A new tutorial just for each of you. This tutorial is in conjunction with the Friesen Project (yes, please clap and applaud, I stayed up all night to write this for you). Last week we made kitty cat beads, but today we’re going to make a cat figurine. I did something fun and special for you … I made you a video! Click below to watch the video and don’t forget to give it a thumbs up! Now let’s go … it’s a polymer clay cat figurine tutorial …
As with all the tutorials in the Friesen Project, please remember that these tutorials are done in an abbreviated format, with Christi Friesen’s expressed permission. These tutorials are written and designed to be used in conjunction with the Beyond Sculptures Book 4: Cats.
Gather Your Supplies:
Polymer Clay (about 1/4 – 1/2 block depending on desired size of lump cat)
Attach back legs and add feet pads in another color
Add any details to your cat (spots, stripes, etc)
Attach front legs to your kitty
Add ears near the top of the head
Add “fuzz” on insides to the ears
Add any last minute extras (fish, kitty food, milk bottle, mouse, ball of yarn, etc).
A FEW TIPS:
Using approximately 1/2 block of clay will yield a figurine approximately 2″ tall
Add embellishments to your cat: collar, hairbow, flowers, bell, etc.
My cat (as shown in the video) is ornery, prissy, and often not “happy” but “pouty” so my cat was made with that likeness.
I know this tutorial is done entirely different from Christi’s style, theme, & instructions. Feel free to use Christi’s Book for more detailed pictures and alternative instructions on pages 19-24.
I always make & leave my whiskers LONG and trim them after baking. This means they are never “too short.”
The Friesen Project
The Friesen Project is done in conjunction with Christi Friesen. All tutorials are retaught here with her expressed permission. Please make sure to read about the project here, and get answers to the most common FAQS here.
See you next Friesen Friday,
Until then, Happy Claying,