Sunday, December 6, 2009

Update on clay snowmen and tree topper...

The snowfamily is all put together and waiting for my girl to paint and felt them into adorableness. Though I think they are pretty cute already.

The finished tree topper.

I did a quick brush of galactic blue acrylic ink (name is fitting for stars, huh?) and then wiped away the surface ink quickly with a damp cloth. My husband has a hankering for a blue and white Christmas tree, and it sort of reminds me of blue and white pottery, so I am happy with the result. Then the girl and I assembled the stars into several different circles before we settled on this one. There were a few stars left over that I'll just string on ribbons for individual ornaments.

Hot glue seems to be the best kind of glue to use on the ultralight sculpey in this type of construction. It held the snowmen wonderfully and I could even make them little bases out of the glue so they could stand up. I had tried two other permanent clear glues on the stars last night and they fell apart this morning. I was glad the hot glue seems to be working since I am impatient and didn't want to wait another day for other types of glue to dry!

Detail of the stamps on the stars. Now I hope we can get it to sit right on the tree. The wire I used might be too flimsy. I need to wait for one of the tall ones of the family and trim the top of the tree and put this up. The teen tall one is out and about and the husband tall one has a migraine. :( Poor guy. He doesn't get them often, but when he does it usually eats up at least one day. So that means lots of quiet crafting for this calm, snowy Sunday.


val said...

That's lovely. love, Val

rae said...

Please come to my house and make cool stuff. I am arts and crafts impaired, and you are beyond talented. Big Sugar Rocks!

Sara said...


Yoshi said...

The stamped wreath is great. I don't celebrate christmas at my house but I will definitely use this idea for other decorations.

Yoshi (libertunity from Swapbot)