Painting in Details for Animal Pendants in Polymer Clay with Melissa Terlizzi

Learn how to blend the clay and shape each animal, how to add texture and attach all the features. We will provide tips on ways to help strengthen the pendants, and ensure they hang properly. We’ll also discuss paint options and other embellishments. Join us for this fun and educational Animal Pendants in Polymer Clay online course.

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Creating Texture For Animal Pendants In Polymer Clay with Melissa Terlizzi

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

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Shaping the Throat of Animal Pendants in Polymer Clay

In this video clip we’ll show you how to shape the throat of animal pendants in polymer clay Join us for this fun and educational Animal Pendants in Polymer Clay online course. You will 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’ll also see how to blend the clay and shape each animal, how to add texture and attach all the features. We provided tips on ways to help strengthen the pendants, and ensure they hang properly. We’ll also discuss paint options and other embellishments.

Learn more about the course here: https://www.curiousmondo.com/animal-pendants-polymer-course

Placing the Sockets for Look Alike Puppets with Barry Gordemer

“There. So I’ve got an iPad pattern here, and I think this is going to be too big for George’s eyes, but I think it’s going to be perfect for doing the eye sockets, which should be a little bigger than the eye. There’s the center line. It looks like a man for back. When yeah. Yeah. A creepy, creepy Sheriff that here and there. But again, here, I’m really trying to keep that narrow, Clooney head and I was worded and I put it up here and then the top of the head would start to get a little bulbous compared it probably would have been okay in retrospect looking at it now, but I thought, ah, let me go ahead and trim it and see where that happens. So we’ve got the eyes in there. They’re roughly straight enough. And so I’m going to mark a line about halfway through there, and then we’re going to poke through here with our scissors and snip the front half of the foam all the way through that’s where the big sitters kind of help it’s back there.”

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Safety Tips for Painting a Fiber Clay Birds Sculpture with Joanie Wolter

“I have already painted this with the black power techs and I’ve sprayed it with the black flat, spray paint outside in my little spray booth outside. What I want to talk to you about before we move on to the actual, painting is the fact that when you’re spraying with it, be cautious about what you’re breathing in.

I have a mask that I used, I put on to kind of filter the air. And if you look at the floor after you sprayed for any length of time, there’s all kinds of spray paint dust on the floor. And if you’re not careful, all that’s going into your one. So I want you to be real careful about wearing a mask.

I keep brushes and I even have a pumice stone in the shower so I can keep everything off my hand anyways, just be cautious. All right. that’s my golden rule of when I’m out there painting.”

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Creating Loops for Animal Pendants in Polymer Clay with Melissa Terlizi

And I’m in a fold under, so was just double checking that I want it kind of facing this way a little bit. So just folding under the, the top and pressing that down. Just making sure that it’s facing the right direction. And you want to make sure that’s nice and attached and then enrolling it down. So it’s kind of like the arm on a teacup or something, and then press it down. And then you kind of look at it from the side and make sure that it’s not squished down such that you can’t get your wire through. So I think I’ve got plenty of room. And I’m trying not to ruin my texture on there too much.

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Papering Backgrounds for Dimensional Paper Clay Art with Rogene Manas

Join mixed media artist and author, Rogene Mañas for a fun 3-day online workshop creating dimensional wall art with paper clay. Create bas-relief images that have the look of carved wood and leave people wondering how they were made. Paper clay is an easy-to-use, air-dried clay that holds amazing detail, is non-toxic, and does not require baking or firing. It comes out of the pack ready-to-use and is available at most art supply and craft stores. This unique and innovative process is fun, flexible and forgiving, making it perfect for beginning and advanced students alike. Another amazing art course online!

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Getting Creative While Making a Fiber Clay Bird Sculpture with Joanie Wolter

“I just want to make it fluffier. So I’m just taking my little picker stick and I’m seeing what it looks like. I’m like, not even like this, but this is playtime. So you can try it. If you don’t like it, you just fix it. You can do that. You don’t have to be worried that, Oh my God, I ruined this piece because I don’t like what I did. That’s just not how this kind of clean works. And actually, I don’t want it to go on the side like that. It’s not going to go off the side. So I’m just going to kick that off there. Cut this off here and see how this looks when I put it on the front of him. So return him around so you guys can see as well. So here he is. And I’ve screwed up his tail a little bit, but then I’m re fluff it, it will be fine. So this would come in front like this almost looks like an apron. Now he’s turned him into a real native American, I’m going to cut this as a, too big of a piece. If I just wanted to be feathers. If I wanted to dress him up in an apron, that would be another story I could do that, but that wasn’t my intention. So this will be here kind of laying in over.”

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Tips for Using Clay Slabs – Fiber Clay Sculpting with Joanne Wolter

“I’m going to slap up some clay to use. However, this bird now often times because of a slab roller, and I do a lot of projects where I’m just wrapping clay around and getting started that way. Sometimes I can slip out some clay and I have a long plastic bin out in the garage and I can lay a slab out the clay, put a plastic down, put a layer of clay, plastic layer of clay. But anyway, so I fill the box. Then when I know I’m going to be working on something, I can pull out a big slab of clay. Now, the nice thing about this, is I can have that big slab of clay. It could be dry as a bone. And what I do is I can wrap it in a big wet towel and reconstitute it. So then I can go ahead and use that big slab whenever I want all I have to don’t have to, flatten it every time I can just use what I have reconstituted in a way I go.”

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How to Properly Secure a Dragonfly Notebook Cover with Andrea Corpodean

“So I’m just gonna do this all around the notebook. Now be careful. You have to make sure that the glue gets to the braid part too, but also be careful because between the cover and the braidy, the border, there’s some tiny space where the glue can get out. Just think about how much glue you put anywhere. And now I’m going to take it and place it, make sure you place it the right way. Now, if you use super glue, wherever you put it at first, that’s where it stays. So you won’t be able to move it an inch. So now I’m just going to apply pressure. And I see I have a bump here, so I’m going to insist on this part here and apply some more pressure. Don’t be afraid to push on it. This has to happen to make sure that your cover stays.”

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Painting Colors on Dimensional Paper Clay Art with Rogene Manas

“So once again, I’m going to start with what I know. I want to be a color on, I know the leaves in the, on the stem are going to be green. So I’m just going to start with those. This is transparent paint. There’s no white in this paint. Because it’s transparent, it’s going to let the black show through. So it doesn’t matter if it gets into the crevices. Although remember why the yellow always has. It always has some white in it. So as long as it’s thin, it’s going to work out. But if it’s thick, it’s going to come, you know, it’s going to cover over things.”

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Creating the Body for Animal Pendants in Polymer Clay with Melissa Terlizzi

“So for the texture on the body, I’m going to use this because I think this just, hasn’t neat, spotted kind of stripey look to it and you can use either side. One, one is more subtle. One is, a little bit more defined and I’m going to use the defined side. Remember this is the shelf lining that you buy at the supermarket. Or you can buy it at your curious Mondo. So I’m just going to roll over that and then you can see it leaves a nice pattern and then decide how you want to cut this out.”

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Blending Colors for a Polymer Clay Frog in Pond with Melissa Terlizzi

“I’d like to go ahead and make a dried leaf that we will drape over the edge of the pond. So to do that, I’m just going to mix up some random colors. I’ve got a crew here. This is sort of a gray scrap looks like it’s got some purple in it. We’ll use a little bit of the cianna. And how about maybe a little bit of orange, basically. It’s not going to be a real, pretty color and that’s okay. I just want it to have that kind of doll, you know, after a leaf has sat on the ground for awhile, it sort gray, grayish brown. So we’ll see what this comes out to be.”

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Applying the Hair for a Baby Angel Fairy with Apryl Jensen

So then how I did these little ponytails is I actually found, I look through my strands of hair really carefully, and I pick out specifically the ones I want to use. So remember, that’s something you can do when you’re, you’re choosing your hair, be specific about the parts that you use. There’s plenty of hair to choose from. Might as well. Just use the pieces that just look great. If it’s got a special curl or whatever, but on these, I just bent it like this. So that’s the little ponytail that she’s got there.

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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!

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