Santa was made using the cotton linter casting squares that I placed in an old cookie mold that I had. I followed the directions on the squares and pressed them into the mold and then removed it. After that I let it dry for several days. After it was completely dry, I used some chalk pastels to add color to him and then finished some of the details using Stickles and Liquid Pearls. Don't have any molds of your own? That's ok. Arnold Grummer's has a huge selection to choose from so be sure to add them to your list.
While Santa was drying, I used one of the paper making kits and followed the basic paper making instructions to create a sheet of paper. I had the idea of making a two toned paper which turned out to be really fun. While I had the white pieces of paper in the blender, I made some tea to create a tea dyed paper. The instructions call for 2 cups of water so I used a 1 to 1 ratio of water to tea to add to the pulp. That's the brown floor that Santa's chair is sitting on. Then, I made some green pulp and poured it into the deckle box to be the wall behind Santa. The sheet of paper was finished off according to the instructions.
I placed the sheet of paper in a frame and stamped "Merry Christmas" onto it. The "Merry Christmas" is from a line of stamps that I created and are sold at Sin City Stamps. Then, I used some 3-d adhesive to attach Santa. He will now sit on a table at our house to add to the decorations for the holidays. There is nothing more fun than having a handmade piece to enjoy during the holiday season.
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