Handmade Mother’s Day Rose

With Mother’s Day approaching my crafting bug is itching.  I teach art to students K-8th grade during the day and run a polymer clay after school program in the afternoon..  My clay kids have created hands holding flowers for their moms (turned into pins and magnets).  Some of my art classes have created cards and dimensional flowers.  So of course flowers are at the forefront of my mind.

 

Check out my first blog post at http://www.creativepaperclay.blogspot.com/2018/05/mothers-day-rose.html

I love working with this medium and look forward to future projects and sharing how easy it is to use.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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