Friday, February 23, 2018

Making Creative Paperclay® Look Like Metal

I found a new product that I hadn't known about - foil spray. This week is experiment with foil spray week and this is just the start. I created a little animal with Creative Paperclay® on my plastic covered work table. Note: If left to dry on the table, it won't warp.


Creative Paperclay®
Krylon Metallic Foil Spray
Polymer Medium
Dimensional Paint (for dots)
Burnt Umber Paint

I added dots with dimensional paint in a bottle. Any brand will work. This was added so I could see how foil works with texture. When the dots dried, I coated the dog shape with polymer medium in order to seal the surface. The foil will absorb into the clay if it is not sealed and loses the foil look.

Krylon Metallic Foil Spray canister.

Metallics are difficult to photograph so you will have to trust me that this looks like real metal.

To age the piece, rub burnt umber paint on it. If you put too much on and can't get it off just slightly spray with alcohol and wipe excess off with paper towel.

Not sure which I like better. Aged and not aged have interesting looks.

Dream in Color.

Darlene Olivia McElroy

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

How to make a Fairy House with Creative Paperclay®... by Cindy Porter

Hi Creative Paperclay® fans, it's Cindy here,  I am excited to share with you my latest project.using Creative Paperclay®, a Fairy House...

keep reading to see how to create your own...


silicone and sculpting tools

Now onto a video demonstration .... enjoy

Hope you enjoyed this video, and will come back for my next Creative Paperclay® post where I will add fine details to this Fairy House...

till next time
Happy Creating


Monday, February 19, 2018

DIY Easter Decor: An Easter Chick

Hello! Welcome to another Creative Paperclay® tutorial! My favorite crafts are holiday crafts and with Easter fast approaching I will be doing a series of simple Easter decoration tutorials using Creative Paperclay®. The first of these is an Easter chick. How cute is he?

This is a simple tutorial and great for beginners.

You will need the following supplies:

Creative Paperclay®
acrylic paint
sculpting tools
templates for feet and wings (see below)

Easter Chick
Template for wings and feet. Please size for your needs.

Follow the steps below to make your Easter Chick.

Step 1

Cut end off the styrofoam egg (the wider end) so it can stand by itself.

Step 2

 Insert toothpick for the beak. Use glue to secure.

Step 3

Use foil to form the shape of the beak and secure with hot glue.

Step 4

Coat egg with white glue and cover with clay. Ensure you press on firmly so no air is trapped.

Step 5

Cut out feet, smooth edges and set aside.

Step 6

Cut out wings.

Step 7

Attach wings using a dab of water and smooth seams.

Step 8

Attach the feet with a dab of water and smooth.

Step  9

Set aside to dry.

Step 10

Paint with you favorite acrylics. I used Americana Yellow Moon.

Step 11

Draw on the eyes.

Step 12

Paint the eyes.

Step 13

Paint the beak and feet orange. I used Americana Pumpkin.

Step 14

Use a tool to make a small hole at top of the head and at the tail to insert feathers. Add a little glue and insert feathers.

Your done!

You can also follow along in the video below as I show you how to make this cute Easter chic to add to your Easter decor.

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

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

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, February 15, 2018

Mosaic HeART Journal

Hello Creative Friends! Jenn here with a new Creative Paperclay® project to share with you. This mosaic heART journal was so much fun to create.

For the tiles, I used both Creative Paperclay® Modeling Material and Delight® air dry modeling compound.
Additional supplies used:
Several rubber stamps in various patterns
Hot glue gun and glue
Clay shaping tools
Rolling pin
Cutting utensil
Acrylic paints in teal, fuschia, and green
White Gesso
Plain notebook or journal hardbound

One of the many great things about Creative Paperclay® and Delight® is the amount of detail you can achieve by stamping into it. This is how the tiles are created. Using a rolling pin, roll out clay to desired thickness and cut into various sized tiles. Next, use rubber stamps to press into the clay and create the patterns.

Use a hot glue gun to adhere them to the cover of the journal. Roll out a long piece of clay to cover the outer binding. Press a pattern into this strip as well. Once all of the tiles are in place, allow the clay to dry overnight. Cover with white gesso and let dry.

Finally, paint the tiles using an array of bright acrylic paints as shown.

To add a little flair to my cover, I molded a heart using Creative Paperclay®, painted it to match, and adhered to the front!

Both Creative Paperclay® and Delight® are amazingly easy to work with and can be used for a wide variety of projects.

Thanks so much for viewing my post today! I hope it inspires you to get creative!

Delight® Air Dry Modeling Compound and Creative Paperclay® can be purchased in the online store here.

Creative Paperclay® products are also conveniently available at

Friday, February 9, 2018

Creative Paperclay® slurry + Scissors = WOW

Want to cut Creative Paperclay® slurry with scissors? Sounds weird but always great to know all kinds of little tricks to expand that ever growing art arsenal.


Creative Paperclay® slurry
Wax paper
Soft gel or Modge Podge

Start by thoroughly mixing Creative Paperclay® slurry and soft gel together. I add approximately 40%-50% soft gel to the clay slurry.

My work table is cover with a plastic tarp. I spread the mixture on the plastic and cover with wax paper before rolling it out with a rolling pin. Because no air is getting to it because of the wax paper and plastic it will take 1-2 days to dry depending on humidity and thickness. I live in the desert so things dry faster than other places.

 When it has dried, it can be peeled off the plastic and cut with scissors. Great way to cut shapes for mobiles, gift tags, collage elements for art, etc. A small idea with endless possibilities.

Dream in Color!

Darlene Olivia McElroy

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Tips for Beginners..... by Cindy Porter

For my Tip post for February, I thought I would list a few tips for those just beginning to use Creative Paperclay® or Delight..... these are things I have learnt along the way, mostly since being on the design team and working to that schedule... One fabulous thing about working with Creative Paperclay® is that it is a very easy and fun product to work with...

So here's a few tips I have learnt...

  • Grab all of your supplies first...think about what you are making and the supplies you will need to complete it!  Don't forget to add a wet cloth of some sort, a dry cloth, as well as a cup of water to use to smooth out your clay 
  • Create pieces from your moulds and stamps ahead of time, I have a stash of already made pieces, this way it saves time for drying!
  • Remember that if you are wanting a finish piece that requires any sort of strength or rigidity, then Creative Paperclay® is your go too... if you want lightweight, a little bit of flexibility (a little bit!) and super quick drying then Delight Modelling Compound is what you need.
  • Do a bit of research before starting out on a big project... it can help you to learn little tips and tricks on how to make the pieces more easily or finish them off more professionally...  Some of the pieces I have created, might have looked a little better if I had  studied ways others have finished their pieces... etc.
  • Make the time to create and learn something new...even if you are just starting out.  There is so much great info available out there in the cyber world nowadays... This blog has some amazing information for all skill levels... Try to create on a regular basis, as with everything the more we do it the better we become...
  • Above all, have fun...and if you do happen to mess something up, then start over, reusing the same product, even if it has dried.... Creative Paperclay® is such an awesome product that you can reconstitute it with water and reuse it again... if it's a large piece, break it up into small pieces and then soak in a small amount of water and slowly work the dry clay back to life....  it's easier than it sounds and is one of the best things about Creative Paperclay® there is never any wastage... unlike some expensive art products that have a shelf life...

Hope you find these tips helpful...

till next time
Happy Creating


Monday, February 5, 2018

Make a Heart Ornament with Creative Paperclay®

Happy Monday! With Valentines Day in the air I have prepared a wonderful tutorial, showing you how to make this beautiful heart wall hanging!

Heart Wall Hanging

This is a very simple tutorial and great for beginners!

The supplies you need are:

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

Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, February 4, 2018

Renewing a Plain wooden frame

Hello there! Jenn here today to show you how easy it is to renew a plain wooden frame using Delight® from Creative Paperclay®!

Delight® air dry modeling compound
Plain wooden frame 5x7
liquid adhesive (brushable)
Embossing folders (folders used here are all Tim Holtz)
Semi-sharp edged clay spatula
Deco Art Metallic Lustre wax based paints ( used here: Fab Fuschia, Black Shimmer and Brilliant Turquoise)

Start by rolling out Delight® as shown below.
Using a semi sharp edged spatula, cut into smaller strips as shown below.
Grab some embossing folders. Using light pressure push the Delight® compound into the pattern and then remove. Do this for all of your pieces. For less sticking, add some cornstarch dust sparingly to the embossing folder before pressing.
Grab the wooden frame and brush a light amount of liquid glue to the area before wrapping the embossed Delight® piece. continue adding adhesive and embossed pieces until frame is covered as shown below. Use a rounded handle of a paintbrush or other tool to press the pieces together to appear molded.

Trim off excess compound from back and let dry overnight.

Apply black gesso to entire frame both inside and out. Allow it to completely dry.

Now for the magic!!
Using your finger gently rub on alternating colors of DecoArt Metallic Lustre.

COntinue applying until you are satisfied with the results. The picture below shows the magical metallic look that is achieved.
Because Delight® retains so much detail from the embossing, the Metallic Lustre highlights it perfectly.

Thanks so much for viewing my post today! I hope it inspires you to get creative!

Delight® Air Dry Modeling Compound can be purchased in the online store here.
Creative Paperclay® products are also conveniently available at

Have a happy creative day!!
x Jenn

Friday, February 2, 2018

February 2018 First Friday Fan Day

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

Angel Wings
Add Texture with a Syringe
M&M Earrings
Valentine Heart Ornament
Clay Pixie Creatures
Marbled Ring Keeper

Three Project Ideas
Valentine Ornament

  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.


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