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
What a better way to start your summer than sculpting cute whimsical fish! She is made from paper mache clay and painted with acrylics. My absolute favorite part had to be decorating the sea floor. Looking through my craft cupboard for shells, starfish and little trinkets was so much fun! I am quite pleased how… Read More Whimsical Fish
Today I finished my paper-mache sheep sculpture using Jonni Clay. He has been affectionately named Gilbert by my kids. He evolved as I was sculpting, as my daughter who had recently gotten braces wanted the sheep to have braces too. Some polymer clay and wire did the job. I added a bow tie as a… Read More Gilbert the Sheep
There are many great recipes out there for paper mache paste. This is a collection of recipes I have found. I have tried Stolloweens recipe and it is my favourite. I have also used wallpaper paste mixed with pva glue. My approximate measurements are
Jonni Clay I discovered Jonni’s website when I 1st started paper mache sculpting about 7 years ago. She has a fabulous clay recipe which I have been using since then. It dries hard and is very durable. All my pieces are still in pristine condition.