Hey guys !
Its been about 5 days since I posted ! Is this the longest ? Ohoho
Anyway, it’s been a while since my Valentine post, and I thought I’d finally post the tutorial up today. I didn’t really want to make a typical cake chocolate thing for Valentine, so I made this Bear paperweight instead…
It’s sort of follows the theme of valentines day…
(Note: You will notice the lighting gets weird towards the end… that’s because it went from afternoon >> night. I spent so long on it TT___TT . Also, forgive my laziness in editing. I just finished it haha..)
Let’s start !
- Pink clay ( or another colour of your choice)
- Mini cupcake liner
- Cold porcelain clay (tinted brown, or any other colour you like)
- Brown clay ( or any colour you want your cupcake to be)
- Mini heart shape cutter (optional)
- Some sort of “whipped cream”
- Aluminium foil
- Some sort of weight ( I used this air dry clay because I couldn’t find something small and heavyheavy)
- Piping bag
- Dark brown clay
- White clay
- Black clay
- Red clay
- Purple clay (or any other clay for the ears)
A lot of materials right ? This is probably one of my longest tutorials.
- Take the Cold porcelain clay, and wrap it around the weight.
- Place it into the cupcake liner, and wrap the edges around it. Try to make sure the lines going down the cupcake liner are defined and not squished.
I did this so the baase would looks like it had real ‘batter’ in it. It will also give me a strong base to work on.
- Take the aluminium foil and shape it into the muffin top. Make sure it’s about the same diameter of your cupcake base.
(If you want the paperweight to be heavier, you can replace the foil with clay. I’m just saving clay here)
- Roll out the brown clay, and wrap it around the base of the foil.
- In the third image, see how it’s not the same shape as the base ? Add more clay !
- After you add more clay, start pulling it out (?). Make the muffin top like a UFO shape. Wider at the base and narrower at the top.
- (second image) : Top view
- (third image): Bottom view ( ignore the markings on it, that’s from the cupcake liner)
- Roll out the pink clay (or whatever colour you want your icing to be)
- Place it on top of the muffin base (see how it’s a bit bumpy? )
- Smooth it out on top. I find it easier to dust the clay with some sort of corn starch when I smooth it. This way, the clay doesn’t stick to your fingers, and you don’t leave any finger prints.
- Make two small dome shapes out of the foil. Again, if you want the paperweight to be heavier, just make it from clay.
- Wrap the pink clay around the foil, and insert a toothpick. This is to hold it in place.
- Using a needle tool or another toothpick and make a hole where you want the ears to be. This way, the ‘ears’ will slide right in.
- This is what it looks like
- Smooth out and blend in the edges of the ears.
- Make a strawberry shape ( a rounded cone ?)
- Use a toothpick or needle took to add the details. As you can see, I’m not poking it directly into the clay. My needle tool is held vertically.
- Roll out the purple clay
- Use the top of the cutter to cut the clay, and make it look something like this ^^^.
- You can also just cut it free hand with a razor blade. ( Or use a template to be accurate)
- Stick the heart shapes onto the ears.
- Roll out the dark brown clay and outline the heart shape.
- Two black circles for eyes
- A white blob for the muzzle
- Heart shaped nose
- And add the mouth.
- Two small red ovals for blush
- I just cut this part off an uglier paper holder. However, if you have a mini peg, you can glue it onto a skewer, and make the same thing.
- Use the needle tool and make a hole for the clippy thing to go in . (I don’t know what its’ called, sorry XD )
- You can also add some liquid clay in there to hold it. OR add some pva glue after baking.
- For extra detail, you can use the toothbrush to texture the brown part of the clay
Now bake ! You don’t need to bake the muffin base because it just needs to air dry. Bake the head and strawberry separately.
- This is not pictured, but I used a type of tile sealant as my “whipped cream”. I piped it out on the top of the muffin top, and put the strawberry on top of it.
Annnnnd the completed creation !
To stick the top onto the muffin base, just use some pva glue ;D
There we go !
I’m sorry it took so long to upload, but I hope this tutorial was easy to understand. ^^
If you have any questions or requests, just comment !