Hummingbird tutorial

What you'll need: scrap clay, white clay, red clay, and green clay (here I used tropical green covered with a thin darker green sheet of clay)
Black wire and the usual tools. I also used a little Bake and Bond, liquid clay is ok too
First I cut 2 little snakes of scrap
Made balls and then a teardrop shape
easy shape, no?
Then I made little snakes of clay colors and cut them
I begin applying the little "feathers" using the green clay, all around the hummer
Then I added white
Then red
Then green again
I lightly rolled my hummer to smooth the feathers
Put a wire through it and covered with feathers
I cut a little black wire
I put a little bake and bond on the wire and inserted it into the hummingbird
Then I made two little teardrops of white
That I flattened
Put them close to the beak
2 tiny balls of black
and 2 even tinier balls of white to make the eyes more life like :)
Then I cut the wire to make the wings
a smaller one for the tail
I cut the bigger green feathers
With the needle tool, I made like marks on both sides of each feather
put the feathers on the tail wire
just adding one for hiding the wire on the back side
:)
doing the same for the wings
Just adding tiny feathers and doing the same on each side
Here is it
Hope you like it!
Created By
Frédérique Pittet
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