I've been trying to come up with a recipe for my own version for the body/bulk of larger pieces to reduce costs. The first batch I made was really heavy and, although touch as nails, not the smooth light material I was looking for. Below is my second attempt.
An improvement over my first batch, this dried lightweight and was fairly smooth. In the end my biggest issue with this batch was that it was too papery when dried and not quite smooth enough for my needs. BUT I did manage to make these fellow with it...
Roly Poly Snowmen! I used the commercial product for the noses and lips and my homemade concoction for the rest. They're fairly big, standing at around 9 inches, so using my own mix cut costs significantly. And yes, I did knit those little scarves, but I am TERRIBLE at knitting so it's not much of a feat :P
ALSO, I know that my American friends are looking forward to Thanksgiving. If you're lucky enough to be entertained (rather than entertaining) why not take a bottle of something nice as a hostess gift and gussy it up? This 'thank you' tag was created using products from Alpha Stamps November 2013 Kit - Fall Foliage
The Miniature Pine Cones are adorable!
Nicola...I LOVE your snowmen!! They are absolutely darling!!! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog to leave such a nice comment. Now, I have to read your post again...so further drool over your snowmen! <3 CandyReplyDelete
The snowmen are great!ReplyDelete
I have a secret crush on snowmen! :-)
diane @ aug's blog
Haha....love the snowmen !ReplyDelete
Love the Snowmen! They are so cute!! Looks like your recipe for the clay turned out well. I know what you mean about the Paperclay, as I have used that myself in the past and it is rather pricy, it's really nice to work with but definitely pricy when working with larger projects.