Monday, June 20, 2011

Creative Paperclay Gourd Penguins

From time to time I love to do something totally out of the ordinary and whimsical. I love penguins and thought I would show all my readers how I make a small bottle gourd into a penguin using creative paperclay. Here's what you start with:
Creative Paperclay

I know it seems like not much, I did use a little glue also. I got so excited while working with the paperclay on the one gourd that I decided to do a couple more. I worked with the clay using a little glue to make sure that the clay stayed on the gourds. I made tails, wings, and cute little fat cheeks and beaks. Here's what they looked like after the clay was put on:


Still not very pretty but starting to get some character! I then used a lot of paint and some glitter to make them pretty. After all the painting was done I sealed the penguins with a spray on sealer with a gloss finish:
 










The glitter didn't show up that well in these pictures but it really gave the penguins a nice look. I then made little hats and scarves for the trio and they really looked good. Voila' and here they are, three little penguins ready to play in the snow. They made me feel a little cooler just by looking at them and it was pretty hot today!











Barbara

19 comments:

The Garden Bell said...

So glad to see you around blogland. What a fun project. I must go find my paperclay. You do have a wonderfully creative eye.

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

You are just too clever! They are so cute!

Theresa said...

They are toooooo cute! Thanks for sharing these little penquins with me:) Have a blessed day dear Barbara, HUGS!

Doris Sturm said...

OH, my goodness - these are so adorable...my problem is trying to find gourds....I don't see them around here anywhere except a few at Michaels during fall and winter...

Thanks for sharing your expertise with us, Barbara! You do wonderful work! I love all your gourds!

Kim said...

so cute- I love, love, love their little pink cheeks :)

Terri Sproul said...

OMG, these are just the cutest thing I have ever seen. really... great job!

Sharon Wengel said...

Those are really cute Barbara !

Artifax said...

Aren't those darling!! You are so clever!

I love that they have little hats and scarfs...the perfect finishing touch :)

Thistle Cove Farm said...

These are too cute!

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh these are just tooo adorable, Barbara!!! I love the pink hats and scarves--how precious!!
XO
Cindy

debbieluttrell said...

Very cute, Barbara. Makes me want a snow cone for some reason. Strawberry ice.

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Barbara,
Thanks so much for coming to visit!!!
XO
Cindy

Eileen Bergen said...

Those are just darling, Barbara. Thank you for the how-to. You make them sound pretty easy. Don't know if I can paint cute little faces like that though.

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Barbara,
Just popped over to say "hi" and wish you a happy week, my friend!!
XO
Cindy

Donna @ The House on the Corner said...

Those are absolutely adorable!! You are so incredibly talented!

Godzoned said...

Wow now these are awesome!

Barbara Rosenzweig said...

These are absolutely adorable!
Great creativity!
Barb

Amanda said...

CUTE Penguins!

Gladys said...

oh they are so so cute! love it!