Pretty Pumpkins

Pretty Pumpkins />

02-Oct-20

Modeling Clay

Supplies:

  • Sandtastik® Air Dry Modeling Clay - Terracotta
  • String
  • Pointed Clay Tool
  • Small Bristle Brush
  • Small Water Dish
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Paint Brush
  • Mod Podge

Preparing Your Clay
Roll:

  • 1 large sphere or egg form
  • 1 small cone

Step 1
Ridges

Indent the string into the clay form to create a ridged texture.

Step 2
Score

Score the top of the pumpkin form by drawing lines with a pointed tool. This
technique roughs up the clay pieces and helps them stick together like velcro.


Step 3
Slip

Dip the brush into the water and scrub it back and forth over the scored lines. This will make the clay into slip and will act like a glue.


Step 4
Attach

Connect the stem to the pumpkin. Smooth the bottom of the stem onto the pumpkin form.


Step 5
Dry

Allow the clay to dry for 24 hours before painting it.

Step 6
Paint

Paint the clay in the preferred style.


Realistic Style

Painted to look like a real pumpkin found in nature.


Expressive Style

Painted with a facial expression.


Abstract Style

Painted with a design.