[Tutorial] Needle felt – No-face

Hihi,

Just thought I’d post a short tutorial on No-Face from Spirited Away.
He was one of the first things I made when I was just starting out with needle felting because of how basic he would be.

Set of creations

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Materials

Materials

  • Polyfill or some other material to form a base shape
  • White wool
  • Black wool
  • Purple wool

Wrapping base shape

  • I made a base shape out of polyfill, but you can do it with wool if you want
  • You can see in the second image I kind of outlined where his mask would go
  • Wrap with black felt

Completed wrapping

  • You can still vaguely see the outline of where I plan to place the mask

Face details

  • Take the white wool and put it where the mask would go
  • Take black wool and create two dots for his eyes

Completed

  • Take the purple wool and add the remaining details on his mask

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And that’s about it.

Really easy right?
Since he’s made of such basic shapes, I didn’t feel the need to go into too much detail with my explanations.

Set of creations

I hope to post up a tutorial for that bear and koala up as well.

Thanks for reading as usual,

-Cyn

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[Bottle Art] Update

Hello Readers,

Just a small post updating you on what I’ve made.

Posts are getting much more infrequent, and inspiration / time is at a low right now.

One thing I have been learning towards is making something from scratch that I’ve drawn, so maybe there will be a post for that in the future.

Totoro waiting by the bus stop

Both bottles measuring 4cm in height with the cork, and 2cm in diameter.

Sorry for being so inactive, I imagine that it’ll continue this way for a while.

Thanks for reading as usual ! I’ll try my best !

-Cyn

[Big Hero 6 ] Baymax

Baymax

Baymax is approximately 1.3cm tall sitting in his own glass bottle.
Height of bottle is 4cm including the cork, and 2cm in diameter.

I thought the combination of colours were a bland, so I wrapped some red twine around the neck of the bottle.

Just something I quickly made for the sake of an update heh.

Thanks for reading !

-Cyn

(Requests are always open btw.. it seems like I’m just not inspired by anything to make craft lately)

What I’ve been doing lately

Hello hello,

Just a brief update on what I’ve been making,,

Also, I’m open for custom requests as of today ^^
Just send me a message if you want one.

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New tools

Lately, I’ve been so in love with crafting sculptures with super sculpey that I’ve been feeling reluctant to work with all my normal clay. I think it’s because I can’t be bothered to working with such soft clay from studio sculpey and sculpey III. I still find that Fimo is okay to work with, but mostly just been crafting sculptures.

Above is wire that I bought from Daiso so I can incorporate more sturdy interiors for my sculptures. Up until now I’ve only been using foil – and occasionally  a small part of an eyepin for arms and such but now these wires can really help me stabilize my creations.

Also, I’ve started to watermark my images… can’t tell if I should create another one or just stick with this… what do you think ?

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Adventure Time

Gunter and penguins

Gunter and his penguins

Unfinished Tv

Jake’s baby: T.V

Mid painting

Lord Monochromicorn + Lady Rainicorn
Unfinished painting of all these sculptures

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Animal Crossing

Animal crossing isabelle

Isabelle that still needs to be painted + pen and clipboard still need to be attached

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Pokemon : Starter pokemon series

Juju lip charmander

Charmander: I thought this was hilarious. I was mid sculpt and adding on Charmanders mouth…. look those lovely juju lips.. mm mm ahahahahah

Bulbasaur and Charmander

Bulbasaur + Charmander completed. Just need their coats of paint and glaze

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So there we go ^^
That’s what I’ve been up to lately. I still need to make Squirtle and possibly the rest of the starter pokemons from other generations.

Hope you like this post ^^

Thanks for reading !

-Cyn

My Craft Supplies

Hello my reader,,

This post is just going to contain all the brands that I use when I craft. I lost my USB somewhere so at the moment I can’t transfer any images to my computer for uploading.
Prepare yourself for a block of text..

So here you go:

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Polymer clay

-Super Sculpey ( I use this for most of my sculptures)
-Sculpey III
-Fimo soft
-Fimo Classics
-Cernit
-Dukit

Liquid Clay

-Translucent Liquid Sculpey
-Fimo Deco Gel

Glaze

-DecoArt Triple Thick
-Fimo glaze

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Findings can be found here: [Link]
Old post to my original supplies here: [Link]

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In addition to those materials, if you are just starting out I recommend you have the following:

Smooth work surface:
A lot of people use tiles, craft cutting boards or some sort of ceramic or glass surface. I use a small little ceramic plate that I found at my dollar store. That’s the stripey background you see a lot in my tutorials.

Pastels & Acrylic paint:
These are very important when you are making miniatures. The pastels will help you add that extra realistic detail you can’t achieve with polymer clay alone.
If you make sculptures then Acrylic paint is for painting your sculpture instead of using coloured sculpey which can get burnt or collect fingerprints/dust when you work on it a lot.

Tools:

-Needle Tool – At first you could use toothpicks and needles but please invest in a needle tool, it will save you a lot of time.
-Razor blade – I use long ones and short ones. Also invest in a precision razor blade tool
-Toothbrush – For texture
– Aluminium foil – You can use these for making the interior of clay sculptures or for textures
-Sand paper – Fine sandpaper so you can sand down creations
-Embossing tool / rounded tool – This is really helpful for blending or just sculpting in general
Molding putty  This is not necessarily needed but when you make things in bulk, this is helpful to have. Also you can use this to take texture from real life items and make the clay duplicate. This is quite expensive though( esp in New Zealand)
Wire – This is is only if you are thinking about making sculptures. This just allows you to create a more sturdy base structure
– Pliers – For cutting eyepins, shaping wire etc

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RealPinkCakeSlice

So there we go

This is everything that I use when I craft and I’ll update as I find more helpful items ^^

Thanks for reading !

-Cyn

Quick update + my instagram

Hihi,

Ok so, my exams will all be completed in three weeks time, in which I will finally start crafting again!

So far, I have about 4-5 unfinished sculptures just hanging around and I usually don’t post anything up until they’re baked + painted + glazed.

Because of that, my blog posts aren’t that frequent, so I created an instagram for those who do wish to keep track of my progress and personal life.  I would separate my personal life and  crafting into two separate accounts but it just feels too tedious to me, so I guess you can use this instagram to get to know me better too ^^.

Feel free to follow me and tag  me in any of your own creations that you have made following my tutorials ^^
I would love to see them !!

Thanks for reading and waiting !

-Cyn

(15. 03 . 14 Update )

Instagram: @Craftcandies

Is updated whenever I craft, although you’ll probably be seeing a lot of my older posts.

Welp…

So Hello again,

It’s been a while right? I think this is the longest break I have ever taken from posting on this blog.

Forgive me …

School has definitely been hectic, and it’s going to be crazy until the last week (which is next week). So what this means is that I’ll soon be posting more often again!
Hopefully, in the holidays, I’ll be able to make more tutorials for you guys and new crafts to put up on my deviantArt + Etsy.

I am really sorry for being away for so long, but there just isn’t enough time to bum around and craft for fun anymore… I was lucky enough to take a uni course and that on top of my normal school work was crazy! I have never been so stressed and out of time before..

But, I’m glad to say that I should finally be back for these 2-3 weeks or so. I’ll try to craft as much as possible during my break so that even during school I’ll be able to have some regular posts for you guys ^^
I actually just ordered some super sculpey in beige and I hope to make some larger crafts with more details. Things like dragons and the like ^^

I should really be working on an assignment and studying for my  tests next week but I just had to update… u__u;

I do still check on my blog everyday, so I’ll still be able to reply to comments and questions , it’s just that I don’t have the time to make tutorials + edit + type up a tutorial.

So, just checking in to say that I am still alive , exhausted from school work, but still here to help you guys with crafts,,

Any requests for the next crafts you want to see are welcome as always,

Be back soon!

-Cyn