Creative Paperclay Link Up Party and Design Team Submission

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WELCOME to my corner of the Interwebs! For those of you that are new here, my name is Rachel Whetzel.

 I’m taking part in Creative Paperclay’s® Halloween Link Up Party, and also tossing my hat in the ring to keep my spot on the Design Team!! I love making pieces for my Witch’s Apothecary, and this year was no different!! I have THREE things to share with you today! 
First, I have my Jar O Slugs that I created and shared yesterday on the Creative Paperclay® blog.

Next, I used the Bat Wing mold I created last year, to create a whole JAR full of wings! 

Lastly, I made DRAGON’S EYEBALLS!!

I’m really happy with how these came out, and they look so cute in their old Avon bowl I spray painted black! They were SO simple to make. 
If you’d like to make some eyeballs for yourself,


  • Creative Paperclay® modeling material
  • White Gesso
  • Acrylic Paints (I use Folk Art) 
  • Antiquing Stain
  • Matte Finish Krylon Sealant spray (and black if you want to refinish your container)
  • A cool thrifted container to hold them

Are you ready?
Pull off some blobs of Creative Paperclay® in similar amounts. (because you want your eyeballs to be pretty much all the same size.) Remember, these are DRAGON’S eyeballs, so they should fill the palm of your hand pretty well. I made 6 blobs, to have three PAIRS of eyeballs. Now roll those blobs into balls. Set them on a plate to dry. If you have any cracks once the balls are dry, get them wet, and press in VERY tiny amounts of clay into the cracks. Once your crack repair is dry, use sand paper to further smooth out your balls and make them nice and round. Then start painting!

drying crack repair on left, painting in progress on right

I started out by putting on a layer of white gesso. Then I painted a circle of color in the middles. Next, I painted the black slits for the Dragon’s pupils. Then I put in shading and darker versions of the original colors on the eyeballs. Dark on the outside, to light on the inside, with yellow at the very edge of the pupil, and fading out into the color of the eyeballs. I used metalic paints when I could. For the final effect, I painted antiquing stain around the outside of the color, and faded it into the eyeballs.
Here they are again, all together!!

If you are here as part of the Link Up party, thank you for coming to visit! Be sure to visit the Creative Paperclay® blog, and see what everyone has made!
 (I would also love it it you cast your VOTE my way!)  
CLICK HERE to visit the Creative Paperclay blog.

  1. Robin Panzer Art


    October 5, 2013 at 8:47 am

    Fabulous ! Voted for you

  2. Rachel Whetzel


    October 5, 2013 at 8:52 am

    Thank you so much, Robin!

  3. BahamaDawn


    October 5, 2013 at 11:59 am

    Such a great collection of Halloween items! Makes a super display.

  4. Terri Sproul


    October 5, 2013 at 2:37 pm


  5. Tristan Robin Blakeman


    October 5, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    wonderful creepy li’l treasures – love ’em!

  6. Carmen


    October 5, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    At first glance, I thought those eyeballs were glass. I love the way you painted them!

  7. Peggy Oliver


    October 5, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    your eyeballs look fantastic! Love the wings too! Great Job!

  8. Rachel Whetzel


    October 5, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    Thanks to all of you!!

  9. Brenda Young


    October 5, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    Wonderful job on these creations Rachel! Love them all!!

  10. Susan Owenby


    October 5, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    Very awesome collection! I’d keep something like that in my house all year – but I’m a little off beat.

    What did you use to get the high gloss finish on the eyeballs?

  11. Rachel Whetzel


    October 5, 2013 at 11:17 pm

    Susan, I actually haven’t finished the eyeballs yet! lol They just look nice and shiny in the pics. I think if I were TRYING for a high gloss, I’d use Krylon gloss finish artist sealant.

  12. Jess B.


    October 6, 2013 at 7:04 am

    THese came out awesome as usual. TFS

  13. LuLu


    October 6, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    Excellent! Really love the jar of slugs!!!

  14. Lori Hauswald


    October 7, 2013 at 3:24 am

    Rachel, these are awesome!! <3 the idea of a witch’s apothecary and you totally nailed it! I will cast my vote as soon as I figure out how!

  15. Diane


    October 7, 2013 at 11:13 am

    Fantastic Halloween displays!!!

    I love them, especially the Bat wings.

    You have wonderful and clear tutorials


  16. Barbara Rankin


    October 7, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    Love all the potions you made for halloween. All good witches need an apothecary stash like this one for their spells. TFS

  17. Rachel Whetzel


    October 7, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    I haven’t dug out my stash yet!! You should SEE all the goodies I have!!

  18. Dawn Barrett


    October 10, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    I love your style and your execution! I sure hope you are continuing on with Creative Paperclay!!

  19. Rachel Whetzel


    October 10, 2013 at 6:32 pm

    Thank you, Dawn!! I hope so too!

  20. autumndawns


    October 13, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    Love the eyeballs!

  21. Amy*


    October 25, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    Love your eyeballs! That sounds strange to say but I do :). So cool! The antiquing makes them even more awesome!


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