Monday, January 26, 2015

Shari's January Tip of the Month


Each month I am going dedicate a post with a tip or two that I have found to be helpful when working with Creative Paperclay®

I have a wooden flower that I want to add paperclay to. My dilemma was that the face image I wanted to add I had made a few weeks ago. Here is the solution I used to add the dried face piece and make it look seamless.

First I added water to the back of the face, to a new piece of clay, to the wooden flower. I attached by pushing the  fresh moistened clay onto the dried and then pushed it on to the wood.

 I made a clay sludge mixture by watering down paperclay till it resembled a paste like consistency.

I filled in the gaps around the edge between the the face and the wood with the mixture.
I rolled a rope of paperclay and added it around the face too. I first smoothed it out with my fingers and then finished with a damp brush.

The wet paperclay will absorb into the dry. Because of this the piece will dry faster then if it were all wet clay.

The piece is now ready to add more paperclay, paint and enjoy!


I have been creating art for as long as I can remember. I studied graphic design in Portland, Oregon before moving to Denton, Texas and putting all my focus on creating mixed media art. In addition to being on the Creative Paperclay design team, I am a contributor for the Robin's Nest Design Team, an article writer for Mixed Media Art, and a blogger for DecoArt.
I strongly believe in giving back. I volunteer at Scrap Denton Creative Reuse Center where I teach workshops, art camps, and perform art demos. I am very passionate about mixed media art and enjoy helping and watching others discover their creativity.  

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