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Carole Lassak
By Carole Lassak On February 8, 2014

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Welcome to the Creative Paperclay Valentine Link Party!! You’ve arrived at Carole Lassak’s blog where I’m sharing this home decor Valentine wall hanging.

 

Finished Frame

I used these materials to complete this piece:

I began by making a mold of a large rose button from my button box and the heart trinket using Amazing Mold Putty. I pressed the clay into the mold/ Then, while the clay was still damp, I immediately demolded the casting by gently squeezing opposite sides of the mold until the casting released.

Demolding the Flower

For the leaves, I rolled out a ball of clay about 3/16″ thick, drew the leaves freehand on the clay and used a sharp craft knife to cut them out.

Leaves

I smoothed the leaf edges a bit by hand so I wouldn’t have so much sanding to do :) I draped the leaves over round paint brush handles to give them dimension. The heart, leaves and roses were set aside to dry. I turned the roses and the heart over after a couple hours when the surfaces were fairly dry, so the flat back sides could dry.

I painted the roses then stipled the high spots with gold paint. For the leaves I painted the base dark green color, then rubbed gold paint onto the surface with my fingers while the base coat was ever so slightly damp. The heart I painted gold metallic.

While the clay pieces were drying I printed my background image on a sheet of Wood Attitude film, following the package instructions. After adhering the film to the frame, I carefully cut out the heart-shape opening, preserving the film so I could adhere it to the chipboard backing piece before attaching the heart.

Center Heart

Last step was to position the leaf and rose embellishments, and glue them in place with E6000.

Visit all the Creative Paperclay Valentine Link Party design team blogs for more great projects.

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Diane MacNaughtan February 8, 2014 at 5:40 am

Carole,
How beautiful! This is just so pretty and would make a perfect Mother’s day gift! You always create such pretty pieces :)
Thanks so much,

~Diane

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Susan @ TheBoredZombie.com February 8, 2014 at 7:32 am

Very nice! I really love the gold paint. I should use it more as much as I love it when I see it! :)

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Karen Buchanan February 8, 2014 at 9:13 am

Beautiful! Love it

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Jody February 8, 2014 at 11:26 am

This is so pretty. I love the detail and colors. Thanks for participating in such a fun bloghop.
Jody

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LeeAnn Kress February 8, 2014 at 11:35 am

Hi Carole,

Oooo … this is sooo pretty! So delicate and fine. Can’t believe how the mold compound gives such great detail to the clay. Another thing on my agenda to try. Fantastic project!

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Jean Moore February 8, 2014 at 12:06 pm

This is a project anyone would be happy to receive as a gift! Beautiful!

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Elizabeth February 8, 2014 at 12:38 pm

I love the heart and the roses!!

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Barbara Bruder February 8, 2014 at 3:25 pm

Carole, thanks for showing how to make the molds. The project you’ve made is stunning. Lone the soft colors and your heart is very nice!! Thanks to the tips.

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LuLu February 8, 2014 at 6:23 pm

Really love the effect <3 Great Tutorial.

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Barbara Rankin February 8, 2014 at 9:25 pm

Beautiful wall hanging. Love how you made those flowers and leaves. Very lovely.

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Lyneen February 9, 2014 at 2:17 am

Love your molded heart and flowers, beautiful wall hanging! Great colors!

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