If you are into fairy gardens or making adorable DIY décor, jewelry or miniatures with polymer clay, you are going to love this DIY tutorial on how to make miniature fairy mushrooms using Sculpey Soufflé polymer clay.
These polymer clay fairy garden mushrooms turned out amazing, and the Sculpey Soufflé and Premo polymer clays were the perfect medium to make them with.
Sculpey Soufflé & Premo are products of Sculpey's polymer clay line that are very flexible, strong, and hold detail very well. Polymer clay stays soft until it is baked, making it a very easy medium to work with that won't dry out. Soufflé is best for larger pieces and Premo is more soft which is perfect for smaller pieces and embellishments.
Polymer clay is perfect for making the intricate details of clay mushrooms, holding their shape and the small details perfectly through the entire process.
In this DIY fairy garden mushroom tutorial, you will learn how to use Sculpey polymer clay to make:
Let's get into the DIY tutorial for these beautiful clay mushrooms for a fairy garden!
For this easy DIY polymer clay mushroom tutorial, we made three different looking mushrooms for our fairy garden. Here is everything you will need to make the same clay fairy mushrooms yourself:
Pressing the bottom of your clay mushroom stem will help create the realistic shape of your fairy garden mushroom base, and will create a surface for your mushroom to sit upright in your fairy garden. Make sure you form the bottom of the mushroom thick enough so that the mushroom can stand on it's own with the cap and gills added on top.
You can make these mushroom spots uneven and not pressed in perfectly for a more natural mushroom look, or roll them into tiny balls in your hands for perfect round mushroom cap spots for a more fairy-like fantasy mushroom look.It's totally up to you!
Here is the full video tutorial of us making these gorgeous polymer clay mushrooms for a fairy garden using Sculpey Soufflé and Premo polymer clays.
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Here are some other questions you may have about Sculpey, polymer clay and fairy gardens:
Polymer clay is a synthetic form of clay used to in arts and crafts. Polymer clay will not cure or harden until it has baked. Polymer clay comes from a PVC base, which is the world's third most widely used synthetic plastic polymer.
After making your polymer clay craft, the polymer clay has to be baked at the proper temperature for it to cure and harden. Until your polymer clay has baked, it will still be pliable, allowing you a long working time that can span days or longer.
Air-dry clay is different than polymer clay in exactly that: air-dry clay cures and hardens by being exposed to the air over a period of time. Polymer clay is different than air-dry clay as it requires an oven to bake and cure it.
A fairy garden is a miniature display that can be set up indoors our outdoors. A fairy garden is created to embody the magic that lives in nature through the eyes of fairies.
Because a fairy garden is created for the visual enjoyment of the creator, you can put whatever you would like in a fairy garden. Typically, fairy gardens include elements of nature such as moss, flowers, leaves, small bushes, rocks, mushrooms, fairy doors (often in the bases of trees), fairy houses and of course, fairies themselves!
Polymer clay can break easily if hit with enough force or if it falls from a high distance. Typically, the area where two pieces of polymer clay are attached will likely break the easiest, and you can always re-attach your polymer clay with some household glue or Mod Podge. Otherwise, your polymer clay, if baked properly, should not break very easily.
Sculpey makes all kinds of clay products and they have a large selection to choose from. This includes clays for kids to make crafts with, for professional artists, for fun & playing around and for sculpting. They also make a liquid Sculpey polymer clay (watch our channel if you want to learn more about that upcoming tutorial!), air-dry clay, non-dry clay (which is wax-based) and they also make all the proper clay tools to use with all of their products as well.
Sculpey has a super interesting history, here is what they have to say about it:
Sculpey oven-bake clay was a happy accident! The compound known as Sculpey oven-bake clay today was first created in the early 1960s, with the original idea being to use the clay as a thermal transfer compound which would conduct heat away from the cores of electrical transformers. However, the usage of the compound for this purpose turned out to be unsuccessful. The material was set aside in the lab and forgotten about. Then one day the Director of the lab was playing around with it and discovered that you could shape it and then bake it at a low temperature and it would stay in that shape. He then did more testing and discovered that the compound could be molded, baked, sanded, drilled, carved and painted. It became a highly versatile medium for the craft industry.
Getting Sculpey into the hands of crafters was a grass roots effort! We traveled around the country to craft shows, street fairs and demonstrations in small art stores. We brought talented artists with us to show people all of the amazing things you could do with it! Sculpey clay started out as just a white clay. It wasn’t until years later that we started making the beautiful colors you know and love today! We still partner with artists today to showcase all of the amazing things you can do with our oven-bake clays and liquid polymer clays.
We hope you enjoyed this fun and easy fairy mushroom DIY using Sculpey! Be sure to Pin any image in this article to your Pinterest board, and we will leave a perfectly sized Pin just for you to do that below if you would like.
Thanks, happy creating!
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