Air dry clay is fun… so far

One of the things I really like about teaching workshops is the preparation.  Handouts, little bags of supplies, table decor… such fun to put together!

When I found out I would be doing a Christmas ornament workshop, I immediately went to a second-hand store to look for a tree to hang the decorations on. Being that it was July at the time, I was surprised to actually find one.  It was a little sad-looking (and still is!) but I’m trying to make it fit in with what my brain is visualizing.

The tree is wire, and I want it dripping with sparkles. I tried slathering on sparkle paint and sparkle glue, but it wasn’t as textured as I wanted.  What to do, what to do…

Enter air dry clay.  I had worked with it a little bit for one of my costumes (the steam in the teacup), and thought it might be just what I needed.  When in college, working with clay was not something I excelled at.  I think my mom has the few items that weren’t “accidentally” broken… truly they are items only a mother could love!

But this was different… This was building on an existing form.  Unfortunately I didn’t take a picture of it before I started working on it, but here it is in progress:

Tree in progress

Tree in progress

Once it dries, I’ll try painting it with sparkles again… Hopefully it works out!  I will post a finished picture if successful.


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6 Responses to Air dry clay is fun… so far

  1. Dianne

    I love the tree already! Charlie Brown Christmas! I am sure it will be marvellous!

  2. Air dry clay sounds great – I like how the tree is going so far!

    • dee

      Thanks! I’ve been reading about air dry Christmas ornaments and gift tags today, so don’t be surprised if you see something sparkly and clay-ish in the Christmas package that we’re not supposed to send to you… Heehee!

  3. Gwen

    Looks great so far. I’m keen to see the finished product. You’ve got me thinking of decorations for Christmas. Hubby will be rolling his eyes….again.

    • dee

      There can never be too many decorations! I was shopping this afternoon and there were all sorts of pretty sparkly ornaments everywhere. Now that it’s November I can totally embrace this!

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