Sunday, 10 December 2017

Winter Project - Snowman Teapot Tutorial

Hello everyone,

How are you all? Hope you had a great weekend and are all set for Christmas.  Here it's getting quite cold but bearable. Compared to other countries I can't complain. 

Today I will be sharing with you a Winter Project that you can use for your miniature Christmas Scenes. 

Snowman teapot
The American Miniaturist Magazine on December's issue has featured one of my own polymer clay miniature Tutorial It's Time for Tea


 For those who don't have a copy of the magazine. Here is the tutorial. 

Here is the list of materials and tools that you will need.
1) Crafts knife 
2) Needle tool.
3) Polymer clay. I used glamour green, red, white, black and orange.



Step 1


 





Using the white polymer clay form a ball of 1.5 cm diameter and shape it to look like the body of the snowman. The bottom part should be flattened and the top more rounded.



Form a small ball not bigger than 1 cm diameter using the same white polymer clay for the snowman’s head. Also make a small log approx 1.5 cm long making one of the edges thinner and cutting the thicker slightly slanting for the teapot’s spout. If you want you can cut a ‘V’ shape at the thinner part of the spout to give it more detail 


Add the small head to the body of the snowman. Add and shape the spout to the lower side of the snowman’s body. Here you can see that the teapot is already taking shape.

Step 2


Take the orange clay and roll a tiny piece into a cone shape to make it look like a tiny carrot  for the snowman’s nose.


Using the black clay make a very thin log and cut tiny bits to form the coal pieces for the eyes and mouth of the snowman and also for the buttons on it’s body. The tinnier the pieces are the better. 


Add the nose and the black pieces to the snowman. I first start by adding the nose right in the center of the snowman’s face. Then I add the eyes and the mouth. Finally I add the buttons to the center body of the snowman. 

Step 3


To make a tiny hat for the snowman I used the green polymer clay. Form a tiny log of 5 mm long and flatten a tiny ball for the hat’s brim. 


Adding the 2 pieces together, shape a tiny hat and position it on the snowman’s head.


Step 4


Using the red polymer clay roll a very thin long log to make the scarf for the snowman and the handle of the teapot.


 






Taking half of the log start from the right and go clock wise around the snowman’s head until the piece falls in front like a scarf. Cut the front  part of the scarf in any length that you prefer. The other end of the scarf should be hidden underneath.


Taking the other half of the red log,  form the teapot’s handle starting from underneath the scarf going down to the snowman’s lower side. This will make the handle look like it’s part of the scarf.


When you are happy with how the teapot looks, you can add more detail to it. I have added a small holly on the snowman’s hat and added a green pocket on the front.

Bake the snowman according to the specifications of your polymer clay’s brand.



Once baked you can add your teapot to your miniature dolls house scene or just add a golden thread to the handle and hang it to your Christmas tree

Hope you have enjoyed this tutorial and that you will find it useful.

In the mean time I'm still working on my new display box and I have so much to share with you. So make sure to keep tuned for the next update.

Take Care and see you soon,

Hugs,

Rebecca xxx 

8 comments:

  1. Preciosa tetera navideña! muchas gracias por el paso a paso!
    Besos.

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    1. De nada. Me alegro de que te haya gustado. xxx

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  2. Lovely Christmas teapot! Thank you so much for the tutorial.
    Hugs, Drora

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    1. You are very welcome Drora. I'm pleased that you liked the tutorial. xxx

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  3. Ha quedado una cucada, muy bonita.
    Gracias por el tutorial.
    Un abrazo

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  4. Es una tetera encantadora, voy a animarme a hacer una :) Gracias por compartir y feliz Navidad, Rebecca! :)

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    1. Estoy muy contento de que hayas encontrado este tutorial útil. Feliz Navidad xxxx

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