Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Making Your Own Embellishments by Brenda

Good morning

It's so much fun to create your own embellishments for your scrapbooking or card making and using Creative Paperclay is exactly what you need to do it.  It's lightweight and very easy to use. 

I needed some banner style embellishments for a card I am making for my dad for father's day.  I know you can buy stickers and chipboard items, but why buy them when you can make your own.  Again, this was so much fun to make and I already have a few more ideas for next time.

Okay, so this is how I started:
I used a cookie cutter I got from Michaels in a multi pack and cut the triangles out. 
Kinda reminds me of making sugar cookies...hmmm, nummy.

I forgot to take a picture of piercing the holes in the corners of the triangles. 
I used an awl, but you could use a pin or a paperpiercer also.  Just make sure you make the
holes big enough for whatever you are going to insert into them. 
Then I used a damp towel and gave the clay pieces a little texture. 
I want these pieces to look a bit antiqued.

I used some walnut ink to antique the paperclay pieces once they were dry. 
It took about 2 days for them to dry, but I blame that on the humidity we are having here.

I just dabbed it directly onto the paperclay piece and then used a rag to wipe it off a bit.

See, already looking antiqued

Here is a closeup of one of the paperclay pieces.
See how it looks like leather?

I inserted copper colored brads into the holes and snipped the ends off,
because the extended past the edges.
I added some dimensional letter stickers to the paperclay and
there are my very own embellishments for a card.

I hope you liked my tutorial and can't wait to see you here again in about 3 weeks for another Creative Paperclay idea.  Remember, you can purchase Creative Paperclay at Michaels, Joanne's or even online here.
You can view some of my other Creative Paperclay projects on my blog.

As always, have a great day and God Bless.


Barbara said...

Now that should really inspire some cardmakers! Great tutorial and inspiration!

Hugs XX

debbieluttrell said...

Great idea. I'm not a scrap booker, but I can see this being used by a lot of people who are. Nice that they can be personalized, too

Carol's World said...

Honestly, you are an inspiration. Love your tutorials and this one, well, I'm going to use Papercraft Clay on my next project, thank you Terri.

Amanda said...

Great tutorial :) Love the embellishments :)