I thought I would give you a sneak peek at a few of my finished Santa's . All were created from gourds, ranging from small 16" tall to a huge 28" around. The Santa smoking a pipe was a bit of a challenge for me because I knew I wanted to create a large hood without using tons of clay. I found this stuff that reminds me of the old plaster cast material with plaster already infused in . All you have to do is wet it and form into desired shape. It worked really well, still need to work out the bugs but I can see this being a plus for some things I have coming up!
The Gold Santa is a little different too, I used German blown glass eyes, and micro beads for the holly on his clothes. I really love his face, so much character !
The smoking Santa has a real corn cob pipe that I covered in clay then painted. Would you look at that nose! He has a BOB HOPE nose! The little is a sweet little Santa dressed in red and black with handpainted details.
There is still time to leave a comment for a chance to win a copy of the Victorian Santa just leave a comment with your email address! that's it ! Off to work ~Susan
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