Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Creating a brush/pen holder using Creative Paperclay®

Hi Creative Paperclay® fans, it's Cindy here, I am excited to share with you my latest project....
A Brush/Pen Holder

keep reading to see how to create your own...



Supplies:
water
silicone tools

Now onto a quick video demonstration .... enjoy





One last close up....

thank you for stopping by and joining me here today,


Till next time
Happy Creating
xC



Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Wishes do come True.....

Hi everyone, today I'd like to share my latest layout for Scrap FX using their latest releases... 

This is a gorgeous pic of my girlfriends gorgeous grand baby... I've used a couple of printed papers I created on my Gel Press plate to create the base of my layout...


I have added the new title "wishes Do Come True" love this title, I see so many uses for it....


I also used the Crescent Frame, this is such a gorgeous frame, I saw Michelle Logan use it on a journal page she created and immediately fell in love with it, I couldn't wait to create with it...


I used the new Buttons B Script stamps, and stamped them onto some white cardstock before using my circle punches to punch them out...



I added the butterfly (Flutterby S Lacy) painted up with True Silver Vivid Ultra Metallic...


and finally I added a second smaller butterfly(Flutterby G Classic) also painted up with the True Silver, to my title cluster on the layout...

Here's the list of Scrap FX products used:

Other supplies used:
True Silver Vivid Ultra Metallic 
Twinkling H2O - Caribbean Mist
Twinkling H2O - Summer Breeze
Archival Ink - Blue Violet
Archival Ink - Aquamarine


till next time
Happy Creating
xC

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

fixing problems with Creative Paperclay®


Hi Creative Paperclay® fans, it's Cindy here, I am excited to share with you my tip for October... Did you know that you can easily fix ugly cracks if they occur in your projects??



Supplies:
water
silicone tools

Now onto a quick video demonstration .... enjoy




Thank you for stopping by and joining me here today,  I hope you found this helpful... Join me for my next post on how I created and completed the above piece...

Till next time 
Happy Creating 

xC





Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Making Butter Slime with Delight Air Dry Modeling Compound

Hi Creative Paperclay® fans, it's Cindy here, I am excited to share with you my tip for September... Did you know that you can use Delight Air Dry Modeling Compound to make Butter Slime...  What is Butter Slime I hear you ask... well it's the latest craze sweeping through the pre-teens  and young teens age bracket... I couldn't really see what all the fuss was about, but I will confess once I had made some it is quite satisfying to just squish and stretch, quite good for the stress levels I think... lol.
Supplies:
Clear Glue: I used slime glue (available here in Australia) but Elmers Clear Glue is also great
Bowl
Slime Activator: either 1 cup warm water with 1 teaspoon of Borax(Bi-Carb Soda) or Contact Lens Solution 


Now onto a little video on how to make the Slime.... enjoy




thank you for stopping by and joining me here today,  I hope you or your kids/grandkids, nieces or nephews will have fun trying out this Slime recipe...

Till next time 
Happy Creating 

xC






Monday, 18 September 2017

Gentlemen and Mermaids.... for Scrap FX

Hi everyone, today I'm sharing my latest projects for Scrap FX, a Gentlemen Journal Page Spread and a Mermaid Mixed Media Canvas, using some of this months new releases...
I had loads of fun creating this double page journal spread... 

close ups.... I used the new John and Harry stencil in the large size ( they also come in a smaller size)... over my colourful background created with lots of Scrap FX stamps and stencils...

Here you can see the Scribble Script Stencil and Filmstrip stamp over the top of the Chicken Wire stamp, and 
the new Apartments stamp, and

I also used the Chicken Wire stamp around the page spread...

I again used the Grungy Brickwork stamp around the background of the journal page spread and edged the bottom of the spread using Notebook Edge Stamp...

A couple more close ups...

One last look at the full journal spread...

Next up I have a mixed media Mermaid canvas to share full of loads of colour and texture...
I asked Jill if she would make me a larger version of the Mermaid corner so that I could create this piece... and she is gorgeous in this larger size... not that she isn't totally fabulous in the original size too.... 
I used the Angel Fish Stencil to create the fish on the canvas... it's a super cool stencil...
I used the Free Spirit Phrase on the canvas.... love this phrase...
I added the new Surf Waves to the canvas for added details...
a close up of the large Mermaid corner....  isn't she fabulous!!

One last look at the full canvas sitting on my easel at home...

till next time
thanks for joining me
Happy Creating

xC




Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Owl Journal Cover Part 2 for Creative Paperclay®

Hi Creative Paperclay® fans, it's Cindy here, I am excited to share with you the second instalment to my Owl Journal Cover.... 

keep reading to see how to complete your own...



Supplies:

Clay shaping tools
Rolling pin
Water for smoothing clay
Black Gesso

now onto how I finished this journal cover.....
if you missed part one you can find it here... Owl Journal Cover

this is where part one finished off.... with the front cover of the journal covered in a thin layer of Creative Paperclay® with my sculpted owl...

I began by creating an impression on a thin piece of clay using an impression mat...
I made 4 of these pieces to cover the front of my journal cover... 


As I was applying wet clay to dry clay.... I made up some clay slip (clay mixed in water to a runny creamy consistency) which I applied to the dry clay to help in attaching the moulded wet clay pieces...
I added some additional line work to the moulded pieces using a ball tool...

I repeated the process for the back cover.... making another 4 moulded pieces...


Next I made some thin rolls and twisted them together to form my tree branch...

I formed a clay disc to create a moon, and attached it to the cover under my tree branch...

As a finishing touch to my clay work I added a few vine curls to the tree branch...

Once the clay was completely dry I painted the background up with black gesso...

Using Vivid Siam White, I painted my moon and a base coat on my owl...

I then started adding shades of blue Silks Acrylic Glazes to the background of the front and back covers...
I added shades of brown Silks to the tree and owl...
and a little grey Silks to finish off the clouds in front of my moon...

A final look at the completed front cover....

thank you for stopping by and joining me here today,


Till next time
Happy Creating
xC


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