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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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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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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Placing a Stone on a Dragonfly Notebook Cover with Andrea Corpodean

“And now I will, you know, I told you we were going to use a stone here, so I’m already going to see how it looks there. And this is a bead, so it has a hole in it, which is why I’m going to have to, hide that. Cool. So, I’m going to actually, carve some of the clearly, because I don’t, if I just push the stone into this area here, it’ll just expand on the sides and I don’t want that. So I’m just going to get, take out the tiny piece of this and, make it slightly larger using the bowl.”

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Making Clay Leaves for a Dragonfly Notebook Cover with Andrea Corpodean

“What we’re going to do is take one of the leaves and just place it on the clay. Actually, you know what, I’m going to place all of them right now.
And I’m going to apply some pressure to the paper. No idea why, but lately my lifts have become kind of crunchy. I’m afraid that when I tried to take them off the clay, they might break now. I really hope it will happen.
But, I know it might, so I’m going to apply, some pressure on the entire leaf and then I will just take them off the clay.”

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Trimming Clay for a Dragonfly Notebook Cover with Andrea Corpodean

One thing you should keep in mind when cutting your clay is that, your polymer clay cover should be just a little bit smaller than the actual, notebook. And that is for multiple reasons. The most important is that, on this side, on the left side of, to the spine, the notebook needs to stay uncovered so it can open properly, which is why I suggested to, spend some quality time with your notebook, play with it and, see how it works. See how it looks when it’s open and determine how much space it needs, next to the spine in order to be able to open properly. So you can actually write this side of it because I get as a point of a notebook to actually have something. I mean, to be able to, write or drawing side of it, preferably without damaging the cover. Right? Other than that, I’m also going to need some extra space on all the sides of the notebook. And that is because I like to add the upgraded a border. So basically my notebook, we have two border. One that will be placed inside of this polymer clay background that we are cutting right now and the other one will be placed outside of it. So this is why I need, enough space on all sides. Moreover, because we need to leave that, uncovered space, on the left side of the notebook, I guess it’s more aesthetically pleasing to have the same amount of free space on all sides. Learn more about the course here: