Fun with Clay Embellishments

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By Cardmaking & Scrapbook Layout Contributor, Peg from the blog Peg’s Crafting Corner.

Clay is often an overlooked medium when it comes to creating handmade embellishments.  Using it can be a fun way to create something that pulls out the elements of the paper you have chosen and turns it into a three dimensional embellishment and it’s easy to do. 

Begin by kneading some of the Creative Paperclay and rolling it out using an acrylic clay roller to approximately 1/8″ thick. 

Place the clay in an embossing folder that matches the design in the patterned paper you have chosen for you project and lightly press down just enough to push the design into the clay. I used the Paisley Cuttlebug Embossing Folder to match the paisley paper from the K & Co. Best of Brenda Walton Paper Pad.  Remove it from the folder and cut it into the shape you want using either a craft knife or clay cutters.  Allow your new embellishment to air dry until hardened.  As it dries it may curl or warp so to prevent this lightly push it flat every so often until it has dried.

Using the Tutti Frutti and Pool Party Colorbox Queue Ink Pads I rubbed them across the top and sides of the clay to add matching colors from the paper to the clay embellishment. 

Create the card base by cutting a piece of pink cardstock to 10″ wide x 7″ long and fold in half. Punch the scallop with the EK Open Scallop Border Punch and place a piece of blue cardstock  using a tape runner on the inside of the card that measure 5″ wide by 7″ long to make the scallop stand out. Also, cut a piece of the patterned paper (the paisley paper on my card) to measure 4″ wide by 6″ long and adhere it to the card base using the tape runner. 

Using a generous amount of strong glue such as Aleene’s Tacky Glue, adhere the clay embellishment to the card and allow to dry completely. 

Place the sentiment on the card using the new American Crafts Dear Lizzy Splendid White Thickers


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One Response
  1. Julia Burgess :

    Date: February 8, 2014 @ 9:04 AM

    Hi Peg.

    Thanks for the idea of using clay for
    homemade embellishments.

    Your instructions are great! Easy to follow.

    Can’t wait to try this.


    Julia B.

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