Wednesday, January 13, 2021

More uses for creative paperclay

You can use airdry clay to make a painting 3-dimensional. 

I wet the wood first. I'm using cradled wood that you can use to paint on. I applied about a quarter of an inch and flattened it out with wet hands and shaped it.
When paperclay dries it can crack. That's not a problem. Simply wet the clay a little and put more in the crack.
Above is the back of the wood.

 It's a little hard to tell what this will be now. More clay will be added, then it'll be painted. I've done things like this for about 12 years-it is so tight to the wood that the clay would have to be chisled off of it. 


  1. Very cool process! Looking forward to seeing it develop.

  2. Thank you! Paper clay looks like a fun material, and a lot easier to use than molding paste. Later...I'm off to Dick Blicks. :)

  3. Wonderful process! Thanks for showing us.

  4. This is a great idea! Stay safe and well, hugs, Valerie

  5. I wish we could play together. You always inspire me.

  6. Great technique. I am curious how the picture will develop ... I imagine it to be very colorful :-))
    - Sometimes I work with clay ... every now and then ... it's so much fun sculpting and glazing (applying different colors) -
    Much joy and fun for you and best regards from Viola

  7. This post and the previous one are both filled with some great information. The Nancy Bradfield book seems to be quite rare, but I will definitely be watching for one that is affordable. I would love to try flax for a doll's hair. Thank you for these great posts.

  8. That's an interesting use for paper clay...adding dimension to a painting! Might try sometime!!

  9. I've got a packet of paperclay which I've had for some time wondering what to do with it.

  10. Debra I have never worked with paper clay. Cannot wait to see this project painted. Wrote you an email. Bless you friend. Hugs!

  11. Good morning, about the tea pots if you search for red clay tea pots Japan photos will come up and I found this
    Traditionally red clay from Tokoname region is used for tea pot because the red clay can hold water without glaze and it has an excellent quality for brewing green tea. Unglazed finish retains tiny pores in the tea pot and makes tea taste milder.

    These little tea pots are quite expensive-when I was still working a starbucks had moved in about a block from me at the time I am not into starbucks but I would go there to get out of the building for a walk and grab an expresso shot sometimes and they sold allot of these little tea pots and there are small containers for tea storage too one day they had them marked down big time to close them out. I bought two different tea pots and one container, and they had just 2 very small tea cups left at the time I had bought everything for less than what one cost. I was so happy lol I do love them and forget to get them out and enjoy them I am doing that now you don't need to post this if you don't want to

  12. Fascinating...I am going to watch this develop with great interest.
    Much better than spackling! Old school stuff!!
    Enjoy the next step!

    stay safe!


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