last year i really enjoyed creating some art pumpkins using paper mache and paper clay.I like how each face reveals itself as you create the features and allow a character to unfold. Paper Clay is a little bit drier than other air-dry clays but I’ve been using it for ten years and really enjoy the process.
This is a witch face sculpted with paper clay over a paper mache base that I made using a balloon as a form. It will take several days to dry and then after lightly sanding it, I will paint it with black gesso and then acrylic paint. I will share the process here and answer any questions you may have as best as I can on my experience with these mediums.