3D Polimer Clay Mug
Creating things from polymer might be considered as a childish activity, however, it is not. It is much more! Because of the possibilities it provides it might be considered as the whole form of art. Thus, this time I would like to share my recent obsession. It is a 3D polymer clay mug.
No matter how many mugs your make, each is a unique and completely different. A perfect gift for any occasion!
Supplies and tools
- polymer clay in desired colors
- hobby knife
- glue (super glue, E6000, G-S hypo cement, Urethane glue, Epoxy glues, PVA glue, liquid polimer clay)
- circle form
- tools for rolling and modeling (I have used perfume bottle for rolling and tools from my nail set for modeling; you can improvise with a tool for rolling and use a simple wooden stick for modeling a clay)
- a mug
- flat surface
- cling film (optional)
- baking paper
Some of the tools and supplies are crucial when working with clay. It determine the outcome of a clay project. Thus, I would like to share my top supply and top tool set to reach the best result.
My two top items for this and other clay project:
Cernit clay in different colors. Clay is easy to work with. A little bit softer than Fimo, however, not too soft or sticky.
For beginners, not for professionals; excellent value for money.
For the macarons top and bottom:
Step 1. Prepare your purple clay.
Knead two balls of purple clay in your hands to make it easier to work with.
Step 2. Roll a piece of clay into a flat surface.
Put your baking paper on a flat surface (baking paper ensures that your clay won’t stick to the surface). Take one piece of purple clay and make a flat kind of circle with your rolling tool.
Step 3. Make a circle.
Place a cling film on a purple rolled clay. It ensures that the surface is flat and nice formed after all. Put your chosen thing in a shape of a circle on a clay and press hard until you get a circle. Use your hobby knife to make the edges of a circle nice if necessary.
Step 4. Draw a line around circle.
Take your wooden stick or any chosen tool to draw a line around circle.
Step 5. Make a small holes around the circle.
Use a wooden stick to make a small holes around the circle.
Step 6. Make the bottom of a macaron.
Make one more purple circle following the steps above.
For the inside of a macaron
Step 1. Soften a white clay.
Knead a small ball of a white clay and soften it between your hands.
Step 2. Make a circle from a white clay.
Take your chosen thing that provides with a circle form, place it on a white clay and press until you get a nice circle. Use your hobby knife to make the edges of a circle look nice.
For the leafs
Step 1. Soften a green clay.
Knead a small ball of a green clay, soften it in your hands and press between two fingers.
Step 2. Use a wooden stick to make a look of leafs.
Use your fingers to make a form of a leaf. Take your wooden stick and draw the lines to make your leaf to look real.
For the bluberies
Step 1. Soften blue clay.
Knead a small ball of a blue clay and soften it between your fingers.
Step 2. Make a look of blueberries with a wooden stick.
Take your wooden stick and make the top of your blueberries as it is shown in the picture.
Put it all together
Step 1. Put your circles all together.
Place your purple circle on the white one and the other purple circle on the bottom of a white one.
Step 2. Cut macaron into two paces.
Cut macarons into two pieces and stick them all together in the way you would like them to be placed on a mug. I have made kind of pyramid.
Step 3. Stick leafs on a macaron.
Place and press your leafs on the top of a macaron or anywhere you would like it to be.
Step 4. Stick blueberries on a macaron.
Place and press your blueberries between the leafs.
Step 5. Place your creation on a mug.
Baking and gluing
Step 1. Bake a mug in the oven.
Bake your mug with a polymer clay on it following the instructions that comes with your clay.
Step 2. Let cool completely.
Srep 3. Glue a piece of clay on a mug.
Pop the piece off of your mug and glue them back with a tiny bit of ceramic glue.
More polymer clay projects. Leave a comment below if you would like to see the instructions.