Friday, September 28, 2018

How to Create Candy Corn Halloween Decorations with Creative Paperclay

Hello everyone! My name is Cinnamon Willis and I am going to show you all how I created these two candy corn Halloween decorations! Now I know that candy corn is a controversial and highly divisive topic where some people love it while others find it repulsive, however it wouldn’t quite be Halloween without it! I personally get excited about candy corn but after a handful of it, I have had my share for the season. Here’s what you will need to get started below:


  • Creative Paperclay®
    • Pencil
    • Newspaper
    • Masking tape
    • Sand paper
    • Acrylic paint
    • Sealer, Varnish

    I start off here as I usually do with newspaper and masking tape. I gather the newspaper and ball it up into a triangular shape and wrap it in place with masking tape. I keep adding more newspaper and masking tape till I get them close to the size that I would like for them to be.

    Cover the pieces of newspaper with your paperclay. You can either paint the newspaper with a light coat of gesso for the clay to stick to it a bit easier, or you can just go on ahead and add the clay without it as I did.

    Let the clay sit for at least 24 hours or until it dries out completely. When it is fully dry, sand the piece down to the level of smoothness that you desire. I use about a 400 grit sandpaper to sand down some of the larger lumps while an 800 grit sheet can smooth the piece out overall.

    For this project, I used four paints, a mustard like yellow, orange, white and black. I painted each piece white at the top, yellow in the middle and orange on the bottom to mimic a piece of candy corn.

    Once I let the paint dry, I drew over it with a pencil to work out the type of faces I’d like to paint. Once I settled on the expressions, I painted them on with a fine brush and black paint. I then sealed the pieces with varnish to protect the paint from chipping.

    Have fun and stick these where ever you feel fit to add to your decor!

    Thank you for stopping by, and I hope that you enjoyed today's tutorial! You can find Creative Paperclay® at the following retailers Creative Paperclay® Online Store, Michael'sAmazon, Joann's

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    1 comment:

    LaLa said...

    Adorable Cinnamon!