Tuesday, May 24, 2011

PaperClay "Make your own embellishment"

Good morning

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.


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