Well, the last time I did many snowman we had a big snow storm. I think we are getting only slight amount of snow New Years eve. I don’t think I will jinx us here in NJ with my snowmen this time! 🙂
I realize Christmas is over .. um…. well…..officially we are still in the 12 days of Christmas 🙂 … anyway …. I just can’t seem to help myself. I have these two snowmen available in my Etsy Shop. I think there may only be one or two more to follow before I move back to fairies and fantasy sculptures.
This one is about 5″ tall and is secured to a red wood base. He is so distinguished looking and I really like his expression.
His scarf is accented with beautiful fibers and so is his top hat.
Lots of yummy German glass glitters on him and his base.
So what do I do while my air dry clay sculptures are in the drying phase? I found the art of handmade gift tags. I know .. I know … *SIGH* … I can’t possibly handle more art work than I already have. However sometimes in between sculptures I need to do something besides eat! LOL. So i have been trying out a few of these. I will put them in my Etsy Shop as well this week. Just fun and more little goodies!
I seem to be caught up with paper clay here. I swear .. I am not going to stop making snowman until it snows here in NJ!!! I want just a little bit of snow. It will make me feel like a kid again.
I just finished this ornament. Another Snowman in a chilly blue color theme again. With a bit of German glass glitter on his collar he has just the right amount of sparkle. The blue color is accented with pink.
I like this medium and especially for holiday artwork. Its very lightweight for ornaments as well standing sculptures. What I do find tedious is all the sanding that needs to be done for paper clay. Put on the mask and sand away! I am always anxious to get to the painting part but first must sand … sand .. sand.
I have a new set of bottle brush trees in My Etsy Shop. These trees are a set of 9 and are some chilly-brrrrrrrrrrrrr-cold-snow-frosted trees. They make a really nice holiday display and are very iridescent. I like to display them on a nice decorative platter with snow.
I have also listed some of my special faux pastries. For customers that purchase dolls from me, you are familiar with my Faux Cupcakes. I started making faux pastries about a year ago and whenever I have some spare time I go into the basement and make up a batch.
I always include one of these faux cupcakes for an extra goody with a purchase of one of my sculptures. I have just finished a new batch and have added 6 sets in my Etsy Shop
I have always liked Christmas tree displays so this year I tried making my own bottle brush trees.
These trees can be found in packs at Micheal’s and even Lowes. The brand I used was Lemax. They are those green village trees with the little snowy tips on them.
The trees were bleached to remove all the green dye. You remove the plastic bottoms and just immerse them in a tub with some bleach and water. Depending on how much bleach you use determines how quickly the green dye will be removed. Once the dye is removed, rinse them in cold water and let them dry. I put the trees in front of a heater to speed up the drying time; I am always impatient for project completion. LOL
Then I took the trees and submerged them into different colored dyes of red, teal, yellow, blue, and pink and even yellow. I used Rit dyes and also fiber reactive dyes.
Using white glue, I brushed the trees and then sprinkled them with glitters.
Some trees were left bleached/white and then sterling silver glitter was put on the tree. The sterling silver glitter ones will age and look pretty cool over time. Sterling Silver glitter is amazing. Of all the trees, these were my favorite and I plan to do a few more.
I placed some loose snow on my dining room hutch and made a beautiful holiday display with them.