Welcome fellow instructable lovin' users! Today you will learn how to create your own Super Mario Brothers Polymer Clay Sculpture!
Lesson Ideas for Art Education:
Recycling (using broken paper clips and jar lids)
Taking about armatures
Creating something 2-D into 3-D
Step 1: Materials Needed
White :S302 001
Black: S302 042
Emerald :S302 323
Red Hot Red:S302 583
Chocolate: S302 053
Sculpey® Tools (Mine came with the Sculpey® Crafty Clay Variety Pack I bought)
Sculpey® Clay Conditioning Machine
Sculpey® Acrylic Roller
Sculpey® Clay Softener
Step 2: Armature
Open up and bend paper clips into the basic shape of your sculpture, this is your wire armature.
Next build up the shape of your statue using tin foil around the wire. When you are satisfied with the basic shape you can move on to the next step.
Step 3: Inside Out
Take a look at the statue you are making. Since you will be laying the clay I want you to think about the process like this. Your tin foil armature is your basic shape, or your naked little guy. You need to put clothing on your Mario. What goes first. Well in our case Mario's shirt is the piece that is closest to his skin. Roll our your red clay and cover the part of the armature it would show. Go a hair beyond so you have a place for the next layer to attach to.
Step 4: Mixing Color
I liked the blue that came with my kit, but I just felt it was to dark, so I mixed it with some white to get a lighter color for his overalls. I also mixed a light blue for his eyes which we will get to later.
Kneeded the two colors of clay together until you have a nice solid new color.
Step 5: Overalls
Roll our your Mario's Overalls. Wrap it around your tin foil armature. Once done it is time to move on, we will add details later.