I just couldn't miss out on Halloween. So here's phase 1 of Halloween fun stuff--a polymer clay Jack-o-Lantern. This is a technique I've been wanting to try out for awhile and I think it was quite successful. The clay was shaped around a styrofoam ball core and the top and features were cut away before baking (straight through to the core). During baking the styrofoam shrinks so you can then pull it out, leaving a hollow sculpture! Cool!
A costume will follow in phase 2 as we are going to hang out with some friends tonight whom I have (possibly) convinced that dressing up is a necessity.