Saturday, August 4, 2012

Creative Paperclay® Pocket


What inspired this project are the vintage wall pockets I come across in my treasure hunts through antique stores and estate sales.  I thought why not make my own.  The Creative Paperclay® pocket could be used for a number of things.  Instead of a card for a birthday stuff this with a few treats.  Hang it on the wall where you take your rings off and keep them in the pocket.  Make one to hold dried  flowers. The list can go on.   

Roll out Creative Paperclay® thin, about an 1/8 of an inch. I use core board as shims to keep the thickness of the Creative Paperclay® even.

Cut two pieces. (All measurements are approximate.)  I just cut as I made the pocket. One approximately 4" x 4". The second, top edge 5", sides 3", bottom 4". On the second stamp with swirl stamp. (Swirls from Viva Las Vegastamps!)

Using water smooth the edges of the two pieces. Attach the smaller piece to the larger using water to create a slip.

Punch two holes in the top corners to use to hang the pocket or just tie ribbons to it.

To keep the form of a pocket while drying crumple up some tin foil and put it in the pocket.

Paint the pocket with Sakura 3D Crystal Lacquer and Terri Sproul Mixers - Bronze.  It has vintage look. Set aside to dry.

Add a bit of ribbon for hanging.

All you nee is flowers and now you have a beautiful wall pocket! Change to flowers with the seasons for a fresh look. 


Hope I have inspired you to make your own little or BIG Creative Paperclay® pockets!

4 comments:

Camille Short said...

This is great...fun design! Love it...how clever!

Barbara Rankin said...

This is gorgeous, Lyneen. I know what you mean about seeing them in stores alot, but your piece is prettiest!

Jan Conwell said...

I used to make this kind of thing with ceramic clay. While a paper clay one might not be waterproof, it's bound to be lighter weight!

Lee said...

this rocked my world this morning, again it opened up some more possibilities. I've got to get this ordered. TFS

Beautiful display piece, well done!