Furry Witch Ornament
There she is, warts and all. A hook nosed witch to celebrate Halloween in her finest boa. Use the spiral wire to hang her in a prominent place where you can share her with visitors. Made with small amounts of clay, this three dimensional project is inexpensive and easy to make with the detailed directions below. Display a collection of them or just one. Either way you will demonstrate your holiday spirit.
IMPORTANT NOTE - Setting numbers vary on clay conditioning machines. On my Sculpey machine the thickest setting is 1, the thinnest is 9.
Before you begin, condition each clay color. All cutting should be done on wax paper which will allow you to easily lift off the work when necessary.
step 1 - To create the witch’s face, pack a glob of green clay in a teardrop flexible mold. Make the witch any size you like. Just be sure the hat is in proportion to the size of the face. Use a clay blade to shave across the top of the mold to remove excess. Flex the mold to turn out the clay.
step 11 - Bake the clay on a foil lined cookie sheet at 275 degrees for 30 minutes. Allow to cool completely before handling.
step 13 - For details on the face: With a fine brush dot white paint on both sides of the eyeballs. Add medium gray paint to the folds in the face and under the warts for emphasis. Use a black marker to line the eye lids.
- Sculpey Clay - Green 1/2 oz., Orange 1/2 oz., Black 1/2 oz., Red -1/2 oz.
- Sculpey Clay conditioning machine
- Sculpey Etch n’ Pearl tool
- Sculpey acrylic roller
- Sculpey Detail tool
- Sculpey Cabochon mold
- E-6000 glue
- Black wire 18 gauge
- Craft boa
- aluminum foil
- Wax paper
- craft knife
- black marker
- black, gray & white paint
- tiny brush