Polymer Clay Challenge – January Monthly Pieces

Posted on January 31, 2016 in Fantasy Sculptures, Polymer Clay Challenge by Katie Oskin

January Polymer Clay Faces

January Polymer Clay Fantasy FACES by Katie Oskin of KatersAcres

2016 Polymer Clay Challenge

My 2016 polymer clay challenge is to create (at least) one polymer clay fantasy creature, one polymer clay face sculpture (fantasy style) a month and one marionette a month. Each participant in the 2016 Polymer Clay Challenge is encouraged to make something they want and decide on their own theme for the year.

Why Faces?

January Polymer Clay Fantasy FACES by Katie Oskin of KatersAcresWhy polymer clay faces? That’s a really good question. Every year I try to conquer something that I want to get better at and excel in. In 2014 I made it my personal goal to not be afraid of caning anymore! I joined the 52 weeks of canes group and began my journey. While I’m definitely not a caner, I am no longer afraid to try or to attempt making my own.

I am intrigued by faces, especially fantasy faces like Dawn Schiller and Maureen Carlson. I’ve always wanted to excel at making my own, but I’ve never put in the time. Now that I’ve committed myself to that this year, I can work at trying to increase and grow this skill. Due to time constraints I only challenged myself to make ONE per month, this month I did three different ones.

My First one of the Year and One of My Favorites: Cypress

The Making of Cypress the Wood Elf by Katie OskinNaked Cypress the Wood Elf by Katie OskinCypress will be a Wood Troll when he’s completely finished. I struggled to dress him (read the article here) and decided I needed some help … so for now he’s a naked wood troll!

Materials Used: Hand-blended Custom Color Super Sculpey & Premo! Polymer Clay, Wooden Beads, Mica PowdersBlending ChalksAcrylic Paints

My First Ogre

Hand sculpted Polymer Clay Ogre Face by Katie Oskin of KatersAcresI love fantasy creatures (If you’ve been around KatersAcres for awhile, you are likely not surprised by this in the least)! This Ogre as of now is still unnamed, but that doesn’t mean he’s unloved! In fact, he’s my favorite thus far!

Materials Used: Hand-blended Custom Color Super Sculpey & Premo! Polymer Clay, Wooden Beads, Mica PowdersBlending ChalksAcrylic Paints

Elmer

Hand sculpted polymer clay face, ELMER, by Katie Oskin of KatersAcresElmer is a laughable fellow who was an attempt at a different style of nose. While I this he’s okay, he’s definitely not a favorite. But Elmer is a prime example of WHY I decided to sculpt faces…so I could get better at them and lose my fear that they were “so difficult” I couldn’t possibly do it.

Materials Used: Hand-blended Custom Color Super Sculpey & Premo! Polymer Clay, Wooden Beads, Mica PowdersBlending ChalksAcrylic Paints

January Polymer Clay Challenge Wrap-Up

January Polymer Clay Fantasy FACES by Katie Oskin of KatersAcresThis month I created a total of 4 dragons and 3 faces. All in all, not too shabby! Follow my progress here.

Don’t forget to add #2016PCChallenge to all your social media & blog posts.


KatersAcres 2016 Polymer Clay Challenge hosted by KatersAcresAre you looking to challenge & stretch yourself, increase your skills, & be productive in 2015? Come on over & join us in the FaceBook group. Take part in this worldwide, global initiative to make 2015 the BEST year for polymer clay ever! CLICK HERE to find out more information & learn how to join.

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Thanks for joining me today,

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