Thursday, March 12, 2009

Some Serious Catching Up - Part 3 Paperclay

Part 3 – My Paper Clay Adventure

It got delayed because I couldn’t find my battery operated Black and Decker drill (sometimes the slightest things can throw off the creative juices). Well, of course it was near the whole time. I ran across it last week after work and started out on my adventure again.

I have tried my hand at sculpting using Polymer clay. I like it, but I am such a novice (I haven’t sculpted anything in YEARS), it has been challenging to get the results that I am looking for. I won’t be giving up on the Polymer clay, BUT I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE PAPER CLAY!!!!!

I have sculpted a few heads in the polymer that all looked like the “wicked witch of the east”. What was I doing wrong?

This time for the paper clay, I drew a picture first…and the sculpted head looked exactly like…the wicked witch of the east…again! For a moment I considered that the “wicked witch of the east” might be my “brand”, my “trademark”…NOT!!! So I worked with it adding a bit of clay here and there…I made eyes from paper clay also.
Shaped paper clay into balls…stuck a piece of sturdy wire in each ball and let
them dry…painted dried balls with acrylics and then glazed before adding to the

As I began to add bits of clay to her face, she began speaking her name, once finished I will share the name with you. Here is where we are so far…witch me luck!

Stay Creative!



Sue said...

She is looking great! I am the opposite of you. I am quite comfortable with polymer, however am still a novice at paperclay.

Primgrl1 said...

I love it! One day (one day real soon that is) I would love to use paper clay (to incorporate or separate from what I'm doing now) because I love the way it looks. I think you did good with this one!