Let's get started..........
First, you will need clay. I use a variety of clay products. I began using FIMO, then Sculpey, then Premo. All have a different texture when you are working the clay and they all have a slightly different look when baked. For the snowman features, I used Sculpey.........black for the eyes, orange for the nose and a purple mix for the raisin mouth. The orange for the nose is also a blend. You'll need a little pan or cookie sheet for baking, a couple of clay tools, and some wire.
When it comes to tools for working with the clay, I use a little bit of everything..........tiny cookie cutters, a mini grater, scissors, toothbrushes, old hair curlers (great for adding texture to mini oranges), rollers, knives, and a wide assortment of dental tools that my dentist gave me. :-) I keep it all in this fold-up make-up tote.
That's all for this little tutorial but again.......if you have questions, e-mail me or leave a comment with your question.
Just want to say......Thanks for your well-wishes for my husband. He had a bad flare-up of arthritis in his knee and he's finally better now. He went to work today and I got caught up on stuff. If it was me......I'd have gone to the doctor. But.......that's kind of a guy thing I think to "tough it out". Anywhooooo, having him home from work kind of interrupted my project plans. Then a couple other family things needed doing and you know how it is.......life just happens. :-)One thing that's not happening around here is snow. The mild Minnesota weather continues and tonight it is foggy which means it's fairly warm!! Going to be in the 40's this weekend. Snow and ice events are being canceled because there is no snow and the ice is too thin for safe skating! Oh, my but Mother Nature is really mixed up this year! Going to enjoy it as travel is very easy when weather is this mild.
Have a good Friday everyone! Next post I'll be telling you about something really special going on locally. Back soon..........Sandi