Paper Clay

Here are more great ideas for using paper clay accents on scrapbook pages.

Designer Sara Tumpane created several word "charms" for this page or card accent. She cut the charm shape from clay rolled to approximately 1/8-inch thickness, smoothing the edges with a wet finger. Using a paper-piercing tool, she made a hole in the top of the charm large enough for a double strand of wire to be inserted. She used the tip of a metal embossing stylus and rubber stamps to spell out the words. Once dry, the pieces were sanded smooth and painted with a mixture of liquid gum arabic and Pearl Ex powder. A small wire loop was glued into the top hole to make them into charms.

Sources: Alphabet rubber stamps by All Night Media. Design by Sara Tumpane.

Colleen Macdonald found a simple way to use paper clay on this layout. She cut same-size squares of clay, allowed them to dry, and then colored the tiles by pressing chalk ink pads into the squares. She says, "Because paper clay dries with a paperlike surface, the chalk ink works great and absorbs quickly and thoroughly."

Sources: Chalk ink pads by Colorbox for Clearsnap. Silver snap eyelets by making Memories. Design by Colleen Macdonald.


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