Stephanie Kilgast - Magical Mushroom

Stephanie Kilgast - Magical Mushroom

January 05, 2019

Learn to sculpt a detailed mushroom with intriguing textures in bright colors.

An intuitive approach to colors that is accessible to beginners but interesting enough to catch more advanced sculptors as well.

 Stephanie Kilgast - Inspired by natural forms, Stéphanie Kilgast’s artwork is an ode to nature and its current biodiversity. She grows colorful organic sculptures on human-made objects, celebrating the beauty of nature in a dialogue with humanity, questioning the lost balance between human activities and nature.

She built her reputation and her sculpting skills around hyperrealistic miniature food sculptures. Her work has been exhibited in America, Asia and Europe.

In 2015, she worked on her « daily veggie challenge », an artistic project where she sculpted a different miniature vegetable or fruit every day to present the vast quantity of edible plants, while encouraging to reduce our meat and animal products intake for environmental reasons.

French, Born in 1985, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, currently resides in Vannes, France.  https://www.petitplat.fr

Materials:
  • Polymer clay in the colors of your liking, pick three close colors for the mushroom. I 
  • picked blue, mint and green.
  • If using polymer clay that bakes very opaque (like Fimo) use as much translucent clay as the color you picked. If your polymer clay is already partially translucent, (like Cernit) you can use the colors as is.
  • Liquid polymer clay
  • Acrylic paint in the same colors of the polymer clay you picked, black and white.
  • Varnish

Tools:

  • Ball ended stylus
  • Spatula tool / toothpick / needle tool, the tool you like best
  • Here a video link to the tools I like best https://youtu.be/oqph9A56p38
  • Scalpel
  • Sandpaper / toothbrush
  • Aluminium foil
  • Masking tape

Outline

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