Posting again ... In my internet travels ... I went to the wonderful Creative Paper Clay site www.creativepaperclay.blogspot.com / www.creativepaperclay.com (that is the type of clay I use to make all my sculptures) and they were having a Creative Paper Clay Challenge. So, I thought I would check it out and join in on the fun -- You know, I love paper clay and how could I possibly resist!
So, I am going to enter my sweet Charming Charlie (My Ghastly Ghost) into the challenge. His head and body were completely hand sculpted out of Creative Paper Clay with a foam core inner armature. After I sculpted his features and twisty accents, he was left to dry completely. Charlie's head and body were both sanded to a silky smooth finish.
He was then painted and dry brushed in various shades of white, off white, and dove gray. I then used a stain over the washes of color to give him a vintage, ghostly feel. Charlie was sealed with varnish. His hands and arms were made from wire that was wrapped, posed, painted, stained and sealed for protection. His ruffly collar is two different fabrics gathered around his neck and his ghastly cloak is made from hand dyed, distressed gauzy material. I added a little chain for him to rattle as well as black tinsel to neck and wrists.
If you get a chance go to www.creativepaperclay.blogspot.com and leave a comment for me! I could use your support and who knows, maybe they might even want me on their design team. One could only wish!
To to www.creativepaperclay.blogspot.com for more details!