Christmas 2017

I made Christmas ornaments for everyone this year

 

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My mom taught my sister how to make her famous Christstollen this year so I made them each a miniature.  Stollen is a German fruit bread of nuts, spices, and dried or candied fruit, coated with powdered sugar.  You have to be on the list to get one of my mom’s.

 

I used white pastel to create the powdered sugar and sprayed it with a fixative before applying the Sculpey satin glaze.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For my dad I made a cardinal, for when they’re not visiting the feeder.

I use different brands of clay like Sculpey and Fimo, I have mixed brands and haven’t had any problems.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My nephew got a red gummy bear.  Looks like someone got a bite!

I added a sheen using Pearl Ex pigment powder, Interference Red.  It’s a fine grained powder and I rubbed it on before I baked the bear.

I made the numbers by first rolling out a sheet of clay and then cutting them out with an Exacto knife.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And my brother-in-law got a Captain America shield.

 

I also used pastels and Pearl Ex pigments to accent the ornament.  I glaze all of my ornaments to protect the surface and enhancements.