>Sites that I have found to be great for tutorials

check out my same blog at Polymerclay101.blogspot.com for better visuals, while I fix this wordpress blog.


This tutorial is for those who wish to make eyes for their babies, and wish to create their own color eyeball. They have a beginner section and an advanced section.

fairies tutorial

Begin sculpting a fairy baby with armature completely attached

OOAK Fantasy Dolls

has a great variety of amazingly life like fantasy doll.

My crafts Page

Different little projects for polymer clay aficionados.



Making a chimp tutorial

In this tutorial you lear how to make a polymer clay chimp
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>Polymer clay BABY Fairy-Elf Angel Progressive pictures

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Baby “Angel”

This is a progressive picture of a polymer clay baby/fairy. I named him Angel and sold him on eBay for bids.

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>TIPS when baking your baby

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At first when I am almost ready to bake my baby I make sure I pop it in the oven for just about a minute or two and let it cool( NOTE MY BABIES ARE REALLY SMALL 2.5″ TOPS). By doing this I have a chance to see if there are any moonies I can fix them before I cure the sculpture completely. I am aware that this process is delicate, be aware that you have to be really careful with the sculpture. With mineral spirits Or paint thinner however you want to call it. I brush my sculpture with it. Notice that the sculpture is a little cured but not to its maximum giving the mineral spirit a chance to dissolve and smooth out the sculpture, by using a soft brush.
I cannot stress enough PLEASE be careful. When using this process.
If you have any questions please leave me a comment and I will get back to you

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After little baking time
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During repairs
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after repairs
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fully baked with paint
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>Polymer clay history

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Polymer clay history 


Some facts about our well used polymer clay medium

Polymer clay has been around. Since the 1930s 
It was first brought by a German family from… You got it Germany in the 1970s
Polymer clay was born or invented when a doll maker Fifi Rehbinder was having a little bit of trouble finding her usual supplies to make her dolls, Invented Plastic Clay named it “Fifi Mosaik.

Despite that we call polymerclay “clay”, it is not really clay.  you can find more info about this in :

Polymer clay WIKI

LETS GIVE THANKS TO FIFI FOR HELPING US MAKE OUR SCULPTING OPTIONS BETTER. 

Now we have different variety of brands, which serves for different purposes.

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>What Brand of colors to use and how I paint my babies and using the color wheel

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OK SOoo! I use genesis heat paint for Painting my Babies. 

Why, Because if I make a mistake I can easily wipe it out, and I do not have to paint in a rush. Seriously this has been a good invention for us artist, because it only dries if you apply enough heat to it making the artist control his/her own work.

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Something you should really consider using is a color wheel

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This wheel helps me with everything from my choice of colors for clothing to my eyeshadow, to my house colors and for my little babies. If you are not familiarized with doll reborning, this wheel is very useful. A slight blue coating is used for reborning dolls (for beginning), but why is that you might ask. Well my friend this is, because your doll will have a peachy color and what is on the other side of peachy color, yup you guess it your blues.This will naturalize your colors. In this case peach and blue giving your baby a more natural look. 

That’s where I got the idea for using this wheel on polymer clay babies too.

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>OOAK baby fairy wing

>This will give you an idea of how to make your own baby wings for an OOAK polymer clay fairy Baby.
 

You can use any kind of transparent paper, but I like the Angelina fantasy film. 
Any comments or request please feel free to leave them.
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>The Scultpure Sculting the Sculptor. Sculpting for a better brain

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I stumbled across a very interesting article while I was researching on how the brain develops when you are a sculptor and the benefits of it. Since I knew that knitting helps for arthritis in your hands, why not the sculpting helping the brain.



This article The sculptor and the statue 

Some studies have shown that sculpting can help improve motor skill: Horizon states “Data obtained so far in trials studying the mind’s role in improving rehabilitation of movement after a stroke or in the treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder, for instance, is suggestive that the mind plays a very key role indeed.” 

I have found that sculpting is really helping me with my Photographic memory. Right now I am studying to become a licensed tour guide in the city of New York. By sculpting my photographic memory has been more active. I find that I can see in my mind a map of Manhattan, but this also comes with studying, keep in mind that sculpting has cut studying time by half at least for me.


Back to the article
 They say that the sculpture can sculpt the sculptor. In my opinion: this can be true because the sculpture is coming from the sculptor, therefor whatever the sculpture represents is going to reflect the sculptor. One aspect I have analyzed from sculptors is that they have a unique way of sculpting. I can show you my techniques of how I sculpt, but you are not really in my mind to know exactly what I am thinking or what I am feeling, these might be really insignificant attributes to look at, but by doing so you create a brand of yourself, the sculpture can represent you in so many ways and can make you. The Sculpture can say so much about a person I can’t even begin to describe it. One thing I can say for sure; I love how it represents your knowledge and creativity level. 

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