Intro: Polymer Clay Nutella Jar Tutorial
What you will need:
1. White and brown polymer clay
2. Small round cutter (optional)
3. Sanding paper (most likely)
5. Needle tool/needle/pin (anything sharp
6. TLS or Liquid Fimo (optional, but preferred)
7. Headpins (if you plan to make charms)
8. Printed nutella logos (I used 5mm x 8mm)
9. A cutter (whoops forgot to photograph)
10. Glossy glaze (whoops again, I use Fimo Gloss
Varnish) and a paintbrush for it.
We wil start with the base. Start off with
a ball of brown clay and shape it as shown.
If you want a round Nutella jar, it’s
a little different:
Now for the lids! Take a piece of white clay
and flatten it to about 2.5mm thickness and make a circle with your cutter. Or
with a knife, circles aren't that hard.
If you’re doing a flatter jar, flatten the
lid as well. Just pinch it a little!
Use your sharp pointy thing to make dents
in the lid. Try making the spaces even. Yes, since the lids are white, they WILL
gel a little dirty with lint and stuff.
But no worries, we will take care of
that later, after baking.
Now it’s time to combine your jar and lid!
Use TLS or Liquid Fimo to ensure they stick
If you are making charms, now is the time
to add the headpin.
Bake your Nutella(s) like your clay
instructions say. While you’re waiting, go
cut up some Nutella logos! Store them
safely. Maybe you’ll go on a Nutella
making spree one day.
Let your Nutella(s) cool off after they’re
done baking. Then, if you are making
anything except simple miniatures,
it’s time to add findings, twist the
headpins and so on. I was making a ring
and a necklace, so that’s what I added.
Remember those ugly dust and lint spots?
Time to take care of them! Grab your
sanding paper and get to work!
You can see how different the lid is
in the two pictures - before and after.
Now for the tiny Nutella labels. Add some
gloss to the spot where you want your
label, stick it there and let dry. This
is so your label sticks in place when you
add gloss to the whole thing.
For the round jar I suggest bending the
label before applying it.
Now you need to add gloss varnish to the
whole thing! It’s a jar, after all, so make
it shiny. I use a paintbrush.
Now hang your creations to dry! You can
be creative and hang them anywhere.
I, for example, made a hanger from some
chopsticks, wire and tape. I used to hang
stuff to dry all around my room.
Or, if you are making miniatures with
no findings, just add gloss everywhere
except the bottom, let dry and then do
Now (if needed) add the rest of your
findings and...you’re done! Hooray!