Halloween Wall Hanger by Linda Hess

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Materials:
Creative PaperClay (www.creativepaperclay.com)
Gina’s Designs (http://www.ginasdesigns.net/Store/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=18_23_25): Spiderweb Shape Set, Spooky Shape Set
Acrylic paints in colors of choice
Recollections Sparkling Embossing Powder (clear silver)
The Ultimate! glue (www.crafterspick.com)
Funwire

knitting needle
scrapbook paper

1) Paint large “Spooky” with black and green metallic acrylic. Paint craft ring with Key Lime. Paint bats with metallic black.IMG_3782
2) Paint spiderwebs with silver or grey paint IMG_3779then sprinkle with embossing powder. Heat with heat gun until embossing powder is set.IMG_3781
3) Roll 2 large balls of Creative PaperClay. One at a time press them onto “OO” in “SPOOKY”. Use the tip of paintbrush to hollow out the inside of “Os”. IMG_3788

4) Glue bats, “Spooky” and spiderwebs into place.  Cut a circle out of scrapbbok paper a bit larger than the inside of craft ring.  Glue onto back of ring.IMG_3791

5) Roll a small ball of Creative PaperClay.  Hollow it out and place on knitting needle as shown to create spider head.IMG_3784

6) Roll 2 tiny balls for eyes.  To attach, dip finger in water and rub on top of spider head.  Place eyes in place.  Roll a teeny tiny ball for the nose and press into place.  Press the tip of a paintbrush into “head” for mouth as shown.  Let dry…or place into oven and bake at 275* to quick dry.   IMG_3785Once dry, paint as desired.

7) Cut 5 wires the same length.  Bundle 4 and twist together using the 5th wire as shown.IMG_3792String spider head onto twisted wire.  Flare out “legs”.  Curl top wires around knitting needle to create a loop.  IMG_3795

8) Cut 2 more wires.  Add 1 to the top to create a hanging loop.  Add the 2nd to the spider and hang from lowest spiderweb.  IMG_3796

ENJOY!

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ColourArte Design Submission

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In my artsy world there is no better thing than gorgeous colors and bling.  Imagine my delight when I began to work with a wonderful product called Twinkling H2Os from ColourArte (http://www.colourarte.com/).  These fabulous paints combine my 2 loves: color and bling!  The paints are simple to use…a little water and a surface to cover.  Yep, that’s it!

For this post I have decided to use bits and pieces from around my studio., a destash of sorts.  The first piece I pulled was an art doll blank created from Creative Paperclay® (http://paperclay.com/).  I layered on Spiced Pumpkin, Rose gold, Sunflower, and Sapphire on Ice and then sprayed with rubbing alcohol.  I was hoping for a tie dye effect, but instead I got a softened look to the blend of colors…not what I was expecting, but quite nice.  As the alcohol evaporated and shimmer of the paints emerged and my Art Doll began to sparkle (I do love these paints!).IMG_2519

Now what to do with her??  Hmmmm, a canvas would be nice.  I found a canvas that I previously painted with Twinkling H2Os in Pretty Peridot, African Jade, Boysenberry, and Sapphire on Ice.  I also pulled a few scrap pieces of handmade paper (Thank you Arnold Grummer’s® Papermill Pro http://arnoldgrummer.com/).  The paper was layered onto the painted canvas using Crafter’s Pick™ The Ultimate! glue (my favorite). IMG_2520 I then placed the Art Doll on top…hmmm, needs a little something more….perhaps some hair?? some beading??  Something else??

Never one to shy away from excess I added a bit of beaded trim to the bottom and to the arm area (glued onto the back), IMG_2521

a piece of mesh trim on top of the handmade papers, IMG_2523

and a “crown” behind her head (a recycled ornament top, flattened)     IMG_2526

…all were glued in place.  It still needed a little something…I found some paint pens in my stash and wrote out a beautiful thought (Pinterest is a wonderful place to find all sorts of inspirational sayings!).  Another small piece of beaded trim completed the canvas and brought balance.IMG_2525

I hope you have enjoyed this project.  Fingers crossed that I will be seeing you again soon on the ColourArte designer Blog 🙂

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Crafting with Delight AirDry Modeling Compound!

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I am looking forward to being a part of the Creative PaperClay design team again Jan.-June 2015.  One of the products that the company sells is Delight Air Dry clay.  Here is a super easy project using the  Delight Air Dry Modeling Compound.  You only need 3 things: Delight Air Dry (obviously), a mold, and powders (Pearl Ex and/or shimmery eye shadows) plus a knife and a brush.

First cut off 1/4 of the package and squeeze in your hands.  Wrap the remaining clay tightly in plastic wrap or in a Ziploc baggie to prevent drying.  Flatten clay on work surface until it is large enough to cover mold image.  IMG_1230

Press clay into mold being sure to hit all the crevices and dimples.  IMG_1231Remove clay from mold and turn face-up. I love how beautifully it captures all of the design details!   Cut away excess clay.  Smooth rough edges.

“Paint” the areas with Pearl Ex powders or eye shadows. IMG_1232 Set aside to dry (1-3 days depending upon the thickness).

Drill holes in wing tips and add a wire for hanging.IMG_1236

 

Be sure to visit  http://www.creativepaperclay.blogspot.com

 

 

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