Monday, July 30, 2012

Decorating a Photo Frame with Creative Paperclay® Embellishments!


I wanted to do something a bit different for my Paperclay project today so I got out a couple of molds and started molding stuff. Whenever I make something with a mold and Paperclay, I usually make several. When they’re all dry I put the ones which I’m not going to use back for use at another time. You can make something quick that way and not have to wait for the clay to dry.

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I needed a few butterflies for my project, so I used six of these and stored the rest along with the other things that I molded today, to be used in the future.

2004-01-08 11.36.10   Here’s the frame that I used. I painted it with Sakura 3D Crystal Lacquer mixed with Terri Sproul Mixer, Shimmer green.

2004-01-08 13.41.37 Isn’t this color awesome? Plus my frame is now sealed and protected. I then worked on painting the butterflies and when they were dry I glued them unto the front of the frame. I glued a beaded leaf down first though.                                                       2004-01-08 17.00.12                2004-01-08 17.02.24 

I thought this was a nice Summertime project and will look good with a Summer picture in it.




Lee said...

Your frame is very pretty. Love the butterflies.

Cindy said...

That is really cool, thanks for sharing your ideas!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

That's a very impressive frame. I've heard of crystal lacquer but have never seen or used it. It gave that frame a wonderful shimmer.

You asked about gesso when you visited my blog today. I bought that particular tub about a year or so ago at Hobby Lobby, then when it was empty, I learned I could no longer buy that size and had to buy a much larger size. Since I didn't want the gesso to get too thick, I put some of it in this old tub, which I use in a few months, since I seem to have a love affair with gesso.

I buy the "store brand" of gesso at Hobby Lobby because none of the other craft stores sell it in large containers. I will NEVER buy Golden brand and even Liquitex brand is quite expensive. I'm a no frills kind of gal and this gesso suits me great. Thanks for visiting and thanks for asking.

BTW, that tea is tea. I've never heard of diet tea. And since it has no sugar, only a drop or two of honey, it wasn't sweet, either.