Have you noticed how there are owls everywhere? They are definitely the “in” animal this year. So for day 5, I decided to create an owl ornament using polymer clay. Here it is!
If you have never used a polymer clay before (i.e. sculpey, premo, fimo) they are really fun. This is a plastic clay that hardens when you bake it in a 275 degree F oven. They come in all sorts of beautiful colors. Here are the ones I pulled out when I started this project.
Before beginning any work with polymer clay, a couple of starting “rules”.
- Do not use tools that you will use with food. I have an old cutting board that I work on that is dedicated only to polymer clay projects. I also have an old paring knife and a small plastic “rolling pin”.
- Make sure that you wash you hands after completing your polymer clay project.
- Also, it works best to create pieces of lighter colored clay first and then do your darker clay pieces later. The dark colored clays have a lot of pigment that may stay on your fingers and ruin your lighter colored clays.