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Hi. Did you see the Finger Wall Hook I posted yesterday? It’s a little creepy. I questioned whether or not it was “over the line” but then quickly realized that I don’t really care. I’m about to take a giant running leap over that line and show you how I made the most ridiculous/creepy/awesome soap dish ever.
Warning – This is long but there are tons of pics. If you don’t know how to read, you’ll still be able to make this thing by the end.
After playing with the clay that Sculpey was kind enough to send me for the finger hook, I went out and grabbed a 1 lb package of Super Sculpey in Semi-Transparent Beige aka flesh. I’ve made something like this before so I kind of had an idea of where to start.
First, I snapped a pic of my own hand, relaxed. Yeah, it’s a little chub. Hush it.
Then I cut pieces of galvanized wire at the same length of each of my fingers and bent them in the same places and at the same angles as my own fingers.
Then I attached the finger wires together using a smaller gauge wire, leaving the thumb off.
Then I smashed a wad of Sculpey on top of that to hold the wire fingers in place.
I kept adding clay to the palm area so the fingers would have something to hang on to.
For the finger meat, I rolled the Sculpey into a cylinder about the same size as my finger…
…and cut it in half lengthwise.
I added one half of that to the back of the wire and then added the other piece the front, the same way I made the Finger Wall Hook.
I kept smoothing it out and adding “meat” to it.
Once I got the palm meaty enough, I added the thumb wire and just pressed it into the clay.
Then covered the wire the same way I did the other fingers.
And then continued adding meat.
The silver end of the Style and Detail Tool is awesome for blending, you can kind of see where I used it to blend but then followed that by smoothing it over with my fingers.
I added a little bit of a wrist…
…and was ready to get super creepy with the fingernails. I used the Needle Point Tool to “draw” on the fingernails.
And then used the rubber end of the Style and Detail tool to create the actual fingernails. This tool is awesome. I just basically used the same action you would use when pushing back your cuticles while getting a manicure, and boom, fingernails.
Once those were done, I looked back at my own hand and added some more meat in some places, using a long snake-like piece to make that fat wrinkle in my hand.
I smoothed it out with the Style and Detail Tool…
… and then rolled out a piece of Sculpey to lay on top of it to make it smooth.
After I rolled it out flat with the clay roller, I pressed the piece into my palm to get some my hand print lines in there.
I smoothed that down and used the Needle Point Tool to make some small wrinkle lines in the fingers and then used the clay knife for the deeper wrinkles. Then I added a small ball of clay at the base of each finger to get that little ridge of meat that forms when you relax your hand.
After studying my own hand and adding all my little wrinkles, it was time to bake. I baked this for about 20 minutes at 275 and then let it cool.
Boom! Soap dish. It’s hand soap, get it?!
I considered adding a nail and some blood and calling it an Easter craft, but I thought maybe that wouldn’t go over so well. I just think we should celebrate what Easter is actually about rather than teaching kids about a bunny who poops out chocolate eggs. Just sayin’.
Anyway, look! It’s a soap dish!
Or a jewlery holder…
This thing needs some lotion.
Look at that hand-meat.
Man-hands! It reminds me of Bernice from the movie Dodgeball.
You could even bake a screw into the wrist, kinda the same way I did the Finger Wall Hook, screw it into the wall and have it hold your keys for you.
If that Easter comment got your panties in a twist, please feel free to email me.
I would love to discuss it.
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