Today I am veering away from sculpture just a bit to talk about my latest hobby, cold process soap making i.e. making my own soap the old fashioned way! These fabulous homemade soaps kept popping up on my Pinterest feed and caught my interest. They were so much more than soaps; they were art in the… Read More Cold Process Soap Making – My Latest Hobby!
Creative Paper Clay® is not only for sculpting. It can be used to create unique embellishments for your next mixed media project! Today, I will show you how to make some simple embellishments using Creative Paper Clay® and decorate them. As a bonus, I will also show you how I incorporate them in a mixed… Read More Using Creative Paper Clay® in Mixed Media
Hello! I am so excited to share with you my first tutorial as a Creative Paper Clay ® Design Team Member! I am going to show you how to make this fabulous sculpture of Humpty Dumpty. He is not just sitting on an ordinary wall, but on a sea wall, as I live in the… Read More Learn How to sculpt Humpty Dumpty Sat on Sea Wall Using Creative Paper Clay ®.
“Art therapy is a mental health profession that uses the creative process of art making to improve and enhance the physical, mental and emotional well-being of individuals of all ages.” (Source: wikipedia.com) … Read More Art Therapy
It’s almost that time of year again where we decorate our homes with spring bunnies and Easter eggs, so why not make our own decorations using plastic Easter eggs and some Creative Paper Clay®? What you will need: Creative Paper Clay® Plastic Easter eggs (you may use styrofoam ones also) Craft paint Sculpting… Read More Making an Easter Egg Swag with Creative Paper Clay®: Part 1
Hi! This part 2 of my tutorial Making an Easter Egg Swag. If you missed part 1 it is here. In this section, we are going begin by fixing any cracks in the clay. We will then move onto sanding, painting, and decorating your eggs. Finally, we will put it all together and you will be… Read More Making an Easter Egg Swag with Creative Paper Clay®: Part 2
Sometime ago I did an online art retreat called Artful Gathering Online Retreat. I chose a course taught by David H. Everett, also known as Chicken Lips. I learnt how sculpt these cute little skeletons with Creative Paper Clay. I wanted an unusual Christmas ornament so I decided to make a Christmas skeleton using the techniques I… Read More Christmas Skelly
I had a bottle doll covered with Creative Paper Clay sitting down for quite a while. She was yet to get a face! I was suddenly inspired to do a granny sculpture. I added to details of the face with more paper clay. That’s actually one of my favorite things about creative paper clay, you can dilute… Read More Mixed Media Granny
Once again I found myself applying art journaling to my sculptures. This time a cute little owl was born. “Believe in yourself” are such wise words, and what better to hear that from than a wise old owl! 🙂 I made him with paper mache clay and decorated with newspaper and acrylics.
Every year I sign up for Life Book, an online year-long art journaling course full of inspiration by Tamara Laporte and her fabulous group of teachers. We tend to do a lot of cute whimsical faces, but of course, they are paintings and drawings rather than sculptures. As I am a sculptor at heart, I decided I… Read More Whimsical Bottle Doll