Made by Karen Holme
I’ve been working on lots of different kinds of ornaments for Christmas throughout the year, but I needed something more. I then came upon Jonni‘s website. I spent an entire evening reading the recipes and watching the videos. I was overwhelmed and couldn’t imagine that I could accomplish the seemingly monumental task of creating a papier-mâché ornament! For reference, I have art around my house from my husband‘s uncle who was very talented at sculpture and pottery. This made the task seem even more overwhelming! I put away my iPad and did nothing that day.
The next crafting day I told myself that I’m not getting anything done by sitting here staring at the website, and so I began. What’s the worst that could happen?
It may have been many years ago, but I remember the newspaper method but working with Jonni’s recipe was nothing like that! The clay went where I wanted it to go and it was almost as smooth as I wanted it. (I figured out a method on my second fish.) I felt like uncle Emil was proud when I was smoothing the papier-mâché clay with my spiffy little spatula.
Little clown fish will be front and center on my Florida Beachin’ Christmas tree this year.