My submission for the Creative Paperclay Design Team is the Wicked Witch of the East. I made this for my mom for her birthday. She is 5″ wide and approximately 6″ tall she holds a broom made from a stick and straw, I then colored with Tim Holtz Walnut Stain and Tea Dye Ink Pad.
I started constructing her on my Web TV Show Who Are You Calling Crafty – LIVE.
This is the full playback (it is over an hour).
I started with a Wire Armature that I wrapped with tinfoil. It was also critical that she stand by herself so I constructed the base in that manner. As I show in the video I rolled out the clay to a uniform thickness and started cover the tinfoil with the Paperclay.
Covered in tinfoil no detail
Building up the cheek and adding teeth.
E.T. Stage. Covered for the night.
The needle I used to insert the hair. It was a long tedious process (it took almost 2 hours).
Close up of the witch drying.
Painting the witch.
Finished witch. I hope you enjoyed my Paperclay Design Team Submission.