. Okay. So just take your spots and start putting them on to the frog’s back. And I generally start with the larger ones and don’t pay any attention to the colors. I just randomly put them on.”

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https://www.curiousmondo.com/polymer-clay-frog-pond-course

Outlining the Wings on a Dragonfly Notebook Cover with Andrea Corpodean

“I’m trying to stick the, noodle to the body of the dragonfly so that it won’t move anymore. And, now I’m going to place this all around the wing, and I’m going to use this tool, to make sure the noodle is straight and just flows nicely. To make sure that your noodle won’t go out of the wing because they tend to do that. If you push it too much, it will just stay in the air. And that’s not good because, it’s not very stable there, which is why you’ll see that. I always try to, I will always secure, not secure, but, adjust the, the new on both sides. So both from the interior of the wing and then from the exterior to make sure that, it’s exactly on the line of the wing. So I have some extra clay there, which I’m going to cut and now I’m going to continue doing the same thing with all the wings. once you’re happy with your, contour, just push it a bit onto the clay so that it sticks to it. and then you’re good to go.

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https://www.curiousmondo.com/dragonfly-notebook-cover-course

Applying Texture to a Fiber Clay Bird Sculpture with Joanie Wolter

“I’m going to start showing you some texture. I haven’t put his wings on him yet, but this part of the texture, I want to make sure I do before I get the wings on. Cause I want to make sure there’s plenty of texture underneath his wings, and I’m going to do this text. You’re very much like the idea on the thigh feathers, when I showed you how to do those. And so I, again, I’m using my wipe out tool. I’m using the pointy end and anytime I’m working on the top, I’m holding up the bottom. So I went my tool and I’m digging in deep because I want this texture to really show up.”

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Applying the Cheeks for a Baby Angel Fairy Sculpture with April Jensen

“So now I’m going to go ahead and add in those cheeks because that’s going to help me see the rest of the shapes much better. So I’m just going to make some little balls of clay and I’m going to keep them about the same size. So I’m adding the same amount to either side, or if you notice that one size side is off, like maybe you made it too big or one side is too flat or something.

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https://www.curiousmondo.com/sculpting-baby-fairy-course

Sculpting Leaves for Dimensional Paper Clay Art with Rogene Manas

“So when I do leaves smooth this over here, I often will do them separately and place them. So a one trick you can do to, to start off your leaf making is kind of to cut some, what is that like a diamond shape, because that is kind of a leaf shaped to begin with. So I don’t need to trace off those leaves as long as I can make them put this here can make them about the the size that they’re supposed to be. I don’t really need to trace those.”

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https://www.curiousmondo.com/dimensional-art-paper-clay-course