The word clay brings to mind the potter’s wheel, the creation of things on the potter’s wheel and then the painstaking process of baking the product in a kiln. But here we are not talking about that kind of art with clay at all. In fact, we are talking about the kind of clay that can be air dried and this will definitely put your mind to rest in terms of how to take this product to the completion level. We had earlier told you about how you can learn how to sculpt faces in polymer clay, but this article is going to focus on simple and basic projects that even a beginner can do. You will need to think more on the lines of playful polymer clay art to have you smiling with joy rather than something that will take your art project to the next level.
BEAUTIFUL CLAY CRAFT IDEAS TO START WITH AS A BEGINNER
Any art project that you pick up with using air dry clay will have to be easy to work with but that does not mean that you cannot go for those which create a visual impact. Like for instance, there are many smart ways to ensure that your clay craft ideas come to life without you have to get into hardcore artistic endeavors. For instance, if you have a yen for unthinkable game of thrones art ideas, you may have to be smart in coming up with ways to cast them in clay.
As a beginner, who is starting to work with clay and coming up with cute craft ideas that are not beyond your capabilities, logic would dictate that you stick to easy projects. But from an artist’s perspective, this could be boring and may not engage your interests that much. The need here is to be able to come up with easy and quick solutions for the more complex clay craft ideas you want to work on.
For instance, the use of a stencil that can be dipped in color and placed on the clay to form an impression and impart color is a good hack to have as it cuts down on both your time and effort. If you are so inclined and you have a good level of skill with icing on cakes, this is something that may come in handy when you handle clay. Even the tools used there could come in handy here. You will find that a certain amount of guesswork as well as trial and error is involved in any craft project that you try out. But we suggest that you go slow and start ones that are simple enough to do instead of banking all your energy and time on a huge complicated one.
It is a good idea to come up with ways to make already existing objects in your household look prettier. For instance, your favorite mug could use a face lift and could be made to look prettier with the addition of a cute cartoon figurine on the outside. You could also try your hand at simple birds like penguins or ducks since their shape is simple and so is the coloring on them. Small colorful caterpillar like figurines, beads, snails, etc. are also simple but fun crafts to try your hand on.
Once you are through with such simple stuff, it is time to move on to more serious stuff like the making of a small cute house using clay. If you want, you can also do the crafts with the clay around a particular theme like one based on the Lord of Rings or some such series. It would be a fun and interesting project that is very likely to kindle the interest of your
As usual, we leave you with plenty of visuals to ensure that you find something to keep interested. Do share your projects with us.