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Paper Clay Play

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Altered Art

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A couple months ago I was looking for some little bowls or plates that I could use for dropping of my bling in the evening but nothing really made me truly wanna spent money as colors or shapes weren’t what I was looking for.

So I remembered a tutorial that I had seen a long time ago on Pinterest on using Paper Clay and Lace to make your own little bowls and decided to give it a try with my newly arrived Stamp Sets. The Paper Clay I used doesn’t need any firing or heating and just air dries. Easy peasy :)

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For this bow I rolled a piece of Paper Clay to a little ball and then rolled it out with a rolling pin to a flat wonky circle. I then stamped into the clay with some of my Kaffee Klatsch Stamps. You don’t need to press to hard to get a nice sharp impression. I found a bowl where I liked the shape on the bottom as a guide – since I wanted mine to be not a high bowl and a bit quirky – and pressed the top onto the clay to cut out a nice circle. Next I  formed the clay circle into the bottom of the bowl.  I let everything in the bowl dry for 12 hours and then carefully took the new paper clay bowl out. Since the moisture in the paper clay mostly is evaporated by then it shrinks a bit so that it is easy to get it out of the template bowl. It was still a bit moist on the bottom since now air could get there so I just put the paper clay bowl upside down and let it dry for another 12 hours.

I did the same steps with this plate – just using a plate as a template and the Fiesta Stamp set for the Impressions

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Once they both were dry I used Liquitex Soft Body paint thinly over the surfaces, waited a couple seconds and then using a paper towel rubbed some of the paint off again, so that the impressions were more colored and more prominent. That way the texture really popped off. For the plate I used two colors to and blended them. I painted outside of the bowl and the bottom of the plate and then everything dry again. I applied some Liquitex Transparent Raw Amber Acrylic Ink over the circle impression of the bowl to have it pop up even more and to give it some patina and let that dry again. To finish everything off I coated the bowl and plate with Liquitex Pouring Medium which gave it a nice shiny glossy and glass like look and feel. I coated it twice leaving a couple hours in between for curing.

Done :) Hope you like this little crafty fun project – I also made some christmas ornaments using the same technique…there is a lot of potential in this – you just have to play . Here is the full supply list:

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  • Win Dinn

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    Love these, and I love it that you made it rather than buying something that was less then appealing – living the art-ful life!

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      Nathalie Kalbach

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      Thank you Win! I agree, making something your own instead of buying is always double the fun!

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  • Kathy Gledsdale

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    Oh these are gorgeous, I adore them, thank you for sharing the idea.

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  • Petrin Diaz

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    Oh, Nat…so long not writing, but always take time to read all your publications…Love thiis “little idea”…and will try asap, as soon as i can. Thanks always for your kindness! lovely colors!

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      Nathalie Kalbach

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      So good to “see” you again! thanks for your sweet words!

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  • Sue Clarke

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    That dish is so sweet and I love the new stamp on it.
    It’s nice to have a place to place one’s rings and such at the end of the night (or while washing yucky pots and pans).

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    Andrene

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    OK I am so doing this. Hope mine turn out as beautiful as yours!!

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  • Stephanie

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    Great project. Thanks for the tutorial

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  • AmyO'

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    I have some Paper Clay in my stash from long ago – I’ll be digging it out this weekend to see if I can still use it – I love these!

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Be a voice not an echo

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Altered Art, CHA 2015

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  • Sue Clarke

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    Nat, I especially like how the white stamped image shows up on the blue. Nice job as usual.

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  • Joi@RR

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    Nat – you always teach me something!! This is so neat. I didn’t even think about canvas letters. They look great. Thank you for sharing! j.

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Abstract Kaffee Klatsch

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Altered Art

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This Canvas was really fun to make. I used the Stencil in my Kaffee Klatsch Stamp Set with Heavy Gesso, and used the stamps with Acrylic Paints but also pressed into the gesso and paint surface as texture tools.

 

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I love how the patterns of the stamps became organic

 

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some hints of purple and orange as a contrast and finished up with a splatter of black acrylic ink.

 

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Here is what I used:

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Hope you are having a great week!

Nat

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    JackiePN

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    Yummy textures Nat!! I love the reveal of the colors underneath! So cool!

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      Nathalie Kalbach

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      Thanks Jackie – I like that too – it always a bonus !

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  • stephanie

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    Stunning! Love the colors and texture

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    • stephanie

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      Also, when will you new stamps be available????/

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        Nathalie Kalbach

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        The stamps are coming in into stores every day now – I am seeing them popping up here and there – so hopefully soon :))))) Thank your for your interest!

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    Shawna

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    Thank You! Love me some abstract! :)

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    Maura

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    Fabulous texture!!

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  • Mary W

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    Gorgeous!

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  • Barb J

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    The colors are just yummy. I really enjoy your work.

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  • Sue Clarke

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    These are the colors which scream Nat to me!
    I know that you need to experiment with new colors but these just grab me and the texture is wonderfully full and I could just dive in and swim out of this snow.

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    leadonna

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    Love the colors and the texture, Nat! Beautifully done, as always!

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  • JAN KRASSNER

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    Natalie, this is fabulous! I love abstracts with lots of color and texture; and, this painting has it! What size is the canvas?

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    Keast

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    Really love the texture on this and your colors… Makes me happy and want to play.

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