Monday, June 20, 2011

Creative Paperclay Gourd Penguins

Monday, June 20, 2011

From time to time I love to do something totally out of the ordinary and whimsical. I love penguins and thought I would show all my readers how I make a small bottle gourd into a penguin using creative paperclay. Here's what you start with:
Creative Paperclay

I know it seems like not much, I did use a little glue also. I got so excited while working with the paperclay on the one gourd that I decided to do a couple more. I worked with the clay using a little glue to make sure that the clay stayed on the gourds. I made tails, wings, and cute little fat cheeks and beaks. Here's what they looked like after the clay was put on:

Still not very pretty but starting to get some character! I then used a lot of paint and some glitter to make them pretty. After all the painting was done I sealed the penguins with a spray on sealer with a gloss finish:

The glitter didn't show up that well in these pictures but it really gave the penguins a nice look. I then made little hats and scarves for the trio and they really looked good. Voila' and here they are, three little penguins ready to play in the snow. They made me feel a little cooler just by looking at them and it was pretty hot today!



carla marie bratt said...

Sooo cute and sooo clever! Carla Marie Bratt (gourd artist)

MarissArt Dollmaker said...

Adorable! They are sooo stinkin' cute!

poodlepompom said...

This is such a great idea.