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.