A while ago I started doing polymer clay sculpting. It’s basically play doh for grown ups, except you can bake it and make it lasting little sculptures.
I did dust them off, but you can’t tell from the photos.
Here’s the remains of my collection, they are hard, but breakable.
Okay, first the cats:
The smaller cat’s eyes are glow in the dark green and I just winged it.
The larger cat was made from the polymer clay book of characters.
I made the smaller one to be a calico type, with the larger one is striped.
This is a top view of a mommy dragon with a hatching baby.
The wings are made by making what’s called a cane. You make a tube of the inside colour and wrap it with other colours, sort of like a burrito.
Then you squeeze it down to compress it, slice and shape the pieces. For the spines, I squeezed them into triangles and the wings, I used a roller to lengthen them.
The egg shell is made from wings that didn’t roll nicely. The centre of the figures are tin foil balls.
The horns are made by cutting a cane in half and putting the 2 piece back to back, re-rolling it as a “worm” and then twisting them and shaping the horn.
2 more dragons:
The blue shows the triangle spines and the purple has wings. Both have glow in the dark eyes and you can see the twisted horn on the purple dragon.
I also made their feet different, one has 3 spread out toes, while the other has less fanned out but more toes. Just trying different looks.
Here’s another Mommy and Baby pair in pink:
For these two, I experimented again. Mommy has a triceretops sort of frill and is holding an egg.
I also gave the Mommy and Toddler Dragon different ears, with the younger dragon’s being rounder to give it a sense of babyhood.
Also the feet are different, Mommy has longer and more spread out toes.
This is the first dragon I made, from an instruction book.
I made a mistake in the cane I did for the wings by giving it two centres, but it looks pretty cool.
The eyes are made of four colour layers – they are more real looking, but I kinda prefer the glow in the dark eyes.
These are all from a book to make characters.
I only like the belt on the wizard in the centre. And the fairy on the rock turned out a lot more muppety than the book. I also made some alterations to the witch.
The little roses in her hair were very fun to make, but the eyes are a bit drunken, especially the right side where the pupil is heart shaped.
I rolled some scrap clay into her crystal marble ball. And I like her flower petal dress.
The rock she is sitting on is a granite clay, the colours won’t mix. I like the way the hair and top layer of the dress drape here.
The stop sign she’s holding is loose but the horn wand is attached. I like making her outfit, I rolled out a solid colour sheet, then added some thinly rolled canes to give her a patchwork appearance. I used leftover spines from the pink dragons for her shoes.
I am very fond of her wings, the edges glow in the dark. An extruder was used to create her hair, which is metallic bronze.
Oh bonus craft: the new spring wreath to replace the one that the birds built a nest on and pooped all over: