Friesen Friday: Polymer Clay Gargoyle Tutorial

Posted on October 4, 2013 in 2013 Friesen Project, Tutorials by Katie Oskin

Polymer Clay Gargoyle Tutorial

Polymer Clay Gargoyle Tutorial by Kater's Acres | Suitable for Fondant, Sugar Paste, Gum Paste, & Other Modeling Materials

Are you ready for a surprise? You all loved the downloadable PDF so much last week that I thought I’d spoil you and give you another FREE DIY polymer clay tutorial. So what’s our project? Our project this week is the Steampunk Gargoyle!

Three cheers for Gargoyles!

Gargoyle by KatersAcres

“Gus” Gargoyle by KatersAcres
Made for the Friesen Project 2013

A Few Notes on ‘Voice’ & Thoughts About the Friesen Project Thus Far:

Before we begin, you’ll see my gargoyle above. You will notice that as many of the recent tutorials, mine is very different from Christi’s. Why? We have talked before about voice and finding your voice in clay. Finding your “voice” is about expressing yourself as an artist. I am so proud of each of you who are posting your results on our FaceBook Group Page. WOW! You are really expanding, using Christi’s tutorials more as a model and allowing your style to come through … and that’s exactly what we set out to achieve  by the end of this project. For those of you who have achieved this – I AM PROUD OF YOU! For those of you who are still working on it or just joined us late in the year – don’t give up – You CAN do it! Be truthful to your own style, likes, & dislikes to let your voice shine though.

Get the Steampunk Gargoyle Project

We are down to our final few Steampunkery projects. Christi’s gargoyle is majorly awesome. Your assignment is from her book this week on page 56.  If you’re not into scary or want a different kind of Gargoyle, feel free to follow this tutorial.  In invite you to turn to page 56 and you’ll see exactly what I’m talking about … pure creativity and awesomeness! Here’s why I made my different … I don’t do scary, I do cute. I don’t even do “Halloween” decorations in my house … why … yep … too scary. So this being said, I made my own steampunk gargoyle and turned him into a figurine. Although if I had a nifty hat to put a pocket gargoyle in (like Christi does in her book), or if I wore a lab coat, or if I wore shirts with pockets … I’d make Christi’s pocket version in a heartbeat!



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Polymer Clay Gargoyle Tutorial Preview

Polymer Clay Gargoyle Tutorial - Instant Download PDF by KatersAcres | Perfect for cake decorators & crafters of all skill levels

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This polymer clay gargoyle tutorial includes:

  • Gargoyle Project by KatersAcresComplete written instructions for a Gargoyle Figurine similar to that at right
  • Dozens of Color Photographs featuring the Gargoyle at right in process
  • Step by Step Collage Graphics
  • 7 pages of fun & bright colors
  • Design Ideas & Notes
  • Polymer Clay Hints & Tips
  • Additional Project Ideas
  • This tutorial does NOT include: conditioning clay instructions, Steampunk decorations (like adding a buckle), or adding an antique effect. (Click on the links to go to those tutorials.)

What You’ll Get in This FREE Tutorial

This tutorial includes instructions for making and designing your polymer clay gargoyle.  This tutorial includes full color photographs, steps in outline format, hints, ideas, and other tips for creating a clay masterpiece. This tutorial assumes a basic knowledge & understanding of polymer clay & its workability.

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.

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See you next Friesen Friday,
Until then, Happy Claying,

5 Comments for this entry
March 7, 2015

I thought this link was to take me to a Steampunk Cog tutorial. This is the gargoyle tutorial from last week.


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October 7, 2013

Thanks for all the additional steampunk tutorials you have generously provided!

Tracey Capello
October 4, 2013

Thank you so much Katie, LOVE it!

October 5, 2013

You are welcome Tracey!


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