Friday, December 7, 2018

December 2018 First Friday Fan Day


Need some inspiration for your next Creative Paperclay® project? Check out what folks are making with Creative Paperclay™.


Sculpture Using Tin Can and Clay
Spiral Icicles
Snow Clowns
Clay Cones
Miniature Houses with Tea Lights
Leaf Magnets

How to Make a Dragon with Paperclay
Glitter Roses 

HELP US FIND YOU!!
  1. Use the hashtag #CreativePaperclay on all your social networks.
  2. When using Facebook, be sure the your posts and images using the #Creative Paperclay hashtag are set to public, otherwise we won't be able to find you.
  3. Share your projects on the Creative PaperClay® Facebook page.
I'm always trolling the web, looking for great Creative Paperclay® projects. If you find something, post it on our Facebook page.

GOT QUESTIONS???

Find the answers to your paperclay questions. See what other folks are creating. Stop by our Facebook group and say, "Hi!" Creative Paperclay Q&A
Carole

Monday, December 3, 2018

A Church for Your Christmas Village

Hello! Suzette here from The Creative Paperclay® Design Team. Don't you just love Christmas villages? I sure do and in the spirit of Christmas I decided to make a church.




Of course I did a video tutorial so you too can make this cute little church for your Christmas Village. 
There is a full list of supplies below and a video for you to follow along.




Supply list

Creative Paperclay®
styrofoam/floral foam
PVA Glue
Apple Barrel White Acrylic Paint
Folk Art Antiquing Medium
Folk Art Multi-surface Paint - Patina
Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint - Flag Red
Golden Acrylic Glazing Liquid (gloss)
Golden Regular Gel Medium (Matte)
Mod Podge
white glitter
wooden Base
white flocking
water
paint brushes
craft knife



Gather your supplies and follow along in the video below.











You can share your creations with us on our Facebook page. We would love to see them! For more inspiration have a look around the blog. There are tutorials for many levels using Creative Paperclay®. You can also visit my blog www.papermachepatch.com.

You can find Creative Paperclay® online at Creative Paperclay Co and also at Michaels, Hobby Lobby, Dickblick and Amazon. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Suzette








Monday, November 26, 2018

Some Fall Tags made with Creative Paperclay!






I love all the things about Fall but especially the leaves. Since I was having a Thanksgiving Dinner at my house this past Friday (the day after) I decided to make something that could be used for that.

Supplies Needed For This Project:

Creative Paperclay
Plaid Paints
Thread or hemp
Leaves
Paint brushes
Roller (optional)
Sealer


I had a lot of fun just walking around the house and down by the dock collecting leaves. Some weren't turned but still green and had fallen off the trees. We had such a strong wind today the leaves looked like rain falling down.

I began this project by rolling out my Creative Paperclay to approximately 1/4 inch and then using my metal circle cutter, I cut out several tags and used the bottom of a paint brush to make hanging holes in them. I then used a round dowel rod that I lightly dusted with baby powder to roll the leaf impressions into the clay.



Once I had all of the impressions made I pulled up all of the extra clay and let the tags dry. I left them a good 24 hours to dry with a fan on in the room. I then used Plaid Paints to give an antique brown to the leaves and tag and then added a little watered down orange to give a slight tint to the leaves. I then used some thick cotton cord/thread that I had in a dark brown to give them something to hang with. Then they need to be sealed. 


These don't have anything extra on them but you could use them as name tags for your guests or hang them on a Fall tree you have for decor. This project was so easy and simple to do that you could even get little ones to help with the project. 

I hope you enjoyed this project and that you go on over to the Creative Paperclay website and take a look at the different clays that they have and also all of the projects that they have for you to see. Check out all the amazing projects that are on this blog that are made by the other designers, there is some awesome talent on this blog! Please feel free to leave comments also, because I read everyone!

Barbara

Friday, November 23, 2018

How to Create an Ornament With Creative Paperclay®



Hello everyone! My name is Cinnamon Willis and I hope that you all had a lovely Thanksgiving! Today's project will show you the basic steps to create a glass bottle ornament!

Supplies:

  • Little craft glass bottle with a cork lid
  • Creative Paperclay® 
  • Pin or other small tool for shaping
  • Tweezers
  • E600 craft glue
  • Small screw eye post (optional)



Start out with the bottle and piece of clay that you are going to make your figure with. It's important that you keep the piece small enough to be placed into the mouth of the bottle with tweezers! Begin sculpting the piece. You can make any figure that you choose, just make sure it fits in the bottle and can be glued in place after it dries.




Since the piece is going to be really small, I chose to make indents with a pin, you can use anything that you feel comfortable with.



At this part, I make the legs and other side of the body. I try to start defining the whole shape of the piece here by smoothing out the arms, flattening out the bottom of the legs so that the piece could stand when placed, etc.




After I let the piece dry for overnight or longer if needed, I sanded down the feet so that they were flat and drew a face on the piece.



The next step is to put a drop of E600 glue on the feet and carefully place the piece in the bottle with the tweezers as shown. Hold it in place for about 30 seconds and carefully release the grip of the tweezers to see if the piece stands without it's support. This may take a few tries. Let the glue cure for 24 hours and then you can add more things to the piece as you please! 



If you get a small screw eye hook post, you can easily turn these into ornaments by screwing them into the cork top. I put a bit of Spanish moss inside of this one, when you are done decorating, glue the top in place with the E600 glue!

Thank you for stopping by, and I hope that you all enjoyed today's tutorial! You can find Creative Paperclay® at the following retailers Creative Paperclay® Online Store, Michael'sAmazon, Joann's.

See more of my work at Melandolly.com and be sure to catch updates on my Instagram page!




Thursday, November 22, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving!!


Happy Thanksgiving!!
Today I am sharing a festive card I created on the Tutti Designs Dies Blog!
For all the details on how this was created and what was used check it out there.


Be sure to check out the links below for more amazing inspiration from the team and to shop the amazing collection of Tutti Designs Dies!!

Have a wonderful Day!!
Jenn

Creative Paperclay® Holiday Napkin Ring

                                 

               


Supplies

Creative Paperclay®  
Glossy white paint
Gold paint
Glittered snowflakes
Napkin 
Paper towel cardboard tube
Plastic wrap
Rolling pin
Knife
Paint brush 
Hot glue gun




Step 1:     Get an empty cardboard tube from a paper towel roll even from a toilet paper roll. I cut down the center and over lapped the edges to make the ring a little smaller. Cover with the plastic wrap so the clay won't stick to the paper.












Step 2:    Roll out the clay to about a 1/4 inch and cut a strip the width you want your napkin rings to be. Make sure the strip is long enough to go around the tube so you can attach the ends.  
Attach the ends and smooth the ring. 

Let completely dry.









Step 3:   After it's dry remove from the cardboard, make sure the inside is dry too.
Paint with glossy paint both on the inside, edges and outside. Let dry.



















Step 4:   Paint 3 snowflake designs with the gold paint around the back of the ring. I also painted the edges of the ring with gold. Hot glue one glitter snowflake on the top. 



















The napkin ring is finished. 

Thank you for checking out this tutorial and HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!











Creative Paperclay®       
https://www.paperclay.com
Hobby Lobby, Michaels, Joann, Amazon




Thursday, November 15, 2018

Delight™ful Christmas Ornaments!

Happy Holidays! Jenn here sharing my fun Delight™ Christmas ornaments.
If your anything like me when it comes to ornaments, you find that some are just too heavy for the tree branches! These are a great solution! Delight™ air dry modeling compound from Creative Paperclay® dries fast and is very lightweight.

To create these ornaments you will need:

Rolling pin and non stick mat
Cookie Cutters in desired shapes
Embossing folders to add texture
Festive string for hanging
Acrylic paints
Ultra fine glitter
Paper Bows
Glue
Dew Drops from The Robin's Nest
1.Roll a ball of Delight™ to about 1/4" thickness. 
2. Use cookie cutters to cut out shapes. 
3. Use embossing folders to add an embossed pattern for texture.
4. Let dry overnight.
5. Paint in desired colors and while paint is dry sprinkle ultra fine glitter on. Tap off the excess when dry.
6.Add string for hanging and paper bows to the string with glue.
7. Add dew drops or other embellishments for a bit more color and texture.

And there you have it! A super fun DIY project that you can even do with your kids and grandkids!
Here is a close up of the glitter and embossed texture...

Thanks so much for viewing my post today! I hope that you are inspired to give this amazing clay a try and create something amazing!
Creative Paperclay® and Delight™ are conveniently available for you to purchase online and at the below listed retailers.

Until Next time Stay Creative!

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

"Challenge" Bowl from Creative PaperClay

Hello all!  Today I am taking up a challenge to create a decorative bowl using Creative PaperClay.  I saw a post on Facebook showing a bowl made from concrete using a balloon as a "mold".  My first thought was "I could do that easily with Creative PaperClay!"  I ran to the studio and got started....

This post will be in 2 parts.  Today I will share the basic steps for creating the decorative bowl.  Next time I will share how to amp up the bowl once it has dried.  Easy Peasy, right?  Now, on to the crafting.

Step one:  gather the materials...I used a 12" balloon, 1 package of Creative PaperClay, a rolling pin, a texture sheet, and a base to hold the balloon. ( NOTE: Make sure your base to hold the balloon is large enough for the balloon to settle down into it.  I originally used a coffee cup and the balloon fell out as soon as I applied the clay!  I changed to an empty UTZ pretzel container and it held steady.)

 
Step 2:  Remove the clay from its package and place on work surface.  Use the rolling pin to flatten the clay to about 1/4" thick.  Be sure to change the direction you are rolling if you wish to have a round or square bowl.

Step 3: Begin to texture.  This is one of my favorite rubber stamps.  It has a nice deep texture which will allow paints and powders to sit at different levels (I will go over those in the decorative post...next time).  Any texture can be used...a nubby sponge, a mesh bag, a tomato basket...texture is all around!  Be careful though, your grocery store trips will never be the same once you start looking!

I applied the texture over the entire clay piece.  Once the texture completely covered the clay, I experimented with placing the entire piece on top of the balloon.  After a few attempts at smoothing the shape I decided to curve the edges rather than keeping them square-ish.  BONUS:  The cutaway pieces can be used to embellish the base!


Step 4: Smooth the clay over the balloon.  This may take a little bit of time and patience.  Trust me it will be worth it in the end. 
I made sure that the edges all had contact with the balloon.  Now to use the scraps I cut away...

Step 5: I squished (yes, that is the technical term) the pieces together in my hand and then rolled them on my work surface to form a log.  Continue rolling the log until it becomes a snake.  I will spare you a picture of this process...I think you get the idea 😉  Once you are happy with the thickness (my snake was about 1/4" thick), begin to roll the snake into a coil.
When I got to the end of the coil I beveled the end by cutting off a small amount.  I rolled that into a ball (as shown).  This will become the base of your bowl.

Step 6: To attach the coil to the bottom of the bowl, dip your finger into a little water.  Rub the water over the bottom of the bowl or wherever you would like the base of the bowl to be.  Immediately place the coil onto the wet area and press into place.  

To attach the ball, repeat the process and press the ball into place.  I used the eraser end of a pencil to dimple the center and really press it into place.  The tip of the pencil added a final dot in to center.  

So that's it!  6 easy peasy steps and the bowl is complete.  Now the hard part, letting it dry before decorating!  I recommend allowing your bowl to dry in place for 24 hrs before removing it from the balloon.  The inside of the bowl may still be damp where it was in contact with the balloon, so turn it over and allow it to dry for another 24 hrs.  Then let the decorating commence!!

I hope you have enjoyed this post.  Be sure to check in next time when I paint and powder and bling out my bowl for the holidays.  See you then!




Monday, November 5, 2018

Creative Paperclay® Christmas Trees

Hello!
Welcome to another tutorial using Creative Paperclay®. I decided to make these cute Christmas trees and decorate them using stencils and Plaid Acrylic Paint. They are super simple to make so the little ones can join in too.


Here's what you need:

  • Creative Paperclay®
  • A cardboard template of a Christmas tree
  • A rolling pin
  • A craft knife
  • A sharp tool to make a hole (or a skewer)
  • Gesso
  • Plaid Acrylic Paints -see below
  • Stencils
  • Water
  • A makeup sponge
  • Paint brushes
  • White Glitter
  • Sandpaper  
  • Toothbrush
The Plaid Acrylic Paints I used are:

Please follow along in the video below.
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I do hope you enjoyed this tutorial. You can share your creations with us on our Facebook page. We would love to see them! For more inspiration have a look around the blog. There are tutorials for many levels using Creative Paperclay®. You can also visit my blog www.papermachepatch.com.




You can find Creative Paperclay® online at Creative Paperclay Co and also at Michaels, Hobby Lobby, Dickblick and Amazon. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Suzette