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I’m going to put my bear mask on my wall, so I painted some brown eyes for him.
I made the eyes by painting a small foam ball that was cut in half. I often use foam ball for the eyes on my sculptures, but this is the first time I’ve painted directly over the foam instead of putting on a layer of paper mache first.
And that caused a little problem – OK, a really big problem – but it was easy to fix.
And I learned something about my materials that I didn’t know before. It’s a mistake I won’t have to make again. ?
You’ll also notice that I sneaked in a rant about the air dry clay I bought. Thanks to everyone who left a suggestion on the last post here on my blog and on YouTube, with ideas for what I should make when I played with the air dry clay. That’s not going to happen, but I will be making almost everything on that list sometime this year. What a wonderful list of possible animals to create!
I’ll be making the first one soon. I just haven’t decided which one to start with yet. 🙂
To see the Folk Art Bunny project, using a commercial air dry clay product that didn’t crack, click here.
If you’re interested in seeing how I sculpted the paper mache clay fur on the grizzly mask, you can see that post here.
And click here to see the bear pattern (along with a video showing how I painted it).