Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Valentine Paper Clay Bowl


You need so little to create a Valentine bowl that has so many uses. It could hold a ring, valentine candies or incense. It just depends what you come up with.

SUPPLIES

Creative Paperclay®
Orange
Stamps
Acrylic paint
Polymer Medium

Cover the orange with the clay, trim to heart shape and stamp. The most difficult part is to wait until it dries.
When dry, just pop it off the orange.






When you turn it over, you can see the wonderful dimpled texture from the orange. Now it's time to sand the edges smooth. Once that is done, I seal the heart with polymer medium.



















Now the heart is painted with various shades of red and pink.






















The back side is painted dark rose gold and highlighted with a lighter, brighter gold.





















Great as a gift or to keep.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Casting with Gesso Beauty

Just got the latest issue of Cloth, Paper, Scissors with my article on casting gesso. Loved the metallic gessos by Holbein. They are not inexpensive but so wonderful and worth it. They have a great binder so I was able to cast with them easily. I cast into metal, silicone, latex molds and bubble wrap. This article gives you all the tips and techniques to do this well. 

I will also be teaching a class this summer on Mystical, Magical Gesso with a Twist that is the most complete and thorough class on the subject of gesso. This will be with ArtfulGathering.com.