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ModelAir Air Dry Clay Toadily Cute Garden Critter

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This "toadily" cute garden critter is sure to delight even the most dedicated "city slicker"!  The designer is also an expert painter, so she will take you through the steps to finish paint the frog to bring him alive on your worktop. Design by Linda Hollander
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ModelAir Air Dry Clay Toadily Cute Garden Critter
ModelAir Air Dry Clay Toadily Cute Garden Critter

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Summary
    Paints: DecoArt Americana: Banana Cream, Foliage Green, Hauser Medium Green, Lamp Black, Limeade, Peony Pink, Snow (Titanium) White, DecoArt Multi-Purpose Sealer, DuraClear Soft Touch Varnish Brushes: Loew Cornell American Painter Series: Shader Series 4300 #12; Liner Series 4350 10/0; Angular Shader Series 4400 ½”, Loew Cornell Series 277 Round Mop Large, Loew Cornell Spongit Value Set (round daubers) Misc supplies: 4” (10.1 cm) styrofoam ball, stylus, two toothpicks, medium and fine grit sand paper sponge, dust mask, serrated knife, white glue|Paints: DecoArt Americana: Banana Cream, Foliage Green, Hauser Medium Green, Lamp Black, Limeade, Peony Pink, Snow (Titanium) White, DecoArt Multi-Purpose Sealer, DuraClear Soft Touch Varnish Brushes: Loew Cornell American Painter Series: Shader Series 4300 #12; Liner Series 4350 10/0; Angular Shader Series 4400 ½”, Loew Cornell Series 277 Round Mop Large, Loew Cornell Spongit Value Set (round daubers) Misc supplies: 4” (10.1 cm) styrofoam ball, stylus, two toothpicks, medium and fine grit sand paper sponge, dust mask, serrated knife, white glue

    Project Instructions

    TIPS:•Start with clean hands and work surface area. Good work surfaces include wax paper or disposable foil. Wash hands after use.•Use water on fingertips to help smooth clay as needed. Use wet brushes to smooth tight spots. •Use a hard surface such as a large tile or piece of glass to roll out clay. •Use an oven set at no higher than 200’ F to speed up drying time of wet clay. •Sand dry clay lightly to smooth out major imperfections. Wear dust mask when sanding dry clay.
    Use the serrated knife to cut a small slice off the Styrofoam ball ball so it sits flat on your surface. Set aside.
    Form a 3” ball of clay then use clay roller to flatten into a thin sheet approximately 1/8” thick. Use the Super Slicer to lift clay off surface. Wrap the clay sheet around the Styrofoam ball. Use firm hand pressure to adhere the clay to the ball. Pleat excess clay and use the Super Slicer to remove it. Be sure to press out any air bubbles under clay. Use scraps of clay to fill in any remaining bare areas. Use water to smooth the clay. Insert toothpicks halfway into top of frog so eyes can be attached later. When dry remove tooth picks and use fine sand paper to smooth the clay.
    3.Roll a 1.5” ball of clay then form into a pod shape. Press onto face using photos as a guide. Use firm finger pressure to smooth upper and lower edges of the pod so it blends seamlessly over the dried clay. Use a little water to assist with this technique. Press the center of the pod outward to form the mouth. Manipulate the mouth so it is slightly wavy to give your frog character. Use the blunt end tool to indent nostrils.
    Use the needle tool to separate lips slightly. Use a wet brush to smooth the mouth. Let dry.
    Roll two 1” balls for eyes. Use the rubber tip shaping tool to indent the eyeball. Use a wet paintbrush to smooth the area. Place eyes onto toothpicks and let dry. When dry remove eyes and toothpicks and set aside.
    Roll a 1.5” ball of clay for the frog’s leg. Form a 5” log then taper one end by rolling it on a hard surface.
    Bend the log in half and press firmly onto one side of the frog. The thick end of the leg should face the back of the frog. Repeat for other leg.
    Form two ½” balls of clay then flatten each into a coin shape for the feet. Use the blunt end tool to indent three toes. Use a wet brush and/or fingers to smooth and shape the toes
    Press feet onto the wet ankles
    Form a ½” ball of clay then flatten each into a coin shape for the hands. Use the needle tool to separate the hands part way. Smooth the clay with a wet brush. Use the needle tool to indent three fingers on each hand
    Apply a coat of Multi-Purpose Sealer to entire frog. Let dry.
    Carefully sand eyes, legs, hands, and feet as needed. Apply a coat of Multi-Purpose Sealer to entire frog. Let dry.
    Base eyelids Snow (Titanium) White. Base lids and all parts of frog Limeade. Blend Banana Cream + Snow (Titanium) White (1:1) into wet paint on throat to highlight. Let dry.
    Thin Foliage Green with water and wash over all Limeade areas. Mop to soften as needed.
    Load the angular brush and Foliage Green + Hauser Medium Green (2:1) to float shading on feet, body behind legs, on upper lip, and on eyelids.
    Highlight toes and fingers with Banana Cream + touch Snow (Titanium) White.
    Load the large round dauber with Foliage Green + touch Hauser Medium Green. Place on frog’ s back and twist the tool to form a large dot. Repeat here and there. Add smaller dots on frog’s back and legs with a small dauber. When dry use the end of a paintbrush and Banana Cream to add dip dots on spots.
    Load the large round dauber with Foliage Green + touch Hauser Medium Green. Place on frog’ s back and twist the tool to form a large dot. Repeat here and there. Add smaller dots on frog’s back and legs with a small dauber. When dry use the end of a paintbrush and Banana Cream to add dip dots on spots.
    Load a small dauber with Lamp Black and tap over eyeballs to add the pupils. When dry use the end of a paintbrush and Snow (Titanium) White to add highlights. Apply glue to one end of toothpick and reinsert into holes in top of head. Apply glue to the exposed end of toothpicks then position eyes over top. Let dry.
    Apply varnish to protect your creation.