3D Lion Head Polymer Clay Mug

Hi all, Nithiya here with my first post for Itsy Bitsy Design Team.
Today I will show you how I made a lion head with “Mont Marte Make ‘N’ Bake” polymer clay and stencils from Itsy Bitsy store on a coffee mug.
Polymer clay is an awesome clay, easily available at Itsy Bitsy. Mont Marte oven-bake polymer clay holds very fine details and one can make anything that one imagines.
I have shared below the sculpting and finishing techniques with pictures and step by step explanation.
#1 – I took a plain white ceramic coffee mug, washed, and dried. Then I took “Mont Marte Make ‘N’ Bake” polymer clay – white, yellow and black. I conditioned them in a pasta machine and arrived at three colours – half white, pale yellow and pale yellow marbled with black.
#2 – I used the pale yellow marbled with black clay to make the lion’s face and made some impressions with my fingers.
#3 – I used the pale yellow and half white clay to make nose and mouth.
#4 – I used black clay and made outlines for eyes, nose and mouth as shown in the image.
#5 – With the help of “Mont Marte clay tool set“, I added some details to the face.
#6 – I made two layers of mane and sculpted it with pen knife.
#7 – Crucial Phase: I coloured it with some soft pastels and diluted acrylic paints.
#8 I baked it at 120 degree Celsius in an oven for about 30 minutes.
#9 – I used the stencils “Dragonflies” and “Mosaic” and stenciled the other side of the mug with some acrylics mixed in modelling paste. I cured the same in the oven for another 15 minutes.
#10 – I used Little Birdie resin and sealed the lion, dragon flies and mosaic to make it wash proof.
Some pictures of the finished coffee mug.
Materials used:
9. Mosaic stencil
10. Resin
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Point your mobile phone at the QR code on the product & scan them  to take you directly to our YouTube links where you can see how each of these products are used! Check out all our new products for QR codes in the future ( this will be either on the label or on cap of the bottle).
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See you all with another project!
Nithiya

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