Hi, it's Ann (from the blog at: www.annmakes.blogspot.com) here today to share with you my latest Creative Paperclay® Project. I was inspired by the Back To School Theme. I still have one Teenager who is attending a new to him school this year, and with that came a lot of excitement and anxiety. Now that the house is just a little bit more quiet and things are starting to calm down, I found some time and thought I would get a head start on some School Theme Ornaments. Here is what I did:
First I dug out one of my kids' old plasticine making molds that looks like an apple. I dusted the inside with some talcum powder, pushed in some Creative Paperclay® Modeling Material, and popped the apple piece out. I repeated the process over and over to make a few apples.
As the Creative Paperclay ® was air drying I inserted a paperclip into the back of each apple.
Once the apples were dry I smoothed out any roughness with an emery board, and I brushed off the excess dust. I then Painted the apples in Red, and in Green. I made some brown for the stems by mixing some red and green together and then painted the stems.
As a final top coat I brushed on some Glossy Sealer.
I used some red and white twine for the small bows and as cords for hanging the apples.
The supplies I used:
Creative Paperclay® Modeling Material
DecoArt Crafter's Acrylics in Christmas Red, and Christmas Green
DecoArt Glue, Sealer, Finish in Gloss
Paper clips from Staples
This is a fun and easy project that can be done with children. I hope that you are inspired to make some fun ornaments. To see other crafty goodies please come visit my blog at : http://annmakes.blogspot.com.
Thanks for stopping by.