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Posted on March 15, 2013 in 2013 Friesen Project by Katie Oskin
Blow the whistles, pull out the sparkling beverages, throw the confetti … it’s FRIESEN FRIDAY! Let me first apologize to each of you for not having this tutorial posted 12 hours ago, I have been away and clumsy (or forgetful) me left my book at home. *insert audible gasp here* Today’s project has two pieces, each smaller than last week’s turtles, most likely.
Up first this week for the project are these cute little sea creatures: the star fish. Unlike their turtle counterparts, these are not quite as fun to make, however, they do take only about 10 minutes a piece to make! So, this is a fun, little, enjoyable project.
As I was making my way through this book last month to bring you all these tutorials, this project reminded me so much of the first projects that we did using Christi’s “Dragons” book. Take your knowledge of dragons inspired by Christi Friesen and use that knowledge to help you with your seahorse!
As you are growing in your knowledge of polymer clay and the Christi Friesen style, you may notice that the tutorials are more generalizations to guide you as opposed to absolute specifics. When all else fails and you are running out of ideas, go back to the beginning … to Christi’ “Dragons” book. In this book she lays out some of her best ideas, along with design ideas, embellishments, and ideas on how to make your item come to life.
This is the perfect project for someone with a beach themed home or room in their house. Simply make up a pile of cute but similar color starfish and a few eye-catching seahorses, and place them in a glass bowl like this one with sand in the bottom, a whole bunch of sea shells, and add your starfish & seahorses inside. There you have it – wahla! A beautiful gift that they are sure to cherish.
Your homework for this week is to get into your studio! That’s not an option, it’s a MUST DO. Put it on your calendar, schedule the time, and get involved in your clay work! Once your in your studio play around with starfish. Christi’s book features an entire family of starfish, now wouldn’t that be fun to create? I think so! Or make lots of cute seahorses … they travel in packs, right?! Don’t forget to sign up to get the email notifications so that you don’t miss any polymer clay news or updates.
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 and get answers to the most common FAQS here.