So it’s DEFINITELY been a while since my last post, I think this is the longest I’ve ever gone without posting ahahahah,,
Anyway, this is just going to be a tutorial of the Howl’s Moving Castle Scarecrow. I would do a tutorial on the dog and Calicifer, but as you know, they both kinda failed…. besides, I’m sure you’ll be able to make Calicifer.
Also, on a side note, right after exams, I’m actually going overseas for 3 weeks. So that’s 1st December – Boxing day.
I’ll be packing my boxes and right now, I’m thinking whether I should pack my clay things or not…
If I do, then it means that I won’t be making anything until I come back from my holidays. Otherwise, I’ll try fit some craft making into my exam schedule… hmhm
What do you think ? Should I pack it away now , or fit a couple more creations in ?
(Also, I can’t wait for a GIANT craft haul…… omg…..)
So, let’s begin ^^
Note : These are images from my FIRST attempt at this (as you know, I failed that one)
- Mini glass bottle (from ebay)
- Paint brush
- White clay
- Black Clay
- Reddish colour
- Eye pin
- First you want to take the paintbrush and glaze the cork on your mini glass bottle. I do this because it stops the cork from crumbling and it protects it.
- Next take your green clay and mix it until you find a nice shade of green.
- Push some clay to cover the bottom of the bottle
- Take a tool and push it down to make sure it’s evenly spread out
- Taking small blobs, make some ” Hills” in the bottle. This is optional. If you’re going to leave it flat, then make the grass thicker.
- This is just a small planning sketch it drew. It helps me with the scale of the creation
- Take an eyepin, you may need a tool to help you hold it in place.
- Take black clay, and make a triangle onto the eyepin. This is basically the main body
- Then take some blobs, add them to the side of the triangle and blend it in. These are the sides of his coat
- Decide where you want the front and back to be.
- Take another blob of black clay and place it on the back and blend out. ( It looks weird in the image because I just placed it on there. I did a lot of blending afterwards)
- For the arms, roll a tiny log of clay
- Attach it to the body making sure you have clay to use to blend. You can see how I bent the clay so I could squish it into the body
- Repeat for other arm
- Take some white clay attach it to the top of the eyepin.
- I didn’t have any small wires so I took the wire from those gift tags and cut a little bit off
- Place it into the scarecrow where you think the mouth will go. This is the pipe.
- Add some TLS to help it stay in place
- Add some white blobs on the ends of the arms
- Make a small circular blob
- Using another piece of black clay, roll it out and cut into a rectangle.
- Roll it into a hat
- Place the circle on top of the scarecrow
- Attach the top of the hat
- Make add another blob of white to the hands. These are the gloves that aren’t filled in ( this is why they’re drooping down).
- Add some blue to the centre of the body
- Add a smaller triangle pink shape to the top of the blue
- Make a bow using the purple
- Add a small circle onto the edges of the hat
- Draw on the face
- Place into bottle + bake
My failed first attempt, just to remind you TT
So this image above is my second attempt at the creation and honestly, I liked my first version wayyyy better.
Also notice how you had to bake between every step. This is because if you don’t, you will end up smooshing the clay – as the scale is very very small
Anyway, I hope you liked this ^^
I was originally going to use a toothpick for the base of the body but it was too thick – my scarecrow would’ve been way too big.
Thanks for reading