Supplies Needed For Class
NOTE: PLEASE WATCH THE VIDEOS FIRST BEFORE YOU BUY ANY SUPPLIES. You will NOT need everything on this list and may already have most of what you need. Many items listed are optional depending on the veneer technique you wish to do.
Supplies and Materials:
· Polymer Clay:
For head: I use plain white Sculpey- This is the clay that comes in large boxes. You will need approximately 1 ½ slabs out of a 1.75 lb box. Or you can use the clay of your choice- you’ll need two packages (2 oz. each). (Optional: Customize your preferred skin-tone by mixing colors like Ecru, Beige, and White, with small pieces of Brown, Pink and Yellow).
For Veneer: Premo clay in 2 oz package. ( For this workshop I will be demonstrating some surface techniques to create your veneer, therefore I have recommended using black, white, gold or ecru, depending on the technique you wish to do. You will need one 2 oz. pack for the veneer on the 1 ½” block. Note that if you use a larger block you’ll need more clay.
· Clay tools (clay blade, favorite sculpting tools, silicone clay shaper, pasta machine)
· A 1 ½” wooden block
· Foil for making head armature
· Face mold and dry release (The mold should be approximately 2” tall by about 1 ½” wide. This will make a head that is large enough for the 1 ½ ” block without being too big. If you prefer to use a 2” block you can use a larger mold to make the head bigger).
· Texture sheets and stamps
· Bamboo skewer (for holding the head)
· Metal knitting needles for smoothing
· Toothpick for texturing and detail work
· Heat tool
· Favorite stencils: (The block we are working on is the size of a baby block so combining small patterns with larger thin-lined designs will work best). Suggestion:
o one with smaller designs (small flowers, dots, paisley, triangles, squares, etc)
o one with a more open design, thin lines such as abstract circles- something that will contrast with your other stenciled design.
· 2-3 wedge make up sponges
· Acrylic paint:
For the face:
o Burnt umber, black or other dark color for antiquing
o Flesh for painting the face
For the block: (Choose a combo of colors that will look good together sponged on the block using stencils and a contrasting color that will “pop”): Suggestions:
o 1 or 2 colors matte or chalk paints (ex: light blue and green with red or purple to contrast) and:
o 1 or 2 colors metallic paint (ex: blue-green, lime green, gold, or copper)
· A small paint brush to paint the face such as ½” filbert
· A 1” cheap stiff-bristled paint brush for antiquing the face
· Paper towels and/or baby wipes
· Chalk and small soft brushes for make up
· A tiny brush for eyes
· Super glue
· Small bottle of white glue such as Weldbond or Aleens tacky glue for adhering veneer and embellishments
· Small amount of liquid clay
· Dremel tool fitted with a 1/16” bit; Safety goggles
· 1 piece 14 gauge wire cut 12” long (Brass, Copper, Rebar, or Nickel silver)
· Wire cutters
· Chain and round nose jewelry pliers (to help bend wire)
· Optional: flat-back gems, jewels, rhinestones, etc. for decorating block; border cutters by Create Along.com; metal leaf; silk screens, polymer clay canes; patterns for image transfer; embossing powders; flat base to attach the Bobble Head to such as a 4” square tile, coaster, wood panel, etc. Small piece of 1/8” diameter armature wire or other wire to secure the block into a flat wooden base.