I love polymer clay.
It takes me back to playing with play doh when I was a kid.
I wanted to make some simple Christmas ornaments for our open house.
I took a trip to the craft store and got a few new cookie cutters and a big box of Sculpey Original clay.
I like how soft it is.
I rolled out the clay and cut a few shapes.
I used some letter stampers to add a few words.
Ok. Here is where I had a glitch.
In the winter, sometimes my toaster oven singes things if it is very cold outside.
That happened here.
They are no longer the snowy white I wanted.
Some got quite singed.
So I thought I would add some crackle and paint.
Always follow the directions on the product.
I did not seal these first as instructed so the crackle could not slide around and crackle.
It did leave some subtle texture.
Next I used some DecoArt Chalky finish paint.
That stuff covers a lot of mishaps.
Once they were dry, I scuffed each one with a sanding block for a primitive look.
I love the way they turned out despite all the issues...
You can tell these have the subtle texture from the crackle glaze.
It left them just a little bumpy.
These would be really easy to do with kids.
And they would last longer than traditional salt dough ornaments.
I love that about Sculpey.
They don't get damp and moldy.
Mice and critters do not nibble on them in your attic.
They are durable and seldom break.
They look great!
I do love the way they turned out but they are not what I planned when I started the project.
That happens to me often....
I just roll with it.
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