Monday, April 09, 2012

WHAT if I???

See thats the question I am always asking myself when creating art. What if i added this? What if i did this? Always pushing myself to learn and explore. For me, that is art, the essence of making art.

So this tutorial is all about that. My question first started out as, How can I use my Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink on Creative PaperClay. Creative PaperClay is porous and the inks are made for Non-porous surfaces. The blog was sending out a design team call, so I thought well lets even take this one step further for me.

So without further ado here is the more awesome Creative PaperClay and Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks treasures i created!

1. Roll and Cut out different shapes of Creative PaperClay, there are even a few in there that are the size of an Artist trading Card!!!!!! I then used some Hand Carved Rubber Stamps and a few commercial stamps to imprint into the clay (if you want an imprint do this before it dries).

2. Let it dry! Now some put a light book or something on top so that it dries flat.
I found out something new, I just let it dry normally and then I ironed them. YES ironed them flat, on the silk temp, and i ironed right on top!

3. Once dry I used some Triple Thick Embossing Glaze and brushed a layer on the PaperClay. Not too thick but enough that it is shiny on top, its really really important you let this dry.

4. Here is a picture of the supplies I used.
A. Creative PaperClay
B. Triple Thick Embossing Glaze
C. Tim Holtz Alcohol inks
D. Sakura Glaze Pens
E. Krylon Gold Leafing pen (not shown)
F. Handcarved Rubber stamps, commercial stamps
G. A black permanent marker (not shown)

5. Its time to have FUN! Drip, splatter, paint and scribble the inks all over the Creative Paperclay. Since you are not needing to stay in the lines, have fun! Let the painting become intuitive! The Triple thick embossing Glaze makes the Clay NON-porous so alcohol inks and the Sakura Glaze pens are perfect for this technique.
I used the Krylon Gold Leafing to accentuate different parts of the imprinted stamps. I used the permanent marker also in this way.

Ultimately i probably will put a hole in the Creative PaperClay and attach a pretty ribbon. I love to give so these will be given out to family or friends or if you see one you love, leave me a comment and lets trade art for art.

And don't forget to ask WHAT IF I? You never know whats just around your souls corner.

Take care everyone!
Art on sistahs!


Pippin said...

Those are just fabulous! I love the richness of the colours and all the textures! You are an arting Rock Star!

Sandra Strait said...

Beautiful! Good luck with DT call! I decided not to try out this term because life is crazy at the moment, but I'll miss it!

AnnD said...

WOW! These are glorious! That last one made my heart skip a beat! Great idea!

Proxxon Tools said...

Wow, these are amazing.. thank for your submission to be apart of the creative paperclay design team..

Unknown said...

I love how these turned out, they are gorgeous!!!!

Lyneen said...

Congrats on making the team... looking forward to working with you and the new team!!!