Introduction: DIY Dragon on a Stone in Polymer Clay
This is a very detailed dragon sculpting tutorial and it covers every aspect of a dragon's creation in polymer clay on a natural stone. Here in the video description, you will find a tool and supply list, links to polymer clay smoothing videos and clay baking instructions. Please comment, share, rate the video and subscribe to my channel with much related content and frequent new uploads. Shop my art creations at http://JakeCreates.Etsy.com
Tool and Supply List
Sculpey 3 polymer clay in black or equivalent
Pearl Ex Pigments in Spring Green, Antique Bronze. I also mentioned the colors, Duo Red Blue and Reflex Violet during this tutorial.
18 gauge galvanized steel wire
Assorted sculpting tools
Small paint brush
Sculpey 3 Polymer Clay Baking Instructions
Preheat your household oven to 275 degrees. Place your dragon and stone on a plate and in the oven. Your household oven at this baking temperature will not get hot enough to harm the stone. Bake the sculpture for 15 minutes per quarter inch of thickness of clay. (measure the thickest part of the dragon's clay to get the proper time) When the sculpture is done baking, turn off the oven and open the door - Do not move the dragon until it and the stone are completely cool. Please Note: The stone can take a long time to cool.
Sealing The Stone To Take The Clay
The stone should be sealed so that it is less porous - it will receive the clay much better. You can use a number of products to seal it: polyurethane, varnish, lacquer, acrylic. One coat of any of these products should be adequate. Related spray products are also good and tend to dry faster. I used Golden Mediums GAC 100, an acrylic product.
Stone Friendly Polymer Clay
Some types of polymer clay do not adhere well to stones. It is best to test the clay on a stone if you are not using the recommended Sculpey 3.
Polymer Clay Smoothing Video Links
Please let me know if you have any questions and thanks for watching.