Monday, October 7, 2013

Creative Paper Clay Challenge & New Design Team

Hi Everyone!

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!






   

14 comments:

Terri Sproul said...

Too cute, thanks for you link up with Creative paperclay

Diane said...

Hi there,
It's nice to meet you and your amazing fun characters you create.
They are superb. I love how creative, fun and detailed you are.
All your pieces shine!!!

Thanks for sharing Charlie :)

~Diane

Lisa J. Ammerman said...

Love this ghost! I will head over to the paperclay site and check out the entries. Good luck!!
Your friend, Lisa

Peggy Oliver said...

Love Charlie! great work!

Charmed Confections said...

Awe thanks everyone for the nice comments on my ghost Charlie! I so appreciate it!

BahamaDawn said...

Great work!! Your Paperclay characters are amazing!

Charmed Confections said...

Thanks Dawn! I appreciate you stopping by and leaving a sweet comment. Glad you like my art. I am having fun with it!

DogsMom said...

Charlie is certainly charming!

I voted for you and him.

Barbara Rankin said...

Charlie is really adorable. Great job!!!

Rachel Whetzel said...

Your ghostie is too cute! Thanks for playing along with our Link Up!

Charmed Confections said...

Thanks for stopping by and posting a sweet comment DogsMom, Barbara and Rachel. I so appreciate you all taking the time to leave a post on my art!

Carol Stuck said...

Wonderful! I am on my way to vote for your adorable ghost!

Hugs!

Linda Hess said...

what an adorable project! Good luck with your entry :-)

Charmed Confections said...

Thanks so much Carol and Linda! I am glad you stopped by to see me!