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Country/State : The Netherlands
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PostSubject: Sculpting without clay   Wed Dec 21, 2016 10:04 pm

Sculpting figures with polymer clay takes time but creates figures with a lot of detail. However I do not always have time or have access to sculpting supplies. Most of the time I have the supplies, but not the time but there are some small occasions that I don't have the supplies but do have time. I discovered that there are more materials that can be used for making small animals, in fact, I think almost all stuff can be used. Here are some of the materials I used to sculpt when I didn't have clay:

Aluminium foil
Once a week I travel by train and I need to sit in the train for about an hour and I usually wrap my lunch in aluminium foil. And without sculpting supplies aluminium foil is the next best thing to "sculpt" with. Because aluminium foil is fragile when containing it's shape, I do not take the little aluminium creature with me, but I leave them in the train for others to enjoy(and otherwise my room would be full of them). I do keep a photo album on my phone as a memory :)
Here's one of them:

Toilet paper
During the week I live in Enschede where I study and in the weekends I stay with my parents. Because my sculpting supplies are at my parents place I can only sculpt in the weekends (I need to study when I'm in enschede anyway so maybe it's a good thing I don't have super sculpey there Wink ). But last week I just felt like sculpting something and without clay I wandered through the house and stumbled upon some stuf that I might use: toilet paper.

These are the materials I used, or that I intended to use. I didn't use the glue.

I first made a wire armature

And then started adding toilet paper. This little bear is the end result:

I haven't figured out yet how to finish it... I do plan a little cub for her though :)

Feel free to add pitures of your sculpted miniatures that where not sculpted with clay but with a different, more unusual material! I'd love to see them bounce
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PostSubject: Re: Sculpting without clay   Wed Dec 21, 2016 10:36 pm

This is utterly delightful cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers

That kangaroo, - imagine making such wonders with leftovers from your lunch Laughing

I suppose most of you already know Driftwood Horses ?
Some people also make sculpt with paper maché. Even vegetables !

It is a great idea to start a topic dedicated to sculpts like this Applause

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