Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Bird Ornament: Delight Clay

You know I LOVE backyard birds!

Here is my latest project for Creative Paper Clay, I used the Delight clay so it's very light and won't bend the tree branches.

See the instructions here:
on the Creative Paper Clay Blog.

I wished things hadn't been so hectic, I'd have loved to spend more time on the details of his feathers. But, I love the way it turned out, he's adorable!

Have a wonderful day!
Craft on!

Monday, October 31, 2016

My Halloween Costume

Happy Halloween!  My costume is finished!  You can see the instructions on the Creative Paper Clay Blog here: 
Except the paper parts, details below.

 Except the paper parts which I used a glossy cardstock by Murdock Country Creations (deep sea), an oldie but goodie.
1. Cut the paper into scalloped strips, sand the bottom edges and ink them with "Pool" by Adirondak (brights).
2. Cut a basic shape from a roll of brown paper and glue the strips, layering from bottom to top.  The tail fin shapes were hand cut.
3. Glue the tail to the belt and add the paper doll "tabs" to each side.
4. Print 2 large clam shells onto card stock, emboss with clear embossing powder.
5. Cut out the shells and add strings of Metallic Blue braided thread (Kreinik).

Happy Monday!
Make art every day :o)

Monday, October 10, 2016

Creative Paper Clay Halloween Costume Accessories

I'm working on my Halloween Costume, I will be returning from Ireland on the 28th, so it needs to be DONE before I leave on the 18th.  This is my first project: a decorative belt for a mermaid.

If you'd like the details of how I made it, please hop over to the Creative Paper Clay blog.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Creative Paper Clay-Lighted Party Decor

Happy Monday!

A re-purposed pickle jar is the star of this lovely table decor, a beautiful wedding table accent, or just a night light.  

The complete instructions can be found on the Creative Paper Clay Blog. 

Monday, September 12, 2016

Creative Paper Clay-Cat Ornament

Happy Monday!

I'm getting an early start on Christmas ornaments this year!  Here is a Kitty I made from Creative Paper Clay. He's a cutie!

A few lessons learned working with clay. Drying time can be unpredictable, this guy took a week and a half to finally be ready for sanding.   Acrylic paint helps cover a few flaws :o)

 Jump over to their blog for more details.

Friday, August 12, 2016

My First Creative Paperclay DT Post!

Hello Crafters!
I have created a self portrait collage for my very first post as a member of the Creative Paper Clay Design Team!  I'm VERY excited to have paint and ink on my hands again. Creative Paper Clay is perfect for collage, it's lightweight, air-drying and easy to use. Please visit the Creative Paper Clay Blog to see the entire project.


Thursday, January 28, 2016

Highlight: Jay Ceramics

 I want to give a big, excited SHOUT OUT to:

                 Jay Ceramics
           Pottery From Portland, Maine

Stylish & Classic creative ceramics by Jayce Chabot


Jayce is my youngest son, he is attending the Maine College of Art in Portland, Maine and will be graduating with a Bachelors degree in ceramics this spring!   I'm so excited to see the fantastic pieces for sale on the website!  (I have a box of first year samples :o)  It's like watching a diamond being formed! The colors, design detail and overall balance of shape has been accomplished. 

It's a small website with three categories: cups, vases and plates.  Please check it out.
He also accepts requests for commission.
Please contact:

Proud Mom!
Make art everyday,