Sunday, July 31, 2011

Streampunk Paperclay Frame

Hello all, my name is Terri Sproul and I have the honor of being the Team leader for the Viva Las Vegastamps! Design Team. I have been working with a wonderful group of bloggers. Today I bring you a Mixed Media project using lots of exciting products.

Stamps: A lot from Plate #1273 - just purchase the whole plate - can't beat the price.
Steampunk Gothic #16022, Steampunk Heart large #16020, Steampunk Head Large #16009, Steampunk Background/collage
Creative Paperclay
Mica Powders: Gold, Copper, Silver, Bronze and Red
Simple Solutions #2 for Mica Powders
Misc - keys, clock face, gears
Clay cutter - Square and Rectangle - got mine at Michaels Craft store
Wing embellishments
Wood Frame - got mine at Michaels store
Acrylic Paint - color of choose
Paint brushes
Rolling Pin for Paperclay - I use a PVC pipe

1) Roll out paperclay to about 1/4" thick. Start pressing Stamps into clay.  Cut out image using square and rectangle cutter.  Cut about 30'sh of these. Set aside to dry.
2) Roll out more paperclay and add some gears, keys, clock faces into the clay and cut around them. Set aside to dry.
HINT: you can add more detail to the clay while it still wet, like the lines I added around some of the edges. I also stamped Steampunk Heart onto the clay and cut around the image with a butter knife.
3) When clay is dry,  I added some Mica (color of choice) into the Simple Solutions #2
mixed well and started to paint each of my pieces.
4) after all the piece are painted, I adhered my paperclay pieces down to the wood frame with Elmer's Glue-All.

I hope you like my project, I so do... smiles, please check out our Design Team call for the next term. We would love to have you as part of our team. I still need to play a photo in the center - I think I am waiting for Halloween this year - I'm going Steampunk!
Terri Sproul - I hope you follow my blog.


Cindy said...

Fantastic steampunk frame and tutorial Terri!! Creative Paperclay is really awesome to use now isn't it? I bet you already have a picture for the frame! It's really super.

Hugs XX

Lyneen said...

Love all your images in the frame... the mica powders look great on the paper clay. Can't wait to see the picture you add to it!!!!