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premo! Yule Log Snowman Mini Sculpture

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Tis the season to be making… this Yule log snowman mini sculpture is a perfect project to make as a gift or decorate the top of your holiday cake. Swirly Designs by Lianne and Paul Stoddard www.swirlydesigns.com
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Product Name Qty
Sculpey Premo™ Pomegranate 2 oz
$2.79
Sculpey Premo™ Black 2 oz
$2.79
Sculpey Premo™ Wasabi 2 oz
$2.79
Sculpey Premo™ Silver 1 lb
$19.99
Sculpey Premo™ Cadmium Red Hue 1 lb
$19.99
Sculpey Premo™ Gold 2 oz
$2.79
Sculpey Premo™ Bright Green Pearl 2 oz
$2.79
Sculpey Premo Burnt Umber 1 lb
$19.99
Sculpey Premo™ Copper 2 oz
$2.79
Sculpey Premo™ White 2 oz
$2.79
Sculpey Premo™ Bronze 2 oz
$2.79
Sculpey Premo™ 18K Gold 2 oz
$2.79
Sculpey Tools™ Clay Conditioning Machine
$39.99
Sculpey Tools™ Graduated Cutters: Circle, 6 pc
$6.99
Sculpey Tools™ Clay Blades
$14.99
Sculpey Tools™ Clay Tool Starter Set
$8.99
Sculpey Tools™ Dual End Detail Tools
$9.99
Oven-Bake Clay Adhesive 2 oz
$6.99
• Jewelry wire cutter s and pliers • PAINTS: black, silver, red and dark green • Paintbrush • ceramic tile • Toothpicks • Green 20 gauge wire • Wood grain stamp|• Jewelry wire cutter s and pliers • PAINTS: black, silver, red and dark green • Paintbrush • ceramic tile • Toothpicks • Green 20 gauge wire • Wood grain stamp

Additional Resources

Getting Started
Polymer clay may stain. CLAY MAY DAMAGE UNPROTECTED FURNITURE OR FINISHED SURFACES. DO NOT USE polymer clay on unprotected surfaces. We recommend working on the Sculpey clay mat, wax paper, metal baking sheet, or disposable foil. Start with clean hands and work surface area. Knead clay until soft and smooth. For best results, clean your hands in between colors. Shape clay, pressing pieces together firmly. Bake on oven-proof glass or metal surface at 275°F (130 °C) for 30 minutes per ¼" (6 mm) thickness. For best baking results, use an oven thermometer. DO NOT USE MICROWAVE OVEN. DO NOT EXCEED THE ABOVE TEMPERATURE OR RECOMMENDED BAKING TIME. Wash hands after use. Baking should be completed by an adult. Begin by preheating oven to 275 °F (130 °C). Test temperature with oven thermometer for perfectly cured clay. For best results, condition all clay by running it through the Clay Conditioning Machine for several passes on the widest setting. Fold the clay in half after each pass and insert the fold side into the rollers first.
Making the Holly leaves
Take a piece of Bright Green Pearl clay and run it through the clay-conditioning machine on the #4 setting. Lay the piece of clay on your ceramic tile and take a ¼ circle cuter. Start punching out circles forming the holly leave in the negative space. Make two holly leaves. Then with your clay knife create veins on your leaves and attach them together. Use your needle end tool to make a hole. Then roll out 2-3 tiny pomegranate balls for the holly berries and place them on the leaves.
Making the Cardinal
Sculpt a 3/8-size pomegranate ball of clay into a bird like shape with your fingers. Pinching your fingers together to sculpt the beak and the cardinal’s pointy head and tail feather. Roll out a thin black clay stripe approx. 1/16 H x ½ L. Take it and wrap it around the upper beak area. Leaving the end of the beak the pomegranate color of the clay. (Tip: looking at a few photos of cardinals will help). Blend the black strip to the clay bird. Use your 2mm ball end stylus to make eyes and your needle end point to make lines for feathers and a mouth.
Making the Snowman SWEATER
Take your Wasabi, Silver, White and Cadmium clay and run them each separately through the clay-conditioning machine on the #5 setting. Use your super slicer to cut 1/8 wide by approx. 5” long strips. Now start taking a strip of which ever color and start and lay it down on your tile. Choose another color and lay it length wise right next to your fist color until you have 5-6 colors. (Tip: Don’t make your white strip be the first or last color of your group of 6 stripes, it will not show up against the white of the snowman.) To make sure your stripes have all adhered to each other you can either run roll your acrylic roller over them lightly or carefully run it through the clay conditioning machine on the #6 setting. Take your Sculpey dragging design block comb and create lines going from the top to the bottom. Decide which color is going to be at the bottom of your sweater and take your zigzag slicer and trim the bottom. Set aside.
Making the SNOWMAN
Create a ¾ -1” ball of white premo clay for the snowman body and a1/2 oval ball for the head. Take the ball of the snowman body and approx. 3” piece of your striped sweater and wrap the top have of the ball so the line perfectly together in the back. Use your super slicer to remove any extra. Start smoothing the clay sweater to the top of the snowman using your 12 mm ball end stylus tool. Cut a piece of toothpick, apply some bake and bond and attached it the top of the snowman’s body and attach his head. Add two more toothpicks for his arms and a small piece for his nose. Use your 2mm ball end stylus to make eyes and buttonholes in your snowman.
Making the YULE LOG
Take a piece of burnt umber, 18k, gold, copper, bronze clay and run it through the clay conditioning machine on the #5 setting. Don’t blend it so much you loose all the clay colors. Take a small amount of burnt umber clay and roll it into a log and place it at the end of your mixed clay piece and start to roll the piece to you have a approx 1 ¼ wide of cane. Turn the cane on its side so you see the spiral (like the rings of a tree stump) and slice approx. ½ thick piece. Take a piece of burnt umber and run it through the clay-conditioning machine on the #5 setting. Wrap it around the sides and do it again with a piece of white clay. Take your super slicer and slice a thin layer off the top to expose more rings of the stump. The stumps final size should be around 3/8 H x 1 ½ W Stamp a wood grain stamp around the stump and carve out some of the white to expose the brown (like a birch tree).
Cut a piece of toothpick, apply some bake and bond and attach it the top of the Yule log and place your snowman on it. Cut a small piece of wire and insert into the side of your snowman’s head and attach the cardinal.
Place this and the holly on a ceramic tile and bake your pieces in your oven according to the manufacturers instructions on the packaging. Let cool.
Painting
Paint the eyes and button of the snowman black.
Paint the snowman’s arms and nose silver
Paint red tips to the arms and stripes to the nose.
Paint white eyes with black dots for the cardinal eyes
Paint the holly veins with a dark green paint
Attaching the hollyTake a piece of the green 20 gauge wire and feed it threw the holly and twist with your pliers and wrap both ends around the end of the snowman arms.
Finished Project
Getting Started
Polymer clay may stain. CLAY MAY DAMAGE UNPROTECTED FURNITURE OR FINISHED SURFACES. DO NOT USE polymer clay on unprotected surfaces. We recommend working on the Sculpey clay mat, wax paper, metal baking sheet, or disposable foil. Start with clean hands and work surface area. Knead clay until soft and smooth. For best results, clean your hands in between colors. Shape clay, pressing pieces together firmly. Bake on oven-proof glass or metal surface at 275°F (130 °C) for 30 minutes per ¼" (6 mm) thickness. For best baking results, use an oven thermometer. DO NOT USE MICROWAVE OVEN. DO NOT EXCEED THE ABOVE TEMPERATURE OR RECOMMENDED BAKING TIME. Wash hands after use. Baking should be completed by an adult. Begin by preheating oven to 275 °F (130 °C). Test temperature with oven thermometer for perfectly cured clay. For best results, condition all clay by running it through the Clay Conditioning Machine for several passes on the widest setting. Fold the clay in half after each pass and insert the fold side into the rollers first.
Making the Holly leaves
Take a piece of Bright Green Pearl clay and run it through the clay-conditioning machine on the #4 setting. Lay the piece of clay on your ceramic tile and take a ¼ circle cuter. Start punching out circles forming the holly leave in the negative space. Make two holly leaves. Then with your clay knife create veins on your leaves and attach them together. Use your needle end tool to make a hole. Then roll out 2-3 tiny pomegranate balls for the holly berries and place them on the leaves.
Making the Cardinal
Sculpt a 3/8-size pomegranate ball of clay into a bird like shape with your fingers. Pinching your fingers together to sculpt the beak and the cardinal’s pointy head and tail feather. Roll out a thin black clay stripe approx. 1/16 H x ½ L. Take it and wrap it around the upper beak area. Leaving the end of the beak the pomegranate color of the clay. (Tip: looking at a few photos of cardinals will help). Blend the black strip to the clay bird. Use your 2mm ball end stylus to make eyes and your needle end point to make lines for feathers and a mouth.
Making the Snowman SWEATER
Take your Wasabi, Silver, White and Cadmium clay and run them each separately through the clay-conditioning machine on the #5 setting. Use your super slicer to cut 1/8 wide by approx. 5” long strips. Now start taking a strip of which ever color and start and lay it down on your tile. Choose another color and lay it length wise right next to your fist color until you have 5-6 colors. (Tip: Don’t make your white strip be the first or last color of your group of 6 stripes, it will not show up against the white of the snowman.) To make sure your stripes have all adhered to each other you can either run roll your acrylic roller over them lightly or carefully run it through the clay conditioning machine on the #6 setting. Take your Sculpey dragging design block comb and create lines going from the top to the bottom. Decide which color is going to be at the bottom of your sweater and take your zigzag slicer and trim the bottom. Set aside.
Making the SNOWMAN
Create a ¾ -1” ball of white premo clay for the snowman body and a1/2 oval ball for the head. Take the ball of the snowman body and approx. 3” piece of your striped sweater and wrap the top have of the ball so the line perfectly together in the back. Use your super slicer to remove any extra. Start smoothing the clay sweater to the top of the snowman using your 12 mm ball end stylus tool. Cut a piece of toothpick, apply some bake and bond and attached it the top of the snowman’s body and attach his head. Add two more toothpicks for his arms and a small piece for his nose. Use your 2mm ball end stylus to make eyes and buttonholes in your snowman.
Making the YULE LOG
Take a piece of burnt umber, 18k, gold, copper, bronze clay and run it through the clay conditioning machine on the #5 setting. Don’t blend it so much you loose all the clay colors. Take a small amount of burnt umber clay and roll it into a log and place it at the end of your mixed clay piece and start to roll the piece to you have a approx 1 ¼ wide of cane. Turn the cane on its side so you see the spiral (like the rings of a tree stump) and slice approx. ½ thick piece. Take a piece of burnt umber and run it through the clay-conditioning machine on the #5 setting. Wrap it around the sides and do it again with a piece of white clay. Take your super slicer and slice a thin layer off the top to expose more rings of the stump. The stumps final size should be around 3/8 H x 1 ½ W Stamp a wood grain stamp around the stump and carve out some of the white to expose the brown (like a birch tree).
Cut a piece of toothpick, apply some bake and bond and attach it the top of the Yule log and place your snowman on it. Cut a small piece of wire and insert into the side of your snowman’s head and attach the cardinal.
Place this and the holly on a ceramic tile and bake your pieces in your oven according to the manufacturers instructions on the packaging. Let cool.
Painting
Paint the eyes and button of the snowman black.
Paint the snowman’s arms and nose silver
Paint red tips to the arms and stripes to the nose.
Paint white eyes with black dots for the cardinal eyes
Paint the holly veins with a dark green paint
Attaching the hollyTake a piece of the green 20 gauge wire and feed it threw the holly and twist with your pliers and wrap both ends around the end of the snowman arms.
Finished Project
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