Wednesday, May 30, 2012


Of my experiment that is.

I've finished the last of the four Santa figures that were a part of my experimenting with paper mache clay and am now working on getting the bodies finished for the three Santa heads that I showed you in a previous post. 

Santa has one little bear left to be delivered.

I painted this Santa red using the same technique as I used painting the last two but with a whole different outcome. On the last two Santas the paint appeared to be worn off and faded but on this Santa it looks deeper as if years of handling have left the piece with a grimy film sometimes referred to as a patina.

I'm happy with the way they turned out and wish my photography skills were better.

My four test subjects have been very helpful in my attempts to develop a paper mache clay recipe that is so far working very well for my needs. That was my goal  when I started this experiment so I would say it was a huge success. I'll be making another batch of PMC today to use on those three Santas I mentioned at the beginning of this post.

I'm also working on a few dolls one of which is for a challenge and another one that I got the idea for last March and hopefully will be finished within the next week.

As always, thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your day.



Linda Wildenstein said...

It is so cool that all three reds are different from one another. I love them all. See at least you put yourself on task and "git er dun". I applaud that in others because right now I am so scattered and unfocused. And when I read the title, I got kinda sicky....the last Santa, whew. Glad it's just for now. Oma Linda

The Bear's Blog said...

Hi Miss Maddyrose,

I like this Santa, I like the color of his coat, more of a traditional look, don't you agree?

I love his red nose, it must be cold up at the North Pole at this time of the year. We are "cooking" down here. Ugh.

And of course, the best is for the last, a teddy bear left in his sack. Maybe it has my name on it?

Hugs ♥

Dessa Rae said...

Hi,I really like this Santa!! The color of his coat is so rich looking. Isn't it fun to experiment with new techniques and materials.
Love the little bear in his bag....maybe he's keeping it for himself!!
Dessa Rae

Mina said...

Such beautiful work. I love the way you play with color. It helps to make your creations so fresh and adds an additional unique quality. I would certainly say this experiment was a huge success and cannot wait to see what is yet to come. xoxoxo

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

They are so beautiful and will be perfect for Christmas decorating! Enjoy your week, my friend!

Cobblestone Creations said...

How nice when you learn so much from experimenting. They are all just great. And as always, I enjoy seeing your work. Puts me in the holiday mood. :)

Kays Kids said...

Hi Maddy,
I love the colour of this Santa his coat looks very rich. The little teddy that is left in his bag is so precious I'm sure he will leave it at my house.....
Hugs Wilbur and Granny

orchid said...

Hi Dearest Maddy,
How wonderful to hear that your experiment for paper mache clay have worked very well for your need♡♡♡ I realy am happy for you♪  Oh "patina" I do agree with your opinion.
I think I should keep this word in mind; I wonder if I look dignified to my students, p;)

I am keeping my fingers crossed for your other coming works to be successful, my dear bs((v^_^v)~*
Love you always from east, xoxo Miyako*

Crystal said...

Pretty! You scared me with the title the last Santa, glad you cleared it up. I love your Santas.

Katy Cameron said...

Yay for the experiments, glad these guys helped you work some things out :o)