Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Creative Paperclay Halloween Ornament
I love Paperclay! I decided to create a Halloween ornament...well, a bunch of ornaments. I love Halloween and below is the step-by-step on how I made this Jack-o-lantern ornament.
sculpting tools (you can use anything available)
Acrylic paint and sealer
Pasta Machine (if you have one)
or rolling pin
Fine grit sandpaper
Soft Paint brush
To Get Started:
Wet your fingers slightly and use enough water to smooth all the seams together and start making your final shape without it being soggy.
Add features like the face and segments with your sculpting tools. I used a dowel end to make the eyes and a cap to make the crooked smile.
Next, let your piece dry for a few days to make sure it's completely dry. (Note: some artists will bake their pieces in the oven at a low temp to speed up the drying process. Please make sure that the material you use inside your piece can go in the oven. Aluminum foil is good....plastic/styrofoam is bad. :)
Let it dry completely and then paint your piece with the final colors you've chosen. When dry, you can use a paint-on sealer or a spray sealer. Let the sealer dry and then you're ready to hang your new ornament on your Halloween tree or package it up for a gift!
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