Monday, August 1, 2011

Whimsical Memory/Gift Boxes made with Creative Paperclay!

A little bit of information before starting on this post...... The beginning pictures of my project all got lost. :-( I was in a real tizzy after finding out that the card in the camera that I was using was not working. I thought maybe that the pictures were still on the camera and not on the card since I had reviewed them on the camera, anyway when I got ready to take more pictures, the first ones on there weren't there. Uh Oh! I had already gone beyond those pictures and wasn't able to start over with that project. Hmmm what to do? Well start over I suppose! I used a smaller box (jewelry) this time.Here's a list of the items that I used on the project:

Creative Paperclay                              Paint (acrylic)
A candy box or jewelry box                  Stamps
Brushes                                               Molds
Embellishments                                    Glue

Here's the start of the project:

After I rolled out some paperclay, ( I use a fondant roller ) I attached it to the box lid. I used glue between the clay and box as I didn't want the box to get to wet and disintegrate. lol I pressed the stamp into the clay to make an impression and thought it turned out quite nicely:         

After I stamped into the creative paperclay I used a copper metallic paint and got it into all the creases and crevices. I then used champagne metallic paint to go over the rest of the clay and sponged a couple of colors into the the clay lightly. Once the paints were dry I glued embellishments onto the clay, making my box just adorable I think. What about you?

 I gave you two different pictures to look at  'cause I couldn't get the lighting just right. The little round thing by the key is a button. Now this lid goes on a small jewelry box, but I think it would also be great as a little memory box also.

     Since I did get started on the candy box to be used as a memory box, I felt that I should finish that box also. I used stamps on the big box also and used a lacy looking stamp in one corner of the top of the box and also on the sides. I used different metallic paints on this box also but I also used glitter, and a few different embellishments such as buttons, a head which was created from paperclay and a mold, butterflies cut out of paper, a tiny key and ruffles around the whole thing. See....


Here's a couple of pictures of both boxes together:


What do you think of the hummingbird that I stamped into the lid of the bigger box? I had a lot of fun making these Creative Paperclay memory boxes and I think I will put things in them as kind of a time capsule of my life. Working with Creative Paperclay is a great time and you can purchase it at Michaels or Hobby Lobby or from guess where else? Yep, Creative Paperclay!!



Theresa said...

Beautiful and creative dear Barbara! I love that you stayed with it and started over:) Have a blessed day! HUGS!

Doris Sturm said...

You are certainly not only talented but determined to boot ;-) Thanks for another lovely and interesting post!

(I love hummingbirds!)

Donna @ The House on the Corner said...

Very cute!! I love the hummingbird!
I really like the idea of a memory box!

Thanks for joining the Tuesday Train!

glor said...

Oh my goodness Barbara, what beautiful boxes! Something someday I will have to try! I took watercolor painting last year, loved it. May get back into it come Fall. Isn't it wonderful to create, and you do it so well. Have a wonderful day and evening. Blessings!

Gypsy Heart said...

You are so talented! I really enjoyed reading this. I appreciate your stopping by my blog...thanks so much! I'm a new follower and look forward to getting to know you.

Good luck on the giveaway!


Eileen The Artful Crafter said...

This really looks fun.

I'm not sure I understand the glue part. If I just molded the paperclay to the box, it would not stay on? Is that it?

Your boxes are adorable, Barbara.

I've been saving cool product boxes for just something like this. So glad I stopped by.