Sunday, July 11, 2010

Seal Polymer Pup

Boy-oh-boy am I in love with polymer clay. So is our Munchkin!! Where else could you get such quick animal toys. For this project, all I did was shape some polymer clay in the basic shape of a seal based on this picture I took on our last vacation.
We called this seal Phoebe. She was a regular at the low tide rock island in front of our cottage.  Once I finished shaping the seal, I baked it according to the directions on the package. Once dry and cool I put on a coat of heritage white acrylic paint over the entire seal. Then, I sponged on a light grey and finally a darker grey/black. 
For the face I used a tiny paintbrush and some black ovals for the eyes, nose and mouth lines. Grey for the cheeks and the forehead line to the nose. I sponged a bit more grey around the face and that was it. Munchkin named it Dasher as first (Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer is a perennial favorite in our house) but soon changed the name over to Phoebe once I mentioned what picture I used for my model. :-) 
We're heading off for our Munchkins first tenting expedition. It's about a 4 hour drive away to the middle of nowhere. Should be fun (fingers crossed)!! I'll tell you all about it when we get back and hopefully I'll have some pictures to share. :-)

Here are some parties I am linking up to:

Funky Junk's Sat Nite Special

Join  us Saturdays at for the weekend wrap up    party!


The Girl Creative

Sumo Sweet Stuff
The DIY Show Off

Birthday Wedding cakes crafts parties


Get your craft on Thurs.

Join  us Saturdays at for the weekend wrap up     party!

Funky Junk's Sat Nite Special

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  1. It's just darling, Missy. So much personality in it's sweet little face!

    So, you know I'm laughing about your comment on my PIY artichoke. Yeah, like you wouldn't be able to paint it! It might not look like mine, but where's the fun in that?

    I taught "indoor garden painting" for years to tons of absolutely no experience people. They were so judgmental! Not of their work, but of themselves! They'd compare their 2 hour painting to everyone else's (and mine) and wonder why it looked different.

    Me, being the teacher, I like uniqueness - like your baby seal. Precious!

  2. Your seal is so cute! You did a great job!

  3. What? You made that cute little guy? Actually, I guess Phoebe is a girl's name. Either way, you did a great job!

  4. i was looking over today's linky parties and this sweet thing kept catching my eye! it is so, so cute--you are really talented with that clay!

    i'm so glad you stopped by the cape on the corner, b/c i'm thrilled to be telling you about the seal. but i'm glad my title grabbed ya and you came by!

  5. Thanks for linking up! What a fun story to go along with your AMAZING job with the clay~!

  6. How brilliant!! I am sure I could never make anything resembling a real animal!!

    Yeah for Phoebe! The model and her namesake.

  7. How cute! You did an excellent job!

    Thanks for stopping by for Friday Favorites!

  8. wow! you did an amazing job! you have natural talent girl!!

  9. Wow, he is so cute!
    Thank you for sharing!
    Have a good night!

  10. That little guy is stunning! Thank you for sharing this with us at Anything Related!

  11. OK, sista, youz gettin dat comment. :)
    (Hey, I'm a born and bred Brooklyn, New Yorker, so it's normal for me to tawk like that.)
    ANYWAY, I just happened to come across your link to this seal on another blog... so I clicked on and I could NOT believe you made this ADORABEL little thing! Oh my God, it is adorable and you are so talented. Did you think of making these and selling them on ebay or Etsy? If not, you should!!! Again, this little guy is precious, you are amazing.
    Best regards,


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