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Polymer Clay Decorated Mug | Gentleman Goose

teacher avatar Ela Piero, Polymer Clay Artist

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Lessons in This Class

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    • 2.

      Head and Body Structure


    • 3.

      Legs and Fur


    • 4.



    • 5.

      Plaid Pattern and Vest


    • 6.

      Coat and Bow


    • 7.

      Monocle and Newspaper


    • 8.

      Bake and Glue


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About This Class

In this course I will show you how to make/sculpt a polymer clay character on a ceramic mug. It will be a perfect gift for your loved ones. I will be using Fimo polymer clay and some tools (pasta machine/rolling pin, exacto knife, blade, dotting tools, etc.). It is a fun project. No special skills required for this class!

This class will guide you through sculpting a humanized goose on a mug. It is build up in a chronological order, so you can easily follow along and bake the clay at the end.

1. Learn how to make head and body structure
2. How to make legs and fur
3. How to make the goose face
4. How to make plaid pattern and vest
5. How to make coat and bow
6. How to make monocle and newspaper
7. How to bake and glue

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Ela Piero

Polymer Clay Artist


Hi! I'm Ela! I tell my stories on mugs!

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Level: Intermediate

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1. Introduction: Hi guys, welcome to my course. In this course we will learn how to make this cute, but it's sophisticated polymer clay to the mangoes on a ceramic mug. So this is more of an intermediate or advanced course. I often get asked if there's mikes are usable and the answer is absolutely. You can enjoy your hot or cold beverages. In this marks every day. The only thing that you should keep in mind is that these marks your microwave or dishwasher safe. So as long as you handwash them, you can use them for many years to come. What do we need to make? This gentleman goes for this project unit, polymer clay in different colors. I use the brand name female, and I use famous soft for the whole project. You also need a pasta machine or a rolling pin. I use my personal machine, but you can also use the rolling pin for this project. We need exacto knife starting tools and also minute silicone tool, the one with the flat. Like this, we also need needle tool. Or if you don't have a needle tool, you can just use a needle or you can use a toothpick for that. Maybe late Q-tips and rubbing alcohol tool for the cleaning purposes and also VNet to VNet or wet wipes. They also need a piece of fabric that we can use to transfer the texture on the coast. We also need dry pastels and also a brush to use them. We also need a sulcus. Create this pattern that we used for the West. To just to divest. We also need transparent feel. Possibly a printer and to make the newspaper or make the prints on the newspaper. If you have round cutters for this project, your job will be much, much easier, So they would need that as well. We also need a piece of chain, or one of these. I took this from my necklace. Can also use your accessories for this project. And also they need, I'm printing ink as you can see here. For this part of the project. Also need epoxy glue that I use this brand and also superglue for gluing the dot on the mark after bake. I hope you enjoy this course. 2. Head and Body Structure: In this video, we will learn how to make the head and body structure of our goose. First of all, I clean my working so fast my hands and my tools and move it over to wipe. And I tried them with a napkin before I start. This step is really important because there are always some dusts and tiny particles that you cannot see, but then they stick to their clay and removing them is hard. I use as a piece of toilet paper under my mark so it doesn't hit the ceramic that I'm working on. I stabilized my complete the handout on my working surface. I take a piece of polymer clay in white color and start kneading the clay. Then I make it a bowl in the palm of my hand, place the ball on the upper part of the mug close to the room. I tried to shape the top a bit pointier, kind of like a triangle, and I've been flattened the upper part. So this is the shape that we are looking for. Now. Take another piece of clay and make a ball in the palm of your hands. Then start rolling it. From the middle point. We want the piece to be narrower in the middle. Cut the top, place it right under the head. Cut the extra clay from the bottom. Now take another piece of white clay a bit bigger than the head and make a ball. Place the ball on the mark, the start, pressing it. Then try to shape it a little bit. Fev1 to spread the clay from the sides but keep the value in the middle. Then I put my knee right at the bottom of the math. I'd push it a little bit so that we have a pure shape. Then place your finger on the lower side and spread laid down a bit. Our goal here is to define around underbelly and also make the thighs. Then grab your needle tool and blend a line between the neck and the body. We want to have a seamless transition there. After you've cleaned everything, use your vet five to clean and smooth area. 3. Legs and Fur: Grabbed the color you made for the legs and make your bot. I made this color by mixing yellow with a little bit of magenta, then rolls the bar from only one side and cut the middle part. We need a bit of thickness on one side all the way to the cleanest other side. Now repeat the process to make another one. Now, attach each leg, two each time. I try to bring the legs closer parallel to each other. Cut the extra legs so that you have space to make the feet 40 feet. I make two bolts in the orange color and press them gently on my work. Try to go for similar amount of clay to have identical feet. Now take each foot and try to make a triangle by pressing all the sides with three fingers and place it on the Mach. Do the same thing for the other foot. Now take your dotting tool and start defining two lines on the foot. Repeat the process. For the other foot. You now can either use your exacto knife around shaped cutter to cut them zipped feet. Obviously easier with Around Cutoff. Try to clean the shapes. Video data. Then blended fit to the legs. With that. Take one small piece of white clay and put it on the same between the leg and the thigh. Like a band-aid for the other side. Now take your needle tool and blend it a little bit. Now with your needle to start scratching the clay to our little strokes so that it looks fluffy. Like continue doing that for both ties under the head and the neck. I had a little bit of extra clay on the left side. I took it out and continue making the first. Then you reach the part between the head and the neck. Blend the two with first, I continue making deferred until the bottom of the lake, but let's stop after that because the clothes will cover the rest of the body. 4. Face: Take a piece of clay in orange color and make a ball. Then start rolling it from one end and then press it gently. And you're working with your fingers. I'm trying to kill it a little bit. And then cut the extra clay. Take another piece of orange clay and make a ball rolling, get from only one end and flatten. It should be a bit darker than the top part of the cut. The extra clay can be a little bit with your fingers. Size it on the head and cut it if it's too long. I use my dotting tool to make their nostril. Then I clean any dust that might be there, the clay with a Q-tip and rubbing alcohol. By the way, you can clean your clay with with pipes or with Q-tip anaerobic alcohol. Now, I think to unmake to round shape, dance on the head to put the eyes. For making the eyes even need to small black balls. You can either measure them by your eyes or you can use a tiny round cutter to cut them out of the clay and makes the eyes then place them in the role, a fun piece off right-click and cut it into pieces. I once again use my dotting tool to define a place for sub here. I use my needle tool to grab each hair and stick it on top of the head and into the debt. Now use a latch or a brown eye shadow or soft pastels to blushed cheeks. All of it. I use my black font faces to do that. 5. Plaid Pattern and Vest: Flatten a piece of brown clay with rolling pin or pasta machine. Cut a piece off your silky screen that you need and paste it on your clay. Take the iClicker color that you want. In my case, it is this mustard color and place it on your screen. Then use your blade and distribute the pin through out the safety screen. By the way, before all this, makes sure that you're actually correct period, is suitable for your clay. Some acrylic paints don't play well with polymer clay and they don't thrive under Clay. Wait for a few minutes and then take off screen. At this point, be careful not to tear your clay. After your paint dried completely. Cutting mat that you need for the West. Cut a V-shape from the rectangular. Cut, the clay from the media laughter. We also make another v-shape from the butter and also make it, it caught from the bottom. Aiming for t score. British part under cuz can cut the x twice with your exacto knife. Here's your flat in the silicon tool to push the extra clay in bars. Now, a piece of brown. They use a tiny round. To cut some brown shapes. We want to use this as buttons. If you don't have these cutters, you can also just measure ten mount with you guys and make them. You're starting to smallest debt. The middle of each button. Grabbed a piece of brown clay to roll it out. It is very fine. I use my cake is smoother to do so, but you can use your fingers or any other smooth surface that you have to do. So use the narrow rope that you made to cover the dishes after this. 6. Coat and Bow: So for the latter, a piece of clay with your rolling pin or personal machine. For the code, I use this lighter shade of brown clay. I wrap some cornstarch and the clay and then I placed a piece of fabric on top so I can transfer the fabrics texture to the clay. I pass the clay with a fabric through my pasta machine. But you can also use a rolling pin to do that. Then I remove the fabric and also dust off any extra current star. I also use my dry pastels, shadow a bit on my clay. We'll have the texture to stand out. So then I cut a rectangular with my blade. Then I bend my blade and cut the bottom part and also the middle part. Then I use this rotate that it took to make some stitches on the edges. Ben, place each part on the goose and turned over the color palettes. Then leave some extra clay on the side and make a cut. Make another cut parallel with the head, and then cut the extra clay from the sides. Repeat the process for the other side. These extra parts to fill the gap between the code. Use your silicone tool with flat end to push any extra clay around the edges in white. Cut, a narrow rectangular shape. It is stitches to use as the flap for the pockets and do the same for the other side. I use dry pastels in orange color to blend the color between the feet and the legs. And also can to defeat a little bit. I flattened piece of clay and then makes the fabric texture on it to use for sleep. Then grabbed a piece of cake and make a ball. Roll it on your surface from one side to have a disruption. We want to use it for the left hand. I want to make the head in a way like he put his hands behind his back. So I care of the bigger part a little bit to dry it to his back. When we are happy with the results of the cuts, a piece of clay to make this leaf. Try to cover it with disbelief and cut an extra clay. Planning. Use your needle tool to make the rain clouds where the arm bends. Then I suddenly decided to change his hairstyle. As I felt too fancy. For this current hairstyle, I bet all his hair to what side. Do the same thing that we did for the left half sleeve. I wrote the edge up and press it a slightly with my finger. Then I rolled it around the Cutex trust. Again, make two creases on the elbow. Video needle to place their hand on the goose. Make a ball with a bit of white clay and flat it a bit. Your fingers. Then use a scissors his fingers, or make some feathers. A piece of red clay and cause a tiny rectangular shape ticketing tool and placed it on his neck. Make two tiny drop shapes and placed in front of each other. Here's your dotting tool to make, to dance in the middle part. And then place the bulb can make a tiny ball with a piece of clay and place it in the middle to complete. 7. Monocle and Newspaper: For his monitor, I sacrifice my necklace, but you can use any change that you can find and sizes, right? I attach the chain to an earring jump ring and a place the ring on his face. Then I secure the chain under his pocket. For the newspaper. I use transparent film. I put it in my printer and print a tiny newspaper. Then I flagged it a piece of white clay and transfers your paint into the clay. Just use the Smooth tool to make sure all the details have been transferred completely to the clay. Then I remove the fill and cut the clay to the size that or what. Then take the clay off and start rolling the clay. I cut half of the newspaper as the role was just too thick for my goose. Then I placed the newspaper in his hand and security. 8. Bake and Glue: When I'm satisfied with the sculpture, I preheat the oven to 110 degrees Celsius, top and bottom heating. Then I place them on a piece of baking sheet and put it in the oven. I baked the clay for one hour. After one hour, I take them out and let it completely cool down. After that, it is time for gluing. Remember we use the mock handle to stabilize that might kick. The dog is not in the center. We need to glue it in the center of the mark. Now, I place my someday, blow the doll in various places and it snaps off. Please note that you cannot change your mike after he picked it up because it's already full. Like the original market. For example, I cannot glow my goose to this green line because it just does not rest on the market, doesn't fit. I clean my mug with a bed wipe. At this point, you should know if you are making their mark for a left or right-handed person. Because if the person is a left-handed, you should clue the goods on the other side of the mind. I also tried a mug or completely, and I put two blocks of clay under the handle to see the center of them. Ok. I use epoxy glue for all my projects. It is the strongest color I found in the market. It also needs super glue. So first I mix equal parts of my epoxy glues. Then I started placing the glue on the back of this counter. For smaller purse. I use the thoughts peak to be more precise. I leave some places like back of the thighs without glue. I've put a PDF superglue back-office size later because my epoxy glue takes 90 minutes to dry. And at this time the goose can sleep to locate from the cup. So we use super glue so that it stays in place. Now take your door and placed it carefully in the center of the mark. Wait a few seconds. Super glue dries. Then you can use a Q-tip to clean out any extra glue that are squeezed out. Now I wait 90 minutes until all the glue dries cockpit.