Christi Friesen Week
Using Christi Friesen’s Fantasy Wings Stamp
Welcome to Christi Friesen Week! If you missed what we’re going to be doing this week, you can get the details here. In the meantime, let’s get right to this quick, simple, and easy tutorial. Are you ready? Let’s get started.
- TECHNIQUE: Sutton Slice (See the 2015 Pavelka Project
- Christi Friesen “Wings” Stamp (There are 3, Flutter, Fantasy, & Feather Wings)
- Your choice of polymer clay in several colors
- X-acto Knife or Clay Blade
- 20 – 24 gauge wire
- Baby wipes or soft sponge
- Sculpting tools
- Your fingers
- Pasta Machine
- *Salt scrub to clean your hands (Get my recipe HERE)
Polymer Clay Fantasy Wings Tutorial
- Pick your colors for your wings.
- If you don’t have a color palette ready, try this technique for a perfectly matched color palette every time.
- Use the sutton slice technique and fill each area of your stamp with different colors.
- Once each area is filled with your colors of choice, take your main color (rolled on the 4th largest setting of your pasta machine) and press firmly on the top of the stamp and the colors you’ve already placed.
- Turn the stamp over so your base color is now down onto your work surface and press lightly so your base color grips onto your work surface.
- Now PEEL your stamp off the base clay.
- Make sure that your wings are flat on your work surface.
- Use an X-acto knife or your clay blade and cut the wings on the indented portion.
- Repeat so you have 4 wings total. This is so you have two pair with both front & back.
- Bend a piece of wire with two loops on either end.
- Place the loop in the middle of the wing with about 1/4″ of wire sticking out toward the middle.
- Place a second wing on top of the first.
- Use your fingers to blend the seams and reshape as needed.
- Take your wings and use the piece of wire to press the wings into the body of your figurine.
Have Fun & Enjoy!
Finished Wings on Dragon Using This Technique:
The Friesen Project
The Friesen Project & Christ Friesen Week is done in conjunction with Christi Friesen. All tutorials are taught / retaught here with her expressed permission. Please make sure to read about the project here, and get answers to the most common FAQS here.