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.
- Premo! Polymer Clay in Wasabi – 1/2 block
- Clay Blade
- Scrap Clay
- 18 gauge Green Copper Wire
- Brown Acrylic Paint
- Baby Wipes
- Bake & Bond or TLS
- Polymer Clay Oven
- 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,