Long time no post again..
Just posting to say that I’m actually on holiday in a week. However, it’s also coming up to my end of year exams, so I can’t promise the amount of new posts you’ll be seeing.
Although, after 22 November I’ll be truely free :D ! YEY
For now, Totoro sleeping in a bottle.
- Brown clay
- Dark green clay
- Light green clay
- Super sculpey
- Black acrylic paint
- White acrylic paint
- Yellow Acrylic paint
- Miniature glass bottle w/ cork
- Deco gel or TLS
- Mix the dark green and light green clay until you get a shade you want (mix enough of this colour to be able to make the whole background)
- Add a small drop of TLS or deco gel in the bottom of the glass bottle.
- Take out a small piece of the green clay and place it in the bottom to make the base
- Even it out using a tool. As usual I chose my ball tool to add that texture
- For this part, I used two different tweezer tools
- Take some clay and place it in the bottle. Press it into the side of the glass
- Take any tool you have (like a paintbrush etc), and use that to spread the clay around onto the sides of the class
- I used the tweezers to help me to this, plus even out the surface
- With the rest of the clay, place it in the bottle. There needs to be enough so that you’ll be able to make the indent for Totoro to sit in.
- You can see some texture I added by tweezers and needle tools
- Using tools, create an indent in which Totoro would be placed in.
- There isn’t a set method to achieve this, so just play around and use angled tools (in my case, Tweezers) to create texture and the shape
- Take a small blob of super sculpey and make it so that one end is slightly narrower than the bottom end
- Take some smaller blobs, flatten them and place it on the base shape
- Using a very fine needle tool ( I used a real needle), add the texture which would be Totoro’s fur. I used the same technique as from my original Totoro in a bottle
- Bake for about 5-10 minutes
- Then, take some more smaller blobs and create Totoros’ arm and his snout. You only need one arm because you’ll only be able to see one side of him
- Bake for about 5-10 minutes
- Take TINY blobs of clay and create his ears ( I accidently made my ears crooked)
- Bake for 5 minutes
- Place it in the background you made. You may have to adjust the indent slightly to that Tototor fits nice and snug
- Using black, white and yellow paint mix light grey and light yellow
- Add Totoro’s base coats,
- I find that in order to get a really smooth coat, mixing the acrylic with water really helps
- Once everything is as smooth as you like it to be, add tiny details such as his whiskers, eyes, nose and fur arrow things ^ ahahah
- Here he is completely painted
- You can really see there how crooked his ears were….
- Add some TLS in the place where Totoro would sit and place him in
- It looked a little empty so I made a tree stump with the brown clay
- Bake whole bottle for about 10 minutes
Here he is completed !
Overall, it took me about 5 hours to make him ^^
I hope this tutorial was easy enough to understand !
Thanks for reading ^^