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Glow in the Dark Ghosties
Thomas Ojeda
 
Supplies
  • Glow in the Dark Polymer Clay
  • Acrylic Paint
Tools
  • Roller (Acrylic rod, brayer or Pasta Machine)
  • Stand (click here for directions) or prop
  • Small Paint brush
  • Flat surface for baking

 
Step One: Condition Glow in the Dark (GITD) clay and roll out in pasta machine to about #4 thickness. Tear edges into a rough circle.
Step Two: Lay over stand as evenly as possible.
Step Three:  Drape clay over stand. At this point, we have a GITD tablecloth.
Step Four:  Pinch and pleat to resemble ghostly grace.
Step Five:  Refine pleats, pinching up "sleeves" if desired. Bake, tenting with foil to avoid scorching.
Step Six: When clay is cool, you may choose to paint on a scary face, or as in our little guy, a friendly face. Use a tiny amount of acrylic paint on a very small paintbrush.

Portrait of Cedric the Friendly Ghostie
Tip: If you the clay becomes too brown, the ghost is NOT ruined! It actually helps to show the folds in the dark.
Photography by Kim Kennedy