My Santa painting came about as a gift for our neighbors to hang on their Christmas tree.
My next experiment came when I purchased a pasta machine to condition the clay. As it is a a regular pasta machine it has also the option to cut the pasta into different widths. So I decided to cut the clay into wide strips and use that as my paint.
- I picked a stained glass design of a Santa
- Printed it out on paper and cut it out to fit the CDs and glued it on to it
- Then I used the wide ribbon cutting setting on my pasta machine to cut the clay
- Then I used the strips as paint and placed them onto the design glued onto the CD
- To finish the picture I used skinner blend canes as a border
- Then I baked it according to the clay’s directions and let it cool
- To make it shiny I used waterbased Flecto Varathane varnish and backed it again at 250°F for about 15 minutes.
I would say this is a very different looking ornament