Did you get very interested in working with Fimo
and Creall-therm? Do you want more?
This is what I used for
my "frutsel" Titanic:
lid of a jar (vegetables)
Extrusion Gun or a garlic press
kitchen oven (no microwave)
dough until smooth and pliable, otherwise it's hard
You can intermix Fimo and Creall-therm.
your workpiece on the tile, covered in aluminium foil.
the lid in aluminium foil. Now you look inside the lid.
Choose a nice colour for the life-buoy. Put right in
the center a little bit of blue clay (round), so that
the water is visible.
On the bottom you can also put a bigger bit of blue
clay, the life-buoy is floating on the sea.
Use for the body, as mentioned in the beginners page,
a ball of clay. The head will be smaller. Use for the
coat another colour, the sleeves too. The legs are the
same colour as the body. There are no feet, but shoes.
Use another colour for those.
After this you will need 5 smaller balls of clay
(in the colour of the body) for the ears, tail and the
hands. She will need a hat, decorate it you like.
ball between your thumb and your index finger and make
it a bit pointed. With your modeling slicer or the
peeling-knife you can make a mouth. Put a very small
ball of black clay on the tip (the nose). Use very small
balls of clay for her eyes. The ears are made of two
small balls of body colour, put the flat end of your
modeling slice on one end, see picture. The incisors
are made of a little bit of white clay. Put it inside
the mouth and attach it firmly.
a thin rectangular slice for her coat. Put it carefully
around her body, fasten it on both sides and fold/crease
it around her with the back of your peeling-knife. Put
her sleeves on to the coat, at the top and check if
the arms are not too long.
Make another coat or cape around this in the same
way. Now you can attach her tail to the body.
her legs of two even sized rolls of clay (body colour).
One of the ends must be a little bit pointed to fit
into the shoes.
Make two nice shoes of a different
colour by kneading two balls slightly around you knife.
At the end of each shoe you can put a hole for the legs
to fit in.
top of the cape you can put her head. Fasten it well,
do not push too hard otherwise you will deform the head.
Put on the legs and lay the mouse into the life-buoy.
Now that the head is attached to the body you can give
her her ears. Use the Extrusion Gun or a garlic press
to give her some hair.
the hands of two small balls of clay in the colour of
the body. One end pointed again. Make two holes in the
sleeves and put the hands in. With your peeling-knife
you can carve the fingers. Finish the sleeves with a
has a little hat with flowers on it. Use your imagination
to create one yourself.
have put on the life-buoy the characters "t i t
a n", as if the rest of the name of the ship was
For more pictures of mice, click
Please leave your remarks, ideas or otherwise on
my remarks page?! Thanks.