I've never actually made paper-mâché Christmas ornaments until now. With all the new paper-mâché techniques and recipes I've been learning in the last few months, I thought I'd try them on some gingerbread men Christmas ornaments. Here's the work in progress of this art project. I meticulously handcrafted them and now they're finished. Each is one of a kind and in my handcrafted Etsy shop.
|I cut out cardboard gingerbread men shapes and smoothed paper mache paste all over them.|
After they dried, I cut out some heavy card stock paper for the details like mustaches and dresses.
|Next, I added many layers of gesso paste which is a combination of powdered marble, joint compound|
and Elmer's glue. When the gesso is dried, I sand the gingerbread men to make them smooth
and to bring out their details.
|Painting is the step where they come to life and I have to figure out the color scheme. |
Sometimes, this is difficult for me to figure out and I end up painting over parts with different colors.
|I really like how these paper mache gingerbread men ornaments turned out.|
|All 4 paper mache gingerbread Christmas ornaments are in my Artist in LA LA Land shop and ready to purchase.|