Today I’m going to share with you what I have been messing around with recently. I’m becoming almost as obsessed with polymer clay as I am with resin. This project can use both! Win, Win in my book. Not only that, it’s unicorns, and who doesn’t love unicorns?
What you will need:
Polymer clay (in whatever colours you want or have)
Round cookie cutter
Unicorn horn mould (optional)
How to make a Polymer Clay Unicorn bauble:
First, take whatever colour of polymer clay you want to make your unicorn out of. Here I’m using white:
I rolled the white in my hand to warm it up and made a ball, then, sandwiching it in two pieces of greaseproof paper, I rolled it out flat to a couple of millimetres thick. I peeled the top paper off, placed a layer of cling film over the clay then used the cookie cutter to cut out a circle. Using the cling film gives the cut-out clay a bevelled edge.
Next step was to take some gold clay and work it in my fingers until it was soft. Then, I broke small bits off and gradually added a piece at a time into the unicorn horn mould. You don’t have to use a mould. You could just fashion the horn with your hands but I like to cheat and use the mould 🙂 (What? Never said I was perfect, did I…? Lol!!). After I’d reached the required height I popped the horn out of the mould and attached it to the round circle of white clay:
I then fashioned two pieces of white clay into ears and added those with pink inserts for the inside of the ears:
The next step was to take small bits of pink and purple clay to make small flowers for the unicorn’s headdress. I made roses by rolling small bits of clay around each other and fashioning them into flowers like so:
I then added the flowers on to the unicorn’s head to make a flower headdress. I added little leaves of green to make it all come alive:
Once I was satisfied I had enough flowers, I coated the white face with some mica powder to give a golden-white finish to the unicorn:
Using a cocktail stick, I put a hole in the top of the horn for hanging the ornament and then popped it in the oven following my clay’s instructions. I took it out of the oven and once it had cooled down I added eyes with a gold pen used for decorating glass. Then I sealed this with a sparkly nail varnish top coat:
I also made a purple unicorn covered in glitter which I sealed with UV Resin instead. This is what it looks like:
As you can see, they’re not perfect by any means but I really enjoyed making them. I’m more confident with the process now and have made this Gothic Unicorn which is in my store:
Her name is Belladonna. I used black, silver and purple clay with acrylic crystals for added sparkle. I’ve put a hole in her horn to fit a pinch bail, through which I’ve threaded black sparkle ribbon so you can hang her on a tree. You can find her here. Or you could have a go at making one yourself. I’d love to see your creations if you do!