This is a scheduled blog post which as with the previous post, HERE, once again features paperclay.
When last year The Stampers’ Sampler issued their Celebrations Challenge Call I was keen to submit a canvas with a paperclay focal. In the end I managed to submit a duo, one featuring a paperclay party dress, the other a birthday cupcake and wasn’t I thrilled to discover not only they were published but as a feature in the Apr/May/June issue.
Working on small Loxley Gold chunky canvases with focal stamps from Oxford Impressions:- Wonderland (dress) and Fairy Sweets(cupcake) – both stamp sets are also available in the U.K. from That’s Crafty, I stamped into white Creative Paperclay (again available from That’s Crafty.)Scraps of paper and fabric were collaged onto the canvas before I applied the paints and topped it all off with white polka dots. I didn’t have a suitable stamp so had to improvise with the stamping for the dots.
This Alice dress was such a good size for the canvas and just the right amount of detailing, finishing with a stamped bow.Alongside Oxford Impressions I dipped into a Crafty Individuals stamp for the bunting and the Happy is from the Darkroom Door Birthday Word Block stamp.The same or similar paint colours were used on both canvases. The ice cream colours I hoped worked with the light and frothy appearance I was trying to aim for, bringing to mind tables groaning with ice cream, cakes and dishes brimming over with sweeties and girls twirling around in their party dresses (not that I ever did that – maybe I need to add a touch of twirling into my life!)The edges had the same treatment as the face of the canvas but no embellishments.
This angle shows the dimension achieved with the paperclay, it was exactly the same for the dress.
It was all because of my DT role with That’s Crafty that I started to play with paperclay and it has been a fun time and I am always amazed at the detail achieved. For me, I would say I have had more success with stamping into the clay than I do when working with moulds, especially delicate moulds but maybe that is down to me not mastering a correct technique! Anyway, stamping into clay is something I enjoy and it throws a new light when working with much loved stamps.
Thank you for your visit to this scheduled post. I hope to catch up with you all very soon.
05 Aug 2015 17 Comments