This Christmas I discovered a wonderful medium in natural air drying clay. It's one of those products you wish you would have found earlier! These nine little Mytryoshka dolls were sculpted from stone clay and air dried. I made sure to put wire in the sculpted doll before it dried to hold the ribbon that would eventually allow it to hang on the Christmas tree. The paint I used went on perfectly with no issues and I finished the ornaments with modge podge. These ornaments were for a handmade ornament exchange I attended, so I can't wait to make some for me and the girls!
This bird was my first try at using the stone clay. I tried stamping the wet clay first, but it didn't dry the way I was hoping. I sanded, painted the bird when finished and found it a nice little home with a special friend.
Here's the clay I used...
do you work with clay?
Is there a better product available?
Tell me about your homemade ornaments!
Happy New Year!