Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Photo Prop Tutorial


Photo props are the bomb diggety right now.
So I decided to make some last week...


And David and I had way too much fun with these this weekend...



I took pictures of all the steps when I made the props, but accidentally erased them before uploading them to my computer (oops!)... so this tutorial is brought to you with some snazzy gimp sketches by yours truly.

You will need:

* 2 packages of fimo clay: red and black
* 4 wooden kabob sticks

Each package of clay will make 2 mustaches or lips,
so break them in half:

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1. Begin with half of your black clay.
2. Break clay in half.
3. Form each half into a "whale" shape.
4. Form the two "whale" shapes together.

You can use a knife or toothpick to scratch "hair" lines into the clay.
Insert the sharp end of a kabob into the side of the mustache.
Bake according to the clay packaging.
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1. Begin with half of your black clay.
2. Form into a slight arc with both sides swooping down.

You can use a knife or toothpick to scratch "hair" lines into the clay.
Insert the sharp end of a kabob into the side of the mustache.
Bake according to the clay packaging.
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1.Begin with half of your red clay.
2. Break clay into a half and 2 fourths.
3. Form the half into the bottom part of the lips and the fourths into two "whale" shapes.
4. Form these three shapes together to form lips.

Insert the sharp end of a kabob into the side of the lips.
Bake according to the clay packaging.
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1.Begin with half of your red clay.
2. Break clay into a half and 2 fourths.
3. Form the half into the bottom part of the lips and the fourths into two "whale" shapes.
4. Form these three shapes together to form lips, but leave a hole in the middle so that it appears that the mouth is open.

Insert the sharp end of a kabob into the side of the lips.
Bake according to the clay packaging.
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And then have some fun with your creations...


I'm linking to these parties.
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10 comments:

Jacky {The Sweetest Petunia} said...

You two are so cute & funny! :)

Beth said...

Super cute...you're so creative to make them on your own! <3

Jessica said...

haha cute!!

the cape on the corner said...

how fun! they really are the "thing" right now, but for a reason. they're so silly and fun. love your version!

Hannah said...

The props are too cute, and you and your husband are adorable!

Unique Hrebina said...

You reminded me of a Croatian band with those mustaches (http://www.glas.ba/glas/upload/image/1.%20NOVOSTI-ROCK/Let3_zivikurac.jpg) they are a bit extravagant :)

mimijack said...

Oh this is so cute. My daughter, Maggie, who's 10 is gonna love this. She's in a polymer clay phase. :)

www.missmaggiesplace.blogspot.com

thechattymommy said...

Great job!
I think your husband will look very distinguished with a mustache when he is older, like 50 or so. :)

Rachel said...

Haha these are so hilariously awesome! I love the pictures and the tutorial is so helpful. I would love it if you would stop by and share at the link party going on right now at Lines Across My Face.
:)Rachel
http://linesacrossmyface.blogspot.com/2011/08/cure-for-common-monday-3-craft-link.html

Catch A Falling Star said...

Ah..hahaha...these are cute.
I was wondering if anyone was going to make these out of clay.
Great job!!