Sunday, February 21, 2010

Works In Progress

I'm in the process of creating some heart-shaped ornaments made from paper mache. I've cut several basic shapes from cardboard as shown here. While in my studio yesterday, I had the chance to start making two of the ornaments using Celluclay. My friend Lynn suggested using this clay. She's an art teacher, and she said it's easy to work with.

I typically use Paper Clay or Das Pronto Clay. I'm not sure what to expect with the Celluclay, so it will be interesting to see how the ornaments turn out. The two ornaments are currently drying in my studio. Since I was out of town today, I didn't have the chance to check on the ornaments to see how they dried.

The Celluclay seemed a bit heavy as compared to the Paperclay and the Das Pronto Clay. I liked working with it, so I can't wait to see how they're going to turn out. I'll post more pictures as I work on them.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

They will look great. I've used Celluclay before and like it but forget sometimes how dusty it can be when mixing it. Also, not sure if you knew this but if you add a few drops of liquid dish detergent to it, that can sometimes help with it not sticking so much to your hands when working with it.