Saturday, June 25, 2022

How to Create a Cache Pot with Paperclay Embelishments


Hello everyone! My name is Cinnamon Willis and I am going to show you how I created this cache pot for my small hoya plant!


Supplies:


Plaster of Paris
2 Plastic quart containers
Plastic drinking cup
Gloves
Mask
Drop cloth or someplace to work on that can support a mess
Wood stick or something to mix plaster with
Creative Paperclay®
Water
Rocks
Sanding paper





First start off with getting your materials in order. Cover your work area with a drop cloth (I have a board that I work on instead), gloves, your container for plaster, container for water, stirrer and empty drinking cup with rocks in it. When you have all of your materials together, measure out your plaster in one cup and measure your water in another cup. Whatever amount of plaster you'd like to use, you would need half of that amount to be water. For example 2 cups of plater would need to be mixed with 1 cup of water. 







Start sprinkling your plaster into your cup of water. It is important for you to sprinkle the plaster around the entire surface and not dump it into a pile in the middle. When you are done sprinkling, take your mixing tool and stir the mix until it is uniform and creamy. 





Take your small drinking cup and place it in the center of the mixing container. Fill the cup with rocks so that the plaster doesn't make it rise out of the container. Make sure you leave about an inch between the bottom of the cup and the base of the mixing cup so that the plaster fills under it. Let it sit to cure for about 48 hours.





Lightly tap the bottom and the sides of the container to release your pot.




Remove your cup . 




Start cleaning up some of the imperfections from the plaster. I use a combination of sanding and cutting with an exacto knife.





Brush down the area that you want to apply paperclay with water. Paperclay will not stick to a dry plaster surface, so you might need to continue applying water to the surface a couple of times until it begins to stick to it.




Work on the face in stages. I worked on the top part and set it aside to dry for around 24 hours.




After letting the piece dry, I came back to sand down some parts that I wanted to be smooth.





Repeat the last two steps as much as needed. Work up the piece and come back to sand things down for a smooth finish. 





Use a protective coating to seal your pot. I highly recommend you to water your plant outside of this pot and place it back after letting it drip dry first to prolong the life of the plaster.

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

See more of my work at Melandolly.com, catch updates on 

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Friday, May 27, 2022

How to Create a Ring Holder


Hello everyone! My name is Cinnamon Willis and I am going to show you how I created this ring holder!


Supplies:

Creative Paperclay®
Plier
Wire
Masking Tape
Sanding paper
Protective varnish or clear coat covering




First start off with shaping your wire with the pliers to get your armature started. I worked with a wire that was about 24 inches long so that I could twist and shape my armature without having to add more wire. I shaped the head and the arm first and then worked my way down to the base. Make sure that your rings/earrings will be able to fit over the head and arm




I took the remaining wire and shaped it into a circle at the bottom of the figure that I created. Once I was happy with the shapes, I covered them with masking tape




Once you have completely covered the armature with masking tape, begin adding clay on top of the tape. When you have a good amount of clay on the figure, set the piece aside so that it could dry before adding another layer of clay.



This is the first layer of clay that has dried, it is ready for another layer to further define the shape of the piece.




I am working up the shape with another layer of clay. This is the stage that you want to try to narrow down the shape of your piece. 




I am happy with how he is turning out. I used crystal clear to give it a layer of protection.



I was able to put my rings and hoop earrings over the head!.

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

See more of my work at Melandolly.com, catch updates on 

my Instagram page and here is a link to my shop!







Friday, May 13, 2022

Make a Little Sunshine by R Michael Palan



Make a Little Sunshine

WHAT YOU WILL NEED
Pencil
Marker
Compass
Paper
Paint
Cardboard
Glue
Gesso
Ruler
Xacto knife
2.5" Styrofoam ball 



Use compass and pencil to draw a 2.5" circle. Then 
draw a 5" circle out side the smaller circle.
You will use this paper to create a stencil
to cut out sun rays on your cardboard.




Cut circle out of paper and fold in half four times.
This will divide the circle to help you create
your sun rays. 




Open folded circle. Use folds as guide and draw rays 
using a pencil and ruler. Cut paper rays and
use as stencil to draw rays on cardboard.




Cut rays out of two pieces of cardboard. Glue together.
Cover back rays with Creative Paperclay.
Glue styrofoam ball on top of cardboard rays.
Add center marks with marker and position eyes.
Push thumbs into styrofoam ball for eyes.
Cover everything with Creative Paperclay.
I let everything dry between each step.
It makes working a lot easier.




Lay a strip of Creative Paperclay on front rays.
Use thumb and index finger to create pointed edge.

 


Symmetry is important when making a face.
This face is far from perfect. 
The eye is a ball of Paperclay blended into
the space I pressed into the styrofoam. I pushed
a pencil into it to create the iris. Add a 
strip of Paperclay below and above for eyelids.
Nose is a strip that extends away
from the face with a round ball of clay on either side.
Add cheeks, lips, chin and eyebrow.
I let everything dry between steps.



Finish face and coat with gesso.



I gave this two coats of terre cotta paint.



I lightened the terre cotta paint with yellow and tan
to add some highlights. I then glued the sun to a
stick on put it in a house plant. You can add a
hook to the back and hang it on the wall also.



Have Fun with Your Project
🌻R Michel Palan













Monday, May 2, 2022

A Beautiful Bird for Spring

 Hello fellow artist! Today I am sharing a tutorial I did years ago; the most popular video on my YouTube channel. 😀



Isn't it just adorable? It is a simple project that just looks amazing!

The supplies used in this project are:

White Glue
Toothpick
Acrylic paints
A base of bird to be attached to. I used a piece of a branch.
2  1/4” dowels or chopsticks
Varnish
Raffia (optional)
Sculpting tools
Water
Paintbrushes


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 Paper Mache Patch.





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


Thanks for stopping by!


Suzette


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Friday, April 22, 2022

How to create a Cute Original Character out of Paperclay



Hello everyone! My name is Cinnamon Willis and I am going to show you how I created this character!


Supplies:

Creative Paperclay®
Skewer
Pencil
Plastic knife or flat clay tool
Acrylic paint
Sanding paper
Protective varnish or clear coat covering





Start by shaping your clay into rectangular shapes. Use a plastic knife if you need to get clean flat edges.




When you are happy with the shapes that you created for the head and torso take a skewer and push it through the center of the two as in the first photo. 






Take your skewer and run it through the parts where you plan to connect your limbs. When you are happy with where the limbs will connect, take your piece and set it aside to dry.





I am creating a heart to attach to the character. Take some water and dab it on to the torso to help attach the new piece to it.




After setting the piece to dry, I am cutting into the pieces of the character that I want to carve out. I want him to almost look like a paper lunch bag came to life.





Take your sandpaper and smooth out the pieces that you would like to have smooth. If you have a piece of the skewer sticking out from the top, you can cut it with a pair of pliers.






I decided to use buttons for eyes. I put thread in the middle so that they look like they belong on the clothes





I am painting some of my pieces with acrylic paint. Be sure to use your sealant.






I am using some probond advance glue to glue the eyes on. I also use it to glue the wire for the joints in place.




And here he is all done! Don't forget to seal your work with protective varnish! 


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


See more of my work at Melandolly.com, catch updates on 

my Instagram page and here is a link to my shop!