Artist Cynthia Thornton guides you every step of the way, from sculpting a polymer master and capturing its form in a silicone mold to casting duplicates in colorful resin. Get started with essential polymer clay techniques and discover how to craft a variety of shapes. Transform your clay into whimsical creations, then find out how to replicate any piece with a silicone mold! Cynthia shares her foolproof tips for smooth, consistent resin results and helps you enhance your cast creations with custom dyes, paints and eye-catching metallic finishes. You'll even learn how to seal your work for long-lasting beauty, then mount your resin creations to create pendants, buttons, hairpins and more!
Meet jewelry artist Cynthia Thornton and learn about the sculpting process, from creating a polymer clay master to capturing it in a silicone mold and casting in resin. Learn how to make your own sculpting tools using readily available and affordable resources.
Get familiar with polymer by sculpting a simple ornamental pond, complete with lily pads and a lotus flower. Cynthia shows how to form the base and add texture, then bake it with a heat gun to preserve your work before adding more layers of dimension.
Repurpose the shapes you learned in Lesson 2 to sculpt the feathers, eyes and beak of a whimsical owl. Breaking down the steps, Cynthia demonstrates how easy it is to layer the owl's feathers and add texture. Bake your finished piece in the oven for durability!
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