Thursday, December 6, 2012
Primitive Hand Sculpted nativity Holy Family
For the past few holiday seasons, I have sculpted my own version of the nativity, or The Holy Family.
I used to use Sculpey in ivory, but it seems that the company has discontinued that color. So, since I love all things white, right now, I decided to sculpt them in all white, including their faces. I like my version because they are not cutesy or cartoon-ish like many hand made nativities....just my preference. My intention is to make them look like a relics that have been found on an archeological dig. Baby Jesus is simply wrapped in a clay swaddling blanket. Each is faceless. I stained them to make them look very very old and primitive. They would work well in a shabby chic setting.
I sculpted Mary and Joseph over an aluminum foil armature. Each piece is very sturdy. This set would make a wonderful heirloom to pass down to children and grandchildren.
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