Monday, January 3, 2011

Make This Cute Kitty

Another excellent 2-part video demo from Marisol Romero, showing us, step-by step, how to make the cute cartoon kitty shown above, using cold porcelain.   Marisol is speaking Spanish in the videos but, even if you don't understand what she is saying, you should be able to follow along easily.  Every step is clearly shown.  

This would be a good beginner's project because of the character's simplicity!   Instead of cold porcelain, many other air-dry clays would work as well...especially the soft  pre-colored brands such as  Deco Clay, Cloud Clay, Hearty Clay, Makin's Clay and other brands of soft, or semi-soft, pre-colored clays.   This would also be a suitable project for the not-quite-as-soft clays such as Creative Paperclay and LaDoll.  You would just have to pre-tint the clay first or paint when cured. (see menu tab above for tinting tips)    The clays I would NOT recommend are the heavier clays designed more for throwing on wheel and the low-price "school-grade" clays such as Crayola Air Dry Clay (which has a tendency to crack easy).

You'll note, in the videos, that Marisol lets some parts of the figure dry separately.  This makes them easier to handle when assembling figure.   Letting the body dry a little prevents squishing the body when attaching the head!!    White glue is used where needed to attach new clay to cured clay and in other places where there may be a weak join.

Part 1

Part 2

1 comment:

  1. Thats about the cutest thing Ive ever seen in my life! No language needed!


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