One of A Kind Magical and Fantasy Creatures in Polymer Clay

Female Troll Sculpture in Polymer Clay

Polymer Clay Female Troll side

This female troll marks the last of my Fairies Gnomes and Trolls inspired journey from 2014. My goal for last year was to work on my sculpting skills. And while I got busy and sick along the way, I definitely see some improvements. This sculpture was influenced by Humboldt the Fourth in Maureen Carlson’s Fairies […]

2 Methods to Cover a Pen With Polymer Clay Cane Slices

covering a pen with polymer clay cane slices magicbyleah

This video shows you two of my favorite methods for covering a pen with polymer clay cane slices. Both methods are relatively simple and will yield different but wonderful results. This video is part 2 of 3 in the smiley face pen project. This video uses the smiley cane made in Part 1 – Making […]

Salvaging Burned Polymer Clay Mushroom with Paint

Polymer clay mushroom painted pupils

Alas, burning a polymer clay sculpture is part of life. It’s been a while since I’ve burned a sculpture. In fact, I thought I’d taken every measure to protect my mushroom, but somehow, she still got charred… Let’s backtrack real quick. If you missed the sculpture process click HERE for photos and details. I didn’t […]

Polymer Clay Guardian Mushroom Hidden Money Compartment Part-1

Guardian mushroom polymer clay hat side view

I live in a fantasy world. I love magical adventures and hidden things. Which is why the newest venture in my magical Journey through Fairies gnomes and trolls turns a magical mushroom into a Guardian Mushroom. She will sit on display, innocent but on guard, keeping her eyes on a secret, yet easy-to-access emergency cash fund. This project […]

Rock Troll Paperweight in Polymer Clay

Rock Troll Polymer Clay Paperweight eyes and face coming to life

Continuing along my polymer clay journey through fairies gnomes and trolls, we encounter the Broogen Bogge the rock troll on page 51. And what do you do with a heavy rock troll? You have him hold your papers of course! What I particularly enjoyed about this project, is the ability to continue working on my facial […]

The Green Man Facial Experiments in Polymer Clay

Practicing Polymer clay Faces cutting forhead of green man winter

It’s amazing that despite growing up around human beings, I still find myself unable to properly place anatomical features on a simple sculpted face. I look in the mirror every morning, I look at other people while talking to them, yet I still have trouble figuring out where to place the eyes, nose, how to […]

The Fairy Sprite in Polymer Clay

polymer clay fairy sprite red with short hair and leaves on head

Enter Ophelia Lilliana the tiny fairy sprite and the next creature in my Magical Journey through Fairies Gnomes and Trolls. Looking at the photos in the book, I somehow missed just how tiny she is. As someone who has already dabbled in more detailed sculptures I still find this project valuable. The fairy sprite will give […]

Fairy Door Bookend Finishing Touches

Fairy Door Bookend with rocks and moss

Has it been over 3 months since I started this Fairy Door Bookend project? Wow! Life and work really do get in the way, but I’m happy to say my Fairy Door Bookend – Project #1 in my Journey through fairies gnomes and trolls is complete – sans fairies (coming soon) If you missed the […]

Finishing the Fairy Door in a Magical Polymer Clay Tree

fairy door polymer clay textured background

A fairy door, made from magical wood or not, is not enough to entice the fairy folk. And so, with the wooden bookend constructed, and blue wood complete, it’s time to decorate the door to bring the entire piece together. I personally found this process to be the most challenging so far. I love getting […]

Magical Blue Wood Pattern Fairy Door in Polymer Clay

blue wood fairy door completed blue polymer clay wooden door

With my wood bookend base ready to go, it’s time to start sculpting the fairy door. When I picture ‘magical woods’ a pallete of sparkling midnight blues comes to mind. Just check out the background color on my website. So it seemed only fitting to create a magical blue wooden pattern for my fairy door, my […]