FRUSTRATING!! TRYING TO Make a Sculpture Out of Wood Dust Clay #teamtrees craft challenge

FRUSTRATING!! TRYING TO Make a Sculpture Out of Wood Dust Clay #teamtrees craft challenge


hey grains welcome to an episode of crafty misadventures for your viewing pleasure today’s craft is really special some of you may know there is a huge collaboration among hundreds of youtube channels and this collaboration is called #teamtrees this initiative was started by two huge creators here on YouTube mrbeast was close to 26 million subscribers how is that even a number and Mark Rober who is also close to 9 million subscribers and the initiative is that for every $1 donated one tree will be planted somewhere in the world where it needs it the most and it’s going to be a native plant that is to that environment every dollar counts whether you can donate one dollar or more it really makes a huge difference our planet needs us more than ever now and just to show you grains that I am also very serious I am donating to plant 1,000 trees so please go ahead and click that button whether it’s $1 or if you can’t that is totally ok please make sure that you do spread the word the idea is we want to make sure to raise 20 million dollars for 20 million trees before 2020 and since you tubers haven’t always had the best reputation in the past it’s our duty for ha duty to try and make sure that the mainstream media knows that we also can do pretty great things so not only is this a collaboration with other youtubers this is a collaboration with our community you grains have as much power as we do and so that’s why today’s craft is going to be a completely new clay that I haven’t tried yet this clay is called MakonnenSan it is a wood based clay that is made from recycled sawdust from a pencil company it is a biodegradable biodegradable Wow English number one and eco-friendly so when I went to Japan a couple of weeks ago and I saw this and I knew I was doing a #teamtrees video I figured this was the best material to work with will it be easy to work with I don’t know well I enjoy this will I be able to sculpt something epic from it I said I don’t know oh so as a geek there are so many trees out there to choose from for example there’s Groot there’s also tree beard from the Lord of the ring of course we can’t forget grandmother willow from Pocahontas and of course various other video game type trees like the ones in Kirby or The Legend of Zelda and so that is why today I am going to be doing the great Deku Tree and the only simple reason of doing the great Deku Tree is because it looks like has a mustache kind of want to do that compare fight you have a problem for those of you who don’t know the great Deku Tree in ocarina of time mm according to the wiki is a guardian of the forest and safeguards not only the lands around it but also the critters that live in it and so the reason I really also wanted to do not just the great must I love the mustache just let’s look at it again what a great is because since it is a guardian I wanted to have my own little guardian and I wanted to make it in a type of a bonsai look I also picked up this material from Japan that kind of looks like little leaves and little bush kind of thing I have no idea how to use any of these materials and that is why I am so excited much excited all right let’s get a feel for our material in case you’re wondering this whole thing cost me about three dollars well oh it smells smells like a forest actually I take that back it take it it smells exactly like if you grabbed a bunch of pencils and just started sniffing them just because you like the smell of supplies and it doesn’t make you weird at all and now for a first impressions on touching and oh that is dense it actually feels like the blue tack that you would use the stick things on oh my yeah it really does feel like blue tack it’s not particularly sticky but to each other it seems like it would stick my guess is that it’s going to behave close enough to air dry clay so hopefully we can use water to make it a little more moist I’m sorry for using that word smells divine it’s like an artist dream where you’re just surrounded everywhere by pencils color just art supplies so the first thing we want to do is make our tree base for some reason I don’t know why I decided to choose a base that was pretty big so I might actually need it both both blocks of clay English please today cooperate but those of you who don’t know yes English is my third language and the Deku Tree is portrayed as this massively gorgeous the piece of tree wanted to say piece of wood get your mind out of the gutter and there are options to either make the tree it with the mouth open or to keep it closed I kind of want an in-between because I want the mustache to be very prominent so I’m just going to make like a little crevice once we have the base I’m going to be using my cutting tool to make those little lines that look like the tree and then start creating the environment texture is going to be very important here some trying to texture as much as possible one of the biggest fears I have about this clay is how much does it shrink on the packaging itself it really doesn’t mention how much shrinkage is going to happen so I’m really crossing my fingers that not much will I feel like I need to explain how unpleasant it is to work with this clay it smells nice and the texture really is nice and dense but it dries up very quickly I’m going to try and put on the face right now just because it keeps drying but way more quickly if then I can keep up and actually sculpt normally I like to spend anywhere between 30 and 40 hours making a sculpture but this one here is not leaving me much of a choice but to work within maximum two to three hours and I have to admit I’ve never really done a kind of facial feature type thing that wasn’t very cartoony so this was a completely new experience for me especially considering the clay is just not cooperative I was going to attempt something just just a little maybe this much this much not smart as in pretty dumb I really wanted to make extra branches on top and then put like cauliflower type patches a little bit of everywhere but the more I’m working with this clay the more I can tell you that if I try to do something that is anti-gravity even if I put little sticks here and there the chances of it breaking are going to be pretty high is that going to stop me from trying no let’s do it anyways because I told you I’m not I’m not a smart cookie so I’m using bamboo skewers to put in in different sides of the head and then try and hope that the clay will stick to each other and at least that these bamboo skewers are deep enough so that it doesn’t fall off and of course I am struggling so much to get this clay to smooth out by golly this better look good after I promise there will be way more details as I’m trying to paint and put on more stuff but do I look like I know into the future no I do not at this point right now I’m feeling just just a little overconfident because the skewers went in smoothly the clay was smooth pretty smoothly and I feel like disasters just waiting for us around the corner before I can put on the batches of foliage right on top I don’t want to push my luck so I’m going to wait about one hour to let this piece solidify just a little bit before putting more weight because I’m not an engineer but I feel like if something is too too much weight to like that engineer language that’s my limit but I would need to all right so here I am an hour later and I am wearing a sweater because Canada land of the cold and maple syrup so I did put a skewer all the way from from the middle top all the way to the bottom to make sure that it is a little more stable because even after an hour it was slightly wobbly so now in order to make my top piece I’m going to be taking a coil paper crumpling it up a little bit and then putting some of that clay right around it I really don’t think it’s going to be stable enough to hold on its own so I will be using the help of my glue gun here we are 48 hours later because holy moly I had no idea that this clay would take forever to dry but it makes sense it’s wet wood a couple of you have been asking me and yes this is Philip DeFranco merch it says why be informed when you can use your feelings as facts and interestingly enough while I was filming this video he commented on my previous video because it had his other merch which is pretty cool thanks Phil I know it’s a pretty needy small creator but I’m independent now so as you can see it did dry up there were quite a few cracks here and there but I have to admit since we chose to make a tree those cracks just seemed natural so I’m pretty happy that we went with the tree so what I’m going to do now is I’m going to take my glue gun and just glue on the little blotches of trees right on top hopefully it’ll stay because I don’t even know if I put enough support but fingers crossed all right now for the fun part in airbrush so this is only my second time ever using an airbrush for a project I’m really excited but also really scared because I don’t know how it’s going to be reacting with this kind of clay and as we can see from the picture of the great Deku Tree it’s more of a yellowy Brown rather than a reddish brown so I’m going to go ahead and use this one here it’s a liquitex acrylic ink then of course we have to shake it let’s see how that looks by the way since I’m really new at airbrushing for those of you who are used to it are you supposed to put the darker colors first or the lighter colors I don’t know I had so much fun airbrushing this I just really want to airbrush everything so if you haven’t gotten into airbrushing things and you’re sculpting don’t be like me and wait so many years before you try it out it’s actually really fun it’s looking really cool so far now I’m really curious to try out these miniature model type bushy things and I have no idea how to use it the fact does say that we can use some glue and then water and then stick it but I don’t want to do that I just kind of want to put them randomly here and there so I’m just going to take the tacky glue and put a little bit of the tacky glue here and there and start placing little bushes I want them kind of to also climb a little bit so it’s I guess kind of like moss but not quite I felt like the little Moss were just a little too bright for the whole environment so I decided to take a little bit of those acrylic inks and dab it just a little bit with a darker green and here is our great Deku Tree and I can’t help but think of Deku from my hero academia bonus points if you watch it and I have to admit for something really simple and it was really difficult to put together because of that sawdust wood recycled clay but I’m really glad that I chose a tree otherwise all the cracks would have been a little too much but thankfully here the cracks really look organic and they look like they were made on purpose as part of the actual tree it just goes to show that really the devil is in the details so the airbrushing really saved me so please remember to check out the Arbor Day Foundation donate button this is going to be it for a huge collective I want for the whole world to know that not just youtubers but the community that we have built here on the platform we’re a force to be reckoned with because when you’re a grain you come in like a hurricane so if you can donate even one dollar it doesn’t have to be a huge amount it makes a huge difference that is one more tree on planet than there was just the day ago and if you can’t donate to feel free to spread the word because it’s an important milestone for many of us at least we can look back and say hey we were able to do 20 million trees that is crazy the donate button will be available until the end of the year hopefully until maybe even we reach the goal fingers crossed so it will be on all of my videos from now on until the end don’t forget to let me know which tree is your favorite in the fantasy fiction and nonfiction or just in the fantasy world and video gaming world this week’s shout outs go to that’s salty valaria Ventura lists someone you Teresa candy are in Deacons you lakorn 2008 and myself I don’t know why I don’t show nobody shouts me I’m shoutout myself remember if you want shoutouts don’t forget the hashtag nerdefication squad in the comment section below other videos release or hashtag nerdecrafter on Instagram Twitter or Facebook any time with any of your creations until then I will see you grains in the next video

100 thoughts on “FRUSTRATING!! TRYING TO Make a Sculpture Out of Wood Dust Clay #teamtrees craft challenge

  1. I love the great deku tree but from the newist game breath of the wild!! But also deku! Haha and bakugo and All might 😂 just all of my hero Academia 😂😂

    Also donating $7 each week of my pay towards the end of the goal 20 million is an an amazing feet i hope we can do it!

  2. A few tips with the airbrush from my experience =]
    -Try not to tip the airbrush so the tip is down, it can mess with your flow and give you too much (or too little) paint and cause it to clog up
    -Keep the airbrush a little further away from your project, it will give you wider and more even coverage
    Also, to answer your question- I prefer to start with lighter colors first, but it mostly depends on the type of airbrush paint you are using and what you are painting (some cases I will do the other way around, although rarely)
    I hope this helps!

  3. #Nerdafactionsquad i looooveeee your videos Jackie,I want Sika to also get a channel i would sub!,this video was so funny and i know im late ;-; but thats because of school,i love your vids and i will be a sub as long as u have a channel! Enjoy the rest of your day, lots of salt~Your Grain~Larkey101!!!!

  4. Head up, something isn’t right with your closed caption, there’s a severe overlaying issue. IDK if that was from my side only or is effecting everyone else though, but my eyes are having a hard time reading with those distractions.

  5. #Nerdificationsquad
    YEEEESSSSS! When my sister told me about my hero Academia I watched it with her and it was so good and then I realized oh my gosh that's what nerdecrafter watches and as soon as you said Deku Tree I so thought of Deku.

  6. I love the smell of pencils and books. If I'm ever forced into the Big Smoke, my family know it's best to deposit me in the nearest book shop while they do the shopping. 😊

    Between the modelling of the trunk and the talk of shrinkage, I'm pretty confident this video won't get shuffled into the kid's category. 😂😂😂 Actually, you could do well out of being classified as 'for children' of you pitch it so that parents get a giggle from jokes that go over their kid's heads. 😇

    He's so cool! Are you going to try some more brands of wood clay or are you traumatised for life by this stuff? 😆

  7. Out of all the comments you found MINE?? WOW that is a big deal.

    (づ。◕‿‿◕。)づ🍪 Here have a cookie

    Small youtuber on the road to 1k here btw

  8. I don't know if my favorite tree is the deku tree or Held, the millennium tree of the Held's forest in the Evillious Chronicles

  9. Cool sculpture but don’t think I’d like the clay. So excited to try the new Cosclay Ace of Clay demonstrates with!

  10. What should be one of Jackie’s main rules:

    If you can’t say something nice, say something salty.

    #nerdeficationsquad

  11. Ooh I’m early. Also, I love ur channel so much and u should have ALL DA SUBSCRIBERSSSSS I also love the fact everyone’s trying to help the environment. He only have some time left until everything goes down in da dust. Srsly tho, PLEASE help the planet people! It needs you!

  12. If u rlly care fr the environment please stip using plastic bags and brung your own cute ones!!! U can even design snd paint your own reusable bags:3🥰🥰🥰🥰

  13. Save the trees!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😄👍🏼🎄🌲🌳🌴🎋

    Salted dust forms in the settlement of the salty ones

  14. Jackie, are you able to sand the wood dust clay after its dry? Maybe you can make individual components that way and save yourself some of the headache (since a lot of the details come after the initial blob and sculpt)

  15. Keep our minds out of the gutter!!!?!!- you’re the one who said “I bought a small bush” in Japan……….a merkin, you bought a green Merkin Jackie!😱🤣😏

  16. Hi Jackie, a wood nerd here. Wood and moisture is a very vast topic, so I will try to keep it short. Wood consists of three main chemical components – cellulose, hemicelluloses and lignin. Lignin is hydrophobic, cellulose and hemicelluloses are "in charge" or moisture intake. So, I'm pretty sure that they mixed mostly cellulose into the clay. There is pretty much little you can do to prevent the final piece from cracking, since wood has quite some volume shrinkage (it differs within wood kinds). The moisture content of wood can reach well over 100%, but the changes in its size occur only from around the moisture content of around 35% and down. Overall, I think that the cracks and the texture of the clay gave the final sculpture a really nice look ❤️

  17. Nice work❤
    I love it👍🥰
    Can I make a special request please🙏
    Lee Pace is “Mountain” in Conservation
    Can you craft him as a mountain
    Here is the link for his video
    https://youtu.be/NJHcdKf5iHs

    I watch a video for you craft some one as a dragon and it was amazing 👍
    And yes me too "english #1" 🤣

  18. I really love it when youtubers are taking part in something huge like fundraising for planting 20 million treens. Keep up the good work.

  19. usually its light to dark but that can depend on what you are painting and what type of paint you are using. some colours need a dark undercoat to look the way they should. (remember to clean the airbrush regularly [after every use, so paint does not build up and go hard) and check on the needle to see if its bent or has developed a burr, can cause paint to sputter)

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