Dream Doll Pendants
Use these step-by-step instructions to sculpt doll pendants.
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Designed and demonstrated by Barbara McGuire.
Materials and Tools:
high-quality black Greek leather
paint application brush
water mist bottle
metal accent beads
translucent Premo polymer clay
Premo polymer clay: gold metallic, black
"Garden" by Art Forward, Barbara McGuire
Golden Artist Colors heavy body or high viscosity raw umber acrylic paint
rubber sheet of textures (or string, chain, plastic grid, etc.)
Crafter's Pick Ultimate white glue or liquid Sculpey
1. Condition translucent clay. Add tiny bits of color to tint like stone. Mix until streaked or as desired. Flatten to 1/4" thickness.
2. Place doll template pattern over clay. You can make this template or buy one at the craft store. Cut out template shape with craft knife. Remove excess clay, leaving doll shape.
3. Spritz rubber texture sheets with water and bend around the shape, or sandwich the clay shape between two types of texture.
NOTE: To make a mold of a purchased face, flatten portion of Elasticlay deep enough to accept purchased face. Spritz with water; or if clay is soft, rub with cornstarch, which acts as a release. Press item to be molded into clay and remove carefully. Bake mold. Roll a ball of clay into the mold and pop out; mold is flexible. Bake molded piece. Note: When adding baked to unbaked clay, use white glue or liquid Sculpey to adhere.
5. Re-shape the pendant with flush side of blade or a smooth object such as a bone folder so edges are smooth and tapered.
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