Made by Isis Vandelannote
It has been a while since I posted some of my work here, so here I go. I recently finished two nutcrackers (and a drum to go with it) to display in our bakery as Christmas decoration. My mum and I like to go all the way with our decorations, and this year is no exception. Sadly, I did not take the time to take pictures of the “making of”. Basically, I started with just a wooden base (about 40cm by 30 cm) and a wooden beam (3cm by 3cm). I then made a rough sketch of the nutcracker on cardboard, cut the figure out, and attached that as a pattern to the wooden beam. From there it was a bit eyeballing on shaping the nutcracker in “3D”. I admit that it is not a very traditional nutcracker, given that it lacks the typical mouth, but I liked it better this way. I covered the whole thing with paper stripes and paste, and did a final coat with paper mache clay. After that dried, I painted it using acrylic paint.
Hope you like it – and a very merry Christmas to all!
(p.s the lighting is not great for the pictures, but I think it does the job)