Now, I haven't done any real scupting in a very long time... so I thought it was high time to try my hand at it once more. With my 50% off coupon for Michaels in hand, I bought a three pound box of Sculpey to begin a project I had in mind for this year's Easter table.
I started out by creating a bunny's head on a wooden skewer and two paws molded over the edge of a 1" clay pot. That metal tool is a nut cracker pick - strangely, it's my favorite sculpting tool!
To harden the clay, it only takes mere seconds of dipping it into boiling water. I prefer this method to oven baking as I can use tongs to protect my hands and prevent damage to the soft clay by keeping it from hitting the bottom of the pot.
After drying, I used a variety of acrylic paints and added black eyes by colouring self-stick pearls with a Copic marker. The E-6000 glue makes sure the eyes stay in their sockets.
I stuffed the tiny pot with some real moss, glued the paws to the edge and then created a hole in the moss using a metal pick to insert the bunny's head.
I was going to wrap Easter-coloured ribbon around the pot, but I think I like the lace instead.
Yay! All done! Now I just have to make another five...
Each one will be different; but you'll have to wait until Easter before I show them all done and gracing each place at our dinner table.