Dayler rowney- metallic red, rich gold, phthalo turquoise; Set of paintbrushes; Pebeo 4 artist marker (silver) oil based pen can buy these from hobby craft; A scraper tool, a dental tool needle (can get these off ebay); A glass eye 24mm (can order this off of eBay); A amethyst stone (or stone of your choice); A piece of sponge; A can of glossy spray varnish (I use Hycote clear lacquer double acrylic concentrated paint but PYM II can be substituted in US or use a brush and a Gloss glaze like the Sculpey Gloss Glaze); Masking tape; A pen without ink
Please make sure your work area is covered and you are not working on an unprotected surface. We recommend working on the Sculpey® Work ‘n Bake Clay Mat, wax paper, metal baking sheet, or disposable foil. Uncured clay may damage unprotected furniture or finished surfaces. Be sure to cover your crafting area appropriately. Start with clean hands, unwrap and knead clay until soft and smooth, or condition by running clay though a Pasta Machine. We recommend using a designated machine for clay purposes only. When working with multiple colors, clean hands with soap and water or baby wipes (we have found that baby wipes work best) before switching colors. Shape clay, pressing pieces firmly together. Wash hands after use.
Begin by preheating oven to 275 °F (130 °C). After you are done creating; for best results bake clay on an oven-proof surface such metal, aluminum foil, an index card or the Sculpey® Clay Mat at 275°F (130 °C) for 15 minutes per ¼" (6 mm) thickness according to package directions. Oven safe glass or ceramic surfaces are also acceptable for baking; however please note that the baking times may take longer as the glass or ceramic surfaces take longer to heat up. For best baking results, use an oven thermometer. DO NOT USE MICROWAVE OVEN. DO NOT EXCEED THE ABOVE TEMPERATURE OR RECOMMENDED BAKING TIME.
Fashion 5 sausages to create your basic starfish shape
Once you have your basic starfish shape apply small bits of sculpey to areas to give the overall look a more fuller shape, blend pieces together using your finger or the end of a paintbrush
Once you are happy with the basic shape of your starfish, using your scraper gouge out a hole in the middle of your starfish to place your glass eye
Flip starfish over and do another gouge with your scraper big enough to place your healing stone (we will come back to the back of the star fish later on in the tutorial)
Flip your starfish back over and roll out some skinny worm like shorter pieces we will use these to start sculpting the eye (have varying thicknesses)
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