Introduction: The Elder Wand - DIY
This was a 3 night build. I work full time, so then I get home I work on my art projects. The Elder Wand is from Harry Potter - Dumbledore's wand. I made it with wood and clay.
- 1 Wooden dowel 14inches long.
- Sculpy Clay
- Devcon 5min Epoxy
- White, Brown, and Black acrylic paint
- Round tip sculpting tool
- Sharp fine tip sculpting tool
- Fine tip sharpy marker
Step 1: Wands Are Made of Wood
I started with a 14inch thin wooden dowel. Next I hand carved it, in order to texture and shape the base wand.
Step 2: Added Clay
After the base was completed, I added Sculpey clay. I created the bulge parts and dented them with a rounded sculpting tool. The top third has wizard symbols I etched into the clay with a fine tip tool.
The top end was tricky and needed epoxy to secure it on.
Step 3: Finish and Display
Last I painted the wand. This wasn't easy. the section that had the symbols took time to complete. I painted it white, using a fine tip sharpy to blacken the symbols. Then I painted the rest of the wand brown. Lastly, I aged it with a black paint wash. I wanted to display the wand so I created a golden wand holder.