Step 1= Roll out Paper Clay to about 3/8 " thick( I use a piece of plastic plumbing pipe cut to size).
Draw 3 different stars sizes on paper and cut out for templates . Place you star templates on the paper clay and cut them out cookie cuter style with an exacto knife. Set them aside to dry . Paper Clay is an air dry clay and so it does not need to bake in the oven but you can speed up the drying time by heating in the oven at around 225 degrees .
Step 2= Roll out another sheet of Paper Clay about 1/2 " thick and then make a banner shaped template from paper . In the same way you cut the stars out, cut you banner shape out too. I then bowed it and set it under pencils to dry.
Step 3= When the Paper Clay stars and banner are dry, sand then and then paint the spoon and the stars . I painted some stars gold some silver and left several white .I glued a fun wooden craft store knob on the end of the spoon and painted it with silver and 2 types of gold paint.
Step 5= I took the sanded Paper Clay banner and rubbed charcoal on the edges and smeared it with my finger . I then took lettering stamps ,black ink and stamped the words " A Spoon Full " on the bare Paper Clay. If you make a mistake simply sand it off and start over . You can also cut the letters out of paper and glue them on to the paper clay or hand write them onto the Paper Clay. When this was done I sealed it with matt spray fixative . You can use regular hair spray if you do not have spray fixative .
Step 6= Using matt Mod Podge as glue I added 3 colors of glass glitter to the stars and spoon . I used clear , gold and silver glass Glitter. If you do not have Mod Podge you can use watered down white glue . I like Ultimate Glue .
Step 7= Now it is time to take the 19 gauge annealed steel wire and wrap it around a pencil, making a curl for the wire hanger . Insert the ends into the holes you drilled in the spoon.
Step 8= Run the end of the wires thorough the holes you drilled in the banner and with a pair of needle nose pliers add curly cues to the ends . Snip any excess wire off with wire cutters.
Step 9 = Drill two more holes . One through the spoon bowl and one into the edge of one of your larger stars. Wrap a short piece of wire around a pencil again making a curl and insert one end of the wire into the star adding bit of glue . When the wire in the star is dry, make a little hook with the other wire end and insert it into the spoon bowl so that it creates a hanging star.
Step 10= Now just glue your stars in the spoon and add a ribbon to the knob . I then glued some german gold dresden paper to the spoon handle . When all is dry you can hang your finished piece.
Now once again if you feel like making this little bit of whimsy yet do not want to gather all the stuff . You may buy one of my pre made kits!!! They come with everything pictured plus written instructions.
1-spoon and glued on knob , pre drilled
2= pre-made paper clay stars( one with drilled hole) and one drilled pre-made paper clay banner.
3= 3 bags of glass glitter- gold ,clear and silver
4= ribbon and german dresden paper
5=Ribbon and wire
6 = gold and silver "Golden" brand cups of paint.
You will need the following supplies with this kit..........
1= white glue and optional mod Podge
2= needle nose pliers and wire cutters
3= paint brush ,pencil for twirling wire
4= Charcoal , lettering stamps and ink pad or just cut your words out of old books
and glue on to the banner .
Kit is $25 and includes shipping . There is a Pay Pal, " Buy it Now" button on the right side panel if your wish to purchase a kit. Thanks and hugs, Julie