Saturday, August 25, 2012

Creature out of Creative Paperclay

I am so happy that Halloween is coming and I have my house decorated inside all year long with Halloween stuff. This month I made a ghoul with horns and a mask on his knees lurking. This was so much fun! I love making dolls in general and have made and sold so many but I wanted to do a creepy kind of doll but not too creepy.
First I made the structure from cheap wire. I made the body, arms, legs and head and then taped it with masking tape to add more strength. Then I took the Creative PaperClay and used it to cover the whole structure with the paperclay. I added a mask and horns and a few other little embellishments that I wanted to give him. I let it dry and then painted the body part green and the rest black. I textured his face a bit and painted it a black/red and his horns and eyes red. I love my little piece and it will be added to my other clay pieces sitting around that I love to make! I hope this inspires a Halloween Craft out of you and when you do, you use Creative paperclay to do it with! It is so fun to use with kids!!

4 comments:

Barbara Moore said...

Now that's pretty creepy! Great job

Kelly Donovan said...

Thank you Barbara! Wait until the blog hop! Mwahahahahahahahaah!

shari said...

Love this little guy. I have a question,when I have used the paper clay, mainly for doll heads, it cracks and separates. What am I doing wrong?

Kelly Donovan said...

Always keep paperclay wet and covered when using and water helps any cracks while working or drying. I also have had to once dry go over with a slip (watered down paper clay) over any cracks. Sometimes it does because of humidity and heat and will dry too fast.