Saturday, September 29, 2012

Creative Paperclay® Candy Dish


I have got to say that this project was a lot of fun and very interesting to do. I grow a lot of plants and flowers and I have a hosta (actually several hostas now) that I’m particularly fond of. Well the other day I had the thought of using a hosta leaf as a pattern/mold for a candy dish. Here’s what I started with:

2003-02-12 13.07.52 Aren’t those leaves beautiful? There were many that were bigger but I wasn’t trying to make a plate, just a candy dish. lol  It took almost the whole 1 lb. package of clay to make the dish. I first rolled the clay out and then pressed the back of the leaf into the clay. I bent the clay while it was wet and put some crumpled up fabric under it to hold it up while it dried. 2003-02-12 14.11.48After the clay had set for a day, I turned the clay over and removed the leaf from it. The clay was still damp and the leaf pulled right off it. I then let the clay sit until it was completely dry. Once the leaf was completely dry I painted it with “Silks” Acrylic Glaze from Luminarte.2003-02-14 12.57.14 Once the paint was dry on both sides I coated both sides several times with Minwax waterbased Polyurethane. This is the final result:

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This candy dish turned out pretty nice didn’t it? Quite the coffee table addition!     2003-02-14 16.49.582003-02-14 16.50.40I hope this inspires you to try using Creative Paperclay®. It’s a great clay to work with and you can make so many different things with it. Thinking Christmas anyone?


Friday, September 28, 2012

Amazing Mold Putty and Creative Paperclay® Blog Hop!


Creative Paperclay and Amazing Mold Putty

Hello everyone! I hope you all have a great time with the blog hop today! I’m really anxious to show you what created. I have never decorated a skull mask before but right after Halloween last year I purchased a paper mache’ skull at Michaels for a great price and have kept it all this time. Just in case I decided I wanted to make more than one skull, I decided to make a mold out of the one I had. With Halloween coming up look at what I made! Here’s what I started out with:2003-02-09 13.24.03I had already gessoed and sealed the outside of the mask. I then mixed equal parts of A and B mold putty and applied it to the mask to create a mold. I did have to make several batches to cover the whole mask.2003-02-09 13.50.15 Once the mold had set up I used Creative Paperclay® which I had first rolled out, to line the inside of the mold. I made sure the clay was pressed firmly into the mold and then set the mold and clay up to harden. I did have to hold the sides in as the mold wanted to spread out since it was so large and flexible.2003-02-12 12.34.522003-02-12 14.11.35  Once the clay was halfway dry I turned it out of the mold and let it finish drying. Once dry I started decorating! I coated the mask with gesso and used paint pens to add color and then glued sequins on to give it that bling I so love! Can you see the sparkle that I glued on one of the front teeth? This skull is so awesome! I hope you like it too.2003-02-16 14.37.12 Your next stop on the blog hop will be with Molly so go on over and see what she’s created for you to see. There will be three winners in this giveaway, one winner will be receiving a package of Creative Paperclay one winner will receive one package of Amazing Mold Putty and the third winner will receive one package of Amazing Resin. Woo Hoo! What an outstanding giveaway! Below is a list of the Blog Hop participants in order. Don’t forget to start with Terri Sproul and cast your vote for your favorite project entry at the last stop which should be Amazing Mold Putty. Hope you have lots of fun and I hope you vote for ME! (Whoever gets the most votes gets a prize too!)

Creative Paperclay

Terri sproul -

Barbara Moore

Molly Walsh

Debbie Buckland

Edie Cournoyer

Lyneen Jesse

Lee Brehon

Annie Courture

Kelly Donovan

Michelle Cummings

Rachel Whetzel

Susan Brown

Ananda Marks

Angie Westerman

DeeDee Catron:

Amazing Mold Putty:


Thursday, September 27, 2012

Christmas and gifts with Sakura Crystal Lacquer and Terri Sproul Mixers



I’ve been thinking quite a bit about the holidays lately. I decided to try to get a little head start on the little gifts. I started out with the following:

2003-02-15 11.59.45  Can you see the wooden bracelet? Well I mixed up some Crystal Lacquer with the extra fine glitter and Terri Sproul Mixer/ Gold and painted it. I put two coats on it and it came out looking wonderful. I’m glad I have a couple more bracelets that I can paint to give as little gifts!

While I was at it I painted a paper mache’ ornament that I had with the same Gold Mixture that I painted the bracelet with. Here’s a picture of both finished pieces:

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Doesn’t that Gold and Glitter just look gorgeous? I loved how they turned out, how about you?


Thursday, September 13, 2012

A Cute Little ATC with Sakura and Terri Sproul Mixers!


I have been creating quite a few ATC’s for swapping and for leaving as RAA’s (Random Acts of Art). I enjoy creating these cute little 2.5” X 3.5” pieces. ATC stands for Artist Trading Cards and if you’ve never tried them you really need to. I started out with the following:

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To begin with I stamped the flower image onto an ATC card. Then using some pastel Crystal lacquer, I mixed some TS mixer Green Shimmer into it and painted my stem and leaves. Following that I painted some Red Shimmer mixed with Crystal lacquer that is rather on the pink side because I didn’t mix much red in and painted the flower petals. The center of the flower is a pastel pink Crystal lacquer and the surrounding ATC is painted in a pastel blue Crystal lacquer.

2003-02-01 15.51.26     2003-02-01 15.52.20 Don’t you think this is pretty? Plus your card is protected with the Crystal Lacquer. I think all it needs is some wording to the right of the flower don’t you? Your comments are all read and appreciated by me.