These techniques can also be used to make any of the other
“Adventure Time Characters” as well as any other characters you would like to make using less clay.
What you will need:
+ Tin foil
(I used some I bought for $0.99)
+ White Sculpey oven-bake clay
(I bought the 1 lb box but I used less than a fourth of the block of clay)
+ An oven
+ A baking dish that will ONLY be used for clay
(I use one from the dollar tree for this)
+ Clay sculpting tools
(OPTIONAL, I have them so I used them but I have made many other characters with out them. They are not necessary but they are handy to have.)
+ Various shades of acrylic paints and different sized paint brushes.
+ A pencil
+ Paint pen, thin tip, if you don’t have a steady hand for painting smaller details
(OPTIONAL- I didn’t use one I just used a small tip brush and any errors I just corrected by painting over them ^_-)
Step 1: FOR THIS YOU WILL NEED ONLY TIN FOIL
1) Start by creating the base of the upper body with tin foil. Make a ball shape for the head and a cylinder shape for the body.
2) Next roll two long pieces up to make the base for the arms and legs. Once rolled fold them slightly in the middle to judge if the length will be correct.
(If not long enough add more tin foil and if too long trim with scizzors)
3) To make her Ax Guitar mold tin foil into a bow like shape for the bottom and a long piece for the top. Making it bigger on bottom and smaller on top. The tip should be slightly bigger than the rest.
Step 2: FOR THIS PART YOU WILL NEED THE SCULPEY CLAY:
1) Begin to cover the head, torso and the ends of the arms and legs of the tin structure you created with clay.
(If you have never worked with Sculpey clay I recommend pulling a small piece off the block, needing it until soft, then rolling into a ball and flattening it out)
2) Cover the Ax Guitar with clay and use the clay to put the two pieces together.
3) Connect the legs to the bottom of the torso. Covering the uncovered middle of the legs with clay attaching it to the bottom of the torso in the front and back. Then adding clay to each side.
4) Next form a small piece of tin foil for the neck and then cover it too with clay.
5) Attach the arms to the neck and cover with clay.
6) Then attach the neck and arms to the torso.
7) Attach the head to the neck.
8) If the arms like mine are too short you may add more tin foil, cover and attach.
9) If the arms look too long it’s ok. The character’s arms are often depicted as being almost to her knees.
10) Next I smoothed the figure molding the clay over the base until smooth.
11) Then we make little tin foil ovals for the feet. Cover and attach.
12) Add a small roll of clay across the chest and smooth.
13) Add two stapes at the shoulders for the shirt. And around the waist for the bottom of the shirt.
14) Add a V shape around the leg under the knee area to give the boots more shape.
15) Place the Maceline figure and ax on your baking dish.
BAKE AT 275 FOR 10 MINUTES. (Oven times may vary so keep an eye on it and cool 10 minutes after baking as it is hot and clay is more prone to breaking when it is still hot)
Step 3: YOU WILL NEED MORE TIN FOIL AND CLAY FOR ADDING THE HAIR
use a long piece of tin foil for the base of the hair and cover it with clay.
2) Attach this to the base of the head and smooth. Cover the top of the head with clay with an inverted V in the front where the hair parts and then smooth.
3) If any part of the figure needs adjusting add clay where needed and smooth.
(For me the tip of the ax guitar need to be more pointed and longer)
BAKE AGAIN AT 275 FOR 10 MORE MINUTES. (Again check it often as oven times vary. If it starts to smell burnt or look brown it is DONE. COOL for 10 minutes to protect your hands and creation.)
Step 4: FOR THIS PART YOU WILL NEED THE ACRYLIC PAINT AND PENCIL:
(I used these paint colors: white, grey, black, red, light blue and dark blue)
1) I started by painting the lightest colors first and the darkest colors last.
2) I painted the skin first, my light blue was still a little too dark so I mixed in a bit of white. After painting the skin let it dry.
3) Next paint the shirt grey. Let it dry.
4) Paint the pants let them dry.
5) Paint the hair. Since it is black and sometimes hard to paint over if try to use a thin tip brush to remove excess in unwanted places. Then when dry go over any errors with the correct paint color.
6) Paint the boots red.
7) For the face use the pencil to draw it so you can make sure it looks right b/f painting it. Then paint the two dots for eyes and a thin curved line for the mouth. (I painted black fangs and then dotted white inside to give them an outlined look.)
For the guitar Ax:
1) Paint the top and bottom red.
2) Paint the middle red and mix in a tiny bit of white.
3) The edges of the ax blade I painted grey but they are often dark red.
4) With a thin brush I out lined the details of the ax to make them stand out more.
Step 5: And Done You Now Have Your Own Marceline the Vampire Queen!
You can use basically the same techniques to make all the other “Adventure Time Characters” or any other characters you wish!
Good luck to you. Hope you enjoyed my first instructable. If you did or just if you like Adventure Time like I do, vote for me :D Thanks~
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