I used to ride about 170+ miles a week on my road bike, so I had a hitch installed on my car for easy access. Now, sadly enough, I'm down to 0 miles and no longer carry a bike rack so I wanted something to cover the hitch. I decided to go with Gremlins to go with my 'mixed tape' in my car of 80's new wave and hair bands. I took a break from creating cutesy bears and ventured beyond my sculpting comfort zone. NOTE:
I partially bake the pieces for about 10 minutes during various stages of assembly. Before baking the pieces, make sure it fits in your hitch. I didn't do this and ended up trimming small piece of the back of the head and shifting the ears. Material:
Polymer Clay - I used Fimo Clay purchased from Hobby Lobby, Joanne's, or MIchaels (depending on sales)
Steel tube cover- purchased from Amazon. I made the mistake of using the cheaper plastic thinking the low oven temperature would be ok but it warped. http://www.amazon.com/Manufacturing-22750-Black-Steel-Cover/dp/B001EP28XW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1392861129&sr=8-1&keywords=metal+hitch+cover
Pasta machine or rollers - for flattening the clay.
Varathane Polyurethane High Gloss Varnish - I bought this from Amazon. This could probably be omitted if you use Environmental Technology 32-Ounce Kit Lite Pour-On, High Gloss Finish.
Environmental Technology 32-Ounce Kit Lite Pour-On, High Gloss Finish - to waterproof and increase protection against the elements. One thick coat is supposed to equal about 50 coats of varnish. I purchased this from Michaels using their 40% off coupon.