Thursday, November 16, 2017

Use Your Scraps!

Hello, Creatives! So, If you are like most crafters you probably find yourself creating things and then setting them aside at times. I do this all the time! I create many many embellishments using molds and Creative Paperclay® and then I do not always use them. I let them dry and they end up in a bin for later use. Today I want to show you how to create a quick little project to use your scraps!

First gather up your scraps and bits that you have created with Creative Paperclay® and paint them all with gesso to prime them. While they are drying grab a canvas board and paint it with black acrylic or any color you wish.
Take a long piece of jute, doubled to create a loop at the top. Next, carefully glue the pieces you have chosen to the jute. be sure to straighten the jute as you glue each piece to it.
Finally, Glue the piece to the canvas board, leaving the bottom scrap loose. Now it is ready for painting and embellishing however you like!
I hate to waste things and this is just one way to utilize all of your scraps and make something unique and beautiful!
Thanks so much for viewing my post and I hope that you are inspired to use those scraps! Once I embellish and paint mine I will share on our Creative Paperclay® Facebook page so be watching for that and also please share what you do with your scraps!
Creative Paperclay® has many products available online HERE.
Creative Paperclay® Modeling Materials are also available at Michaels, Joanns, and Hobby Lobby stores.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

November tip ..... by Cindy Porter

Hi Creative Paperclay® fans, it's Cindy here, I am excited to share with you my tip for November... How to create a Sea Turtle Armature ready for sculpting with Creative Paperclay®..

Creating an armature prior to sculpting with Creative Paperclay® saves you drying time with your clay as it is not as dense... and of course it saves you clay itself, as you are only having to cover over the armature not use a whole lump of clay...

Aluminium Foil

Now onto a video demonstration .... enjoy

Hope you enjoyed this video and found it helpful...

till next time

Happy Creating


Monday, November 6, 2017

How to Make a Snowman Using Creative Paperclay®

Hi! Christmas is just around the corner and as promised I am doing Christmas decoration tutorials for the rest of the year! Today I will show you how to make a snowman using Creative Paperclay®.  Isn't he adorable?

You will need the following supplies:

3 - Styrofoam balls in different sizes. I used 1.85” (4.7cm), 2.4” (6cm) and 2.8” (7cm)
2 - 1” (2.5cm) Styrofoam balls
glue gun and glue sticks
Knife to cut styrofoam ball

Acrylic paint in white, orange, black, light pink and brown (optional)
2- sticks approximately  3 1/2” long
Decoupage glue to stick on glitter. Modpodge is good. 

Black Felt to make the hat
Black thread
Red berries to decorate (optional)

Sculpting tools
Paint brushes

Pattern for hat.

Let's get started!

Gather your supplies and follow along in the video below.

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Happy crafting!

Friday, November 3, 2017

November First Friday Fan Day

Need some inspiration for your next Creative Paperclay® project? Check out what folks are making with Creative Paperclay™.

Paperclay Leaves
Snowman Holiday Decoration
Clay Feathers
Paperclay Ornaments
Christmas Folk Art

Paperclay Ornaments
Paperclay Rose
Blues Brothers succulent planters 

  1. Use the hashtag #CreativePaperclay on all your social networks.
  2. When using Facebook, be sure the your posts and images using the #Creative Paperclay hashtag are set to public, otherwise we won't be able to find you.
  3. Share your projects on the Creative PaperClay® Facebook page.
I'm always trolling the web, looking for great Creative Paperclay® projects. If you find something, post it on our Facebook page.


Find the answers to your paperclay questions. See what other folks are creating. Stop by our Facebook group and say, "Hi!" Creative Paperclay Q&A

Thursday, November 2, 2017

In the Garden with Creative Paperclay®

Hi Everyone! Jenn here to show you how I created this cheery canvas with Creative Paperclay®.
Paperclay is amazing for making all types of embellishments and it is also very easy to work with. The best part is that it's an air dry compound so no baking is required!

Here is how I created this bright Garden scene on canvas!
First coat a 5X7 canvas with a layer of heavy white Gesso. Allow to dry and add some leaves with texture paste through a stencil. Add colors and allow to dry. Set aside while creating embellishments.
Using cookie cutters and molds and Creative Paperclay® create all of your pieces and allow them to dry overnight. 
Use a strong adhesive to adhere the pieces together and onto your canvas board.
Use bright colored inks in yellow and orange to paint the flowers embellishments.

Add some stems cut from silk flowers and paint them to match and a little sentiment and there you go! A cheery little plaque!

Thanks so much for stopping by and viewing my post! Be sure to keep an eye on the blog for more inspiration from our amazing Design Team!
Creative Paperclay® is available to purchase online HERE. You can also purchase at the following retail stores.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Wings of Love Mixed Media Canvas Featuring Creative Paperclay®

Hi Friends:  It's time for a new mixed media canvas featuring Creative Paperclay®!  I found this great wings mold at Michaels, paired it with a heart mold that I picked up on sale at JoAnns, along with my favorite Creative Paperclay® and a few metal pieces, and I created this Love Wings mini canvas.

Creative Paperclay® Love Wings Canvas

I really love using Creative Paperclay® with molds to create focal pieces on my mixed media canvases.  It's also great for adding texture and stamped images onto the background.

This project uses black gesso and lots of yummy mixed media products!

Please see my video tutorial for full instructions for this project:

Supply List:
Creative Paperclay® Modeling Material
Prima Marketing Art Alchemy Acrylic Paint, Opal Magic Aqua-Rose (Amazon)
Prima Marketing Art Alchemy Acrylic Paint, Opal Magic Yellow-Blue (Amazon)
PrimaMarketing Art Alchemy-Antique Brilliance Amethyst Magic (Amazon)
PrimaMarketing Art Alchemy-Metallique Wax-Vintage Gold (Amazon)
PrimaMarketing Art Alchemy-Opal Magic Wax - Royal Robes (SSS)
Prima Marketing Art Alchemy-Opal Magic Wax-Blue Velvet (Amazon)
Stampendous Glass Glitter (Amazon)
Studio 71 Black Gesso (JoAnn)
TimHoltz Ideology Quote Chips (Amazon)
Liquitex Professional Matte Gel Medium (Amazon)
Other:  Mini Canvas, beads, metal frame

I hope you enjoyed my project and learned some new ways to use Creative Paperclay® in your mixed media projects. Thank you so much for stopping by the blog today. Have a great, creative day! -Patti

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Scattered Gears Canvas

Hi Creative Paperclay® Fans! jenn here today to show you how I created my "Scattered Gears" canvas using all of the molded embellishments I create using both Creative Paperclay® and Delight® Air dry modeling materials.

I have done a few posts in the past showing how I create molded embellishments with these products. I like to make several and keep them on hand once they are dry.
Today I will show you how I used that stash of pieces and bits to create this amazing little canvas! In addition to the molded embellishments, I also used an array of wooden, chipboard, and metal gears and bits.
Supplies used:
Black gesso
Mica Powders
Creative Paperclay® Modeling Material
Delight® air dry modeling compound

Start with a canvas coated with black gesso.
Choose all of your bits and pieces and coat them in black gesso as well.
Arrange pieces on your canvas and glue them all down using a matte gel or other adhesive. For this I used a combination of mica powders and ink sprays in hues of green, blue, and gold. Dry colors in between as you go.
For a nice finish use your finger or a brush and rub Gold wax or Metallic Lustre in raised areas for a nice pop!
Here a few close-ups that show detail and the molded pieces.

 I hope you have enjoyed this post and it inspires you to make something creative with your Creative Paperclay® products! All Creative Paperclay® products can be purchased online HERE. They are also available at your local Michaels, Hobby Lobby, and Joann's stores.
Thank You for viewing today!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Creative Paperclay® Brush/Pen Holder ..... by Cindy Porter

Hi Creative Paperclay® fans, it's Cindy here, I am excited to share with you my latest project....
A Brush/Pen Holder

keep reading to see how to create your own...

silicone tools

Now onto a quick video demonstration .... enjoy

One last close up....

thank you for stopping by and joining me here today,

Till next time
Happy Creating

Sunday, October 15, 2017

A Folk Art Halloween Ghost

Hello! Welcome to another Halloween tutorial! Today I will show you how to make this cute folk art ghost to add to your Halloween decor.

Halloween Ghost_1Halloween Ghost_2

The supplies you will need are as follows:

1 - 12” piece of wire
2 - 5” pieces of wire
Aluminium foil
Acrylic paints
Craft wire approx. 12”
Glue gun & sticks
Paint brushes
Sculpting tools

You may follow along in the video below.

Here are some close-ups of the face should you need them for reference.

Halloween Ghost_3

Halloween Ghost_4

Halloween Ghost_5

Thanks for stopping by. Please share your work on our Facebook Page. I would love to see what you make. 

Happy Crafting!


Friday, October 13, 2017

Revisitation with Creative Paperclay®

I was practicing doing pours on small masonite panels and then wondered how can I use these experiments. As a mixed media artist, nothing goes to waste. Creative Paperclay® to the rescue to create a new piece out of this piece.

Creative Paperclay®
Collage elements
Acrylic Paint

I rolled out the clay on my surface, stamped into it and trimmed off the excess with an exacto knife. I placed my objects into the clay. These were taken off and the clay allowed to dry. This leaves marks in the clay that show me where to glue and place the elements later.

I painted it and glued in the collage elements. It is going to be a present to a friend's daughter. For years I have given art to my friends children or great grand children. Starting them on their "collection". One of them took a piece I gave her to collage and now to grad school.

Dream in Color!

Darlene Olivia McElroy

Monday, October 9, 2017

Kitty in the Window Canvas Featuring Creative Paperclay®

Hi Friends:  Do you love the image of a kitty in the window?  Here's a video tutorial that uses  Creative Paperclay® to make a cute kitten and window frame canvas.  I used a favorite ceramic kitten with Mold-N-Pour to make the kitten mold.  I used a Prima IOD mould and the Wilton Lace mold for the window frame, and a favorite butterfly mold for the butterflies.  I also used some favorite stencils, paints, and waxes to finish my canvas.  Here are some photos of the project - you can watch the video tutorial, below, for full instructions to create the canvas.

Here are some detail shots of the kitten and butterflies made with Creative Paperclay®

Please see my video tutorial for full instructions for this project:

Supply List:
Creative Paperclay® Modeling Material
Prima Marketing Art Alchemy-Opal Magic Wax-Vintage Silk (Amazon)
PrimaMarketing Art Alchemy - Metallique Wax - White Gold (SSS)
Prima Marketing Art Alchemy-Metallique Wax-Old Silver (Amazon)Prima Marketing Memory Hardware Artisan Powder - Vausseroux (Amazon)
Prima Marketing Memory Hardware Artisan Powder - Trianon Patina (Amazon)
Prima Marketing Memory Hardware Artisan Powder - La Chapeliere (Amazon)
Prima Marketing Art Alchemy-Sparks-Unicorn's Hair (Amazon)
Prima Marketing Art Alchemy-Sparks-Raven Black (Amazon)
Prima Marketing Art Alchemy-Sparks-Butterfly Spells (Amazon)
Prima IOD Moulds - Baroque No. 6 (Amazon)
PrimaMarketing Mini Art Stones (Amazon) 
Prima Marketing ART STONES (SSS)
Prima Finnabair Art Extravagance Texture Paste Clear Crackle (Amazon)
Wilton Fondant and Gum Paste Silicone Mold, Lace (Amazon)
Butterfly Mold (Amazon)
Liquitex Gesso - White (Amazon)
Liquitex Professional Matte Gel Medium (Amazon)
Beacon3-In-1 Advanced Craft Glue (Amazon)
Aleene's Fast Grab Tacky Glue (Amazon)
Wendy Vecchi White Embossing Paste (SSS)
Tim Holtz Idea-ology MELANGE Tissue Wrap Paper (SSS) 
Ranger Paint Dabbers, Pearl Metallic (Amazon)
Lindy's Stamp Gang Sprays (Amazon):  My Mojito Green, Blue Hawaiian Blue, Azure Sea Asters, Sea Mint Green
Heidi Swap Shine Stencil
Making Memories Scrapbook Colors - Blush
Making Memories Embossed Charms - Friends
Ranger Melt Art Mold-N-Pour
Other:  8X10 Canvas, cloud stencil, ribbon, bell

I hope you enjoyed my project and learned some new ways to use Creative Paperclay® in your mixed media canvas projects. Thank you so much for stopping by the blog today. Have a great, creative day! -Patti