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How to Sculpt Miniature Christmas Cookies Earrings | Beginner's Class

Stephanie Kilgast, Award winning contemporary artist.

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13 Videos (1h 21m)
    • Introduction

      1:06
    • Color Mixing

      7:40
    • Free Sculpting

      7:45
    • Sculpting with Cutters

      8:09
    • Making Icing

      1:28
    • Icing Round Cookies (Warming Up)

      15:40
    • Mold Making

      5:29
    • Icing Snowmen Cookies

      10:02
    • Peppermint Candy Cane

      9:57
    • Icing Gingerbread Men Cookies

      8:48
    • A Note On Varnish

      0:36
    • Making Earrings

      3:42
    • Final Words

      0:27

About This Class

This class has been designed specifically for beginners, guiding you through all the steps to create your very own miniature Christmas cookies.
These can easily be transformed into jewelry, but make them a bit bigger and they could decorate your tree or dining table!

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Class Summary

I will guide you through different techniques and warming exercices.

- Introduction
- Color Mixing
- Free Handed Sculpting
- Sculpting with Cutters
- Making Icing
- Icing Round Cookies (Warming Up)
- Making Molds
- Icing the Snowmen
- Making Peppermint Candy Cane
- Icing the Gingerbread Men
- A Note on Varnish
- Transforming Into Jewelry
- Final Words

Ressources :

My own icing tutorial on youtube https://youtu.be/N_qWW_uHtq8
Different varnishes fit for polymer clay : https://thebluebottletree.com/understanding-polymer-clay-glaze-sealer-varnish/

Materials :

- Polymer clay (I use fimo and cernit)
- Liquid polymer clay for the icing.
- Dry pastels (I use Sennelier and Schmincke)
- molding material, two parts silicone (optional)
- varnish 
- earrings findings and glue (optional)

Tools :

- Needle tool got mine from a set like this one http://tinyurl.com/j5yodyg

- blades I get from a grocery shop (the cheap regular blades for razors) or from specific shops like this one: exacto knife http://tinyurl.com/joempqd

- sandpaper, I use strength 80 the most and got it at my local brick and mortar shop.

- brushes I get at my local art supply shop, you should be able to find them on ebay too.

Music

Garden Music by Kevin MacLeod https://incompetech.com/

 

4 of 4 students recommendSee All

What an amazing skill. You will love this class.
Linda Smith

I love art.

Another adorable & great class! The only thing I suggest is that maybe you could add a short "Supplies" section at the lesson 2, which goes through all the materials you used with name labels. Still love this class and thanks for your sharing!
Charles Yang

Artist, Art is a game finding interesting limits!

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Stephanie Kilgast

Award winning contemporary artist.

Inspired by natural forms, St?phanie Kilgast grows colorful organic sculptures on abstract backgrounds, celebrating the beauty of nature and opposing it with abstraction, often a metaphor for the brutal impact of human activities on Earth's biodiversity.
Yet, the opposition between biodiversity and human activities also creates a beautiful artwork, a subtle balance to obtain true sustainability.
She built her reputation and her sculpting skills around hyperrealistic miniature...

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