Clay, stamps and Mica for the holidays
Clay (Sculpey III)
Crackle Background stamp (Mixed Media Supplies)
Pearl Mica (Mixed Media Supplies)
pasta machine or clay roller
Wire, wire cutters, needle nose pliers (optional)
Draw a pattern if desired and cut the clay using the blade.
Once the piece is assembled, pierce a hole in the top of the hat and place the assembled piece on a some foil or parchment on a baking sheet. Preheat the oven to 275 and bake 15 minutes for every 1/4 inch of thickness. My oven is a little lower in temps, so I baked for 20 minutes.
Let cool completely.
Choose your base color and paint on the base as desired. Let dry. Paint the face and nose. Paint the beard. in a paint pot, mix some mica with some water. Paint it on as desired for a little more sheen and highlight. Let dry. Add a hanger. I used some jewelry wire to make a hanger. You could use ribbon if desired.