Monday, October 3, 2011

MORE Halloween Creative Paperclay Projects !

Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary…….. I came up with some new Creative Paperclay ideas! I’m really having fun coming up with decorative things created from paperclay these days, but check out the gourds I’m using along with the clay:
Halloween paperclay projects 002  This is an egg gourd and yep, it’s shaped just like an egg!
Halloween paperclay projects 014  This is an egg gourd with part of a mini bottle gourd glued to it.
These two gourds were the beginning of my Creative Paperclay project. They were the “skeleton” so to speak for my clay to be applied on. I do get the gourds wet before I cover them and mold the clay to look like these pictures:
Halloween paperclay projects 012                               Halloween paperclay projects 016
To me, it’s just so much fun turning that little humble gourd and some clay into something that so neat for Halloween.  Oh, in case you are wondering the whiskers on the cat are actually horse hair. I had some to use on a different gourd project. Once the clay was dry (it did take about a day and a half) It was time to paint. FUN!
The painting of the Halloween cat and raven turned out super spooky neat I thought:
Halloween paperclay projects 027                                           Halloween paperclay projects 021
Halloween paperclay projects 028
The raven’s eyes were silver glitter and it made them really show up. Now I have a couple more things to decorate for Halloween. What do you think of them? I also wanted to mention that even though I use gourds a lot, you can use styrofoam or anything similar.

I want to say “Hello” to my newest followers. I have noticed you, smile. We’re getting closer to having a giveaway, so stay tuned. Also on a very personal note, I know there are several of you who have been following my blog for quite some time and you also know Molly Wilson (Crocheting My Bested with My Worsted). Well I want to ask all of you to please pray for Molly. Many of you know that Molly has MS but that’s the least of her problems right now. Night before last Molly had a massive stroke and has suffered terrible brain damage. She thinks like a 2-4 year old right now. Please pray that she won’t suffer anymore. Molly is a very kind and loving person, who even when she was having physical problems would crochet for those less fortunate. She became a very dear friend of mine through blogland and is always so supportive and happy. Please pray for her.
Barbara

6 comments:

Amanda said...

Very cool! I love the cat :)

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Hi
This is such a fun idea.
I've never tried paperclay before.
Sorry to read that your friend has suffered. That is just terrible news. Sending positive thoughts.
Thank you for taking the time to visit my Blog (Adorn) today. It means so much to me.
Wishes
Lynne

Sassy Marsha said...

Fabulous!! Lately I'm on a raven kick!!!!

I am so sorry to hear about you friend Molly. Prayers are being sent her way.

xxoo
Marsha

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh my gosh, Barbara, this is such awful news...I am so sorry to hear about Molly...I will pray--I promise.
XO
Cindy

Kim said...

I love your halloween gourd projects- so clever. Molly will be in my prayers ♥

Molossus said...

These are just awesome!