It has been awhile since I brought you a polymer clay project, and today’s is a sweet Valentine’s Day angel for you to love! The inspiration for this project came from Prims, a publication I recently started enjoying. It is a simple process that requires just a few basic supplies. Most of the shaping of the clay is done by hand. Other than the clay, all you need is acrylic paint, and some paper crafting embellishments to create your own whimsical figure!
Here is the publication that gave me the idea; Prims Holiday Edition .
Tina Haller made these adorable Halloween clay dolls. I went with a Valentine’s Day version!
Create the head, arms and body in separate parts with conditioned polymer clay. I used scrap clay for this part. I wasn’t sure what color I wanted in the end, but it didn’t matter since I knew I could paint the doll whatever color I wanted with acrylic paint.
The arms are long and skinny, which lends to the creepy Tim Burton kind of feel. I used scissors to cut the fingers. For the red gown, I used a marker to shape the rolls. Just use what you have on hand. The most useful sculpting tools you have are your fingers.
For the eyes and lashes and mouth, use a toothpick or needle tool to etch the lines. Pinch with fingers to make the nose. Bake each piece with wire inserted where it will attach. I bake at 250° for 1 hour.
Paint the pieces as desired. Attach together with super glue, which works great for polymer clay.
For the wings, I used aluminum cans and cut them with the Sizzix Angel Wings Die. I embossed with a dots folder and used ICE enamels by Susan Kazmer.
The sign, bunting, washi tape and bakers twine are all from Rhonna Farrer’s Chalk Studio Collection with My Mind’s Eye. This is my new obsession. I love all of the paper, embellishments and washi tape in this fantastic line! I found it at Joann Fabrics.
That is it. I hope you enjoyed this little angel!