Monday, February 15, 2010

How to make an elf with Model Magic

TatyanaBel shows us how she creates her elves with air-dry Crayola Model Magic.  "While creating an Elf, setting a different posture for him or her brings a new attitude in this little creature.  Holding an elf in your hand is so pleasant to the touch, it looks very alive :)  When clay dries out, it becomes unbelievably weightless. "

5 comments:

  1. Hi Veena, Did you try making an elf like this yet?

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  2. I enjoyed this video. Looks like a great project for a beginner like me. One thing I noticed though was that the little bits seemed to stick together easily, and my experience so far with paperclay has been that it just won't stick at all!

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  3. Hello BlytheSpiritCreations. The Model Magic demonstrated in this video is a very soft and quite sticky version of air-dry clay. Stickier than Paperclay. However, Paperclay could be used to make the project in the same manner. Moisten it a LITTLE to make it softer and stickier (kneed it in) and then add a small amount of water to re-moisten where you are adding parts. You may have to use a little white glue to stick on some parts.

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  4. PS to above comment. Sometimes when joining arms and legs to body, it helps to insert a small piece of toothpick to re-enforce the joint.

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