Thursday, July 28, 2016

Color It Blue!

I like adding color to my paper clay in the beginning as it saves me time. I wanted to make a series of blue buddhas for a piece that I am working on and I wanted them to have a marbled blue stone look. Sometimes we forget the simple ways to do things so here is a quick reminder tip.

SUPPLIES

Blue paint
Creative Paperclay®
Silicone mold
Latex gloves











I apply a dollop of blue paint in the center of a piece of Creative Paperclay® and commence folding the clay over and over again until it is the blue color. Definitely wear latex gloves as it can be a little messy. Once it is well mixed, you can take the gloves off. Now cast your objects.

Easy!

Dream in Color!

Darlene Olivia McElroy























Sunday, July 24, 2016

Framing Summer Memories

Summer adventures call for a beach frame so that you can remember the fun you had all year round. This could be a great summer project for the whole family.

SUPPLIES

Frame
Creative Paperclay®
Acyrlic paint
Stamps












This frame has a depressed square in the center.






















I started by applying Creative Paperclay® to the damp wood surface. I then laid wax paper over it then I brayered it flat.




















Next came the stamping. I did an abstracted underwater scene. I love scuba diving so my summer story had to have fish in it.




















Next I added a wash to the Creative Paperclay®. I finished with a little color on the fish and added sand to the depressed square shape.

Next it is the hunt for the perfect object for the square. It could be a shell, a photo of us at the beach or ???

Dream in Color.