to make these first i got some bits of branches and taped them together in the style of an antler. then i covered the branch with air drying clay, i smoothed it out as best as i could, using water to make the clay easier to work with adding the clay a bit at a time.
at the bottom of the antler i used the end of another twig to prick the clay to look like bone.
for a great authentic paint technique check out lucys tutorial over at craftberry bush hers look so real.
see hers here
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