Learn to make a whimsical Fairy Elf with Marlaine Verhelst

Learn to make a whimsical Fairy Elf

Instructor Bio: 
76 minutes

Join along with award-winning art doll creator extraordinaire, Marlaine Verhelst, and learn how to create your own whimsical fairy elf.

Watch close-up as Ms. Verhelst explains step-by-step the techniques she uses to give a whimsical life-like expression to her dolls, as well as lots of ideas and suggestions for painting unique faces with that special touch.

Learn step-by-step the process of using a Styrofoam egg and air dried clay to achieve porcelain like results. Air dried clay is a perfect inexpensive material for beginners that requires no additional kilns or ovens.

And then have some creative fun adding lace wings and a fancy ribbon skirt.
A perfect little fairy elf to use as a holiday decoration or a year round whimsical treat!

Marlaine’s sculpting techniques can be applied to a variety of clays, so this class is for you if you want to achieve professional sculpting results, regardless of the clay medium you use.

Don’t miss this special presentation.
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Included in your purchase is a PDF with photos, notes and online resources.

Please note: the PDF is not a stand-alone instructional booklet.

No experience is needed, so don’t miss this opportunity to learn from a master the techniques and skills to start making your own fairy elves.

Covered In This Class: 
  • sculpting faces with air dry clay
  • painting a fairy face with water color
  • creating embellished skirt with ribbons and lace
  • fabricating wings from lace pieces
  • assembling tips and tricks
Materials Used In This Class: 
  • Creative Paperclay or other air dry clay
  • Styrofoam egg 6 cm, 2 3/8 inch
  • One wooden yarn bobbin
  • Two wooden lace bobbins
  • Wooden stick that fits in the yarn bobbin hole
  • Materials for the skirt: threads, thin lace, polyester chiffon
  • Two lace pieces for the wings
  • PVA glue
  • Acrylic paint in Vintage white, Pearl white and Champagne Gold
  • Little flowers for the wreath
  • Thin copper wire to attach the arms
  • Small wooden beads
  • Pompons
  • Little piece of faux fur for hair

Included with the video download is a PDF filled with photos, notes and all the resources you need to get started.