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Daybreak: A Sculptamold Sculpture


A Sculpture Utilizing Amaco Sculptamold


  2. Art Emboss Foil Aluminum 12" Sheet
  3. 22G Craft Wire Aluminum
  4. Cardboard Box
  5. Foam Board
  6. Masking Tape
  7. Newspaper
  8. Gesso
  9. Acrylic Paint
  10. Mixing Bucket
  11. Water
  12. Paintbrushes
  13. Latex Gloves
  14. Scissors

Modify a Box

Modify a cardboard box by cutting and taping one side into a peaked roof shape. Thicken the walls with pieces of foam core insulation. Insert picture wire through the back of the box and secure with a twist on the inside

Make Bird Form

Form a wad of newspaper into a bird shape, wrapping with masking tape, and tape on legs made out of coat hanger wire

Coat with Sculptamold

Wearing disposable gloves, cover the box and the bird with Sculptamold and let dry until no longer cold to the touch. Also make a small ball of Sculptamold to resemble a berry


Let dry. Coat the box, bird and berry with Gesso and let dry. Paint the box yellow ochre and the bird black with acrylic paints. Using blue painter’s tape, mask off the top third of the box and paint dark blue. Mask off a small square on the inside of the box and paint turquoise. Let paint dry between each step. Wash the box with a glaze of burnt umber, (acrylic paint mixed with matte medium), wiping off the excess glaze with a paper towel. Dry brush the box with red paint and paint the small berry red


Cut flag shapes out of ArtEmboss (including small tabs for hanging) and emboss with a flower and dots along the top and bottom. Cut a fringe on the bottom. Cut a length of Fun Wire to hang the flags from and insert into the box securing with glue. Hang the flags by bending the tabs over the wire. Glue in the bird and the berry.