Polymer Clay Frog Tutorial
Posted on April 29, 2014 in Tutorials by Katie Oskin
Whimsical Polymer Clay Frog Tutorial
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.
- 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,