Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Decorating a Photo Frame with Creative Paperclay® Embellishments!


I wanted to do something a bit different for my Paperclay project today so I got out a couple of molds and started molding stuff. Whenever I make something with a mold and Paperclay, I usually make several. When they’re all dry I put the ones which I’m not going to use back for use at another time. You can make something quick that way and not have to wait for the clay to dry.

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I needed a few butterflies for my project, so I used six of these and stored the rest along with the other things that I molded today, to be used in the future.

2004-01-08 11.36.10   Here’s the frame that I used. I painted it with Sakura 3D Crystal Lacquer mixed with Terri Sproul Mixer, Shimmer green.

2004-01-08 13.41.37 Isn’t this color awesome? Plus my frame is now sealed and protected. I then worked on painting the butterflies and when they were dry I glued them unto the front of the frame. I glued a beaded leaf down first though.                                                       2004-01-08 17.00.12                2004-01-08 17.02.24 

I thought this was a nice Summertime project and will look good with a Summer picture in it.



Friday, July 27, 2012


I had a blast with this project! I made a creative plaque for hanging above my door so I can see it every time I leave the house. I used the Delight clay for this project along with 3D Crystal Lacquer and Terri Sproul Mixers.

First, I rolled out a whole package of the Delight clay and made a very organic shape with it. I flattened it out a bit and took stamps and imprinted them directly into the clay (I laid a ruler down as my guide to keep everything straight) and then went to town embellishing it! I made a few butterflies, flowers and leaves from the Delight Clay in molds and then even used the Terri Sproul Mixers with 3D Crystal Lacquer and made even more embellishments!

Once the plaque was dry, I filled the embedded letters with 3D Crystal Lacquer and Terri Sproul purple mixer and they just turned out beautiful! I added different hues of blues and purples and some glitter and embellishments and coated it all with a quick spray varnish. I am so happy with how this turned out! Here are a couple of videos I recorded while making this project. I will post the beginning video on my YouTube channel also if you want to see how I used this amazing product!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Thursday fun- Lets have a Party!

Need a really fun idea for a Kids birthday party? How about grabbing those cookie cutters and having some fun with Creative Paperclay! I found this really cool cake set at my local art/craft store, it had a birthday cake and a cupcake cookie cutter. So my idea would be to give each kid a little goodie bag filled with a pre-dried cupcake or cake ornament and in that little goodie bag include some markers, some stickers, maybe a little palette of paint. (all of these can be bought at the dollar store) And have then create their very own birthday memory. Here are some fun cupcakes that i painted.
IMAGINE a funfilled birthday party in a special theme. Or even a sleepover. Really its your imagination that limits you. Art on, ANg

Quick Tip for Creative Paperclay

Love using Creative Paperclay?  Hate waiting for it to dry?  I have a simple way that you can dry your paperclay pieces quickly.

Just heat your oven to 250 degrees,
 and put your pieces on a cookie sheet and viola!

It takes anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes to dry your pieces depending on their thickness.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Lyneen's Creative Paperclay® Quick Tip for July!

 My Creative Paperclay®
 Quick Tip of the Month
  Prepping your project before painting. 

When you use molds like this one from Articus Studios™ or cut your paperclay with cookie cutters it is impossible to always have a clean edge. 

The images above and below were cut out with mini cookie cutters you can the rough edges around them. 

Here are a few of my favorite tools I use to clean up the edges.  The tools with the pink handles were made by Basic Grey several years ago.  I love the files, one is round and the others all have a little different shape. You can find files similar to these at the hardware store. One of my favorites to use are emery boards from the dollar store. Last, sand paper for bigger projects. Sand Paper can be torn or cut into smaller more manageable pieces. 

Most of the time I use a emery board, the files are for the hard to get to places.

Once you have cleaned up the edges of your paperclay peices you are ready to paint them.  For a good part of my projects I use Sakura Crystal Lacquer mixed with Terri Sproul Mixers.

Get crafty and work your Creative Paperclay®!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Tip - making lettering

Hi all
So sorry you had to wait so long.... really its only been 13 days. ;)

here is how to make Creative Paperclay (R) lettering....

Enjoy. ;)
Debbie Buckland

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Edie's Quick Tip for July

Did you know you can add paint directly to your Creative Paperclay® and Delight® modeling material???  Simply mix in a bit of craft or acrylic paint and blend until no streaks remain. You can also add in mica powders or inks for cool effects!
For these starfish I added some Terri Sproul Mixers - Shimmer Rose to my Creative Paperclay® and worked the clay until the color was well blended. Next I fill an Amazing Mold Putty mold with my Creative Paperclay® and let it dry overnight. I now have some super cute SPARKLY Paperclay starfish to use in an upcoming mermaid painting!

Saturday, July 14, 2012


Think outside the box with these products. Look around when you go to stores and see different things. Get inspiration from everything around you and make it work in your art. You will be so surprised at the things you come up with and can create instead of spending hundreds of dollars on items that you can make and personalize yourself! I love these products!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Willy Wonka Inspired Decorative Tile

One of my favorite movies as a child was Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.  The idea of living in such a weird world of imagination excited me.  My favorite scene in the movie was just after the characters entered the factory when Willy Wonka showed them the fruit wall paper that tasted like fruit.

As a child my Grandmother has wallpaper in her kitchen that was very similar to this:

Needless to say it did not taste like fruit.

Recently, I watched Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory with my girls.   As I watched the movie I remembered how much I loved this one scene.  I remembered how much it sparked my imagination as a child.  This is when I decided to see what I could create with Creative Paperclay based on my favorite scene from on of my favorite movies.

Here are the products I used for my project:
Creative Paperclay(R)
Acrylic Paint (various colors)
3D Crystal Lacquer
Terri Sproul Mixers in Bronze, Gold, and Shimmer Garnet

 I used about 1/3 of an 8 oz package of Creative Paperclay(R), rolled it out and cut it to measure approx. 5" x 4".
Then I started shaping the fruit.

 These are the finished pieces.
 I painted the tile with ivory acrylic paint.
 Then I painted the fruit in various colors.
 After the paint was dry I broke out my 3D Crystal Lacquer and Terri Sproul Mixers in Bronze, Gold, and Shimmer Garnet.
 I painted all of the pieces with the lacquer and mixers.
 Then I used the 3D Crystal Lacquer to adhere the pieces of fruit to the tile and gave the whole piece a top coat of lacquer.
This is the finished project:

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Tip for July

This is going to be SHORT and SWEET! I have some creating to do! Creative Paperclay loves MARKERS! Its doesnt matter if its Crayola, Sharpies, or the more expensive Copics or Letraset, they work perfectly on Creative PaperClay! Think of the possibilities! Art on! ANg

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Creative Paperclay® and Paris!

Sakura Crystal Lacquer
Terri Sproul Mixers 
This week I continued to work on my Want2Scrap Paris Chipboard Album. This week I have added a few pieces I made with Creative Paperclay® and painted with Sakura Crystal Lacquer and Terri Sproul Mixers!

I used my Articus Mold I used to make my Frozen Charlotte.

A small heart cookie cutter.

A mold I made from a dolls head.

I stamped Paris on a piece of Creative Paperclay®

I painted each piece with Sakura Crystal Lacquer and Terri Sproul Mixer, a little of Gold and Pink Sapphire Shimmer Pearl. The heart was painted with craft paint first, then clear crystal lacquer. The bottle cap has an image covered with crystal lacquer and trimmed with seed beads!

The finished page has a little bit of the Nestabling Silver Rhinstones that surround the picture of Gustave Eiffel himself and covered with a thin coating of Sakura Crystal Lacquer mixed with Terri Sproul Mixers - Gold. The image is from Magic Moonlight Studios Free Images.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Canvas Creative Paperclay art

Hi all
I have done a lot of experimenting for this piece this month. Thought I'd go special since I'm 40 at the end of the month... ;)

For this tutorial you will need:
  • Amaizing mold putty - make a mold of something you love
  • Creative Paperclay(R)
  • Acrylic paint - your desired colours
  • Painting or palette knife
  • Canvas to the desired size
  • Terri Sproul mixers - your desired colours
  • Chipboard letters
  • Paper flowers
  • Fiskars texture plate or similar
  • Brushes
  • Fiskars paper boarder punch
  • Cardstock or papers
  • Sand paper

Step 1: apply paperclay directly to canvas with a painting or palette knife. Squishing it into the canvas.

Step 2: Next press a Fiskars texture plate into the clay on the canvas surface.

Now set canvas a-side to dry for about 24 hours.

Step 3: use the Fiskars texture plates to make your own mini boarders
 set them a-side to dry on a drying rack - my drying rack is an old microwave rack


Step 4:  With Amaizing Mold Putty I made a mold out of my sons eagle on his toy bow and arrow set.
All I had to do was mold an extra wing to put on the finished eagle. I painted it up with acrylic paints.

Step 5: then finished the Eagle off with bronze Terri Sproul Mixer and 3D crystal lacquer

Step 6: 
Once your clay is dry on the canvas..
Paint up your canvas. I used different yellow browns to dark browns.

Step 7: Let your paint dry and then sand your canvas down lightly

This shows up texture and white areas, its awesome.

Step 8: Punch out some paper with the Fiskars Boarder punch. Then stick it on the boarder of the canvas.

Step 9: add your flowers - i glued the boarders and flowers down with crystal lacquer

Step 10: when your boarder strips are finished drying paint with burnt umber or a dark colour.
Then when the paint is dry..... mix up TS Mixer - I used interference green here and paint it on lightly to the surface. Its so sparkly and awesome and this reminds me so much of Jade or NZ Pounamu (Po-na-moo)

Step 11: now add the Eagle and the boarder strips to the canvas with your lettering....

Congrats you have finished your Canvas! yipee!!!

The words are from a song that we sing at our church.
The flowers are hand made by me and are called "Kakabeak"

The swirl boarder strips of paperclay are very similar to the Maori carvings seen around New Zealand.

Stay tuned later on in the month for my tip and I'll be showing you how to make paperclay letters!!!

Yes the lettering you see here are also made out of Creative Paperclay (R). yipppe!!!

Happy Crafting
from Debbie Buckland