FacebookTwitterInstagramBlog LovinGoogle+RSS Feed

Send us an Email info@CreativeMeInspiredYou.com




Crafts DSC_0016

Published on February 21st, 2014 | by Kristen Swain

3

Let’s Play with Some Clay

I love to try new things. Sometimes they work out for me, sometimes they don’t. But when they do, I have so much fun, that it’s hard to stop creating. I have never considered myself much of a clay person. Never really worked with it in school, but having worked with some Fimo clay over the holidays making snowman noses, I thought that it could be fun to try to make some clay creations. It was a LOT of fun, and I could have happily worked on creations for several days. Even more joy was the cute reactions from the minions. They loved the items I created.

I will focus on showing you how I created this easy owl. Now, I will be honest, I’ve never worked with clay before so don’t be intimidated, you too can create this. Let’s play with some clay!

Let's Play with Some Clay - CreativeMeInspiredYou.com

This is the package of Sculpey I chose to work with. I found it much softer then Fimo to work.

Let's Play with Some Clay - CreativeMeInspiredYou.com

How cute is this guy? First thing, pick your colors. I pulled several colors from my package, and created the teal and pink by mixing red/pink/white for the pink, and teal/dark blue/light yellow for the teal. I also made the lime by mixing a light green with light yellow.

Let's Play with Some Clay - CreativeMeInspiredYou.com

First, create your base owl with the dark brown. I made a circle, then pulled to points up at the top, creating the owl horn like extensions.

Let's Play with Some Clay - CreativeMeInspiredYou.com

Then I rolled the orange into a ball, flattened it out, and kind of tucked the edges in to make a rounded form for the belly.

Let's Play with Some Clay - CreativeMeInspiredYou.com

I used a pair of scallop scissors to impress into the orange clay and create ruffles.

Let's Play with Some Clay - CreativeMeInspiredYou.com

Let's Play with Some Clay - CreativeMeInspiredYou.com

Next, I rounded two balls of white. Rolled them into the ball, then pressed them down slightly to create the base for the eyes.

Let's Play with Some Clay - CreativeMeInspiredYou.com

I made slightly smaller balls of teal, and added them to the white eyes.

Let's Play with Some Clay - CreativeMeInspiredYou.com

Again, I did the same thing with some black for the eyes.

Let's Play with Some Clay - CreativeMeInspiredYou.com

I took two balls, put them next to each other, then pulled down in the middle to create the heart. and added that to the chest.

Let's Play with Some Clay - CreativeMeInspiredYou.com

I took some orange, and made a sort of triangle and created the beak.

Let's Play with Some Clay - CreativeMeInspiredYou.com

Then used a needle to create the holes in the beak.

Let's Play with Some Clay - CreativeMeInspiredYou.com

I used the same orange to create two wedge shapes for the feet.

Let's Play with Some Clay - CreativeMeInspiredYou.com

Then I took my razor knife and added lines to look like toes.

Let's Play with Some Clay - CreativeMeInspiredYou.com

Next I shaped leaf like shapes to create the wings.

Let's Play with Some Clay - CreativeMeInspiredYou.com

I varied the colors.

Let's Play with Some Clay - CreativeMeInspiredYou.com

Then, I layered on a couple more layers.

Let's Play with Some Clay - CreativeMeInspiredYou.com

Lastly, with the clay I rolled two tiny pieces of white, and added them to his eyes.

Let's Play with Some Clay - CreativeMeInspiredYou.com

To hang him, I added a jewelry pin that I cut the excess length off of.

Let's Play with Some Clay - CreativeMeInspiredYou.com

And then baked him. at 275 degrees for about 1 1/2 hours.

Let's Play with Some Clay - CreativeMeInspiredYou.com

 

Make him into a keychain, or necklace. You could mount him on a skewer for a plant stake as well.

Enjoy!

kris

 



Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Tags: , , , , ,


3 Responses to Let’s Play with Some Clay

  1. Jana Eubank says:

    You never cease to amaze me, Kristen! This is adorable! I’ve been wanting to dabble in clay and you have inspired me. I’m so happy when I come visit your blog, because there is always something fun to see! Thanks for sharing your talent with the world.;) HUGS!

    • cmiy says:

      Thank you so much Jana, I have really had so much fun playing with the clay. I am surprised at how easy it was to pick up. I am thrilled to have inspired you and love that you come visit with me! hugs back at ya!
      kris

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Back to Top ↑