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I was cleaning out my studio and came across some packaging from some metal keys I had purchased. I was ready to put it in the recycle bin when an idea struck me. I wonder if these flimsy plastic packaging molds could be used with Creative Paperclay? The answer was YES!!
I cleaned it with soap and water just to make sure there was not any reside from shipping on them.
I packed in the paperclay leaving it clean around the edges of the mold. I found that leaving clay in the mold till it was slightly dry made it easier to remove. (The paperclay will shrink slightly as it dries leaving a space around your piece.)Once removed I laid them on my drying table to finish drying.
This worked perfect! Now I will be looking at packaging a little differently on the products I purchase. What is even better than having a new mold? I am helping save the environment by reusing and re-purposing an item instead of just tossing or putting it in the recycle bin.
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.