Monday, October 18, 2010

My very first polymer clay sculpture.

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DSCF0090 I used Fimo Puppen since I wanted a skintone that would work for a human face. Got the basics of a skull like shape going and added a nose, lips and eyeballs. I then inserted my premade sculpey eyes. I wasn’t too happy with the way DSCF0091 DSCF0101 they came out, but decided to use them as this was a first overall!DSCF0103 DSCF0104 The poor thing scared my kids witless… These are some of the tools I made from knitting and other needles with polymer clay handles. DSCF0105 DSCF0119 I added some flesh around the eyes and the mouth and really struggled to get the ghostlike appearance gone. The clay was getting quite dirty from all the handling, so I cleaned it up some with alcohol rub and cottonwool.  DSCF0120 DSCF0123 DSCF0127 DSCF0129 DSCF0130 Here I added some personality to his nose and smile, as well as some lines in the face. DSCF0132 DSCF0135  At last he got a neck and ears, after which I decided NOT to throw him away, but to keep on trying.  DSCF0144 DSCF0145 DSCF0148 DSCF0149 At this point, I decided to stop making changes to his face, accept him the way he was and finish him up.DSCF0150 DSCF0152 DSCF0153 DSCF0154 He got hair and a beard. His nose got a bit scorched in the oven, so I decided to adapt his colouring to go with the burn….DSCF0156 DSCF0157 DSCF0159 Here he is, all made up and ready for…? DSCF0162   DSCF0169
He is temporarily being housed by a friendly tree stump. Whew, what a journey. It took me a week to make him, lots of self-doubt and snickers from my kids, but I did it. From start to finish. Maybe I’ll try another one…
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