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Sculpting the Scroll

Posted by goregt On May - 23 - 2007

Sculpting the scroll

Ok, soooo we have added the base (belly), a rough neck and now it is time to add the scroll (top part of the neck). The following steps are quick and easy and a good start to building a basic scroll. I still have a lot more to do to the scroll, like cleaning it up and adding the keys. However, as I have done in all the other tutorials, I always first cover the foundation or basic steps. Once you get a good foundation then adding the details is a cinch.

The polymer clay I am using for this particular piece is Super Sculpey.

Polymer clay fiddle - neck The first step is to rollout out a thin layer of clay using a pasta machine
Polymer clay fiddle - neck Next I trim down the sides to form a long and thin triangle.
Polymer clay fiddle - neck The attached picture shows the basic shape that I am trying to achieve.
Polymer clay fiddle - neck Roll a cylinder with clay starting with the widest part.
Polymer clay fiddle - neck After I roll my cylinder I add a little clay to the back of the piece to create a little more thickness
Polymer clay fiddle - neck Smooth out the sides a little
Polymer clay fiddle - neck I’ve added a little more clay to the top of the piece and sill smooth it out using the same steps from above.

Next lesson – Attaching the scroll to the fiddle.

Previous lesson Building out the neck of the fiddle

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