today I want to tell you how to make some colourful snails. You can use them to decorate your home or for example as a gift for someone.
I had these pretty shells collected over the time and I really wanted to turn them into something cool.
Some of them I painted lines and dots on in complementary colours. For the very small dots I used dotting tools (you can get those really cheap on ebay, for nail art)
I rolled out some clay in nice colours that go with the shells and started forming the snail. For that I simply rolled a sausage and rolled it thinner on one side so that tapered into a point. This is the 'tail'.
For the antenna on the head I took my fingers and sort of pinched the clay a couple of times in various angles at the top of the head, on both sides to produce these antenna. You can alsoe add the antenna from seperate clay but using my way you make sure that they are secure and don't fall off. I did the same below the first ones to make the smaller antenna.
Then I pressed the shell into the body, removed it again, added liquid clay and put them back. You can also glue them on after baking if you don't have liquid clay but make sure you press them in once for the indents.
That's it, here are the ones with painted houses:
|Polymer Clay Snails with Painted Houses|
After that roll out your snail as above. The pinching of the antenna also helps in preserving the pattern here. Otherwise it would look cut off.
Here are the marbellised snails:
|Polymer Clay Marbellised Snails|
I hope you liked this small DIY. Let me know if you have any questions or suggestions in the comments and tell which snails you like best :)
See you soon