Polymer Clay Frog Tutorial

Posted on April 29, 2014 in Tutorials by Katie

Whimsical Polymer Clay Frog Tutorial

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Make This Cute Spring Polymer Clay Frog To Sit on Your Windowsill

This mini-tutorial will give you basic shaping instructions for creating a polymer clay frog photo holder.

Materials:

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Instructions:

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  • Fully condition your 1/2 block Premo! Wasabi clay.
  • Divide it in 1/3 sections
    • 1/3 for the head (you will use slightly less than this full amount)
    • 1/3 for the body
    • 1/3 for the four legs
  • Take the largest section and shape it into a tapered teardrop, set it aside.
  • Take one of the remaining sections and cut about 1/4 of it off. This portion you will use for your details.
    • Take the remaining chunk and roll it into a ball.
    • Shape it into a “frog shaped” head with raised eyes.
    • NOTE: A frog face should be wide, but use whatever shape you want. I made mine elongated because it was catching a fly.
    • Add raised eyes & some eye brows using the extra clay you set aside earlier.
    • Add a tongue (using scrap clay).
  • Place the head on top of the body and make sure you angle the head a little bit to add character & personality.
  • Take the final ball of clay and divide it into four equal sections for legs.
    • Roll each section into a log.
    • Place the log, two on each side of the frog body.
    • Gently press them to the top of the body and shape them as you go down.
    • NOTE: I flatten my feet to the marble-tile I’m working on to help give him balance & stability. You can add tiny little toes if you so decide too.
  • Add the fun stuff!
    • Add a little bug
    • Add a flower or several of them.
    • Add leaves or lily pads.
    • Add a flower sign that you can write on after it’s baked.
    • Bend some 18 gauge green wire and bend it to form a photo holder.
  • When your frog has been decorated the way you want it, it’s time to bake it.
  • Bake your frog for 45 minutes at 275 degrees.
  • After your frog has been baked, feel free to add an antique finish using brown acrylic paint.
  • And a coat of varnish if you choose.

Thanks for joining me today,

Happy Claying,

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