Laugh & Craft – It’s Paperclay!
GRASONVILLE, MD – Tuesday evening – As you know, Tuesday mornings are Laugh & Craft and this morning we had loads of fun with Creative PaperClay and Hearty Clay. The black Hearty clay made a beautiful base for this sun which was created from a mold. While the clay was still wet, Heidi brushed on PearlEx which, as you can see, created the most beautiful effect. Later in the week, we’ll show you what craft she turns this in to. (These pieces are still drying tonight.)
Our creative friend Margie created a whole collection of natural looking shells, created from a mold using PaperClay. While it’s still wet, PaperClay has more of a natural color to it so we’ll see if it turns true white once it is dry. Margie loved the look of this because with the unfinished edges, this piece actually took on the look of a sand dollar. She also made a collection of about 6 more small shells that were pressed into molds and then popped out. (Just use a light dusting of body powder in the mold before you press in your clay and the designs just pop right out!)
Candace made butterflies by rolling out black Hearty clay and then cutting the shapes with a cookie cutter. The pretty colored effects were created with PearlEx which adds a beautiful color and a perfect shimmer when you see them in the light. The upper left butterfly actually looked quite a bit like the Aleene’s Burnt Brown Bag butterflies that we made at Laugh & Craft a few weeks ago.
I decided to go with a floral motif – again, these were made by pressing the PaperClay into a flower mold. After I popped them out of the mold, I cut off the excess clay with a craft knife and used my fingertip to gently round the petals. Next, I added a wash of color because I wanted a very soft tint of color. For the final step, I pressed a beading awl through from side to side so that I can string these flowers into a necklace. Before I string these, I will be adding a coat of 3D gloss to give them a shiny ceramic appearance. I too will share my finished project later this week.
So, as you can see, we had a very productive creative time this morning! If you are nearby the studio and want to join us for this FREE project tomorrow night at the Studio (Wednesday June 3, 2009), just drop on by for Laugh & Craft at 7 pm! We would love to se you and laugh and craft with you. >>Creative hugs, Tiff