Clay Bird Totem :: Part 2 :: Finishing Birds

This is Part 2 of the Clay Bird Totem. You can find Part 1 :: Sculpting the Birds HERE.

As I mentioned in Part 1, the hardest part of making these birds is to patiently wait for them to dry complete. Okay, I'm not saying you have to be patient, but do wait until they are completely dried. I had to wait about a week. I started painting one too early and after the paint dried it peeled off. 

When the birds and bead are thoroughly dry, you can use extra fine sandpaper to remove any unwanted markings. Make sure to dust them off completely before you begin painting.

I slipped the birds on paint brushes and was able to paint the entire bird at one time.

Let the paint dry completely.

After the paint is dried you can embellish the birds with additional markings. I used the back of a paintbrush to add dots to two of my birds.

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Clay Bird Totem :: Part 1 :: Sculpting Birds

A while ago I had seen this sculpture online. You can see the original HERE

I wasn't able to buy it, so I wondered if it was something I could make myself. I haven't used clay since I was in school which was about... hmmm... well, suffice to say it was a long time ago. But as I've aged... or, as I prefer to think of it... have become more sage like, I find I'm more willing to try many things, throwing caution to the wind! Because I do not have a kiln for firing clay, at least not yet, I bought some air dry clay. I've noticed that it doesn't appear to be as hard as clay that is fired, but it was easy to work with, and if you let the pieces dry thoroughly, there are many things you can do with them.

Although this is not a "how to sculpture" post, I will walk you through my adventures in making my own Clay Bird Totem!

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Birthday Cake Coloring Page

Whether you are 1 or 91, when it comes to celebrating a birthday, it doesn't seem complete without a yummy cake and a candle to blow out. So, make a wish and blow! I hope all your birthday wishes come true!

This Birthday Cake coloring page is based on our Birthday Cake Applique.

The Birthday Cake Coloring Page can be found HERE.

The Birthday Cake Applique can be found HERE.

The February Applique Collection can be found HERE.

The Coloring Page Gallery can be found HERE

 

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Bella Luna Toys Give-Away :: Green Easter Basket

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I love their art supplies. And so much more!

Just in time for Easter, Bella Luna Toys is offering this Green Easter Basket Set that includes a Bolga Basket, Grow Your Own Spring Grass Kit, Eco-Kids Natural Easter Egg Dye, Felted Wool Eggs Kit, Ostheimer Wooden Rabbit, and a Beeswax Easter Bunny Candle. Bella Luna is also offering all of our...Read more

Post-Its :: February 20, 2015

Banner Images (left to right) Elisabeth Andree, MacKenzie-Child, Yumiko Higuchi   

POST-ITS is a weekly feature on Wee Folk Art where we share some of our favorite posts from the week taken directly from our Wee Folk Art's Facebook page. We encourage you to share some of your favorite finds from the week. It might be something you've seen on the web or something you've blogged about or something you just added to your shop. Just tell us a little bit about your find and share a link in your comment.


Starting Small

Photo Source :: April Wu 



I've often mentioned my past inability to watercolor. I'm not talking...Read more

DROPS Design Slipper Patterns

Since I first shared this combo of knit slippers from DROPS Design on Facebook, I have gotten so many requests for the links that I decided to do an actual blog post so I could easily send people off to the sites to download the FREE patterns. All 4 of these designs are from DROPS DESIGN! They really are awesome, aren't they? So here are the links for the individual knit patterns! Hmmm... which pair to make first?


Little Red Riding Slippers By DROPS Design Free Pattern 


One Step Ahead by DROPS Design FREE Pattern


Sweet Spirited by Drops Design Free Pattern


Moon Socks by DROPS Design FREE Pattern


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