Thursday, January 17, 2019

A Fun Tropical Trio by Jenn

Hello everyone!! Jenn here sharing a fun trio of tropical fun projects created using both Delight™ air dry modeling compound and the original Creative Paperclay®!!
This set includes a vase made from an altered bottle, A trinket dish and an incense burner!
These were created using a variety of silicone molds and some real live leaves from my own yard!
All of the flowers and ferns were molded using Delight™ air dry modeling compund.


The larger leaves were created using real live leaves, a rolling pin, and the original Creative Paperclay®.
Here are some closer views.




To create the leaves above roll out some Creative Paperclay® on to a non stick surface. Lay your leaf flat and roll over it with a rolling pin or brayer. Gently pull the leaf away and drape the piece over something rounded to dry so it dries with a shape like a dish. Dry the longer leaf flat. Add molded flowers and paint!




Two of the long flat leaves were created using the Delight™ and wrapped around the bottle to dry. Once dry, add glue to secure them to the glass. Add molded flowers and coat all with heavy gesso. After gesso dries add paint!


Here is a photo of the set in use as a trinket dish, vase, and incense burner.



Creative Paperclay® is moldable and sculptable!

Delight™ air dry modeling compound is lightweight when dry so it is great for creating projects such as these. It takes very well to inks and sprays when dried and gessoed as well.
Thanks so much for viewing my post today! I hope that you are inspired to give this amazing clay a try and create something amazing!
Creative Paperclay® and Delight™ are conveniently available for you to purchase online and at the below listed retailers.

Until Next time Stay Creative!




Monday, January 7, 2019

Make Beautiful Cat Ornaments with Creative Paperclay®

Happy new year! This is my very first post for the year. How exciting! Today I want to share with you an up cycling project using Creative Paperclay®, some toilet roll middles, used gift tissue and a beautiful napkin. What are we making today? Some beautiful cat ornaments!



Aren't they beautiful? They are quite simple to make and I have made a video for you to follow along.






The supplies you need are:
  • Creative Paperclay®
  • toilet roll middle 
  • used gift wrap tissue
  • cat litter, sand or gravel to prevent the sculpture from toppling over 
  • masking tape
  • white glue
  • decoupage glue
  • napkin
  • sculpting tools, paintbrush, water etc


Follow along in the video below:












You can share your creations with us on our Facebook page. We would love to see them! For more inspiration have a look around the blog. There are tutorials for many levels using Creative Paperclay®. You can also visit my blog www.papermachepatch.com.

You can find Creative Paperclay® online at Creative Paperclay Co and also at Michaels, Hobby Lobby, Dickblick and Amazon. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Suzette




Friday, January 4, 2019

January 2019 First Friday Fan Day


Need some inspiration for your next Creative Paperclay® project? Check out what folks are making with Creative Paperclay™.


Heart Tree
Napkin Holder
Clay House Ornaments
Key Chains

Clay Pot for Succulents
Snail Magnet Tutorial
Heart Pendant

HELP US FIND YOU!!
  1. Use the hashtag #CreativePaperclay on all your social networks.
  2. When using Facebook, be sure the your posts and images using the #Creative Paperclay hashtag are set to public, otherwise we won't be able to find you.
  3. Share your projects on the Creative PaperClay® Facebook page.
I'm always trolling the web, looking for great Creative Paperclay® projects. If you find something, post it on our Facebook page.

GOT QUESTIONS???

Find the answers to your paperclay questions. See what other folks are creating. Stop by our Facebook group and say, "Hi!" Creative Paperclay Q&A
Carole

Friday, December 28, 2018

How to make a Robot Peg Doll





Hello everyone! My name is Cinnamon Willis and I am hoping that you all are enjoying the holiday season as much as I am! Today's project will show you the basic steps to create a wooden peg doll. I turned this one into a robot, but you can make yours into whatever you would like it to be.


Supplies:

  • Creative Paperclay®
  • Wooden peg doll
  • Acrylic paint
  • Sanding paper
  • Aleene's Original Tacky Glue
  • Acrylic medium or gesso
  • Acrylic paint
  • 20-22 gauge wire (optional)




First I start out with an ordinary peg doll. These can be found in almost any art supply store for a couple of dollars. I brought these from my local Michaels in a pack of four, so that means I have three more to work on!





After taking a good look at the peg doll, I start mapping out where I plan to place things such as the arms, hands and feet on my robot.





After deciding where things would be, I sanded down the parts of the doll that I needed to add my clay to. This step makes it easier for the clay to grip onto the wood, it's very difficult to attach clay to smooth finished wood.





Once I get those areas rough, I slowly began smoothing some clay over the wood to bulk out my figure.





During the process of me sanding down the wood, I managed to sand off my character's face. I just drew it back on in this stage.





In this shot, I am sanding the clay on the piece down and preparing it for being painted. I'm using a sanding stick that I found on ebay, they're really good to get into small places.





Here, I gave the piece a light coat of acrylic medium, but you could us gesso instead. I added the medium to give the piece a surface that would be easier to paint onto without having to paint many coats on top of it. i also made a little heart for it to hold.





I used about 4 coats of metallic gold acrylic paint here to get an even coat.





With the little heart, I painted about one and a half coats of magenta metallic paint.





I used some white pearlescent paint here to give the piece a few highlights.





I felt that my robot wouldn't be complete without some kind of swirly antenna on top of his head. I had some wire laying around that looks to be around the 20 gauge range and I just shaped it with my hands. I then made a small hole in the back of his head to poke the end into and put a tiny bit of Aleene's Original Tacky Glue in it to give it a little hold. After it dried, I shaped the wire to lay a bit more onto the robot's head.

Thank you all once again for stopping by, and I hope that you enjoyed today's tutorial! You can find Creative Paperclay® at the following retailers Creative Paperclay® Online Store, Michael'sAmazon, Joann's.

See more of my work at Melandolly.com and be sure to catch updates on my Instagram page!


Melandolly



Thursday, December 27, 2018

Creative Paperclay® Snow Covered Tree



Hello again! I hope you are having a wonderful Holiday Season!

This is my last tutorial and I want to thank everyone who has checked out all of the tutorials on the blog.


Supplies:

Creative Paperclay®  

Wooden tree

Green acrylic paint

Textured snow

White glue

White Gesso

White glitter

















Step 1; Make small triangle pieces with Creative Paperclay® and attach to the tree for branches. Sometimes it helps to paint the area with a little bit of glue so the clay will stick better.






































Step 2;  draw lines on each branch to look like the needles on the branches. After you get one side finished you can let it dry so it's easier to do the other side with out smashing your work. You can  do just one side and write the date on the opposite side to make it even easier.































Step 3; After the tree is completely dry paint the tree with white Gesso and let it dry then paint with green acrylic paint. Mine looks a little neon but it's really not.  Let dry
































Step 4;  Take the texture snow and paint as much snow as you want on each branch. I put a lot more at the top of the tree and down the edges so it didn't look too flat. You can even add a little glitter before the snow dries.
























Now you have a Creative Paperclay® tree ornament.
Thank you again for checking out all of my blogs and have fun sculpting!






Creative Paperclay®       
https://www.paperclay.com

Hobby Lobby, Michaels, Joann, Amazon















Monday, December 24, 2018

Have Fun Making this Creative Paperclay Ornament!







I wanted to make some last minute Christmas Ornaments and here is an easy tutorial on making one out of a gourd and Creative Paperclay!

Materials needed for this project:

Paint Brushes
Mold (flowers and leaves/IOD medallions/flourishes)
eyelet
sealer
super glue gel



These are some of the molds and gourds that I laid out to use. 





These are a couple of the gourds that I started out using the Delight Clay on. I ended up adding some flourishes to both of them that I molded out of the Creative Paperclay. They didn't get dry enough for me to paint so I set them aside to dry and finished up the other one.



On the one that was completed for this project, I used the flower petals and leaf mold and created a Poinsettia. I started out by cleaning the outside of the gourd and creating a top which I glued to the top of the gourd and inserted an eyelet which I also applied Super Glue Gel to. The glue will dry as the clay does and creates a strong bond.



I molded each of the petals and applied them to the gourd with some Super Glue Gel, just as I did with the leaves. Of course as I rolled each of the balls for the center I put down some Super Glue Gel first and then added the balls. I sat the ornament in front of a room heater for the night and it was ready for paint when I went out the next morning. I didn't put the others in front and they weren't quite ready.


I painted the top with the Plaid Paint in Gold and painted the background in the Plaid Paint in True Blue. The flower petals were painted in Plaid Paint in Apple Red and the leaves in Plaid Paint in Kelly Green. I painted the center in Plaid Moon Yellow. I got a small amount of the Plaid Gold paint and dry brushed it on the flower petals and the leaves. I don't think that the pictures do this ornament justice. It turned out beautifully and the Creative Paperclay was so easy to work with in the molds, as was the Delight Clay. These definitely won't be the last ornaments I make just maybe the last ones for this year.

I hope you try using Creative Paperclay or Delight Clay in making ornaments. You certainly don't have to use gourds, you can use plastic ornaments or whatever you desire. I work with gourds quite a lot so that's what I had on hand. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and leave a comment below. Check out the Creative Paperclay website and also the Plaid website for more ideas and all of their products.


Barbara