Happy Halloween! I've made 2 more accessories to complete my costume. I used the lighter "Delight" clay. It was very easy to work with and dried in a fraction of the time. The basic instructions for creating the shells is the same as the belt I created on my October 10th post. These instructions are also posted below. My apologies for the shadow, I couldn't get a true color shot without one.
*SEE the entire costume at the end of this post.
"Delight" Modeling Clay by PaperClay
Mold N Pour, Color Mist: Stream - Ranger Ink
Glimmer Mist: Suede - Tattered Angels
Colorful Glossy Cardstock: Deep Sea - Murdock Country Creations
Blue Metallic braided thread-Kreinik
Other: Velcro, Clear Acrylic Spray Sealant, faux pearl beads, sea shells, beading wire, plastic tiara, mini brads or eyelets, needle.
1. Create various molds of real shells with Mold N Pour.
2. Cast multiple "Delight" molds of each shape, 2 starfish are needed, one for the head piece and one for the necklace. You will need 4 clam shells and 2 other shells. Let air dry completely.
3. Using a wet brush and a bit of water, brush the shells with Stream Color Mist then spritz with Glimmer Mist.
The starfish was colored by first spraying with the Glimmer Mist, then
brushing Stream Color mist on the peaks only. Let dry or use a heating
5. Glue a starfish to the center of the tiara and flank with 2 clam shells.
6. Glue a few plastic pearl beads in the empty spaces.
7. Use a needle and beading wire to string the remaining shells and starfish. Place 3 or more beads between each piece.
8. Poke the needle through the clay shells, add one bead and exit front to back. You can add jewelry closures or just tie off the beading thread.
The finished costume! A paper doll mermaid :o)
Make art every day :o)