• Sculpey needle tool,
• pen or marker lid
• acrylic paint, paint brush.
How to Use Air Dry Clay
To get all your air dry modeling clay crafts off to the right start, make sure you know the best ways to work with your material. Here are general guidelines to follow:
Surface: For the best results in sculpting and crafting with air dry clay, plan to work with a smooth, well-cleaned, non-porous surface.
Amount: Because the clay is made to air-dry, try to open only what you need at the time and leave the rest still wrapped or sealed and stored. Pinch or cut off the amount you need and take more out as you go, even for larger projects.
Working: Knead your clay before you begin shaping it for your creations. Our polymer clay is already soft and pliable, but warming the clay with your hands is a good practice to spread the substance, condition the material and get a feel for what you’re working with.
Shaping: You can use a combination of your hands, crafting tools and multimedia materials to shape your clay into the design you desire, create unique patterns and textures and incorporate mixed media elements. Remember: you can create anything you can imagine! Just make sure the finished product is exactly what you want before allowing it to dry.
Drying: Lay or stand your air dry clay projects on a nonporous surface with a clean and smooth finish in an area with low humidity. Let the projects remain untouched and undisturbed for about 24 hours to ensure complete hardening.
Take a ball of the Model Air White clay and shape it into a ball. Roll it into a flat, round sheet with a rolling pin.
Using a pen or marker lid, create light indents one the bottom centre half of the clay.
Fold the sides of the clay over until they meet in the centre for the wings.
For the head, fold down the top part and blend the edge down the wings to neaten it.
Create two large indents on the head for the eyes. Make a beak by pressing the needle tool into the clay twice to create a triangle. Then allow the clay to fully air-dry.
Once the clay has hardened begin using a paint brush to apply the acrylic paint.
Finish off the look by painting on small, kawaii (cute) details.
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