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How to make a Kingdom Hearts Birth By Sleep Wayfinder

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What you need:

  • Sculpey or any other brand of polymer clay
  • Clay tools, a range would be good. If you don’t know what i’m taking about have a look here
  • Stanley Knife or a knife you would not use for food again
  • Oven
  • Silver or grey Spray paint
  • Blue/Green/Orange/Yellow paint <- depending on which character’s wayfinder you’re making. Here I’m making Aqua’s
  • Metal wire
  • Pliers
  • This template – UPDATED

Steps

1) Print out the template provided and cut it out.

2) Get your sculpey and pull out 2 rows. Combine them together and roll out flat.

3) Place the template on the rolled sculpey and press down lightly.

4) Cut around the template with your knife.

5) Using your clay tools, indent into the sculpey the shape of the inside of the wayfinder. Don’t forget to leave a circular part at the bottom of each “shell” so the wire can go though.

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6) Poke a hole into each of the circular parts. Choose a shell to be the top one and poke a larger hole at the tip.

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7) Place the emblem on some scrap sculpey you rolled out before and cut around.

8 ) Draw on the extra lines in the emblem with a sharp pointed object and place it in the middle of your wayfinder.

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9) Put the sculpey into the oven to bake. Check the temperature and timing for your scupley, it should tell you on the packaging.

10) Take it out and let it rest and cool down for a while.

11) Grab your grey/silver spray paint and spray both sides of your wayfinder. Also make sure your sides are well covered.

12) Start painting the inside of each “shell”. I recommend starting with the tip of each shell as it is the lightest part, then paint the darkest, then blend together with a colour inbetween.

13) Cut an appropriate amount of wire and bend it the way staplers are shaped before it’s bent. Slot it through the 2 holes and bend them inwards at the back. Do this for all 5 Shells.

14) Your Wayfinder is complete.  The top hole is there for you to choose what you want to make your wayfinder into. Be it a key chain, necklace or whatever^^

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Author About Michelle Nguyen

Mixiao is a university student form Australia, studying to become art teacher. Mixiao has had her artworks, exhibited at various art galleries in Sydney and specializes in cosplay accessories. She likes anime, manga, j-dramas, k-dramas, k-pop, cosplaying and is not shy of wearing her creations. Changing the ordinary and making it extraordinary is the motto she lives by.

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13 Comments

  1. rebekah
    Posted January 31, 2012 at 9:21 pm | Permalink

    hey i really was hoping to make this but the template has been blocked so i was wondering if you could send me the template? thanks alot :)

    • Posted February 1, 2012 at 2:51 am | Permalink

      Hi, I have contact Mixiao and she will update this post later and then you will see the template, or you can contact her for it directly via pgsm_fan [@] hotmail.com

    • Posted February 1, 2012 at 4:02 am | Permalink

      Hi Rebekah, yes megaupload was recently seized and the file was uploaded to that, however I have changed the file, you can now download it from mediafire, click the link above to get the template.

      • Shelby
        Posted June 10, 2012 at 11:53 pm | Permalink

        Hi, I know the link to the template has been updated, but for some reason, I still can’t see it. I made a mediafire account to see if that made a difference, and it still won’t load anything.
        Do you think you could send me the template, if it’s not too much trouble? Or take another look at the link? I really wanna make a wayfinder for my friend, and yours looks amazing.
        Thanks a lot :]

  2. Posted February 6, 2012 at 2:53 pm | Permalink

    Hello,
    I have a question me and my dad want to ask
    when the wayfinder is hard and if you put the spray paint,would the paint of the other color(s) wouldnt it mess it put or something?or did you use something else for the blue?
    thank you

    • Posted February 7, 2012 at 3:30 am | Permalink

      once the wayfinder is out of the oven and cooled down you can spray paint it. then let to dry and then paint using acrylic paint or normal paint to paint each shell. don’t spray paint it.

  3. Terra
    Posted February 29, 2012 at 5:07 am | Permalink

    How come I can’t seee the pictures you posted up on making thw Wayfinder?

  4. robyn
    Posted August 11, 2012 at 5:27 pm | Permalink

    what particular sculpey was used for this particular wayfinder?

    • Mixiao
      Posted August 14, 2012 at 9:19 am | Permalink

      I used fimo soft clay

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