Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Nature's Pen

Hi Creative Paper Clay ® fans, it's Cindy here, welcome to my very first post as a member of this fabulous Design Team! I am so excited to share with you my "Nature's Pen" and show you how to create your own. I chose to create this pen from the Delight Air Dry Modeling Compound, to ensure that the pen remained very light and because once dry the Delight remains very soft and is spongy even after it has dried thus making it very comfortable to use.... there will be no callous' here when I'm writing my memoirs (lol)...


Supplies:
So for this project you'll need the following:
Delight Air Dry Modeling Compound
Clay shaping tools
Rolling pin
Water for smoothing clay
Acrylic paints (I used Vivid Ultra Metallics on mine)
Gel medium
Rhinestones
Paint brushes
Water for your brushes
Spay varnish


Directions:
So I began with some Delight and made some rough 'snakes' ready to form my wooded base of the pen..


















Next up with my regular old Bic pen I removed the ink nib from the barrel and started wrapping the barrel with the "snake" strips...
Continue wrapping the barrel, 
until it is fully covered. 

Next up it is time to add detail and make it look more like a log... I achieved this by using small ball tools and silicone tools 

I added smaller details using a scalpel blade.. 

Time for making the leaves, roll out some more Delight.... cut out some tear drop shapes, and shape and then mark and curl them up.... 

I rolled out some more Delight and used a small cap to press out circles.... you need 6 circles to form one flower...  I made three flowers in total...


I also rolled out some very thin snakes...  that I made into the tendrils.... 


Now we are onto the painting...

no rude comments about what it looks like at this stage.... lol...


 Paint up all the pieces...

Next it's time to assemble your Nature pen...

I used Gel medium to adhere the painted flowers, tendrils and the rhinestones in the flower centres...

To finish off my pen, I gave it a spray over with varnish, and re-inserted the ink nib









some close ups of the finished pen






thank you for stopping by and joining me here today,

Till next time
Happy Creating

Cindy Porter






5 comments:

Suzette Hussey said...

What a great idea! Well done.

Patti Krauss said...

Very nice pen - I would be afraid to use it. LOL.

Suzette Hussey said...

It's too pretty to use!

Suman Pandit said...

Beautiful pen Cindy,love the construction and the lovely colors, am sure Paperclay is best to use as it is so light weight !!

Cindy Porter said...

thank you ladies, but it was made to be used and I am using it everyday.... it is fabulous, the Delight modelling compound is soft to touch and it is very durable once painted and sealed...