Monday, November 28, 2011

Christmas crafting with Creative Paperclay®!!

Hello everyone! I know it's been a little while since my last post but I have a husband who has had back surgery and for the past three weeks I've been the nurse and gopher around here. I finally made the time to work with my Creative Paperclay® though. Yay! My thoughts as I'm sure many others has turned to the Christmas Season. I saw a picture a week or so ago of a Santa that just really appealed to me, so I thought I would try to make my own version of that jolly old Elf! I started out with Creative Paperclay®, some styrofoam (a cone and a ball) and a piece of dowel. Something I didn't show in the original picture is some aluminum foil which I used for the base of the hat.

I took many pictures but had a hard time saving them and uploading them, this go round. But essentially what I did was attach the ball to the cone using the piece of dowel and some glue. I then rolled out my clay  and molded it around the cone and then the ball. This was the base to which I added the facial features. I molded a hat out of aluminum foil and glued it to the head and covered it with clay. After I added all the little details it looked like this:
I do need to add that I used glue under each piece of clay that I adhered to something beside itself. He's already looking cute isn't he? After I got him to this point and he had dried, all he required was painting and sealing. Voila', now here's a super cute Santa Claus!

I would love to hear what you think of my Santa!! I also welcome any questions that you might have.



MWT said...

That is adorable!!!! What a great idea.

I would also like to wish your husband a successful recovery!

Stacey said...

Sending my best to your husband on a speedy recovery. I've been out of the loop lately! I LOVE the work you are doing in clay! such whimsy and fun! Can't wait to see Moore! Smiles!


Scarlett Burroughs said...

Sending warm wishes your way. Love your Santa. Gosh you are talented.


Ladydy5 aka: Diane Yates said...

Hoping things will get better in 2012 as well as now. Very creative lady you are.

Cinderella Moments said...

He is so cute Barbara! I just started with air dry clay. I love your blog. I'll be picking up tips from you!