Makin'sⓇ Clay - Black
Prima Marketing Metallique Paints
Paper mache hat
Start by conditioning black clay then running it through the clay machine. I started on setting #1 and continued rolling the clay through the clay machine on each setting until I had the thickness I desired. For this project, I ended on setting #5.
I found a paper mache witch hat that I thought would be fun to alter. Damp clay with seal together without glue, so starting from the tip, I wrapped the clay around the point. I cut off the excess clay as I covered the hat. I snipped the clay along the bottom edge so it would sit evenly on the brim.
I took the cut off remnants and wrapped them around the brim, sealing them to the hat. Again I trimmed the clay so it would sit evenly on the brim.
I cut off the overhanging clay then painted the hat with black gesso. Once dry, I decided to paint the hat a lovely metallic purple.
I then curled each piece individually by wrapping each around a craft tool. Next, I adhered some white mesh around the hat.
To finish, I adhered some lovely purple jeweled spiders to the mesh.
I created the witch wand by wrapping black clay around a stick. For the top of the wand, I die cut Rinea Ebony Starstruck Foiled Paper and added it to the top, curling each piece.