Monday, May 22, 2017

Daydreaming Tag Featuring Creative Paperclay®

Hi Friends:  When using molds with your Creative Paperclay®, do you ever accidentally break pieces off the embellishment when removing it from the mold?  It happens to me more than I like, but I NEVER throw those pieces away.  Even if they're too intricate or broken to glue back together, the pieces can always be used in creative ways on your projects.

Here are some broken pieces from an IOD mould - it's a mess:

I used these pieces to create a mixed media tag that shows one way to use them to create a beautiful project and no one would ever know that the pieces weren't meant to go that way.

Creative Paperclay® Daydream Tag

Here's a quick video tutorial showing how I created the tag and used the broken pieces of that IOD mould:

Supply List:
Creative Paperclay® Modeling Material
Tim Holtz Layering Stencil - Flourish (Amazon)
Tim Holtz Idea-ology CRINKLE RIBBON (SSS)
Prima Marketing Art Alchemy-Metallique Wax-Vintage Gold (Amazon)
Prima Marketing Art Alchemy-Antique Brilliance-Fire Ruby (Amazon)
Prima Marketing Memory Hardware Artisan Powder - Mesdames Merlot (Amazon)
Prima Marketing Memory Hardware Artisan Powder - Vausseroux (Amazon)
Prima Marketing IOD Mould -  Baroque No.4 (Amazon) - broken pieces from this mold
Lindy's Stamp Gang Sprays (Amazon):  Poinsettia Red Gold, Burnt Umber
Manila Tag (SSS)
Petaloo - Botanica Collection Floral Embellishments - Vintage Velvet Minis - Ivory (
Sculpey Flexible Push Mold, Art Doll Faces (Amazon)
Want 2 Scrap Pearls
Tim Holtz Edge Distresser (SSS)
Alene's Tacky Glue (Amazon)
Beacon 3-In-1 Advanced Craft Glue (Amazon)
Prima Epiphany Ephemera
Other items from my stash:  wire, charms, lace

Creative Paperclay® Tag

I hope you enjoyed my project tip and learned that your broken pieces can be used to create beautiful projects. Thank you so much for stopping by the blog today. Have a great, creative day! -Patti

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Cindy's tip for May

Hi everyone, and welcome to the Creative Paperclay® blog.

It's my turn to share with you a tip or technique.... today I have chosen to share a quick tip....  this is something I came up with while trying to make sure I keep my paperclay in new condition after I have opened a new pack...

Being that I enjoy scrapbooking along with many other creative endeavours, I was searching around for the best way to store my opened Creative Paperclay® when I spied my Fuse tool.  For those unfamiliar with this tool, it was designed with the pocket page scrapper in mind, to seal off the small pockets on the multi pocket pages, a great little tool that I have found many fabulous uses for, and now I can add one more to that list - re-sealing my Creative Paperclay® packets.

So we begin with an open packet of paperclay.

next you need to push all the air out of the packet

Then you start to roll the Fuse tool (as close as possible to the clay) across the package.

Now I did learn that the Creative Paperclay® packaging requires more pressure and several runs across on both sides, but the Fuse tool did seal the package just like new, so my paperclay will stay as fresh as the day I first opened the pack.

I do hope this little tip is helpful and you can enjoy many good times with that new pack feeling right down to the last speck of your Creative Paperclay®.

You can get your Creative Paperclay® here.
and you can find the Fuse tool here.

Until next time, 
Happy Creating  

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Tip of the Month: Using Creative Paper Clay® in Mixed Media

Creative Paper Clay® is not only for sculpting. It can be used to create unique embellishments for your next mixed media project! Today, I will show you how to make some simple embellishments using Creative Paper Clay® and decorate them. As a bonus, I will also show you how I incorporate them in a mixed media canvas!

For this mini tutorial you will need the following:

Creative Paper Clay® Fish

Creative Paper Clay®
Fudge sticks/craft sticks
Glue GunCreative Paper Clay®
Rolling pin
Sculpting tools
Cardboard cutouts of fish

Sand Paper
Viva Decor CROCO Crackling Color Venice Blue (any crackle color will do)
Gold paint
Metallics Rub-On Paint Palette
Black acrylic paint

Mixed Media Canvas

Book Papers
Gift wrap tissue
Spray Varnish (optional)

Let's get started!

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Friday, May 12, 2017

Spooning with Creative Paperclay®

I am seeing art spoons in a lot of art shows so I decided to create one. For my inspiration I used Caroline Douglas's spoon. She is a friend and wonderful ceramic sculptor from Boulder, CO. These are great for decor and gifts. When I meet my friends for lunch we all have little baggies of art stuff to share. This would be great for the next time we get together.


Plastic spoon
Creative Paperclay®
Acrylic paint
Acrylic paint pens

I was born with a plastic spoon in my mouth. Pete Townshend
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I was born with a plastic spoon in my mouth. Pete Townshend
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I was born with a plastic spoon in my mouth. Pete Townshend
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I covered the spoon with Creative Paperclay® then stamped it for texture. I cast the head with a silicone mold and added a cast butterfly that I had done at an earlier date. It is so easy to add dry clay objects into the wet clay.

With Caroline's piece on the left for color inspiration, I painted mine with acrylics and made the checkerboard pattern and dots with my paint pens. Definitely a fun piece to create.

Dream in color!

Darlene Olivia McElroy

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Mushroom Tea-light Tutorial and Giveaway!

ImagiMeri's Creations

Hello Folks,
Meri Wiley here and I've got a cute tutorial for you.  I had every intention of filming this, but I'm sure none of you wanted to hear me coughing and sniffing from seasonal allergies which have just been horrible this year........right?

This tutorial will be in multiple pictures with progress steps written right on the images.  For further fun if you leave a comment, at the end of this post, you will be entered in a drawing to win one of the two mushroom tea-lights that I made for this post.

Please click on images to enlarge them for easier reading.

Do not use live flame tea-lights!
Only use Flameless/battery operated ones.

Without further ado, here's the supply list:
1.  One 16 oz., package of Creative PaperClay
2.  Preferred cutting knife
3.  Straws in two different sizes
4.  4" plastic, 2-part ornament found at Hobby Lobby
5.  Half of a 1.5" styrofoam ball found at Hobby Lobby
6.  Half of a 1" styrofoam ball found at Hobby Lobby
7.  A rolling pin
8.  A piece of Saran Wrap for ornament half
9.  2" bottle of glue or tube for form
10. Clay extruder or garlic press if you want to add grass


If any cracks show up during the drying process
just make a paste of a small bit of
Creative PaperClay, kind of like spackle,
and fill in cracks.  Let dry again and then
proceed to the painting of your piece.

If you have any questions about any of the directions, or you have issues, please do not hesitate to contact me at and I'll be happy to help.

Please leave a comment, with your email included, below to win one of the mushroom tea-lights I made for this post.  I will choose a random winner and announce them on May 25th.  When a winner is chosen I will request an address and ship one mushroom tea-light holder and a battery powered tea-light to use with it.
Happy Creating

Monday, May 8, 2017

Live a Beautiful Life Mixed Media Canvas

Hi friends: Today is my very first post for the Creative Paperclay® Design Team and I'm so excited to share my project with you.

Have you ever wondered how to use Creative Paperclay® embellishments in your canvas, cards, or journaling projects?  It's really easy to add them to your projects - here's a quick tutorial for creating this Live a Beautiful Life Canvas using Creative Paperclay®, Delight­™ modeling compound, and lots of fun mixed media supplies:

Canvas Using Creative Paperclay®

Here are detail shots of the Creative Paperclay® and Delight™ embellishments:

Mindscapes Stamp Stamped Into Creative Paperclay®
Rustic Harmony Stamp Stamped into Delight™

Creative Paperclay® from Prima IOD Fleur Mould


Directions: Here's the video tutorial - I hope you enjoy watching my first ever video:

Supply List:
Creative Paperclay®
Delight™ Air Dry Modeling Compound
Creative Expressions Cosmic Shimmer Metallic Gilding Paste - Powder Blue (Amazon)
Prima Marketing Art Alchemy-Sparks-Mermaid Sparkle (Amazon)
Prima Marketing Art Alchemy-Sparks-Fairy Wings (Amazon)
Prima Marketing Art Alchemy Acrylic Paint, Metallique Steampunk Copper (Amazon)
Prima Finnabair Art Extravagance Texture Paste Clear Crackle (Amazon)
Prima Art Stones (Amazon)
Prima Mini Art Stones (Amazon)
Prima Marketing Art Alchemy-Metallique Wax-Bronze Age (Amazon)
Prima Marketing Art Alchemy-Metallique Wax-Aged Brass (Amazon)
Lindy's Stamp Gang Sprays (Amazon):  Mission Bells Brown, Steampunk Sepia, Shabby Turbine Teal
Kaisercraft Rustic Harmony Clear Stamps (Amazon)
Inkadinkado Mindscapes Clear Stamps (Amazon)
Liquitex Gesso - White (Amazon)
Liquitex Professional Clear Gesso (Amazon)
Wendy Vecchi White Embossing Paste (SSS)
Tim Holtz Layering Stencil - Flourish (Amazon)
Wooden Frame with Scalloped Edges (Michael's)
Liquitex Professional Matte Gel Medium (Amazon)
Recollections Sweetwater Roses (Michaels)
Beacon 3-In-1 Advanced Craft Glue (Amazon)
DCWV Old World Paper Stack
American Crafts DIY Shop Paper Pad
8x10 Canvas, Lace, Metal jewelry piece

Thank you so much for stopping by the blog today.  I hope you enjoyed my tutorial and that you learned some new ways to incorporate Creative Paperclay® into your mixed media projects.

Have a great, creative day! -Patti