Starting with a wooden peg, I used Sculpty oven-bake polymer clay to form the body of a mouse knitting on a spool of thread. Inspired by the heartwarming illustrations in the Beatrice Potter books. After baking in the oven I finished with acrylic paint, starting with dark colors for the base and dry brushing mid and light tones to create depth of color. Lastly, wash with burnt umber to accent the texture and gives an aged look to the piece.
Approx. Time to complete: 17 hours