Salted Dough Modeling Workshop. Pendulum Clock "Cheerful Cook"

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Salted Dough Modeling Workshop. Pendulum Clock "Cheerful Cook"
Salted Dough Modeling Workshop. Pendulum Clock "Cheerful Cook"

Video: Salted Dough Modeling Workshop. Pendulum Clock "Cheerful Cook"

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The end result will depend on your idea and the watch you find to rework! If you can find a separate pendulum mechanism, great!

I didn’t succeed, so I found an inexpensive Chinese clock with a round pendulum and an additional semicircle at the bottom for sale. Now I saw a lot of these on sale. If you find a separate mechanism, then you can give any shape to the watch with the help of plywood or other dense material.

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1. Draw a sketch. If the clock is round (as in the photo), draw a circle around the clock on paper. Is this the center of our composition? And then we draw our chef, as if he was sitting comfortably near the clock. The chef's body should find a little on the circle, so that in the future there would be something to glue our cook to the dial! (All parts of the body) Also pay attention to the arrows. Mark on the circle the extreme points to which the arrows reach, so that they can move freely and the figure of the cook does not interfere with them. I had to undercut the long arrow slightly. Better to use small arrows. Now on sale you can pick up various hands for watches. There are arrows in the form of a fork and a knife! Draw your sketch well. Note that one leg of the cook will be a pendulum. And the second one is stretched along the bottom of the dial and covers the attachment of the second leg to the base of the pendulum. (Think about these little things in advance!) Whatever happens, the attachment of the pendulum is not visible. When the sketch is ready, you can continue! We get a sketch on a scale of 1: 1.

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2. We take tracing paper and transfer the drawing to tracing paper.

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3. Next, prepare the salted dough! For 4 parts of salt ("extra" fine) 2 parts of water, you can add 1 teaspoon of wallpaper glue (diluted in warm water). And knead the dough, slowly adding flour. The amount of flour from experience is difficult to determine at once, and it makes no sense to immediately pour a lot of flour, add slowly, until the dough becomes like plasticine. Here, of course, you need to practice a little. I will say one thing, the dough needs to be kneaded for a long time and persistently, the longer you knead it, the more plastic it becomes! You can constantly wet your hands if you feel that there is not enough water. In principle, you can replace salted dough with polymer clay or plastic, now this good is enough to mold a cook out of it.

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4. The dough is ready. Wrap it in cellophane and pinch off piece by piece to keep the rest of the dough from drying out. We take a baking sheet, put our tracing paper on it and start sculpting! We tear off a piece from the dough approximately so that we have enough to make a body! With moistened hands (this is more convenient to work), knead a piece in your hands and give it a body shape.

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The pattern in front of your eyes is a drawing on tracing paper. Apply the detail to the drawing to accurately match the proportions. The body is ready. Then we sculpt the shoe (we apply it to the pattern), we make the second shoe. Then we sculpt the leg - the leg of the left leg and with the help of water we glue the edge of the leg onto the shoe. We do everything on the template! Using a knife, you can add folds to the trousers. We also make the second leg, we sculpt it separately from the cook himself, on the sidelines, since this is a separate pendulum element. In the same way, we put a second leg on the shoe with the help of water, as in the photo.

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Then we make hands (first, brushes, and then we put sleeves on them). Then the head, then the cap. Then came the small details. Buttons. Oh yes! We forgot the apron! Roll out the dough thinly, cut out a rectangle. The edges were crushed, the bottom was made wavy, and the top of the apron, on the contrary, was pinned! Remember childhood modeling from plasticine! Wet the chef's body where the apron will be lightly with water and attach the apron on top, as in the photo. Remove excess. From a thin flattened sausage from the dough, make a belt and a bow. Do the same with the neckerchief. Finishing the small details.Ears, nose, hair, strings, balls for the dial (I made roses and leaves on a cake and just buttons, as in the photo). Also, do not forget to use the wire to make holes for the antennae! (which we will then make from wire and glue into these holes)

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5. Oh yeah, we forgot the cake! Our chef holds a cake in one hand. With the help of sausages, we make a plate on our hand, then the cake itself and decorate it with cherry balls. Instead of a cake, you can come up with anything! Check if you forgot any details?

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6. We put our cook in the oven! On low heat, 50 degrees, dry our figurine until golden brown. This can take a significant amount of time (it all depends on your oven, so you need to keep the process under control!) Look into the oven for the first hour if the temperature is too high for the figurine to swell! Avoid this, if the figure has not changed in the first hour, then everything is going well and you can add the heat to 100 degrees and gradually increase the temperature so that the dough is slightly browned! Look into the oven more often so as not to burn! As soon as you see that the figurine has become a rosy cream color (like the face and hands in the photo), you can take the product out of the oven. Let the craft cool down completely, it is better to continue working the next day.

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When the figurine cools down, you can start painting it with acrylics.

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8. Next, let's take the clock. Choose a decoupage card or napkin to your liking (the background of the clock is what you intended, like stripes in this case).

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Glue the background onto the base of the clock. “Age” the edges of the watch with a sponge and acrylic paint. You can also spray it on the surface, for an even stronger effect of aging (we collect a little paint on a bristle brush and brush with a finger along the brush at the level of the dial, sprinkling paint over the surface with small droplets). After drying, cover with any acrylic varnish.

9. Glue our chef to the dial with the irreplaceable moment glue. Glue the other leg to the base of the pendulum. We mark where our roses and leaves will be on the dial, glue, and also the remaining navel marks (as in the photo). Here is our watch and ready!

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10. The only thing is that the center of gravity of our watch can be shifted (since the figure is located more on the right), so the watch needs to be fixed to the wall in two places, as I did, or on the other side, some counterweight-weight must be attached to the back side. We attach our pendulum. And now the clock is ready!

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