to get ready for the holidays starting with Halloween and Day of the
Dead. I started by rolling out Creative Paperclay® on a masonite panel
then laying a stencil over it and brayering it so the pattern would show
well. Then a cast skull was glued to it with soft gel. The edges were
then trimmed and smoothed with a small amount of water on my fingers
then allowed to dry.
Soft Gel Gloss
Black and buff acrylic paint
paint was applied to the surface and allowed to dry before a wash of
buff paint was applied. This was followed by gluing jewelry parts and
fake flower pedals down.
This would look great on the top of an ofrenda.
you are going to create an ofrenda for Day of the Dead, here is the 3
level layout. This can all be miniaturized by creating the different
ofrenda elements with the paper clay such as fruit, sweets and bottles.
Be careful though. One year I made faux chocolates for a heart shape box
using the clay and my husband tried to eat one.