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This chapter focuses on the production of Tang costumes and floral element decorations. The feature of this chibi Tang costume girl is her dressing with improved Chinese style Tang costume and lotus hair accessories, making her full of ancient charm. The use of lotus as a pattern decoration for clothing, as well as lotus and tassel for hair and clothing decorations.

Materials & Tools

Sculpting Tools

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Face mold, large scissors, small scissors, rounded scissors, round rods, crochet hooks, rolling pins, circular cutting tool, blades, eye-opening knife, pressure plate, engraving knife, B-7000 glue, tweezers, egg-shaped assistant and indentation knife.

Decorative Materials

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Semicircular pearls, bubble beads, copper wire, and metal petals.

Coloring Tools

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 Pencil, eraser, paint, brush, eyeshadow and brush.

Clay & Color Mixing

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Used skin, red, blue, yellow, black, brown, and white clay; in addition, gold resin clay was used to craft props, which can be replaced with yellow.

  1. Mix yellow, white and red clay together to create light yellow clay;
  2. Mix white, blue and red clay together to create light blue clay.
  3. Mix white and brown clay to create light pink clay;
  4. Mix black, white, and brown clay to create dark grey clay.
  5. Mix red and blue clay to create a reddish-brown clay.

Making the Main Part

Making the Face

1. Prepare the face mold, knead the skin clay into a pointed teardrop shape, align the tip with the nose, press the clay into the mold and flatten it, leaving some clay at the top.

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2. Pinch the reserved clay to pull out the clay from the mold, cut off any excess clay.

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Making Legs

1. Roll the mixed light blue clay into two drop shapes, making sure to maintain their equal sizes.

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2. Use a round bar to press inward and create a circular indentation at the bottom of the pants

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3. Rub your fingers back and forth on knees to adjust the shape of thighs and calves. After making both legs, check to see if they are symmetrical.

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4. Bring her legs together and adjust them into a forward stepping position. Cut off any excess clay. Use a detail needle to press on the crotch area and then use your fingers to flatten and smooth out the hip area.

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5. Take skin clay and roll it into a teardrop shape. Cut off any excess clay. Use the pointed end as the girl's foot. Repeat the process to create the other foot, ensuring both are the same size.

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6. Press the pointed end that was just cut onto the footpad, flatten it, then use two fingers to pinch one side to create the sole, and finally use your fingers to rub back and forth on the ankle. The feet are now ready.

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7. Roll out the pre-mixed blue clay into thin sheets.

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8. Use the blade to cut one side neatly, use the circle cutting tool to cut an arc on the neat edge, and then cut the other side neatly, spacing the arcs a distance apart as you cut.

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9. Align the circle of the sheet with the instep, wrap the small foot with the sheet, close the sheet at the heel, and finally cut away any excess clay pieces. Crimp the edges of the shoe with the sculpting tool.

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10. Take some pink clay and roll it into a long strip according to the length of the small feet, then flatten it. Align the small feet that were just covered with the shoe uppers on all four sides of the pink sheet, stick it on, and quickly lift it up.

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11. Take a small piece of reddish-brown clay and stretch it out to form a thin long strip. Cut out a section with the desired length as needed.

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12. Wrap a thin strip around the shoe opening starting from the heel.

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13. Place the created chaps in your hands and cut off the excess. Pinch the legs and glue the cut out chaps to the cuffs of the pants.

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14. Roll the light yellow and reddish-brown clay into thin sheets, use a blade to cut the clay neatly and join them together. Cut out dual-colored clay sheets as needed.

Tips: Key Points for Sealing Joints of Clay Pieces

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Making Body

1. Take the well-prepared light blue clay and roll it into a drop shape. Use your thumb to press and flatten the rounded end, then use your fingertip to press inward and create a concave indentation

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2. With the help of an egg-shaped tool, clay can be made into a smooth and even arc shape, which can be used for making hair clips and skirts. First, place the pre-shaped torso with the concave side down on the egg-shaped tool, and use your fingers to craft the skirt from top to bottom. Then, press and mold the torso with your fingers to create the desired shape.

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Tips: Note the curve of the back when making the torso, with a concave waist and a streamlined forward curve in the front chest.

3. Lift the torso off the egg-shaped support and cut the skirt into a smooth circular shape.

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4. Based on the 3 head proportion, cut off the excess part of the trunk, and then use a knitting needle to press out the fabric wrinkles, which spread from the inside outwards.

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5. Pinch the shoulder with your index finger and thumb to create a flat edge to the shoulder.

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Making Clothes

You can master the art of painting flowers on air dry clay with this article(How to Draw Flowers on Air Dry Clay?).

Making Lace

1. Preparation of patterned thin pieces using trouser legs. Start from the middle of the back side and wrap around the hem of the skirt in a circle.

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2. After sticking the pattern on, use your fingers to pinch and adjust the ups and downs of the hem of the skirt.

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Making a Coat

1. Roll out a thin sheet of light yellow clay and use a round cutting tool to cut out an arc-shaped notch.

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2. Centered contrasting curved notch, use a blade to press a straight line, then cut out the radius from the edge to the straight line.

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3. Align the prepared sheet with the front chest, stick it to the trunk, and use your fingers to pinch the shoulders to make the sheet stick tightly to the trunk. Finally, remove the excess clay by cutting it off.

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4. Based on the cut of the garment, trim off the excess clay on both sides of the coast.

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5. Cut a curved notch on a pale yellow square piece of clay, align it with the center of the back, stick it onto the torso, and trim away any excess clay.

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6. Adjust the edge profile of the top with the blade to make it smooth. Then use the eyelet knife to pick up the top so that there is a gap between the top and the torso.

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7. Take skin clay and shape it into a cylinder, adjusting the thickness to match the size of the neck. Then trim one end evenly and stick it on.

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Tips: The seams of the top need to be pasted in reference to the cutting of the garment, such as aligning the opening of the top, collar and front chest in the center.

8. Cut a long, pale yellow thin slice, align the top at the cardigan, and place the slice around the neck. Smooth out the seam between the collar and the blouse with an tool.

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9. Use red clay to pull out long threads, starting from the neckline to the opening of the sweater, wrap around the collar. Use an tool to press the long thread, making it stick to the collar.

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10. Continue to wrap the long thread around the hem of the top in a circle, then return to the collar and cut off any excess clay. Use an tool to adjust.

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11. Take light yellow clay and roll it into a ball, then shape it into a teardrop. Repeat the process to create two teardrops of the same size.

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12. Press the cuffs with modeling ball tool, pressing the cuffs inward to create a circular notch. Then use the detail needle to press the pleats at the elbow position.

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13. Compared to the length of the sleeves, the cuff is located on both sides of the crotch. Cut off the excess clay and make the shoulder of the sleeve smooth.

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14. Attach the trimmed double sleeves and adjust the arm movements by holding the elbows.

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15. Take red and light blue clay and roll them into thin sheets, then combine them to create a pattern. Cut the strips into long pieces using a blade and set aside for later use.

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16. Start sticking the pattern from the center position of the upper sleeve, wrap around the sleeve with a thin sheet neatly, and cut off the excess clay.

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17. Roll the red clay into small round balls, then flatten them out. Repeat this process 4 times, and then join the 4 small round balls together.

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18. Poke a small hole in the middle of each small ball with a modeling ball, and attach it to the seam at the cuff.

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19. The colorful edge of the sleeve should face up, aligning with the center. The safety button should align with the sleeve seam, and the tassel should be pasted centered and facing down.

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Making Hands

1. Take skin clay and roll it into a long strip, then flatten one end. Roll it back and forth at the wrist position to adjust the shape of a small hand.

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2. Press the palm of the hand with a detail needle to make a nest, cut out the thumb, and the short cute chibi-style little hand prototype comes out!

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3. Take the shaping tool and press out the remaining 4 fingers, using the detail needle to adjust the bend of the fingers to the palm.

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4. Place the detail needle in the palm, bend the fingers over, and then press the wrist and palm lines with the detail needle, and the little chubby hand is finished.

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Making Head

Drawing Faces

1. Sketch the facial features with a pencil.

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2. Squeeze the pigments that you will need onto a notepad.

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3. Outline the eyes and mouth with reddish-brown color.

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4. Apply white flat coating on eyes and mouth.

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5. Shade the eye with grey to create shadows.

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6. Use diluted green paint to draw the middle area of the eyeball.

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7. Use a mixture of white and green paint to draw the reflection in the eyeball.

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8. Outlined with black, the crescent-shaped shadow of the eyeball.

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9. Apply black eyeliner.

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10. Outline the eyelashes with black.

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11. Outline the double eyelid with reddish-brown color.

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12. Use dark grey to draw eyebrows.

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13. Apply highlights to the eyeballs using white color.

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14. Draw three short slanted lines on both sides of the cheeks with red to indicate blush.

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15. Dip a brush into red eyeshadow and apply a layer of color on the cheeks, nose bridge, and eyelids. The cheeks should have a heavier color than the eyelids.

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Making Hair

1. Cut out a circular hole for the neck using a circle cutting tool. Take some dark grey clay, knead it into a sphere, and adjust the size of the sphere to fit the face shape.

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2. Cut the sphere into two halves and use your fingers to mold one end into an even rounded shape. Then, attach the face shape to the center of the half circle.

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3. Trim the bottom of the dark gray clay neatly, use a scoring tool to create hairline marks on the dark gray clay, and cut out some details.

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4. Flatten the tail with a modeling ball to determine the basic shape of the head.

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5. Thin slices of hair at the temples are half thin and half thick. Use a platen to press out the hair traces.

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6. Based on the shape of the indentation, cut the hair into a sheet, then use your fingers to curl the hair ends slightly.

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7. When making the bangs, first place the sheet on the egg-shaped assistant and press out the curve. Use a pressing knife to press out the bangs, trim off the excess clay after comparing the length of the bangs, and trim the shape of the hair tail again.

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8. Fill in the gap between the face and the back of the head with dark gray clay, attach the bangs hair piece and make final adjustments.

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9. When making a hair accessory, first shape a drop-shaped piece of clay and then flatten it. Pay attention to making the middle part thicker and the sides thinner.

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10. Place the hair piece on the egg-shaped helper and use an embossing knife to create hairline traces.

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11. Take off the wafer and cut it into the shape of the wafer based on the indentation.

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12. First in the temples on the sideburns hair piece, and then up the hair piece, paste the hair piece can be adjusted or trimmed after the shape of the hair piece.

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13. From the top of the head towards the ear, stick the hairpiece and create an arch shape at the roots.

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14.  Use the same method as in step 13 to attach another hairpiece, also creating an arch shape and ensuring that the curves on both sides of the hairpiece remain consistent.

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15. Continue attaching one hair extension piece and adjust its position and curvature after it has been attached.

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16. Cut the sheet into two smaller pieces, the sheet should be thin and pointed. Use your fingers to bend the sheet a little and stick it to the top of your head.

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Making Decorations

Making Magic Wands

1. Roll out a thin sheet of pink clay, wrap the copper wire in it, and cut off any excess clay.

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2. Knead a white clay ball, flatten it with a press plate, and cut the thin sheet in half. Use a pointed tool to create wing marks, and cut out the wing shape according to the marks.

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3. Take gold-colored clay and roll it out into thin slices. Cut it into long strips and wrap the strips around a round tool. Remove the tool and shape it into a circular ring.

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4. Cut a circle on the blue sheet using a circle cutting tool, then press out three straight lines as shown in the picture, and cut out a hexagonal star based on the lines.

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5. Place the hexagram on the ring, stick metal flakes in the shape of stars on the hexagram, and attach a bubble bead in the middle. Cut out pointed pieces from gold foil and surround the ring. The solar wheel is ready for use.

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6. Attach the red bubble beads to the ends of the stick, wrap the seam allowance with the gold sheet, attach the sun wheel and the little wings, and the magic wand is ready!

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7. Securing her hands in the center of her cuffs with copper wire, she placed the magical scepter into her hands.

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Making Lotus Flower

1. Take pink clay and knead it into a teardrop shape.

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2. Place the drop on your index finger and use a detail needle to press a thin slice through the center.

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3. Pinch some pointed tips with your fingers

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4. Craft six lotus petals according to this shape.

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5. The middle petal is at the bottom, align the two petals to the left and right and stick them onto the middle petal.

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6. Continue to stick petals on both sides, paying attention to align them to the left and right, and then stick one in the middle.

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7. First, use red paint to outline the texture of the petals, then use a brush dipped in red eyeshadow to color the petals.

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8. The image shows the effect after coloring is completed.

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Making Tassels

1. Take red clay and shape it into a droplet form. Flatten the rounded end with a press and carve the marks of a wheat spike with a carving tool. Finally, cut out a strip of clay.

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2. Adjust the position of the clay thread and use B-7000 glue to attach a piece of gold foil to the head of the tassel. The tassel is now complete.

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3. Install the finished head and adjust the direction or movement of the girl's head by rotating it a bit. Attach tassels to the hair beside the ear, and then attach a lotus flower headdress to the tassels.

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4. Stick the lotus flower decoration on the collar with B-7000 glue.

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5. Attach half-round pearls to the base of lotus flower decorations and headbands, and to the shoes to complete the beautiful girl figurine.

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