I’m throwing in my creative hat to stay on as a member of the Creative Paperclay® Modeling Material design team!! As part of our submission, we need to share some of the things we have made with Creative Paperclay® and also share a tutorial on our blogs. So! Here goes! Here is a sampling of the things I have made using Creative Paperclay® while I have been part of the team. You can click on any of the images below and be taken to the tutorials on the Creative Paperclay® blog.
|Day of the Dead Sugar Skull|
|Repaired a Vintage frame|
|Texture Plates with Delight|
I also completed two custom order art pieces where I used Creative Paperclay®. The mugs are dimensional, and come off the canvas.
And last but not least, I’m sharing my Gnome! Just in time for Spring. Here is my tutorial on how I made the little guy.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED
- Newspaper or tin foil
- Creative Paperclay® modeling material
- Masking tape (if you use newspaper)
- Acrylic Craft paints (I used Folk Art)
I started by creating the same core technique that I used in last month’s post. The reason I’m sharing this technique again, is because I want you to see how truly EASY Creative Paperclay® really is!! This time, I made my core MUCH larger. Creating a core with foil, or newspaper is really a great idea anytime you can use it. It saves you clay, and dry time!
Once I had my core, I covered my core in Creative Paperclay. I wet it all a little bit, to help the clay stick, and spread it as evenly as I could around the outside. Not too thin! I want to sand it later.
Once everything was dry, I knew I wanted to make a hat for my guy, so I screwed a screw into the whole deal, to anchor my second layer of newspaper. Now, If I had planned a little better, I could have skipped the nail, and just made my core in the right shape. This way turned out fine, though.
Now, I wrap my newspaper around the screw and tape it in the general shape I’m trying to achieve. (in this case, a pointy hat)
You can see that there was some cracking in my clay when it dried, so I’ll fill that with a little wet clay.
Once again, I tried to get my clay as smooth as I could, but I also don’t worry about EVERY little lump. We can sand those out later.
Once everything is dry again, I sand the whole thing until it’s smooth. I also made sure to keep the bottom flat, so my little guy doesn’t turn into a weeble wobble!
Next. I painted the little guy!
Once I was done with that, I added some shading and his little face. I finished him with some matte sealant. I don’t think he’d be fit to sit outside, but he’s definitely ready to cheer me up on the shelf inside with my house plants!
I think he needs a name… any ideas?
Thank you so much for visiting and checking out what I have to offer! I’m looking forward to thinking up more ways I can use Creative Paperclay®!! I’m also excited to try my hand at some new sculpting now that I have BATS under my belt!!