Introduction: Mermaid

Picture of Mermaid

Little mermaid under the sea

Step 1: Little Mermaid Under the Sea, Made With Polymer Clay

Materials used in this project:

- Polymer clay (Fimo)

- Aluminium foil

- Aluminium wire (1 mm)

- Toothpick

Step 2: Little Coral Reef

Picture of Little Coral Reef

Starting with a polymer clay base and aluminium foil as structure

Next, adding texture to create the stone effect

The toothpick is used to hold the mermaid and prevent her from falling.

To finish the base I added some elements to recreate the coral reef

Step 3:

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Making the mermaid's body

The aluminium wire, with a curved shape, is the stucture of her body and tail. It will hold her in position and will be flexible enough to make some adjustments later.

Step 4:

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For the hair, I covered the head with a thin layer of clay to hide the skin color and added a few hair strands

I've placed a wire structure over the figurine to hold the rest of the hair strands. This way is possible to create some movement effect.
After that is time to bake it in the oven, during 30 minutes at 110°C/230°F The wire that suspends the hair also goes into the oven with the figurine.


Ironwave made it! (author)2015-02-22

Very nice!
Well done.
I love polymer clay, its really versatile and fun to work with, if it only was a bit cheaper :-/
I made this completely random blue monster for my wife,
Any resemblance to Stich is purely coincidental.

sandrartes (author)Ironwave2015-03-01

Thank you Ironwave!!

I love your blue monster!!! I'm sure that your wife love it too! He's so adorable and the execution is perfect! :D

Yes, polymer clay is a bit expensive, but sometimes I can find stores with nice prices! :D

Ironwave (author)Ironwave2015-02-22

Forgot to add, I added a spring in the neck, so its a Bobble-head :-D

samalert (author)2015-02-22

The time i saw this featured ible it reminded of me of another ible the blue journal cover doll, and i was pretty sure it must have been your creation, and yes it was. I really love what you do, i always feel watching your video "hope i could be as skillful". Loved to see the video and entire process in minute details. Thank you.

sandrartes (author)samalert2015-03-01

Awww!!! Thank you so much samalert!!

Thank you for your amazing words!! :D

starforest (author)2015-02-23

I have done some polymer clay sculptures but nothing like this. Great job!

sandrartes (author)starforest2015-03-01

Thank you so much starforest for your nice comment!! :D

PaganRaven (author)2015-02-23

You make it seem so easy but as we all know, it's not!

I would love more then anything to be able to work with polymer clay, but my strong hand is affected by Parkinson's now.

I love your techniques and how you don't over think anything, you just go with the flow.

Your work is incredible! Love it all!

sandrartes (author)PaganRaven2015-03-01

Hi PaganRaven!! :D

Thank you so much for your lovely words!

Maybe you can try projects that don't involve so much effort. There are so many techiques!...

Big Hug!! :D <3

Mr.Sanchez (author)2015-02-20

Cuanta creatividad ! Felicitaciones y gracias por compartir.

sandrartes (author)Mr.Sanchez2015-02-20

Muchas gracias Mr.Sanchez!! Saludos! :D

deco2004 (author)2015-02-20

truelly an artist and love the details : )

sandrartes (author)deco20042015-02-20

Thank you so much deco2004 for your nice comment!! :D

bagnitsch (author)2015-02-19

Oh there is so much detail. It is very beautiful!

sandrartes (author)bagnitsch2015-02-19

Thank you bagnitsch!! :D <3

seamster (author)2015-02-19

Oh my, this is really impressive. I love all the little details, but especially the technique you used for her hair! So clever.

sandrartes (author)seamster2015-02-19

Hi seamster!! :D

Thank you so much for your comment and nice words!! :D

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