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Happy Halloween!

I do love a bit of Halloween. Here is a fairly hideous pumpkin brooch I made the other day out of Fimo – it has copper powder around the amazing glow-in-the-dark eyes! I was actually aiming for scary but everything I do tends to end up looking quite cute so I had to work quite hard to make this guy look like bad news. I think I sort-of succeeded. Happy Halloween!

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children's workshops · craft

Jarrolds Fimo-fest!

On Saturday I had a Fimo demo in Jarrolds in Norwich – admittedly it’s a little early for Halloween but any excuse to start making ghosts and pumpkins is fine by me. I made the below steam-pumpkins to  Staedtler’s secret recipe and this is my little ghost who glows in the dark….!

Whoooooooooooooo!
Whoooooooooooooo!
Steam Pumpkin no 1
Steam Pumpkin no 1
Steam Pumpkin no 2
Steam Pumpkin no 2
This beuatiful castle was the creation of one of my rather clever pupils on the day - nice work.
This beautiful castle was the creation of one of my rather clever pupils on the day – lovely work and the start of a much bigger project.
This is an example of another tutee's excellent efforts - full marks!
This is a fine example of another tutee’s excellent efforts – full marks Mia!
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It’s all going a bit Christmassy around here…

These are some of the things I’ve been making ready for my Fimo demonstration at Jarrolds on Saturday. You may notice there’s a bit of a Christmas theme going on… Sorry, I know its only November – I just like making tree decorations! I have used lots of sparky “effect” Fimo here as well as seed beads and I picked out the patterns with a pin.

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Absolutely terrifying Halloween Fimo creatures….!

Next weekend I’ll be holding a Fimo demonstration in the art department of Jarrolds department store in Norwich. In case you have never heard of Fimo, it is a polymer clay, which is to say a special kind of modelling clay which you can cook in the oven so that your models turn hard become permanent. Fimo is great stuff and I’ve been making things from it since I was a tiddler.

Fimo demos are always lots of fun as I show children and adults how to make all sorts of colourful creations from model animals to jewellery and everything in between. This weekend I will be limbering up my fimo fingers by making Christmas creatures for the demo, but for now here are some little horrors I made earlier…

crazy cat
terrible terrifying spider
petrifying pencil-toppers
‘orrible octopus