Archive | August 2012

Creature in Creative PaperClay

I am so happy that Halloween is coming and I have my house decorated inside all year long with Halloween stuff. This month I made a ghoul with horns and a mask on his knees lurking. This was so much fun! I love making dolls in general and have made and sold so many but I wanted to do a creepy kind of doll but not too creepy.
First I made the structure from cheap wire. I made the body, arms, legs and head and then taped it with masking tape to add more strength.

Then I took the Creative PaperClay and used it to cover the whole structure with the paperclay. I added a mask and horns and a few other little embellishments that I wanted to give him.

I let it dry and then painted the body part green and the rest black. I textured his face a bit and painted it a black/red and his horns and eyes red. I love my little piece and it will be added to my other clay pieces sitting around that I love to make!

I hope this inspires a Halloween Craft out of you and when you do, you use Creative paperclay to do it with! It is so fun to use with kids!!

Art Journal

I love doing live shows and showing things I love to do.  I did a Mixed Media Art Journal Page. I showed how to do some cool techniques with lace and punchinella. Punchinella is sequin waste that they use as a stencil material. It comes in so many sizes and shapes and I have even made my own with punches.

I will show a picture when I am finished with it later this week. I had so much with the show and with these pages. I also have a giveaway for those who comment on the ning under my recorded show and will pic someone to receive a mixed media pkg to start their own pages! SO I hope you come by every Tuesday starting at 9 am EST with Kira and 2 pm est with ME and 7pm Est with Edie and more are being added as I type!

Also Please visit my Facebook Fan page Knittingandthings and my youtube Knittingandthings as I am always running contests and new demonstrations there too! Hope you have a great day !


I love skulls so much that I keep them around, as well as all kinds of other Halloween stuff, all year round in my art room. When I went shopping recently to one of the craft stores near my home, I found a 3D cardboard skull sticker. They only had one and I was very upset as I wanted to buy a few for different things. As it sat it in my bin of “things” I kept thinking…what can I do with this?
Then it hit me! I am going to use my Amazing Mold Putty and mold my own so that I can have as many as I want to use with resin or clay! I was so excited I started right away.
I decided I would make a mixed media piece. As I poured my Amazing Casting Resin I decided that I wanted it to be in two pieces so I made sure I poured the mixture thinner in the areas I wanted to cut. You do not have to do that, however, as the resin when it comes out is very easy to cut as you do get some time to form and cut before it really cures.

First, I took My 3D Sakura Crystal Lacquer and used Terri Sproul Mixers in silver and painted the Black card-stock. I then glued the pieces to my very thick card-stock. This is a new item (to me) that I found at the craft store. It is double thick card-stock and I love it for so many reasons. I also used resin and the molds I made previously of spiders and skulls and my lion that I re-resined in silver and added them to the piece. I used some clock and watch pieces in the eyes to give the skull a steam punk look with Sakura 3D Crystal Lacquer and other clock gears on resin poured gears.
I added embellishments and so many other little touches. I took my metal tape and taped around the edges of the card-stock and antiqued it to match more of the look I was going for with the piece.