Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Love Cast in Clay - Blog Hop

Welcome the Creative Paperclay® and Amazing Mold Putty Cast in Clay Blog Hop! I am sure you are in for some awesome inspiration during our hop. You should have arrived here from Jennifer Ingle's Blog. If you didn't, and want to start at the beginning of the hop go to the Creative Paperclay® blog HERE! Did you hear there is bog candy!

We have blog candy!!! All you have to do is leave a comment and become a follower of all the blogs on our hop and you are entered! The winners will be posted on Feb 5th on both the Creative Paperclay® and Amazing Mold Putty Blogs. (U.S. only, sorry)

Now I am excited to share my LOVE CAST IN CLAY project!



Using both Creative Paperclay® and Amazing Mold Putty I have created a Valentine wall ornament. 


First, I found this awesome bird that would make a great mold... wrapped him with Amazing Mold Putty and let it set about an hour, Then filled the mold with Creative Paperclay® and let it set for a couple of days. 
 

I then used this great paper mold and filled it with Creative Paperclay® (I knew wouldn't be using all the pieces for this project, I love having extras around).









Finally, I hand molded roses from Creative Paperclay®. Starting with the first petal wrap it tightly to create the center of the rose. To make a petal take a small ball of paper clay and press very thin, then wrap around the base. Keep adding petals until there are enough for a full rose. Now wait.... let everything dry completly. It may take a couple of days.



The frame for my assemblage is an over sized cookie cutter. Sand both inside and out so the glue would adhere to the metal easily. Glue sheet music to the outside of the cookie cutter and text from an old book to the inside. Punch holes with Crop-a-dile for hanging, the heart is hanging on its side (punch the holes accordingly).


Printed an image 8 x 11, I used one from Vintage Image Craft use matte photo paper and then mount on chipboard to make it stiff. Fussy cut the image. Glue a toothpick to the back of the arrow in the heart to reinforce it.

    


   


 Paint all the Creative Paperclay® pieces and add Stickles when they dry.

 
 
 
Glue fiber trim to the out side of the frame. Add the ribbon for hanging, use buttons to hold the fabric ribbon in place on the inside and outside of the frame.


Attach the Victorian Lady to the back of the frame (her dress will hang longer than the frame.) Glue the Creative Paperclay® ribbon to the front of the frame. Arrange the bird and roses inside, add feathers and artificial leaves as desired.



Supplies:
Creative Paperclay®
Amazing Mold Putty
Bird and paper molds
Postcard from
Vintage Image Craft
Old sheet music
Old book text
Large heart cookie cutter
Craft Paint - Pink and ivory
Fiber trim
Stickles
Glue
Sand paper
Ribbon
Feathers
Buttons
Toothpick


 
 




I am entering this project in the Vintage Image Craft 
Valentine Challenge
 

Thank you for stopping by my blog!  Enjoy the hop!


Next stop on the LOVE CAST IN CLAY Blog Hop is
 


1. Creative Paperclay  
2. Terri Sproul ~ Team Leader  
3. Amanda Marks  
4. Lori Williams  
5. Barbara Moore  
6. Gini Cagle  
7. Brenda  
8. Jennifer Ingle  
9. Lyneen Jesse  
10. Aimee Fleck  
11. Robyn  
12. DeeDee Catron  
13. Debra Buckland  
14. Carole Lassak  
15. Jan Hennings  
16. Tamara Dozier  
17. Niki Meiners  
18. Edie Cournoyer  
19. Susan M. Brown  
20. Sandra Strait  
21. Peg Rounds  
22. leslierahye  
23. Amazing Mold Putty 


 


Saturday, January 28, 2012

Lilly ~ Talking a Break...

Lilly drags her otter all over the house!!! Here she is taking a little break with her otter.

Valentine Cards at Simply Renewed

These and a few more Vintage Valentine cards will be for sale at Simply Renewed... I will be taking them to the store on Monday afternoon. 

 at the corner of Burwell and Pacific Ave. 
in Downtown Bremerton!
Just 3 blocks from the 
Seattle Bremerton Ferry!





Friday, January 27, 2012

3 D Valentine!

My 3D Valentine 
made with a Vintage Valentine!


Supplies: Vintage Valentine,box, pattern paper for the background, book text for the sides,little bit of sheet music, doily, miniature bingo card, buttons, trim, Stickles, cardboard and trim.





ART WALK Downtown Bremerton
Next week is ArtWalk Downtown Bremerton... Be sure to stop by Simply Renewed we have a Make and Take planned...  Make this....




6pm to 8:30pm during Art Walk for our 3rd Found Objects Make & Take Project Night. Our project for this event is a sweet little Valentine Card with an envelope inside full of candy hearts.  

the corner of Burwell and Pacific Ave. in Downtown Bremerton!
Just 3 blocks from the Seattle Bremerton Ferry!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

New Stamps at Viva Las Vegastamps!

These are both on my MUST HAVE LIST!!!!!



These are our latest plates that are at the Engravers... VLVS is  offering them at 20% off until they receive them back from the Engraver and press them so you could wait a week or so for them to ship... they will hold other items you order until these are ready as well but you'll be the first on your block to have them!

Lilly Sleeping!

When we first got Lilly we knew she would miss all her playmates. To help her sleep I gave her a stuffed otter that I have had for years.  She was half the size of the otter just before Christmas, now look at her.  She loves sleeping with the otter and drags it all over the house!!!!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Creative Paperclay® Time Flies!

What I love most about Creative Paperclay® is... if I cannot find an embellishment for a project be it a card, assemblage, wall art I can always make it from Creative Paperclay®!

First create molds using mold putty from found objects then cast the Creative Paperclay® and allow to dry.  For this project I made: pocket watch, column and a frozen Charlotte.

Supplies:
Creative Paperclay®: molded Frozen Charlotte, column,
pocket watch
Molding Compound
Book - tools to cut pages
Tissue
Stamps:
   Viva Las Vegastamps! Eiffel Tower
   Viva Las Vegastamps! Tree
   Viva Las Vegastamps! Flying Bird
   Cavalini - Paris, stamped in clay
   Stampin UP Print Pattern
Stewart Superior Memories Black Ink
Stewart Superior Memories Mist Silver
Stewart Superior Memories Mist Iridescent
Versafine Olympia Green Ink
Memento Rich Cocoa Ink
Gold Paint
Paper Ephemera
Tim Holtz Letters
Tim Holtz - spinner and bradStickles
Tacky Glue
Fixtive
Embellishments: 
Dice with alphabet 
Doily
Clock faces
Plastic Eyelashes for wings

Believe it or not... this book is a found item. The pages had already been cut out, lucky for me.  The cut pages were wired together, which made it easy to work with. I white washed the back inside cover with a light coating of gesso, then spritzed with Stewart Superior  Memories Mist: Silver and Iridescent. 
Stamped background images on tissue and adhered to the back of the book.  
Adhere the pages to the back cover of the book and painted a little gesso around the outside edges of the pages.
The Creative Paperclay® column was aged with brown ink, then place  in the window box. Stamped the border of the window box with the print pattern and added a bit of paper ephemera.
The Creative Paperclay® pocket watch was painted gold and the the clock faces and spinner with brad were added.
Final touch to the pocket watch are the plastic eye lashes for wings, adhere to book.  Distress the alpha dice with Memories Black Ink and adhere! Add the bird on tissue to the border, a little bit of cut doily and the word "flies" using Tim Holtz letter.  Add a dash of blitz with Stickles on the doily.
Touch up with gold paint around the pages, a bit of gold distressing on the frame, Paris clay piece and my  Creative Paperclay® frozen Charlotte. 
Visit the Creative Paperclay® Design Team blog HERE for more inspiration!
Where can you buy Creative Paperclay®, your favorite craft store and online at Viva Las Vegastamps! 

February 1st 
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an AWESOME blog hop 
LOVE CAST IN CLAY!

The Hive - Valentine e-Swap!

I have added my little dress form in my shadow box to the "Dress Form Party"
I was introduced to the party 
by my virtual friend Garage Sale Gal!

The shadow box is a sewing theme! ENJOY!



"U R SEW SWEET"

The Hive Valentine Swap theme was sewing. My Valentine is a shadow box.  I didn't buy one thing specifically for this project... all the supplies were already in my studio. A lot of my time is spent in thrift stores, flea markets and antique stores looking for treasures that could be used in future projects for little cost. Finding them is the challenge!


Before starting I searched my stash for every heart button or charm I could find and anything that had to do with sewing (you will find a supply list at the bottom of this post.) I decided my color pallet would be reds/pinks, white and brown/golds. That I would use Scrabble letters. 


First, prepare a shadow box.  The first layer of paint was gesso (any white craft paint will work) to give it a base coat. The second coat of paint is Making Memories-Shopping Bag, then Making Memories-Bordeaux to give it a shabby look.  Any craft paint will work. 

I collect vintage Valentines, this one is perfect for my  box.  To give this one it a little dimension I used Sakuro 3D Crystal Lacquer on the scissors and set aside to dry.



I had a little Cherub that I wanted to use for several Valentine projects.  To do this I created a mold with Amazing Mold Putty and made several cherubs with Creative Paperclay®. I also made molds for the half spools and frozen Charlottes.

Distress the Scrabble letters by lightly inking them with Versafine Crimson Red and wiping it off, then ink with Memento Rich Cocoa and wipe again. This gives them an "aged" look.

Then you are ready to start arranging the treasures in the shadow box.  It will take several times arranging things to get them the way you like them.  Here are pictures of the final arrangement. 









HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!

Supplies:
Shadow Box
Tacky Glue
Paint: Gesso, MakingMemories: Shopping Bag & Bordeaux
Ink: Versafine-Crimson Red and Memento-RIch Cocoa

Charms: hearts, scissors, cherub, lock & key, hand with heart, 

Embellishments: Brass piece for top, paper scraps, vintage photos, ribbon, snaps, needles, flowers, buttons, keys, thimble, lace, embroidery floss, vintage Valentine, old buckle, bingo piece, Scrabble letters, barbie shoe, safety pin, rhinestones.    





To learm more about The Hive a gathering place of artists and more click HERE!