I thought my son was on vacation, but seeing the frequency of my posts, it looks that I’m on vacation too. Still hoping that starting from September I’ll be more concentrated on working more, interacting more and as always, learning more. I even found a Free Blog Planner to help me stay organized.
Let’s talk about this tutorial! Well, some time ago someone asked me if I did miniature polymer clay things. And I said no. I do like them a lot, but they are not my cup of tea. I make statement jewelry, I make rather big things (when I make a flower you either put it on a dress or or on a box), so no, I don’t think so. And I was very convinced I sorted this out. But a month ago a very close friend of mine asked me to make the miniature figurines for her wedding cake. Not only she is very dear to me, but also she made the wedding invitations, the rings cushion, the table decoration for my wedding, so how could I say no? So I didn’t. I said I will do my best, but I feared the result….
The time was ticking and I had to get to work and this is the result. I hope she will like it, she will see it first when I will send her an e-mail with this blog post.
Materials and tools used:
White Fimo professional polymer clay, black Fimo professional polymer clay, red Fimo professional polymer clay, brown Fimo professional polymer clay, green and blue Fimo professional polymer clay, 2 wooden sticks, liquid Fimo, a flower cutter, aluminium foil, a pasta machine, a craft knife, ball pins, an Oyumaru mould,
Believe it or not, but I am using the same mold for the two faces. And it is in fact a mold of this fairy:
I conditioned the clay. As a remark, during all this project I will be using very thin logs of clay rolled with my fingers.
For his face, I am using a mixture of white polymer clay and brown polymer clay (in proportion of 80% to 20% white to brown). I pressed a ball of clay into the mold and this is the result.
I cut out the clay around the face and contoured a little bit more the face (using the back of the craft knife).
I made some holes in the eyes and in the chin (for a more manly look). I added round balls of polymer clay in the eyes and smaller balls of black polymer clay.
I added a little bit of white on top of the black balls of polymer clay (for the light that would reflect in the eye), the eyebrows, I added more polymer clay to make the forehead, and I started adding rolled polymer clay for the hair.
After making the fringe, I added a sheet of polymer clay around the hand and then I textured it using the back of the craft knife.
I made a little ball, I flattened it and this is the ear. I also attached a log of polymer clay under the head to make the neck.
I made a “torso” shape using aluminium foil (the one you use in the kitchen) that I coated with black polymer clay. I prepared two logs for the arms.
I assembled the head and the upper part of the body together and prepared two logs from aluminium foil to coat them with polymer clay (to make the legs). I made two triangular shapes for the shoes and a large white triangle for the white shirt. I am preparing the collar to add it to the shirt.
I prepared the shoes strings and the front of the vest. I made a similar shape for the back of the vest (with no cutting this time). I added a small bow tide under the collar and two blue triangles on the sides of the vest.
And now the lady:
I used the same Oymaru mold and a mixture of white polymer clay and red polymer clay (a light pink shade).
I used the mold to make the face, I removed the clay around and only kept the face (pressing up and down to make it rounder).
I added two oval white shapes, then the round balls and the black little balls on top. I finished adding the very little white balls.
I contoured the eyes with black polymer clay and added eyelashes. I added brown eyebrows. I added an oval red shape for the mouth and pressed a little between the lips.
I started adding thin rolls of polymer clay to make the hair. I coated the back of the head with a sheet of polymer clay and textured it a little bit and added more rolls of polymer clay all around the head.
I added a small log for the neck and I prepared a bust out of aluminum foil. I coated the aluminium foil with white polymer clay and put the upper part of the body together, then I added another sheet of white polymer clay over the bust.
I textured the bust.
I used a wooden stick to keep the pieces together. I am preparing the lower part of the dress. I prepared a sheet of polymer clay and I am folding it over the bust.
I prepared the bow and attached it on top of the dress.
I added a silver pattern using a vein mold and silver Fimo powder.
I used a cutter to make the flower that I put in the hair as well as the flowers from the wedding bouquet.
To finish the wedding decoration, I used a styrofoam wrapped with red ribbon and I pressed the wooden sticks into it. The heart is cut out of cardboard, decoupaged with an embossed napkin. I colored it with red and dark violet with my finger, (not with the brush, just the way I would make a polymer clay to stand out using mica powders).
This was a rather long tutorial, but I tried to collage the images together so that it would be easier to understand it.
Please keep your fingers crossed for me (I hope my friend will like my vision of her and of her future husband).