Sunday, December 21, 2008

Little Tutorial on a pretty christmas elves hanging...

Today was a nice relaxing day. I thought I should make something Christmasy... So I grabbed out a few things that had been hiding in my stash but I hadn't had the chance to use them. I got this face silicone mold from spotlight a while ago and was meaning to try it.

I also had some clay that doesn't need firing. So I just pushed the clay into the mold and made some little faces. This could be done with little xmas trees or pressies or stars etc.
Then I let them dry over night and today was the fun part:

First I put a base coat of paint on all of them (please ignore the horrible free hand santa!)

Then I put faces on each one when they were dry. They came out quite cute!

When each one had a face I gave them all a coat of Mod Podge to seal and protect them. Then I cut out little hats from some groovy coloured paper and stuck them on.

I also went over the hats with Mod Podge and curled the ends over. The Mod Podge keeps them curled and makes them nice and shiny :)

When all the hats were on and dry, I went around the edges with glittery fabric paint.

Stuck on a few ribbons and stuck them to a little wooden rod and this is what I came up with! (sorry about horrible photos, it was dark when I finally finished)

Walla, elves on strings :)

And just because, look at my baby joining in the carftiness, can paint much better than his Mum!!

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