How to Sculpt Moths and Butterflies from Polymer Clay / Sculpture, Modeling Tutorial, Jewelry Design | Stephanie Kilgast | Skillshare

How to Sculpt Moths and Butterflies from Polymer Clay / Sculpture, Modeling Tutorial, Jewelry Design

Stephanie Kilgast, Contemporary artist.

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6 Videos (32m)
    • Introduction

      0:31
    • Inspiration and Reference

      1:28
    • Black & White Moth

      11:50
    • Blue Moth

      7:59
    • Moth Tiger

      9:32
    • Conclusion

      0:34

About This Class

In this class I'm going to show you how to sculpt moths and butterflies using polymer clay.
To fully manage this class, you will need some patience, as an insect is made of many parts that need to be pre-baked and then assembled.
However, aside from the time and patience, it is not a difficult class to manage and accessible to beginners.

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Jewelry

I am also showing you how to turn these into brooches or pendants for necklaces. This is an optional step.

Class Summary

I will guide you through different techniques showing you three different moths/butterflies.

1. Introduction
2. Gathering Inspiration
3.1. Black & White inspired by Bibasis Gomata Moth
3.2. Blue Butterfly
3.3. Garden Tiger Moth
4. Conclusion

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Materials :

- Polymer clay (I use fimo and cernit)
- Dry pastels (I use Sennelier and Schmincke)
- Acrylic paint (Sennelier, Liquited, Schmincke, Golden)
- Black colored copper wire
- Plastic coated beading wire in white

Tools :

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

- Embossing tools, got mine on a french website : http://tinyurl.com/z739a8o
but you can find some by searching for "embossing tools" on ebay, like these http://tinyurl.com/hm5tem2

- Spatulas from AMCreatures, got them in this set : http://tinyurl.com/znyqu49

- 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.

- those tweezers are jewelry tweezer, got them here (not the exact one I think, but similar) http://tinyurl.com/zg9qd9k

Music

Instrumental music by Amarante http://www.youtube.com/AmaranteMusicStardust, 
Clairvoyance, The Antagonist, The Addict.

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Stephanie Kilgast

Contemporary artist.

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Inspired by natural forms, Stéphanie Kilgast’s artwork is an ode to nature. She grows colorful organic sculptures on human-made objects, celebrating the beauty of nature in a dialogue with humanity, questioning the lost balance between human activities and nature.

She built her reputation and her sculpting skills around hyperrealistic miniature food sculptures. Her work ha...

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