Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Creative PaperClay Sign w/ giveaway


Good morning friends

Today I want to share a project that was super easy and fun involving some more alphabet cookie cutters.  I love working with it for embellishments for my scrapbooking and cardmaking but this time I used the paper clay to make a sign for Miss Bella's door.  I am taking over decorating for her room and everything is coming together black and pink...

Here are my step by step instructions, kinda picture heavy.
I laid out some paper clay to the size I wanted the
sign to be...it measures 2.5 x 9 and then used my
fiskars embossing plates to add some flowers
Then I used my alphabet cookie cutters 
to cut out her name
now the centers of the B and A don't depress
enough, so I thought I'd cut heart out in the middle
I used the hole of a mechanical pencil to cut 
out the holes for the ribbon to hang
Here are all the pieces dried and ready to paint.
As you can see the holes in the A and B didn't
work, so I changed my mind...
I painted the sign first pink, then black and then 
washed a pink over it again.  I also painted all the 
letters pink and....
highlighted the edges with black
I glued all the letters to the sign, hot glued some lacy
ribbon around the back...glitzed up the letters with
rhinestones and added some bows with the lace.
I also made one stick pin for accent to the top
and added some pink and black ribbon as the hanger
I really love the way it turned out.

So, today I am giving away (1) 8 oz brick of Creative PaperClay.  I used half of a brick to make this sign and all the embellishments, so depending on what you want to make, it can last a while.  Be sure if you do not use it all at once to put it in an airtight container or it will harden on you as it dries by air.  I store mine in ziplock baggies after I've sucked all the air out of it.  

So, now to qualify to win this please let me know what you would make with it...have I given you any ideas or do you know of something you'd like to try?  
Leave a comment here.
Also, please go to Creative Paperclay FB page and "like" them for a second chance and tell them I sent you and then come back here and tell me that you did that
For a third chance go to the my blog and become a follower and come back here and tell me you did that

This giveaway ends on October 2nd and I will announce the winner 
October 3rd on my blog, so please make sure to go there then to see if you are the winner.


24 comments:

Barbara said...

Brenda this is just a wonderful tutorial and your project is just beautiful! I'm sure Bella will love the sign on her door.

Hugs XX
Barbara

angieleb13 said...

I follow on fb and twitter. i just got my first block of paperclay, so far i have made a mold of praying hands and also a couple of small pieces to be used as charms. i love it.

Recycle Artist said...

Love Bella's letters. I want to work with some antique mini animal cookie cutters I've acquired. I just love Creative Paperclay!

CLBcreations said...

I would use it to make 3d faces or images on my mixed media paintings..this stuff is great.

CLBcreations said...

Whopse..posted on facebook and also signed up for your posts as well as your email list.. thanks so much for doing this Brenda!

Dreamspirations Gallery said...

Great project! I've been following your blog and just liked and shared your facebook.... thank you so much for the chance to win. I've actually been trying to find some paperclay all this past weekend. JoAnns AND Hobby Lobby were out..... mrrr. If I win I will be making a huge Cloth and Clay Art Doll out of it! I have one in the works right now with a couple of WIP pics on my blog if you wanna see what I'm talking about :D

Jingle said...

I would use it for my art dolls! I love Creative Paper Clay! jinglesells at gmail dot com

www.byglori.com said...

I will used mine in mix media art, paper clay art dolls and my OOAK mask.

Gina Louthian-Stanley said...

Thanks for hosting this give-away! I would love to utilize this in my classroom with my students!

jen said...

i would like to make some embellished dollhouse furniture for the doll house we're making for my 6 year old daughter.

just me said...

love paperclay, would use it to make some snowman ornaments that have been in my head all year! already "like" paperclay on facebook!

Bettina Groh said...

I'd make little mice for the Christmas tree.... My grand daughter and I made them out of polymer resin last year, but would like to try paper clay this year. Then she could make them on her own.

Bettina Groh said...

I "liked" the fb page....

Cookie said...

I'm getting ready to "Like" this on Facebook. If I win, I'm planning on making Skelleton Figurines doing different activities for "Day of the Dead" or "Dias de los Muertos" Theme.

Taxcat1 said...

great tutorial---I now want to make one of these for my granddaughter's room!! How personalized all of these can be! I already had LIKED your CLAY page and your BLOG so can't redo that part...but would LOVE to win! Now I sinmply hope this place will let me POST this!

Taxcat1 said...

great tutorial---I now want to make one of these for my granddaughter's room!! How personalized all of these can be! I already had LIKED your CLAY page and your BLOG so can't redo that part...but would LOVE to win! Now I sinmply hope this place will let me POST this!

Taxcat1 said...

Hey--for first time in months, I actually was able to get this posted!! Now if only to win! haha...I like those hearts--how smart is that!

skjacobs said...

I think I'll try to do a dimensional zentangle if I win this!

skjacobs said...

OK - I liked PaperClay on Facebook too.

Eclectic Works said...

Great tutorial! If I had some paper clay I would like to use it to make an art doll.

Esmeralda

b5079728-e9b2-11e0-a134-000bcdcb5194 said...

I would make this sign for my granddaughter, since she has an uncommon name and doesn't receive too many personalized gifts.

cherokee said...

My grand children all have unusual name and have been wanting personalized items. I would like to try this product and hopefully can give them special items just for them.

Char- The Mad Shopper said...

Great project! I think I would make either a mermaid's hideaway castle or a mushrook house for an elf.

Char- The Mad Shopper said...

I am now following your blog.