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This is my post for the Fave Crafts Blog hop, Finished on the 15th.
Look for this picture.
You can click on this pumpkin to to go there.
Thank you so much if you do.
I did not get much done because I was getting ready for the San Diego polymer clay Guild's annual Sandy Camp. You can see the witches here
A good time was had by all.
This is continued from part one here
I thought you would like to see how I make the can boxes.
Never throw another can away again.
You will need:
4 ounce Ortega chili can (You can use any can size but the cutters I am using are for the 4 ounce size can) to find the right circle cutters, put a cutter inside the lid top to see which cutter will work and then use the nest size up for lid top.
Cernit Clay in
Large block of Biscuit
1/2" Oval Kemper cutter
3/16" round Kemper cutter
1 1/8" round cutter
2" round cutter
2 1/2" round cutter
2 3/4" round cutter
Clay slicing blade
Knitting needle or bic stic pen
I mix all of my colors equally with the same amount of biscuit.
Condition to one color.
The mix some of the gold Cernit with the light Green 1:1 and roll it out on the thickest setting.
I used a maple leaf cutter and cut out one leaf in each color.
Cut out the stem of the leaf.
Cut a "V" at the base of the leaf.
Place on the lid of the can. I make the leaves were the "V" is cut go up the stem a little and scrunch up the leaves to make them look real.
Place the thick end in the dip of the stem and curl up.
Using the 1/2" oval cutter, cut out 3 ovals.
I roll them gently on the work surface to tack together.
Cut out 4 more double thick ovals for bat bodies.
Cut out 4 single thickness rounds with the 1 1/4" cutter.
Using the point of the 1/2" heart cutter starting on the out side of the half circles cut 3 points across the cut halves of each set.
Like this. Do that with all of the sets. They will look like wings now.
Using the 1 1/4" cutter mark partial arcs from the points to the top of the wing.
Roll the little body balls of clay in to stubby pear shapes. Place the smaller end up and place the body over the wing tips and the feet
Roll out some of the red Cernit on the 6th thickest setting and with the 3/16" round cutter cut out 4 sets of two each for the eyes on the bat.
Cut out a single thickness of black Cernit with the 3/16" cutter and roll into a short little coil and place over the red eyes. Mark in the center with your knitting needle. Do this on each bat.
Make a mark for a mouth by moving the knitting needle. Do this on each bat.
Cut a 1/2" strip of single thickness black.
Cut the strip so you have 3 triangles for the eyes and nose.
Place the eyes and nose on your pumpkin.
Press gently on.
Using the 2" cutter, cut out a round and then cut a thin moon shape.
Using the square 1/2" cutter cut out a tooth on the bottom.
Sometimes you can place the cutter with the red clay on the triangle and pull back quickly and the clay with stay on the triangle.
Roll out a tiny coil of yellow and cut little sections for pupils and place on the cut out rounds of red.
Bake like this on a piece of cardboard shipping box in a pre-heated 275 degree oven for 1/2 hour, shut off oven and let cool.
When the piece is cool you can antique it with brown Ne-Opaque. Brush on the color over the whole piece and wipe off with a damp not wet old piece of towel. It will look like the picture at the top.
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