I am a huge Doctor Who fan!
Doctor Who won’t return to television screens in the US until the fall, so what is a girl who is in desperate need of a Doctor fix to do? Watch the previous seasons? Check! Visit the Doctor Who sites to try and get some spoilers for the upcoming season? Check! Pinterest Doctor Who stuff to my boards? Check!
Ugg! I need The Doctor! Fall seems like a lifetime away. I seriously wish I had a T.A.R.D.I.S! That’s a time machine for those that are not fortunate enough to know about the show! Really, get on board!
In my previous post I talked about my polymer work and creating Doctor Who inspired miniatures in polymer clay. I have been having a ball! So far I have the 11th Doctor, 10th Doctor, Donna Noble, Ood, and a Weeping Angel. I love my little guys! I think they are super cute.. so cute in fact that I listed them on Etsy to share with any other Whovians that might like them for their very own.
Currently my little guys are perched right on my laptop and I smile every time I look at them. Sure makes the workspace a little happier, and the work day a little more pleasant!
Well, off I go back to work! Enjoy your day, I know I will! How could you not when these little guys are staring back at you!
I have been so jazzed about working with polymer clay, now that I create what I love - Doctor Who inspired mini’s of course. It doesn’t hurt that the little characters I create are a huge hit it my house either. I love showing off my little creations, in fact half the time my little guys are still hot from the oven when I squeal “Hey, come and check this out!”
Yes, my family would be biased about my work because A.) they are my family, and B.) they love Doctor Who too! So between the boost to my ego and the endless possibilities of what I can work on next I feel like I could go on and on forever - happily!
Last night I completed Rory Williams, one of my favorite characters. You’ll see as I go on with my creations everyone one seems to be my favorite.. I just can’t narrow the list down. There all so cute!
I’ve got to say what an awesome feeling it is to craft something that you absolutely enjoy! The hours go by so quickly and the work feels effortless. I say “feels” effortless, but every character presents it’s own challenges to create, but I love it! I have tried my hand at countless other crafts for years and I have never gotten such a feeling of joy and accomplishment as I do when I create my little characters.
So, I say “Hello, Rory Williams!” ..now what can I make next….?
Create what you love and the inspiration just flows!
I bogged myself down with the thoughts that I had to create something gorgeous, artistic, original, something uniquely me. It was way too much pressure! The moment I let go of those thoughts and just reminded myself to have fun with my craft I was off and running, or sculpting as the case may be. Why was I putting myself under such strain? There are no rules with crafting, which I believe is the one and only rule.
I am a HUGE Doctor Who fan.. Don’t know what Doctor Who is? Well, it’s just about the best show on television. It’s got it all! Time travel, aliens, comedy, suspense, drama! Check it out!
What more could you want?
See how I could go on and on and on…. Well that is what I needed for my polymer crafts. The want to go on and never stop! So, like any smarty pants I mixed the my 2 loves. Any what you get is some really cute polymer miniature characters from the show.. and more to come!
These cuties are available at my Etsy Shop
I have been working away at creating Doctor Who miniatures for a bit now. My goal is to have every companion, time lord, and alien I can!
Still loving the fact that creating these little cuties is not a chore for me at all, I generally think about working on them all day! When work and home finally give me a break I head right to my polymer work station and get crafting.
I do not have a set plan on what order I make them in whether that be from the 10th or 11th Doctor’s series or well even before that. I make what I like and what pops in my head at that moment. I do have a little “wish” list that I review here and there and check off the ones I have completed.
And now, I check off one more!
Not exactly sure why I like the Sliurians so much but gosh darn it I just do!
The Silurians or Homo Reptilia living under earth for millions of years, waiting for the day when they can occupy the surface again..kinda tragic in a way…
So here is my polymer clay Siliurian, I put this one up on Etsy too for other Whovians to enjoy!
I have been baking my polymer clay pieces with my Deni for a about a week and I love it! I have found the perfect temp setting and…. drum roll please… not one burnt or suntanned face in the bunch! In the past with my toaster oven I would burn the occasional piece thanks to the awful temperature consistency, or sometimes my mini characters little faces, ears and hands would have a nice tan. (Which I do not want at all). Between this new convection oven and my special blend of polymer clay for skin tones I am such a happy gal right now!!!
Pictured is my New Deni Convection Oven (I love Amazon!) and another Doctor Who Miniature - the 10th Doctor - Need to paint on the eyes and then finish with the clear coat, but I was so happy I had to post now!
My other mini creations are up at my Etsy Shop.
I have made a few of the 10th Doctor miniatures in polymer clay.
This is my first using my Deni Convection Oven & my polymer skin tone blend together.
I wasn’t happy with the skin tone I was getting using Premo Sculpey or Super Sculpey at all. Premo Sculpey beige was too dark, but loved the consistency of the clay, and the ease of conditioning it. It also baked really nice, but too darn dark.The Super Sculpey holds any forms, or impressions you make in the clay really well, it conditions nicely, but I just didn’t like how goopy it felt the warmer it became while I worked with it. It bakes really nice too without darkening during the bake, but I just wasn’t over the top in love with it. I finally got the great idea to mix them together. I mix about 1/4 premo beige with 3/4 Super Sculpey and what I get is a great workable mix. Bakes great, the color is great, and well I just love it!!
I posted yesterday my unfinished Doctor, I needed to paint on the eyes and clear coat him. Done and I love it!
Even though I already have a 10th Doctor miniature for myself, this one is going to be really hard to part with if he sells on Etsy!
Here are the pictures. 1st is of the Doctor from last night unfinished and then the finished project. Today is a great day!
I was working on some new Weeping Angels last night (there curing now in the oven). I decided to change up the color blend a little. I added about 1/4 of a pack of Silver Premo Accent to my grey blend to give my finished project a little sparkle. My mix turned super goopy, sticky, and just not pleasant to work with. The warmer the clay became the stickier it felt to me. While the finished project looks like it should, it took me much longer to get to the finished look I desired. I did put the clay in the fridge for a bit to harden up so my little angel heads wouldn’t go smoosh when I added the hair, something I do not have to do when I use my straight clay blend.
I just thought I would share my experience. In the future I plan to use the sparkly Premo in very small amounts. For me the effect isn’t worth working with a goopy, sticky clay.
Here are my little weeping angels baking in my Deni Oven. As you can see I keep them facing each other so I can BLINK all I want! (Doctor Who fans would definitely understand)