I know I said I was done with Santas for the season but I forgot the Santa figurines I made. I can’t ever seem to totally focus on one creative outlet and a few years ago I went crazy with making Santas.
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They are mixed media sculptures. The body is made on a wire armature with paper mache, the hands and face and all the accessories are made with polymer clay which is sculpted and then baked to harden. I used no paint, all the color comes from blending the clay. The beard is mohair.
The clothing is mostly felt and various trims.
Here is his bag of toys
The deer that Santa is feeding is a wire frame and polymer clay. The apple stems are very small twigs.
Santa doesn’t always wear red….here he is in his blue hiking clothes.
This santa has a basket of toys…I made the basket using thread and jute.
Santa needs at least a few elves
Santa also likes to decorate trees
And make snowmen
And put on his work clothes and work on growing Poinsettias
This Santa has a beard that is also made of clay. He is the first one I made.
After I got all of the Santa figurines out I needed a place to display them so I had to put up a few more trees
So now I am really really really done decorating!
Something “quilty” next time
Until then Merry Christmas