Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Creative Paperclay® July tip ....

Hi everyone, and welcome.

It's my turn to share with you a tip or technique.... today I have chosen to share a quick tip....

There are several reasons I came to love Creative Paperclay®. 

 Firstly I love that Creative Paperclay® is nontoxic not only for my own personal safety but that's fabulous for the environment also. 

Secondly, I love to work with an air dry clay as opposed to having to use a kiln. The truly awesome  thing about Creative Paperclay® is that even when a piece is dry and it is as hard as a piece of wood, it can still be changed....  Did you know that you can then carve into it or sand it, a really awesome advantage, meaning your piece can be altered even once it was finished...  this is such a reason to love Creative Paperclay® especially for me as I tend to want to keep changing my mind, lol...

Thirdly, I love working with air dry clay, as you can you work with it for hours at a time, if it does start to dry out, you can just mix a little water into it and it's as good as new.... 
great for me as I work very slowly... 

thank you for stopping by and joining me here today


Till next time
Happy Creating


xC

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Dreamer Art Journal Spread Tutorial for Scrap FX

Hi everyone, thanks for joining me today for a special share for Scrap FX...
A step by step photo tutorial of my "Dreamer Art Journal Spread"

Scrap FX have so many wonderful products that are fabulous not only for scrapbooking and mixed media but also for art journalling as well...

Here's how I created my journal spread:
I began by painting my background... using Dylusions paints...

next up I started with my circles for the dream catcher...

the Scrap FX Circle Stencil is fabulous for creating concentric circles....

adding more layers...

I stamped the smaller feather from the Feather Stamp Pack using Dylusions paint... initially in one colour.... then....

re-stamped the feathers using two colours of Dylusions paint... 

I applied several more coats of paint to my dream catcher...

and then painted in my string lines and began stamping my background...  I began using the Harlequin Stamp...

then added more detail with the Chicken Wire Stamp and the the new Polygonic Stencil...

and added even more to my background using the Moroccan Tile Stamp...

Next I stamped my dream catcher using two of the arrows from the Arrows Stamp...

I stamped around the edge of my dream catcher using the Lace A Loops Stamp, by inking and stamping only one or two little lace loops at a time to curve around the dream catcher...

Next it's time to paint in the beads on the dream catchers strings... and add a centre piece to the dream catcher using one of the Maze Circles painted up with a couple of Dylusions colours...

I added my quote with a white pen and then started adding white pen highlights...

a final look at the completed piece...

Scrap FX products used:

I hope you enjoyed this project...
till next time...
Happy Creating...

xC

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

3D Chrissy Tree for Creative Paperclay®

Hi Creative Paperclay® fans, it's Cindy here, I am excited to share with you my latest project a "3D Chrissy Tree" just in time to decorate your table for Christmas in July.... keep reading to see how to create your own.




For the how to... I created a little video...

One last look at the completed piece...


thank you for stopping by and joining me here today


Till next time

Happy Creating

xC

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Tiger Kingdom for Scrap FX

Hi everyone, thanks for joining me here today, I have my latest share for Scrap FX...
 Today is a layout of another photo from one of my many visits to Tiger Kingdom... I did come home with four full CD's of pics to scrap from Tiger Kingdom and those were just the photographers photo's, it doesn't include all the ones that Belinda and I took ourselves... I totally loved spending time with these amazing animals...

 I used the Tiger Silhouette on the layout... this is laser cut black cardstock and the detail is amazing...

 I used the Tiger Kingdom title, naturally...lol... and I painted it up with some Twinkling H2O's...

 I added the #pawesome from the #pets set.... again painted up with Twinkling H2O's.....

 I added a 2015 from the 2015 Year Pack...

I used the new Polygonic Stencil to texturise the background...


I finished the layout with the Rectangle Collage, which I cut in two...

Scrap FX products used:


till next time

Happy Creating

xC



Tuesday, 20 June 2017

3D Frame with Creative Paperclay®

Hi Creative Paper Clay ® fans, it's Cindy here,  I am excited to share with you my latest project a "3D Frame" and show you how to create your own.

dosen't Gerry the Giraffe look fabulous in his new frame.... 

Supplies:
wooden craft frame
Silicone tipped tools


For the How to I created a process video ...


I hope you enjoyed that, here's another look at the frame, doesn't Gerry look fabulous in his new home...  if you'd like to see how I created Gerry as well click here...



thank you for stopping by and joining me here today

Till next time
Happy Creating

xC
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Adore and We're all Mad Here...... for Scrap FX

Hi everyone, thanks for joining me here today, I have my latest shares for Scrap FX...  Adore and We're all Mad here.... First up is "Adore"


Another pic of one of my gorgeous nieces "Tilly" she is such a character...

I created my background using the Numbers Collage Stencil and my Gel Press plate.

I added more detail to my background using the Seed Pod Stamp, large...

I added the new Flourish 20 to the bottom of the photo, it's one of several new flourishes Scrap FX released  this month...

I finished the layout off with my title "Adore"... 


Next up I have "We're all mad here"....

this is the group photo from my retreat in May, we had a rainbow colour theme and the ladies didn't fail to join in the fun...

As soon as I saw this new Mad Teacup title "We're all mad here" I knew I had to do a layout with this photo... just perfect...

I added some modelling paste through the Coffee Love Stencil to my background.... it's a great stencil...

To finish off I added the Steamy Curls  to either edge of my photo...

Scrap FX products used:

hope you enjoyed these projects
till next time

happy creating
xC


Saturday, 17 June 2017

Beach Scene - Acrylic Pour Technique for ColourArte

Hi everyone just wanted to share with you all a video I created for ColourArte.... A technique I have been working on to create more interest in my Acrylic Pours....



Here's my video demonstration of the technique...


Hope you enjoyed this technique... thanks for watching...


till next time
Happy Creating

xC

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Creative Paperclay® June tip for saving money....

Hi everyone, and welcome.

 Today I am sharing my June tip/technique. I have a quick tip to help save you some money (we can all use that right?) and have some creative fun at the same time.

This is an idea I came up with while looking to get myself some smaller tools to sculpt with. To start I did what most of us do right - I went to google, lol... I found many people making their own tools, but out of aluminium and brass tubing.  This didn't seem economical enough for me, so I decided to create my own from a few household items and paperclay...

Supplies:
Large paperclips
Small paperclip
Sewing Pins


Directions:

I began with my Creative Paperclay® and some basic household items.... some sewing pins and oversized paperclips...

 I removed the heads from the pins and then bent the ends slightly.... this is to ensure that they don't pull out of the formed clay handle once dry....

I applied clay both underneath the row of pins and then on top of the pins

 I kept adding clay and smoothing it out until I was happy with the size and shape, and set it aside to dry...

 Next I began with one of the large paperclips, opened it out, and left the curves of the paperclip in tack...

 I embedded the paperclip into a lump of clay...

smoothed the clay around the paperclip, and again set aside to dry...

 For my final tool, I used some jewellery pliers to make smaller loops from my paperclip...

 I again embedded the shaped paperclip into a lump of clay...

 and smoothed the clay around to form the handle....

Once again I set it aside to dry...

Once the clay was dry I grabbed out my Silks Acrylic Glazes and painted my new tools... Naturally I chose two of my favourite colours, Spiced Pumpkin and Rich Cobalt...


 So with a very small amount of of Creative Paperclay® and some basic household items I have four new tools to start creating with and I can't wait to get started.... look out for my next Creative Paperclay® blogpost where I will make use of my new tools.

thank you for stopping by and joining me here today

Till next time
Happy Creating

Cindy Porter