How to Make a Polymer Clay Miniature Shoe
Materials and Tools:
uncolored polymer clay
orange manicure stick or chopstick
oven or toaster oven
nail polish or acrylic ink
1. Knead a piece of polymer clay until it's smooth, soft and pliable.
2. Work the clay into the desired shape, using an orange manicure stick, a chopstick, other small utensils or your fingers. Make sure the shoe can sit flat on a surface without falling over.
3. Bake on an ovenproof plate in a 275-degree oven for about 15 minutes per ¼-inch of thickness. Make sure there's good ventilation in the room. Avoid overbaking. Don't use a microwave oven.
5. Use a brush to coat the shoe with acrylic gesso. Wash the brush immediately after use. Let the shoe dry thoroughly.