Woodpecker Painting with Polymer Clay

As part of the Ongoing Ornament swap I decided to try my hand at “painting” using polymer clay on an ornament for @Lynx2Lancer.

My rules were simple: the entire piece had to be clay, no actual paint whatsoever. I love working with clay but this was my first attempt at this particular style.

I started with a metal round as a base and created a marbled clay background to cover it. For the rest I just rolled clay as thin as possible and then began layering and blending it.

The end result is a bit impressionist but I really like the dimensionality.

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I love this! And I love this even more that I know that you did not use paint! I wondered if you had used poly clay! This is really really beautiful. Thank you so much!

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That is really cool.

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Wow, this turned out beautifully!

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Beautiful … as a bird watcher/photographer, I like that you added little details, like the brown tufting around his beak.

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all of that is clay?!?? DANG! If you wouldn’t have told me I would’ve never known
This is magnificent, thanks for sharing!

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Wow! I can’t even paint with paint let alone clay. Amazing!

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This is beautiful.

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Thank you, everyone!

Beautiful!

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Gorgeous! It looks so much like paint paint. Very cool!

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That’s super rad! I love the painting with clay technique.

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So much texture, and the marbeling is sublime!

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Wow!!

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