Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Clay Creations

This is a little project that is great to get your mojo going - and even something you can do with your kids.
Materials: Air dry clay
and (vary as you like) - angelina fibers, paints, stamps, other molds/icetrays/items to make impressions, heat gun, embossing powder, stylus/pin (for carving), glossy accents
For the beads, shape as desired. I used an embossing stylus to carve some designs into the clay.

I used a silicone ice tray to shape the heart, and I carved, "sweet," into the clay with the embossing stylus. For "friend," I used a Heidi Swapp stam to stamp directly into the clay, and I added Stewart Gill Byzantia chips (pressing them into the clay). For the star, I used another silicone ice cube tray to shape the clay, and I carved, "dream," into the clay.

For the shell, I pressed the clay onto a seashell, and gently lifted it off. For the moon stamp (tin can press), I stamped directly into the clay. I freeformed the small heart and wrapped it with heated angelina fibers (zapping it again with the heat gun).

Next, I added gold interference paint to the small heart.

At the same time, I stamped Stampers Anonymous wings into the clay, embossed them, and added angelina fibers. I zapped them with the heat gun immediately.

At this stage, I left all pieces to dry for several hours. I returned to work on them (not fully dry, but dry enough to add paint and other materials).

I painted the beads with lumiere paints and colour washes, finishing them with highlights from a krylon pen.

I added told interference paint and more gilding chips to the friend embellishment.

I used gold interference paint on the shell.

I painted the star with Stewart Gill alchemy paints. I added glossy accents to make it shine.

I used red lumiere paints and iridescent medium on the heart.

I painted a plastic box, added ribbons and beads, and then framed it.

Finally, for the moon, I made a shadow box from a 7gypsies tin. I spray painted the tin black and gold. I added the moon and angelina fibers (heated with a heat gun.) Next, I added previously made UTEE stars, and I glued on beads and coloured, shrunken plastic.

I hope this gives you some ideas for clay embellishments and projects.



Belfastgirl said...

Joy these are lovely... great idea for embellishment :)

Paula said...

this is so cool!!! great idea x