Sunday, January 4, 2015

Beginner Tips

I am working on a beginner section, where I will give you a ton of information, tips from the design team, must haves as far as supplies, links to plenty of ideas in a beginner format, and more!   For me, it has been fun creating with the Creative Paperclay product, creating unique things!!!  I have a few video's to create on my list of things to do, but unfortunately - things are just hectic right now, and with a cold on top of it...well, this is totally on the backburner until the health gets better!
One thing about just starting out using Creative Paperclay, it is a very easy - fun product to work with, and I've learned a few things along the way!  A few of them include:

  • Don't bite off more than you can chew WITHOUT (and I am stressing without) researching a bit first as to how you can accomplish said "task"!  Some of the projects I have made, might look a bit better if would have thought things out a bit better or more!  
  • Grab all of your supplies first...think ahead as to what you are creating for the supplies you will need to accomplish it!  Add to it a wet cloth of some sort, a dry cloth, as well as a cup of water to smooth your clay out!  
  • Find a space for everything you need to create with, and put it all together!  Have a "toolbox" of basic supplies - a ruler, Xacto knife, a straw (great for creating holes), sand paper, molds, something to roll the clay with to name a few!  
  • With your favorite molds and stamps, try to create a few images you use a lot of ahead of time, this way it saves time for drying!
  • Make the time to create and learn something new...even if you are just starting out. Create something at least every few order to keep expanding your knowledge base!  
  • Above all, have fun...if you mess something up, then start over, reusing the same product!  Don't worry about what everyone is has created/is creating - get inspiration and create!  
Thanks for stopping by,
Lynda Jeffs
Creative Paperclay Design Team
and Memories in Tyme


Michelle said...

Sounds great! I'm looking forward to the tips and tricks for a newbie. Thanks for the great info!

Lynda Jeffs said...

I will have plenty more - and make sure you check back on the blog for plenty of great tips and ideas!