As you know I am a designer over at Creative Paperclay and loving it. It's so much fun to create your own embellishments for your scrapbooking or card making. I needed some banner style embellishments for a card I am making for my dad for father's day. I know you can buy stickers and chipboard items, but why buy them when you can make your own. Again, this was so much fun to make and I already have a few more ideas for next time.
Okay, so this is how I started:
I used a cookie cutter I got from Michaels in a multi pack and cut the triangles out.
Kinda reminds me of making sugar cookies...hmmm, nummy.
I forgot to take a picture of piercing the holes in the corners of the triangles.
I used an awl, but you could use a pin or a paperpiercer also. Just make sure you make the
holes big enough for whatever you are going to insert into them.
Then I used a damp towel and gave the clay pieces a little texture.
I want these pieces to look a bit antiqued.
I used some walnut ink to antique the paperclay pieces once they were dry.
It took about 2 days for them to dry, but I blame that on the humidity we are having here.
I just dabbed it directly onto the paperclay piece and then used a rag to wipe it off a bit.
See, already looking antiqued
Here is a closeup of one of the paperclay pieces.
See how it looks like leather?
I inserted copper colored brads into the holes and snipped the ends off,
because the extended past the edges.
I added some dimensional letter stickers to the paperclay and
there are my very own embellishments for a card.
I hope you liked my tutorial and can't wait to see you here again in about 3 weeks for another Creative Paperclay idea. Remember, you can purchase Creative Paperclay at Michaels, Joanne's or even online here.