When working with Creative Paperclay® and embedding items I like to make sure that the parts of the clay that will show up and around the edges of the items blend in with the rest of the piece. One way I have found this to work is by colouring the Creative Paperclay® in advance. I measure how much of the Modelling Material I will need for my project and then I add a generous amount of acrylic paint in the desired colour to the clay. I knead until the colour is well mixed. I found that a little paint will give a light colour and more paint gives, well, more colour! Also the amount of kneading will dictate how well distributed the colour gets. I like to achieve a marble look by kneading it moderately. I have also found that adding paint to the air drying Creative Paperclay® gives me a bit more time to manipulate it.
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