Miniature Polymer Clay Apple Tutorial

Posted on September 30, 2014 in Polymer Clay by Katie Oskin

How to Make Miniature

Polymer Clay Apples

Apples - Polymer Clay Miniature Tutorial by KatersAcres

Polymer Clay Apple Tutorial

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Polymer Clay Apple Tutorial Instructions

This tutorial is how I make my miniature apples for Parker. These apples are approximately 1/4″-1/3″ tall.

STEP ONE

  • STEP 1: How to Make Miniature Polymer Clay Apples by KatersAcresFirst condition 1/8 polymer clay in “apple” Premo! polymer clay colors of emerald, spanish olive, pomegranate, & wasabi. (Emerald also shown)
  • Cut the portion into several random sized chunks.
  • Roll each chunk into a rounded teardrop shape.
  • Place the small end of the teardrop down onto your work surface.
  • Gently “smoosh” the apple down to make an “apple shape.”

STEP TWO

  • STEP 2: How to Make Miniature Polymer Clay Apples by KatersAcresTake each “apple” and set aside.
  • Condition a small snake of brown polymer clay.
  • Use a small dotting tool to make a small hole in the top of your apple.
  • Cut the snake into tiny portions.
  • Make tiny teardrops from the brown snake sections and insert into the hole in the center of the apple.

STEP THREE

  • STEP 3: How to Make Miniature Polymer Clay Apples by KatersAcresTake each of your apples and add some detailing using blending chalks.
  • Add brown, red/browns, golden, and even bright red to help “muddy” the skin of the apples.
  • *Optional* Add tiny micro-caned leaves on the top of the apple.
  • Bake in your polymer clay dedicated over for 45 minutes at 275 degree Fahrenheit.
  • Once baked add “brown spots” with brown acrylic paint or add “shine spots” with white acrylic paint.

BONUS – How to Make a Caramel Covered Apple

  • BONUS: How to Make Miniature Caramel Covered Polymer Clay Apples by KatersAcresMake your apples as instructed above.
  • Rather than inserting a small “stem,” make longer & sturdier “branches” from brown clay and insert into the top.
  • TIP: I pre bake my “branches” so that they are already stiff and stand up straight in the apple.
  • Mix a pea sized amounts of Super Sculpey & Gold together.
  • Completely combine the colors until there are NO streaks left.
  • Divide the portion in half.
  • Roll the first half in a ball and smoosh it onto your work surface.
  • Place your “apple” on top of it.
  • Gently lift the round from the work surface using your blade and press it all around the apple.
  • Roll the second half flat on your work surface and place the ‘caramelized apple’ on top.
  • Lift from your work surface.
  • Bake in your polymer clay dedicated over for 45 minutes at 275 degree Fahrenheit.

Thanks for joining me today,

Happy Claying,

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