Introduction: DIY Pine Cone Roof Fairy House Tutorial
This is a detailed tutorial that covers where to get pine cones and how to prepare them, how to apply pine cone tiles to the roof without messy glues, all the tools and materials you will need, how to make an aluminum foil core for your house to conserve clay, techniques for sculpting your fairy house door and windows as well as finishing techniques and detailed baking instructions. See below for the tool and supply list, support information and other important stuff. Please rate the video, comment, share and subscribe to my channel. Shop my art creations at http://JakeCreates.Etsy.com
Tool and Supply List
Sculpey 3 polymer clay in black Pearl Ex Pigments in Silver and Antique Bronze Assorted clay sculpting tools A couple small paint brushes A pair of scissors 3 pine cones Access to a household oven
Sculpey 3 Baking Instructions
If you used another brand of polymer clay other than Sculpey 3, follow the baking instructions for that clay. For Sculpey 3, place your sculpture on a smooth ceramic plate in a 275 degree preheated oven and bake it for 15 minutes per quarter inch of clay thickness. The oven does not get hot enough to harm the pine cone elements.
Faux Finishes You Can Put On Your Sculpture
DIY playlist of videos that show you how to do finishes that look like Aged Bronze, Verdigris, Stone or Ivory: https://www.youtube.com/playlist…
Source For Pine Cones
Drying Found Pine Cones
Pine cones often have sap on them so to prevent a mess, cover a baking sheet in aluminum foil. Arrange your pine cones on the sheet a couple inches apart and bake at 350 degrees for an hour and then turn the pine cones over and bake for another hour. Adjust your oven temperature if any smoking occurs. Add time if your pine cones are not fully dry after following these instructions. Your pine cones should be fully open when they are dry.
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