This is my textural snowman ornament created for PCAGOE's January 2013 Challenge.
Dimensions: 5" H x 2-3/4" W x 1-1/2" D.
The scarf is "woven" by hand of the finest cord of extruded polymer clay my Makin's Clay extruder could press.
Mitten texture was created by pressing a needle tipped tool down stitch by stitch to create the look of knitted rows.
The snowman's hat has been textured with dimpled dots, each gilded and there is a tufted poly ball on the top of the hat.
The snowman is holding a sprig of holly with berries in his left hand. In his right hand there's a spiraled poly clay cord mixed with gold chain that holds handmade poly clay "jingle-bells"
The snowman’s body finish is like that of old blown glass ornaments I remembering growing up with as a kid. This look was achieved using Pearlescent Liquid Acrylic in White Pearl. The body was given little dimples all over for texture. Embossing powders were also used here and there for extra touches.
Adriondack Mixatives alcohol ink "Gold" was used for gilding the scarf, mittens, shoes and hat on this piece.
A piece of brass rod is hidden inside the textured carrot nose extending down into the body so it won't break off when handled.
To suspend the snowman ornament, I used a piece of recycled necklace chain.