Today you get the pleasure of meeting Isabella. Isn’t she a cutie? She is a flower fairy and the fifth of the polymer clay sculptures I’ve challenged myself to make this year.
This was my first time sculpting bare toes, and it wasn’t as bad as I thought. While digging around in my molds I discovered a hand mold and decided to use that to do the hands since I was already nervous about sculpting the feet. Using a mold definitely simplifies things, but it doesn’t do all the work for you. There’s still a lot of cleaning up around the edges and shaping to do, but it sure gives you a good head start!
Isabella’s wings are made out of Pebeo Fantasy and Moon paints that were drizzled inside a wire frame stuck to a piece of packing tape. When the paint was dry the tape was peeled away, revealing her lovely fluttering wings.
I just adore her cheeky little smirk! Over the course of these five figures the sculpting is definitely getting easier. I didn’t have to fuss with this one nearly as much as with any of the others. The trickiest part was probably getting her legs shaped nicely, and that’s because I haven’t done those before.
I’m also learning to have a light and gentle touch with the clay, to be patient and make it move with little gentle pushes rather than trying to shape it all with one big shove.
Check out this brief YouTube video for a 360° view of Isabella.
To see all the figures I’ve made so far, watch my Polymer Clay Figures playlist.