Monday, July 24, 2017

Parisian Dream Cameo Card Featuring Delight™ Compound

Hi Friends:  I love to use Delight™ air dry modeling compound on my mixed media cards because the items that I make are so lightweight and easy to add to the cards.  You can use Delight™ with fondant molds to make some really beautiful embellishments.  For this project, I used some molds to create a Parisian-based card with a lovely cameo focal point.  I saw these Eiffel Tower inspired favor boxes on clearance in one of the big box stores and I just knew they would be great on cards.  And I knew that I had the ideal cameo and frame molds on hand to create the focal point to go with it.

Detail images:

Directions: Please see my video tutorial for full instructions for this project:

Supply List:
Delight™ air dry modeling compound
Prima Salvage District 6X6 Paper Pad (Amazon)
Ranger Adirondack Metallics Acrylic Paint Dabbers, Silver (Amazon)
Tim Holtz Ideology Quote Chips (Amazon)
Yunko Oval Lady Mirror Frames Silicone Mold (Amazon)
SK Frame Sugarcraft Oval Mirror Frames Silicone Mold (Amazon)
Prima Distress Tool (SSS)
Prima Chalk Fluid Edger - Black Coal (Amazon)
Aleene's Tacky Glue (Amazon)
Beacon 3-In-1 Advanced Craft Glue (Amazon)
Prima Marketing Memory Hardware Artisan Powder - Vausseroux (Amazon) Want 2 Scrap Couture Swirls - White Pearls
Scotch Advanced Tape Glider (Amazon)
Art Anthology Stone Effects Paint - Lava
Jolee's Boutique Favor Boxes - Parisian Collection
Other:  A7 Card Base, tulle, sewing machine/thread

I hope you enjoyed my project and learned some new ways to use Delight™ Modeling Compound on your mixed media cards. Thank you so much for stopping by the blog today. Have a great, creative day! -Patti

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Endless Jenn DuBell

Hi everyone! Today I want to share with you some of the endless possibilites for creating with Creative Paperclay® and the other products you can purchase from them! I will also show you how I created a beautiful embellishment for an upcoming project!
Creative Paperclay® modeling material is very versatile and does not require baking to dry. This makes it much easier to create! I use this to create embellishments by hand and with molds.

Next, Delight® is an air dry modeling compound that is similar to paperclay, however, it is much lighter in weight. Like paperclay it does not require baking to dry. It is also very easy to work with and picks up details beautifully. This is my go to compound when molding fancy flourishes and molds with much detail. I just love it! It takes to paint very well once completely dry. It is also bright white rather than a clay color like paperclay.
So if you have a large project that you are wanting to be lighter in the end this is the one for you!

Creative Paperclay® also carries tools and other extras to assist in your creating. This set, for example,  is a great addition to any crafter's collection...........
With 12 different tools the possibilities are simply endless!
There are many other products and tools available for purchase at the online store here. For the three examples above you can click on the image to go directly for purchasing that product.

Now, I would like to show you a larger project I have started. In my upcoming post I will show you the entire project when it is completed.

This is the start of a mandala-like project I am currently working on. For this I have used a fondant extruder tool and my 12 piece tool set (pictured above).

I hope you are inspired to go get your Creative Paperclay® and tools and try out the endless possibilities! I will be back in two weeks to show you this project in it's entirety, so please come back for more inspiration!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Why I love working with Creative Paperclay® ..... by Cindy Porter

Hi everyone, and welcome.

It's my turn to share with you a tip or technique.... today I have chosen to share a the things I love about working with Creative Paperclay® .... 

There are several reasons I came to love Creative Paperclay®. 

 Firstly I love that Creative Paperclay® is nontoxic not only for my own personal safety but that's it safe for kids and fabulous for the environment too. 

Secondly, I love to work with an air dry clay as opposed to having to use a kiln. The truly awesome  thing about Creative Paperclay® is that even when a piece is dry and it is as hard as a piece of wood, it can still be changed....  Did you know that you can then carve into it or sand it, a really awesome advantage, meaning your piece can be altered even once it was finished...  this is such a reason to love Creative Paperclay® especially for me as I tend to want to keep changing my mind, lol...

Thirdly, I love working with air dry clay, as you can you work with it for hours at a time, if it does start to dry out, you can just mix a little water into it and it's as good as new.... 
great for me as I work very slowly... 

thank you for stopping by and joining me here today

Till next time
Happy Creating

Monday, July 17, 2017

How to Make a Fairy Cottage with Creative Paperclay®: Part Two

Welcome to How to Make a Fairy Cottage with Creative Paperclay®: Part Two! 

Fairy Cottage

Today we are going to decorate our fairy cottage. The supplies you need are below. If you need a refresher here is part one.

Part 1

Supplies for Part 2

Acrylic Paint:

Pebeo Moka (brown) & Forest Sunflower (yellow)
Black Paint
White Paint
Silk Acrylic Glaze Playful Peony & Fern

Wooden Base

Follow along to see how to decorate your cottage.

Part 2

I really hope you enjoyed this two part tutorial. Please be sure to share your creations with us on our Facebook page. Thanks for watching!

Have a crafty week!

Friday, July 14, 2017

Changing Faces, Changing Stories

This is my favorite Creative Paperclay® post while being on the Creative Paperclay® Design Team and I wanted to share it again. To me it is all about paint and texture and I thought the paint match job came out perfect.

As a narrative artist I find that I am always adjusting the stories around me. This clay mask has been hanging around the studio for years. It has been cast, been in videos and I felt it was time for a facelift. Because it was clay, I knew it would take Creative Paperclay® very well.


Creative Paperclay®
Acrylic Paint

I started by slightly dampening the surface with water then building up the butterfly shapes with the clay.

Next I added texture with a variety of tools from a wood skewer, ceramic mark making tools and something I do not know the name of. Maybe for cooking (not my specialty). Finished by smoothing the edges with a little water.

Next I applied a wet brown paint, I immediately blotted it for a stained effect. This was just my base color.

Since I wanted it to look like it was part of the original mask I added a wash of titan buff and grey paint. While wet I salted the paint to give it the feel of the mask.

Play with Art, and Dream in Color!

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Making potted cactus plants

Saguaro & Barrel Cactus for
home decor
Meri Wiley of ImagiMeri's Creations

Creative PaperClay
Floral foam
Aluminum foil
Bamboo skewers
Twisted wire
Craft flowers
Plastic pots (Hobby Lobby)
Crafting moss
Craft glue

One bamboo skewer, one double-twist
length of wire for the arms of the saguaro.
Wrap wire around the skewer twice and
loop the ends of the arms.
For each type of cactus you'll be using foil
to create the bulk of the cactus shape.  For
the saguaro you'll be creating bulk on three
stems.  For the other cactus you only need
to create bulk on the bamboo skewer.
Adding bulk to one of the saguaro arms.
Once you have completely covered the 3-armed
saguaro you can use anything with a sharp tip
(i.e. pencil, awl, knife, ect.) to score lines down
the length of the cactus.  This creates the look of
the ridges that are actually on a saguaro.
For the barrel cactus you can roll out
eight "snakes/coils" of clay for the
Add the ridges one at a time,
smoothing them into the body
of the cactus.

At this point I have four ridges on the cactus.
I still need to add four more.
I have let this barrel cactus dry, only partially,
 in an upright position.  Then using the awl
I poked holes, about every half inch, down
each ridge for the insertion of the toothpicks.
I'm using just a dab of craft glue on the ends
of each toothpick before inserting them.
After I have all the toothpicks inserted I
then "snip" them down to shorten them
using either craft scissors or wire cutters.
Let the cactus continue to dry fully and then paint as you wish.
I poked additional holes in the tops and inserted craft flowers
to mimic the look of blooming cactus.  When your cactus is
painted and dry, cut floral foam down to fit inside your pots.
Stick your cactus into the floral foam and decorate around
the base of the cactus, in the pot, with moss decor.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and maybe you'll
try creating your very own "easy care"succulent garden.  You are only limited by your imagination.


Monday, July 10, 2017

Birds and Butterfly Wall Hanging Featuring Creative Paperclay®

Hi Friends:  Are you looking for more ways to use Creative Paperclay® in your home decor?  Here's a fun Birds and Butterfly wall hanging using Creative Paperclay® on the canvas backgrounds and as the focal image on each panel.

Here's a picture of the full wall hanging:

Birds and Butterfly with Creative Paperclay

Here are some detail images of each panel:

Supply List:
Creative Paperclay® Modeling Material
Inkadinkado Mindscapes Clear Stamps (Amazon)
Inkadinkado Gem Stone Insects Clear Stamps (Amazon)
Inkadinkado Clear Stamps - Gem Stone Birds (Frantic Stamper)
Prima WIRE NET Finnabair Clear Stamp (Amazon)
Prima Marketing Art Alchemy-Sparks-Mermaid Sparkle (Amazon)
Prima Marketing Art Alchemy-Sparks-Iris Potion  (Amazon) 
Prima Marketing Art Alchemy-Sparks-Fairy Wings (Amazon)
Prima Marketing Art Alchemy Acrylic Paint, Metallique Steampunk Copper (Amazon)
Prima Marketing Art Alchemy-Metallique Wax-Bronze Age (Amazon)
Prima Marketing Art Alchemy-Metallique Wax-Aged Brass (Amazon)
Prima Marketing Art Alchemy-Metallique Wax-Vintage Gold (Amazon)
Prima Marketing Art Alchemy-Antique Brilliance Mystic Turquoise (Amazon)
Prima Marketing Art Alchemy-Opal Magic Wax-Turquoise Satin (Amazon)
Prima Marketing Art Alchemy-Antique Brilliance Lucky Emerald (Amazon)
Prima Marketing Art Alchemy-Antique Brilliance Amethyst Magic (Amazon)
Prima Marketing Art Alchemy - Metallique Wax - White Gold (SSS)
Prima Marketing Finnabair Mechanicals - Tin Hearts (Amazon)
Viva Decor Inka Gold (Amazon): Gold
Tim Holtz Ideology - Foliage (Amazon)
Glossy Accents (SSS)
Aleene's Tacky Glue (Amazon)
Beacon 3-In-1 Advanced Craft Glue (Amazon)
E6000 Glue (Amazon)
Other:  small canvas panels, ribbon, word charms, jewelry pieces, gems, fasteners

Please see my video tutorial for full instructions to recreate this project:

I hope you enjoyed my project and learned some new ways to use Creative Paperclay® in your home decor. Thank you so much for stopping by the blog today. Have a great, creative day! -Patti