Saturday, July 12, 2014

VIDEO TUTORIAL: How To Make a Polymer Clay Mermaid Tail


Okay my friends, you asked and I answered!  After posting my Video Tutorial on making the 'Imagine' canvas design that I made for Shimmerz Paint, I got tons of emails, messages on YouTube and Facebook asking if I would create a tutorial to show how I made the Polymer clay mermaid tail that was the centerpiece for my canvas. Above is a photo of the bare clay piece that I will show you how to make.  So sit back and enjoy! xo



Hope you enjoyed the video and that you are now able to create your own sea-scape design :)  ....If you missed the video Tutorial on painting the mermaids tail and putting together the canvas design, you can find that Video Tutorial HERE.

Here is a photo of the finished/painted mermaids tail...



I used the gorgeous NEW Shimmerz Paints 'Inklingz' to get the two toned shimmery effect....You can find Shimmerz Paints HERE.  NOTE:  You can get a free/Bonus Shimmers product (a full sized bottle of Shimmerz or Dimensionz or a sample sized jar of Dazzlerz or Texturez) if you put my name "Gabrielle" in the INSTRUCTIONS TO MERCHANT part of your order :)

Have a wonderful and creative weekend! xo




28 comments:

Chris x said...

Brilliant you make it look so easy
Chris x

kantig34 said...

Thank you so much for posting this video! I hope you never grow tired of hearing what an amazing artist you are! I love everything you do and how generous you are by sharing how you do it!!

cathylynn said...

Thanks you so much for this fantastic tutorial. I really appreciate your art and your teaching.
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Inky Angel said...

Simply breathtaking Gabrielle! Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful work and tutorial.
Have a lovely day.
Hugs, Katie

Cynthia said...

Awesome tutorial! Thank you.

Dee in N.H. said...

AMAZING!!! Love the mermaid!

Danielle M said...

WOW! Great project!

Vickie ~ Mademoiselle*Rose said...

Wow, you are so incredibly clever. Awesome video and thank you so much for sharing how to do this.

Witchy J said...

Loving this, you explain it so well, guess I need to go and get a canvas and play. :)

zandra said...

Thanks for sharing how you made it. I have made a mermaid before but would So, so, pretty. Thanks!
Hugz, Z

Cardgenie said...

This is an amazing tutorial, thanks so much for sharing. Jean.x

Becky said...

wow, this is just amazing. Thanks for the tutorial.

Isla said...

Wow! What an amazing video tutorial! I just loved seeing how your mermaid came together - you DO make it look so easy! Thank you for your generous sharing, much appreciated!

mamablitger said...

Gabrielle... Thank you so much for posting how you made that fab mermaid. I just love your creations. And I'm truly grateful for all I learned from you. You are amazingly talented !!!
Wish I could creat such lovely clay items as you do. But OK this tutorial might be a great help... Just have to give it a go....
Hugs from SPAIN

mommyx2 said...

Gabrielle you are so amazingly creative as well as generous sharing your techniques!! Thank you!

Dangina Martinez said...

I absolutely love your ideas and techniques! Thanks for sharing.

Debbie L Gregory said...

just watched amazing video. You do it so fast and it looks gorgeous. Can not wait to try. Would love to see more like this also. Love watching process of all you do.

Vicky Alberto said...

You make it look so easy - VERY creative!

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Wow, I'm speechless... your piece is stunning and the video is great. You made it look so easy! thank you for sharing! x

MARILYN said...

Brilliant my friend!!! it looks awesome...love watched the video
Gorgeous canvas and work!!! well as always ;) xoxo Marilyn

Crafty Eileen said...

Oh Gabrielle. You make everything you do look so easy, that is the sign of a good tutor. Thank you so much for another wonderful tutorial. I am learning so much from you. Hugs Eileen.

Belinda Basson said...

Thanks for the video. Great tool you used to make the scales...so handy and we all have them at home too!

Angelica said...

Wow, Gabi!!! This awesome! Thank you for sharing.

Janene said...

Only you! Yu are an artist!

Tindaloo said...

wow! amazing art project! :)

panteha hunter said...

you are just such an inspiration Gabby, i could never get enough of your work, could spend all day watching your tutorials,I WISH THO, can you pleae tell me what is the different between glimmer mist and the lindys stamp gang please you use lindys a lot more also with the clay , can it be any clay or it has to be polymer as i live in australia and im still looking for polymer clay...
again YOU ARE TRULY AMAZINGLY TALENTED
THANK YOU SO MYCH FOR WHAT YOU DO
PATTY

Gabrielle Pollacco said...

Thanks so much Panthea! Glimmer sprays have mica dust in them so tgey have a shimmery effect. I have mainly been using Shimmerz brand mists and paints as I am on theur design team and teach how to use these products. For example if you look at the products I used on the mermaid canvas, tgey are all Shimmerz products. Shimmerz has paints and sprays with shimmer in them, but if you are looking for color spray without shimmer in them you would want to choose from their Coloringz catagory. These have strong color without the mica in them.

As for polymer clay, pretty much any craft shop or art supply place will have polymer clay, usually under names like Fimo or Sculpey. There are air dry clays you can use like Crayola or Martha Stewart, but they dont give as much definition to your design. Hope this helps hon! xo

Ahshanul Shuvo said...

Really very useable video tutorial and help my work.

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