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Polymer Clay: Wee JEST’s Hat: (This is the second part of a three (now it looks like four) part series)
Making the polymer clay WEE JEST’s hat is a confidence building series of exercises. You can follow along and re-watch the “doing” as many times as you wish. Your goal is that you are getting the feeling of handling polymer clay as an art material.
- This week we are creating the hat for the Jester and colouring it.
- What is stopping you from seeing what this clay can bring you?
If your confidence is lacking let that go and come along with us for this week’s sessions.
- It is easy to follow
- Simple materials
- Great practice
- Will add to your learning curve
- A lot of fun
WEE JEST is also great for learning about things you can do with just neutral and black polymer clay
Things you will need:
- Polymer clay: a blended or bought beige and black. I recommend Premo by Scupey for students
- Sculpting tools
- Straight pin
- Exacto knife
- Apple stick or large barbecue shish kabob stick
- Makeup and/or chalk pastels : various colours of your choice
- Brushes for putting colour on the clay
Now we can begin:
Refer to this guide to condition your clay.
- Start with a ball of black clay about the size of a large marble
- Press the ball on to the back of the head that you finished last week and “sit” it down onto the head like a hat.
- Once you like the position prepare two smaller balls (approximately the size of small marbles) for the triangular bits on the hat.
- Make the shape of the outer triangular points and press them onto the hat
- Add details of your choice for decoration
Colour the clay as you wish using your palette and makeup and/or pastels. Pan Pastels are amazing for intense colours.
Cure and finish your head.
Next week we will be making the hands and the tiny wee jester that the jester is holding!!! Stay tuned!!!