Thursday, April 26, 2012

I'm no Clay Artist...

 Let me begin this post by saying, "This scares the heck out of me!" I am sharing a project today. The reason it scares me is, I'm not sure if it's any good. The old confidence level can be a little low sometimes. Good or bad here goes!
 I have a stubborn streak. (wow ,giving away all my secrets, aren't I.) When I want something bad enough I will figure out a way to get it. I fell in love with Roe deer antler mounts about a year or two ago. They are a little pricey for my decor budget. I  took it as a challenge! So I decided to sculpt some out of bakeable clay. I know, "GASP" what was I thinking!? After the first 62 tries I was thinking, "You are definitely not a clay artist!!" Remember that stubborn streak, well, I didn't give up. Finally, the attempts started looking a little less like a kindergartener's craft time project. Note* I have nothing against kindergarteners or their artwork, but I'm in my forties so not as cute.*
 I finally got the skull and antlers somewhat believable. Now I only had to make the lovely additions to the plaque I was mounting them on. Oak leaves, acorns, branches, and a shield. Today I finished these elements! Waiting for the paint to dry was torture. Then disaster struck!! I dropped the skull and it cracked. No way I was going to wait. (patience isn't a strong point either) I decided to finish adding the elements to the plaque so I could share. Air dry clay is on my next Hobby Lobby run list. I think I can use it to fix the crack in the skull.So without further kinder-craft, I mean clay craft project.

 If you like it great! If not, that's okay too. I did enjoy working with the clay and want to do more projects with it. Who knows what I'll come up with next!

                                          Thanks for letting me share,

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