Elf Peg Doll Sculpt and First Coat Paint

This little Elf got some clay on him.

Am trying the Hearty Air Dry Clay that I could find locally at my only craft store. The clay is sculpted on to a wooden peg doll boy.

Photo of elf with air dry clay ears hands cape

The clay is different from a polymer clay. This is light, a bit wet. Yet in our climate it seems to dry a bit quick. I think working it with damp or wet fingers helps to keep it supple enough not to crack.

After 24 hours, the clay is easy to scrape or smooth and it’s easy to paint with acrylics. I’ve used mostly Americana by Delta and Ceramcoat paints since those paints have been part of my 30 years of acrylic painting.

Photo of elf peg doll painted greens and red no details

Painting is my meditation.
Funny what you think of while creating.
My mind wanders, I think of my cousins, only two that I was ever close to even though there are many. I miss one, she died too young. I think on the fun times I had painting, learning from other artists, watching my mom do crafts. Painting is quiet peaceful thing. 💙

Here’s the first base coat on the Elf Peg Doll. He’s hanging out with his Santa friend. (More on Santa in another post 😁)

Photo of elf and santa peg doll with reds greens and blues painted

Watercolor is my love, but acrylic is my first affair with paint. This side trip to dolls, faces, and acrylic is a pleasant surprise.

Hope you like the little creatures that will come from it.

Alicia DR Hankins

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