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Archive for February 2012

This month the Creative Paperclay® design team paired up with Articus Studio and I have the CUTEST thing to share with you!!!!!

I chose the Dollie Dangles Flexible Art Mold, which makes six faces, three sets of feet /shoes, one set of hands, one purse and one crown.  These pieces are the perfect size for making ATC’s, ornaments or adding to journal pages or cards. The mold even comes with a handy little chart that shows you approximately how much clay is needed for each space on the mold.

I am downsizing so I decided to take all of my wood mounted rubber stamps off of the wood to save on space. As soon as I picked up my teapot stamp, the song “I’m A Little Teapot” popped into my head. I had just received  my Articus Mold in the mail and I immediately envisioned the little hands and head attached to the teapot!

I molded all of the pieces I needed out of Creative Paperclay® air dry modeling material and painted them with acrylic craft paint.  I also created a teapot out of Creative Paperclay® by pressing a rubber stamp into rolled out clay. I added color to the canvas using Distress Ink, added embellishments and attached them to a 3 X 3 canvas with a flat screw and bolt. I left the bolt a little bit loose so the teapot can still be turned. I attached her legs and sealed the text with natural bee’s wax. You can watch the full video tutorial below 😀



Isn’t she  soooooooooooo cute?! I plan to make several more of these because I just LOVE the way she turned out.

You can see more projects combining  Creative Paperclay® and Articus Studio Molds on the Creative Paperclay Blog.



Thank you to everyone who stopped by and commented on my projects for the Very Steampunk Valentine Blog Hop! I used to determine the winner of the blog candy (set of 15 Paperclay gears) and the WINNER IS…..

NUMBER 9 – it’smolly Molly Smith Design

Congratulations!!! Message me with your address so I can send your blog candy out.

I am so excited to be part of Leslie Rahye’s Very Steampunk Valentine blog hop!!!! This is my first time joining one of her hops, but it definitely won’t be my last.

If you’re not sure how a blog hop works, all you have to do is visit, follow and comment on EACH blog in the hop.  You will find a complete list at the bottom of this post that will lead you to each of the other bloggers on the hop. If you like steampunk, you will LOVE all of these projects! Oh, and did I mention there is blog candy??? Each blogger has something to give away, so you will have LOTS of chances to win!

I will be giving away a 15 piece set of molded Creative Paperclay® gears just like the ones used in this project. The winner will receive THREE large gears that have been embossed using the Cuttlebug “clockworks”  embossing folder, PLUS a set of TWELVE small gears in different shapes and sizes. All of the pieces will be left plain so you can paint and embellish them any way you want!  I will choose a winner at random and announce it here on February 15, 2012. Here is a close up of the ones I used in my project so you can see what you could win.

I am often inspired by music. It can be the words, the melody or even the images I see in my head as the song plays. This project was inspired by the song “Honey Bee” by Blake Shelton. It’s a sweet little love song and I adore the sentiment.

This project combines Creative Paperclay®, Amazing Mold Putty, Terri Sproul’s Mixers and Viva Las Vegas stamps. You can view the full video tutorial below!

I hope you enjoy this project as well as all of the other projects on the blog hop! Don’t forget to visit, follow and comment of each of the other blogs for your chance to win some SWEET blog candy!

Click HERE for the full blog roll!

Here is the full video tutorial for what I did 😀