Polymer Clay Ornament Tutorial: Rudolf
Posted on December 17, 2015 in Tutorials by Katie Oskin
5 Days of Ornaments:
Polymer Clay Christmas Ornament Tutorial
How to Make a Rudolf Reindeer
COUNTDOWN: 8 Days Until Christmas!
The countdown is on with another polymer clay christmas ornament tutorial! Are you ready for Christmas? If not, this week we’re taking 5 days to give you 5 FREE Christmas Ornament tutorials. If you missed ANY days of this ornament series so far CLICK HERE to see them all. The 5 Days of Ornaments series continues with this super simple polymer clay tutorial for a Santa Claus ornament.
This polymer clay christmas ornament tutorial for this adorable Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer can be whipped up in less than 10 minutes. Make one or several. Use them as small gifts, stocking stuffer, or even to tie onto packages for cute doses of whimsical Christmas fun. ENJOY!
FREE Polymer Clay
Christmas Ornament Tutorial
5 Days of Ornaments – Project Four, Rudolf
- Fully condition your clays for this project. Get additional help on conditioning here.
- Roll your raw sienna into a ball.
- Trim off about 1/4 of the ball for the ears.
- Roll the remaining ball of clay into a teardrop.
- Press down about 1/3 from the top slender part of the teardrop to make an indent for his eyes.
- TIP: This will automatically make his nose appear larger & more bulbous.
- Take a piece of ecru or beige colored clay and cut into an even 6 pieces.
- Roll each piece into teardrops and stack as shown.
- Place the head in the center of the “rack” and press gently with your fingers.
- Take your extra brown clay you cut aside in the first step and cut it in half.
- Form two teardrops and smash slightly with your fingers to flatten.
- Press onto the sides of the head.
- Add a small piece of red clay in a nice big oval shape for his nose.
- Place eyes (e-beads) into the shallow part of the head using a needle tool.
- Use a needle tool to draw a “mouth” from the nose and down the chin.
- Add mica powders or blending chalks as preferred.
- Insert an eye pin toward the top (see tips at right).
- Press the eye pin down firmly into the clay.
- Bake in a 275 degree oven for 45 minutes (if using Premo! polymer clay).
- Once the ornament has cooled (about an hour after baking), remove it from the oven.
- Varnish the ornament if you choose.
- Use as desired.
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