Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Love Cast in Clay Blog Hop

Welcome all to our Love Cast in Clay blog hop.  If you just arrived here or are reading this in an email, please start at the beginning at Creative Paperclay.  If you arrived here from Gini then you are in the right place.  Also if you get lost I have the entire blog hop posted on my right sidebar.  

As most of you know I am a designer at Creative Paperclay® and I soooo love it.  The best part of being on the design team is that I can make my own embellishments for a fraction of the cost.  Plus, how many times have you needed a certain embellishment and when you go to buy it you have to either buy 10 of them because that's how they are packaged or you need more than one and then you must buy two because they aren't packaged in multiples?  Well, I've run into that a making my own embellishments with paperclay allows me to make as many as I want or need.  Also being on this design team I get a chance to try products I probably wouldn't have thought of purchasing, as in this case, this fabulous mold from Articus Studios.
Each of the designers were allowed to order a mold from them and create something for this blog hop.  I have always been intrigued with locks and keys and when I saw this mold there was no question on what I wanted.   
First I pressed my paperclay into the mold and let it sit overnight.  Depending on the thickness of your pieces it may take just a couple of hours to dry or sometimes overnight.  Really depends on how much clay you use...I do let mine sit in the molds until completely dry and I have never had a problem with that.
Once I took the pieces out of the mold I used my exacto knife and "cut" away the excess.  I also use an emery board to smooth out any rough edges.  The paperclay is very easy to work with when it's dry.  Look at all these cute locks and keys I made and the detail is fabulous also.  Love, love, love this mold.  I wanted to use the heart shaped lock and small key for this project, so I painted the lock with red acrylic paint and sprinkled some glitter while it was still wet.  I did the same with the key except I painted it black.  Then I highlighted the edges with my silver paint marker to give it some depth.  I attached the two with a jump ring and used a glue dot to adhere it to a heart shaped piece of cardstock on top of the mulberry paper.  The other reason I LOVE using the paperclay is that the embellishment is so lightweight and doesn't get heavy on my card like some other embellishments can get.
I hope you've enjoyed my creation for this blog hop and remember I made one of each of these keys and locks so stay tuned to my blog for another idea shortly.
Now head on over to Jennifer's blog and see what she made for our hop and don't forget to leave a comment on everyone's blog because Terri (our fabulous team leader) will be giving away 16 oz package of Creative Paperclay® and package of Amazing Mold Putty so that you can also create your own embellishments too.
I can't wait to give hubby my valentine's card.

Now I also wanted to cast some of the keys and locks with the Amazing Resin but I didn't want to ruin the molds as they aren't as flexible as the Amazing Mold Putty that you can make yourself so I created my own molds and here is how I did it.
First I took the paperclay keys and locks and pressed them into my
worked Amazing Mold Putty.
and poured them with the Liquid to Solid in 5 minutes
Amazing Resin
Here is a comparison of the clay pieces (don't know why these pictures turned out so blurry)
versus the resin pieces.  The resin pieces are also very lightweight and can be used for cards and scrapbooking as well, but I think I am going to make something in jewelry with these pieces so stay tuned to see what I make.


  1. Beautiful Valentine the red :)

  2. This is so cute! I love the mold!

  3. Thanks for pointing out that the embellishments end up being so light that they can be put on cards! I LOVE this idea and am so excited to give Paperclay and Amazing Mold Putty a try!

  4. I love what you can do with these products. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Neat! I got this one from Articus as well. =) LOVE it! Great hopping with you.

    Creative Paperclay DT

  6. I have never used these products, but I'm now inspired to try!

  7. GREAT mold! I have a mold that I made of a molded piece and I'm glad I did as the old [I mean like 20 years old] candy mold just didn't hold up to the casting I have a forever one. :)

  8. This also inspires me to try this mold. I have alot of items tht would work great with this, thanks!

  9. Thanks for the step by step instructions. I'm hoping Blogger fixes it's problems soon, several of the stops along the hop are not accessible. Including the 1st one at Creative Paperclay!

  10. AWESOME I love that you made molds from paper clay pieces... lovely card!!!!

  11. LOVE that mold too. Must seek it out!

  12. Love your card!!! I agree with you, this mold is a must have! Tfs!


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