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Sculpting Fantasy Fairies

 

Here is a picture of a pair of fantasy fairies that were sculpted by a web visitor (Howard M.) My thanks to him for sending me this terrific pictures. They came out fantastic. This really shows what you can do with Super Sculpey. And putting them in glass cases really makes them a spectacular conversation piece. One thing I want to point out about these works is that they take very careful consideration of a scene. They are not just sculpted figures. They are displayed in a scene! If you are sculpting a miniature this is something you should think about. It adds a lot of fun to the project and it adds a level of realism. You get to sculpt the natural environment of the miniature. And Howard's work is a good example of improvising materials. There are all kinds of wonderful things you can find and use in your miniature scene.

 

Here is what Howard has to say about his sculpting:

I have attached a pic of a male and female fairy couple I sculpted in polymer clay. They have glass eyes, she has human hair, he has Tibetan lamb's wool for hair, real Morpho species butterfly wings, raw silk clothes, grape vine for trees with coral for leaves, real butterflies, 23 karat gold leaf details, quartz and citrine crystals. The male fairy's left foot is on a piece of malachite. He's on a black slate throne with Snowflake Obsidian under both feet. The top of the table next to him is of blue stained agate. A quartz cluster fell and shattered so I put a piece in his right hand and I glued a tiny quartz crystal to a piece of 14 karat gold chain and hung it around his neck. All the mushrooms are of polymer clay. Yes, they took a lot of work and, especially, time.  Visitors to the house really like them.

 

Fairy Miniatures

 

Want to learn how to sculpt your own fantasy miniatures? I have a full tutorial with videos that shows you how to do it here: How to sculpt fantasy miniatures I also have lots of resources, information, tips and more. Just check out the sidebar left on this page.

This is what Howard used to make these Fairies:

Super Sculpey

Super Sculpey Firm

Super Sculpey FIRM Gray- One Pound - Inexpensive and easy to work with. You can get a lot of practice with this and make some nice miniatures. But it isn't fine enough for real small minis in the 25-28 mm range. And to cure this you bake it in an oven. Nice product. A pound goes a long way. Stays soft forever so need to worry about shelf life. I have more information about this product including tips, hints, pros and cons here. About Super Sculpey Firm

 

There are lots of other sculpting clays available I have more information here: Sculpting Clays

 

Polymer Clay Fairies, Gnomes and Trolls

Fairies, Gnomes & Trolls: Create a Fantasy World in Polymer Clay- A world of polymer clay magic, all in one book! Features 15 step-by-step projects for creating clay fairies, gnomes, trolls and other enchanting figures All materials are readily available at local craft stores The whimsical creatures of fantasy spring to life through polymer clay projects in this beautiful instructional book. Readers will learn to create an entire fantasy land, from the secret door to enter this fantastic realm to the trolls, gnomes, fairies and mermaids who inhabit it. Step-by-step photos allow for re-creating the characters exactly, and readers are inspired to make their own imaginary creatures through a gallery of the author's own figures.

 

Sculpting Mythical Creatures out of Polymer Clay

Sculpting Mythical Creatures out of Polymer Clay: Making a Gnome, Pixie, Halfling, Fairy, Mermaid, Gorgon Vampire, Griffin, Sphinx, Unicorn, Centaur, Leviathan, and Dragon!Starting with simpler characters, and moving toward more complex ones, talented brothers and internationally known clay sculpting experts Dinko and Boris Tilov show readers step-by-step how to build mythological figures from polymer clay. Each project is built by combining basic clay shapes and using simple tools that can be found around the house. Detailed step-by-step photography lead readers of any skill level through thirteen characters, each accompanied by clever variations.