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Monday, December 19, 2011

A Mica-Filled Christmas

I love using mica flakes on my Christmas projects. It gives everything a warm, vintage feel. Last year, I decided to start a new tradition and make an ornament for each of the kids. This year's ornament is a paper clay snowman. I got busy making 10 of these little cuties.

I started with a small Styrofoam ball that I covered with paper clay. Then I molded each face and let it dry overnight. After painting in his eyes and rosy cheeks, I covered each with a coat of pearl paint and let dry. Then came the dusting of mica flakes. I randomly added glue (I didn't want the entire face covered) and then sprinkled on the sparkle.

I made sheet music hats embellished with tinsel. Each recipient's name and date is on the back of the hat.

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Blogger Audrey Pettit said...

These are stunning!! Love, love every little thing about these, Erica! Such a lovely snowman face you created. Love the pearl paint and love the random mica flakes. I just bought a jar of that stuff this past weekend and put it straight to good use. Love the music sheet hats and tinsel too. Really gorgeous!

December 20, 2011 at 9:11 AM  
Blogger karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Cute! I agree, mica is a wonderful touch, I'm using a lot this year too.

December 20, 2011 at 1:19 PM  
Blogger Jennifer Hayslip said...

Darling!!! So so cute and I love how their faces have a subtle shine to them. The pearl paint is perfect! xo,Jenn

December 20, 2011 at 6:28 PM  
Blogger dianapena8 said...

Very creative, it sounds like so much work, but the final result is worth it because they are so cute =D

December 21, 2011 at 1:06 PM  

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