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: