Several weeks ago, Carrie shared a story with me about making Christmas tree ornaments with your kids. For some reason, the first ornament subject matter that popped into my mind for such a project was Hellboy.
For those unfamiliar, Hellboy is the (clearly) fictional spawn of the devil, summoned to Earth by an unholy alliance of Nazis, Rasputin, and occultists as a weapon against the Allies in World War II. Of course, like all things involving Nazis, Rasputin, and occultists, things go wrong. Allied forces intervene, and a young Hellboy is adopted and nurtured by an American professor who also happens to run a Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense. As Hellboy grows, he retains fierce loyalty to the USA and fights off occult threats around the world.
So, with all of this in mind, I give you my hand-sculpted, hand-painted Hellboy Christmas ornament. It took one evening of sculpting and baking (as I used Sculpey as the material), and another evening to paint it and the surrounding globe.