Thursday, March 27, 2014

How to make a TARDIS charm out of polymer clay

I think I've mentioned this before but I'm not really a Doctor Who fan. I like to make things from that show though. I think the fandom is pretty cool and they have a lot of icons from it. A lot of the shows I do watch, don't really have that. I know Doctor Who is really popular right now. I figured I would make little TARDIS charms.You can add little rings to put them on a chain or a keyring if you want or just leave it and they can just hang out on your desk or shelf.

Things you will need
  • Blue, black, and white polymer clay
  • Knife
  • Something pointy to carve with. I used a yarn needle but you could use a toothpick or something.
  • Blue acrylic paint 
  • Copper wire if you want to make it into a charm 

1. Take a chunk of blue clay and work it into a rectangular prism. I just squeezed the sides and then the top and bottom until I got it the shape I wanted. Don't worry about it being perfect, we'll fix it in the next step.

2. Cut the top and bottom off to flatten them out. Then pinch the sides out. (If that makes sense)

3. Take another small piece of blue clay and flatten it out. Then cut out a smaller square than the top of the base. Rub out any seams and put it on top of base.

4. Take small pieces of black clay and flatten them out and make them into little rectangles. Cut them to size and put them at the top of each base.

5. Take small pieces of white clay and make them into little squares. Mine aren't perfect and are a little more round but I think they still look good. Put these under the black bars for the windows.

6. Take another small piece of white clay and put it on top to make the little light.

7. Take your toothpick or something pointy and draw little squares underneath the windows. Two on each side.

This step is optional. If you want to create a ring so you can put these on a chain or something, this is how you do it.

Take some copper wire and wrap one end around the other a few times and then cut it. Leave enough tail to anchor it into the TARDIS.

8. Now bake according to packages instructions. I baked mine for about 30 minutes.

9. Once it gets out of the oven and it is cooled, use blue acrylic paint to add the lines for the windows. That's it!

I had a little fun taking pictures of these. I finally got to use my new camera.

If you have any questions, always feel free to ask. I'm normally pretty quick to respond. :)

If you don't want to make one you can buy one from my etsy. :)

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