Thursday, September 20, 2018

Fun Fairy House


Hello everyone! Jenn here today sharing my Fun Fairy House project I created using the amazing Creative Paperclay®!
This project has actually been a vision for awhile so I decided to just sit down and do it!
To create my house I used the following clay:
Other Supplies:

White Gesso
Molds both silicone and plastic
Acrylic paints and Spray inks
Antique Wax
Woodgrain Stamp
Small Mason Jar with lid
Spray clear sealant
Glue

How It Was Made
Start with a clean, dry mason jar and lid. Roll a piece of paperclay out to about 1/8" thickness. Wrap woodgrain stamp around a rolling pin and roll across the flattened clay. Wrap this around the jar and pinch closed. Smooth out the seam closure with fingers and add woodgrain stamp as needed to match up. Set this aside and allow to dry completely.
Next, mold all pieces needed such as the door, mushrooms, window and all of the leaves for the roof.
Create a base for the lid by molding some Delight™ around the rim and up into the shape of the roof. This will create a nice surface to adhere the leaf roof too. You can use straight pins to hold down leaves that want to be difficult.
Create the lid by gently stacking the molded leaves while they are wet, shaping them as you go. Once they are nearly dry, use a hot glue gun to adhere them in the same places they were dryed in. This ensures that they all fit. Add a fun twisted piece of scrap clay to the top and set aside for drying.



 For the molded door I added a bit more interest by rolling a length of clay across my woodgrain stamp and wrapping it around the door as seen below.


Once the lid is completely dry and all leaves are securely in place, Use a filing tool to smooth out any rough edges on each leaf then painting begins. Start by coating the leaves in white gesso. Alternate between shades of greens and yellows, dark and light to get the look seen below. 
Next I painted all of my other pieces and allowed them to dry. Once dry they were adhered using glue.
When completed the lid will still unscrew and the jar can be used for trinkets, etc.!
Here are some closer views of all the fun detail achieved on this project!



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!


Friday, September 7, 2018

September 2018 First Friday Fan Day


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


Whimsical Bird
Deer Antler Ring Holder
Paper Clay Casting Technique
Paper Clay Votive
Footprint Keepsake Bowl
Fall Fridge Magnets

Detailed Rabbit Using Silicon Mold
Paper Clay Fairy Garden Log House

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

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Calaveras - Day of the Dead Sugar Skull Ornament or Refrigerator Magnet with Delight TM







Calaveras - Day of the Dead Sugar Skull Ornament or Refrigerator Magnet with Delight TM

Aren't these fun?

The Day of the Dead (El Día de los Muertos in Spanish) is a Latin American holiday (November 1 - 2) to to celebrate and honor our ancestors, friends, and family who have crossed over in to afterlife.  During this time we celebrate with feasts, parades, prayers, ofrendas, and altars.  The "Calaveras" or Sugar Skulls are often personalized with names and embellishments of lost loved ones.   

This is my first project using Delight TM.  I kept it pretty simple.  I really just wanted to do some experimenting with it.  It's really interesting stuff.  Kinda marshmallow-ish in texture.  It's so soft and light weight I thought ornaments, Magnets, pins, and earrings!  This project works for all of the above as long as you have the proper hardware.  I was thinking that this is a great project for a group to do.  Even a whole classroom of children could do it!  You can use any rubber stamps.  It doesn't have to be this one.
  
Supplies:

Delight TM
Acrylic Paint (I used Apple Barrel Gloss in Black)
Paint Brush
Acrylic roller, brayer, or a glass jar
Markers (I used Copic Sketch Brush Tip)
Sandpaper or nail file (I used 320 -420 grits) Optional
Dust Mask or Bandana – use this when sanding
Sealer - ( I have used PYM II because it is what I had.  I have also used Krylon Matte and Crystal Clear and Golden Archival Spray Varnish.) Optional   
Check out this article about sealer by Creative Paperclay® Design Team Member Gloriann Irizarry 



Roll out a piece of Delight TM, Just like a cookie or pie crust.  Make it however thick you like your cookies.  I like mine thin and crisp so, that's what I did.

Any acrylic paint should work.  This is what I used. It doesn't have to be black.  Purple or magenta would be equally awesome!  I tried using inks and was not satisfied.  The clay stuck to the stamp. 

Lightly brush paint onto your stamp.

I got this stamp at Michael's
Stamp onto Delight TM.  Don't push too hard.  You don't want to smudge the paint.
White is nice and classic!

You can add color to Delight TM with a bit of acrylic paint mixed in.  I like this swirly look!  Have fun with colors!  Day of the Dead is a festive celebration.  We use lots of bright happy colors in our imagery and art!


Next, cut them out with scissors or a craft knife.  I tried both ways.  I'm really thinking this is great for a group.  Even the little ones can get in on the action with scissors instead of knives.  After you cut them let them dry for a few hours or put them in a warm 200 degree oven for 20 minutes.  See, just like cookies!

***If you are making an ornament this is the time to add your holes.  Just above the butterfly's head is the perfect place.  Use a needle tool, toothpick or bamboo skewer to make the hole.
Sometimes the edges are rough.  Don't fuss with it too much.  Let it dry.  You can sand this down later if needed.  You can also wet with water to smooth it after it dries.  

After they are dry and cooled add some color with markers.
I used Copic Sketch Markers with brush tips. I like how they are similar to paint brushes.  Except you never have to wash them or re-dip them in paint. You can use any markers you like best.
Embellish and personalize your Calaveras with flowers, beads, sequins, gems, or stickers.  glue a magnet or pin back onto the back.  For ornaments or even a pendant, tie a ribbon through the hole.
Creative Paperclay® and Delight™ are conveniently available for you to purchase online and at the below listed retailers.

I hope that you have enjoyed this project as much as I have!  I'll be back with more "What's On My Workbench Wednesday" fun on the first Wednesday of each month.


Until then, stay creative!  


Monday, September 3, 2018

DIY Magnets

Hello, welcome to a new design team post. Today I will share with you how to make magnets with Creative Paperclay®.



You only need a few supplies and its a simple tutorial great for beginners.



Supply list


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.

Thanks for stopping by!

Suzette



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

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Creative Paperclay® Shelf Sitting Wizard













Supplies:

Creative Paperclay®

4x2 inch Darice Paper Mache' cones, Amazon

Tibetan Lambswool, https://www.ooakartistemporium.com/

½ inch wide ribbon

Felt

Rolling pin

Sculpting tool

Paint brush
Gesso

Acrylic paints

Fabric-Tac Permanent Adhesive, Michaels, Joann, Hobby Lobby

White glue



Step 1; Roll out Creative Paperclay®, enough to cover the cone. Cover the cone with a thin layer of white glue so the clay has something to grab onto. Cover the cone with clay and roll out a round piece to cover the bottom of the cone. Smooth and let dry









Step 2; Roll a strip of clay about 1 to 2 inches wide and long enough to go around the cone bottom for the brim of the hat.  Attach and smooth with water. Make the brim go up and over the part you want the nose. Make a small or big ball for the nose depending on how big you want the Wizards nose to be.
















Step 3; Make 2 teardrops shapes any size you want for shoes. Take the handle of a paintbrush and press at an angle into the teardrop for the opening of the shoes. 
















Let everything dry



Step 4; Sand everything smooth and make sure to fill in any cracks. Check to make sure the piece sits flat. Paint with Gesso, let dry then paint the face with a beige color and the hat and shoes with the color of your choice. 














Step 5; Cut strands of Tibetan Lambswool off of the hide the length you want the beard to be and glue the individual strands onto the face of the Wizard until you get the look you want. 

















Step 6; Cut 2 pieces of ribbon the length you want so the legs will dangle over the edge of a shelf. Tie a knot at the end of each ribbon and glue into the opening of each shoe. Glue the other end to the bottom of the cone. You can cover the ends of the ribbons with a round piece of felt.




















                                                             




Have fun making funny noses or big shoe, even feet.



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

Hobby Lobby, Michaels, Joann, Amazon


Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Bulletin Board - Delight Style



Hello everyone, long time no see, and for that I apologize!  I hope this project is something you can have fun with - and customize to what YOU want, like I did this one!!!!  I went to Target the other day - and found a plain ole' bulletin board - and instantly knew I had to alter it!  This is what I ended up with, pleased I am!
I wanted something that I could stick a picture on the bottom and be able to frame it when I needed to...or put a pen for the notepad that is next to this!  I wanted to be able to look at something pretty, and have elements that simply was made for a "reason"!   The picture, is something I want to frame, so I simply placed it here, and can be easily exchanged!  Lets get started, shall we!    

Supplies needed for this project:
  1. 2 bricks of Delight Modeling compound
  2. Flower molds
  3. Paint of your choice (My paint of choice is Twinkling H2O's)
  4. Bling of your choice (I used gold and pink adhesive gems)
  5. Black and white floss (or your choice)
  6. Stamped clay butterfly (or your choice of whatever)
  7. Of course - the bulletin board purchased from Target 

I started with the braid around the top edge of the bulletin board!  To achieve this:


Step one:  Using a brick of delight, take your ruler, and cut the whole length of the brick.   Roll this piece out as long as you can.  You need 2 of these pieces to braid.
Step two:  Start at the top and braid the top part of the board, and then start to do the sides.  Using my glue gun - as it dried, I made sure to put plenty of glue on the outside edge.


Step three:  From the rolled out piece, you want to roll out a really small piece.  If you look at the leaf, you will see what I am saying!  You will need a few small pieces - one or two leave flat and let them dry!
Step four:   After you roll a small piece out - take a paint brush (or something like it) and wrap it around the brush like the picture below!  Let it dry before you take it off the paint brush.     

Step five:  Unless you have flowers already molded (like I do - for this exact reason) - then you will need to mold your flowers and allow them to dry.
Step six:  For the bottom part - you will want to find chipboard of some sort, and cut the pieces you will need for the bottom of your board.  For me, I wanted a shelf to add pictures or even put a pen for notes!   (see below)

Step seven:  Taking flattened Delight - you will start to cover the side pieces,  and then the bottom piece.  I put the Delight on both sides of the chipboard side pieces first.  Let the sides dry first before you do the bottom.  Lay the board flat when you dry this piece.
**TIP - lesson learned on my side, I would only do the front piece with the Delight and not the inside of this piece. 


Step eight:  Once the flowers are dried, start to paint them.  I used to use Radiant Pearls paints and loved them!!!!  I recently found out our Twinkling H2O's are THE SAME THING and happy girl am I!!!!  Paint your flowers (or molded shape) what you want, and put them aside!  Also paint the butterfly (or whatever shape) to put in the top right corner.   My butterfly was for a special person who is gone!


Step nine:  Start to add your flowers and bling in a manor that is attractive to YOU.  Add the floss bow at the right corner for the butterfly to go on.  Add the curl's made in step 4, in random places by the flowers.
Step ten:  Add the bling around the flowers or where ever you want on the board.  I started with the flower on the right middle (white flower) - because I knew I wanted the butterfly at the top right by the bow.
 Step eleven:  Once the bottom part is dried, start to add your painted flowers (or whatever you chose) and leaves to that piece.  The rest of the flowers you paint, can be randomly placed around the rest of what you have already done.  If you look at the picture above - and then the picture at the top, you can see how the rest was filled in!

I love how the whole thing turned out, looks wonderful hanging on my wall!  The push pins are being started on, another blog post on my Memories in Tyme blog when it IS done, until then - have fun making your own bulletin board!  Plenty of paper crafts, creative challenges, and Christmas challenges on the blog!  I hope you join me there too!  Until next month!

Lynda Jeffs
Creative Paperclay Design Team