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Any one remember that song Paper Roses? Today I have PAPERCLAY roses. I used Creative Paperclay to make these Halloween roses. I love that the paperclay is so-o-o-o easy to work with!! Here’s how I made the roses and leaves for this Halloween tag.
1. Knead a small amount of the paperclay—just what you’re going to need for your project.
2. Firmly press the paperclay into your mold. I used a silicone mold that I made from a button.
3. Turn the mold face down on a craft mat or other nonstick surface and firmly press the back of the mold. This ensures that the paperclay gets in every part of the mold, and it flattens the back of the paperclay casting, making the dried embellishment easier of apply.
4. Gently pop the paperclay casting out of the mold. I do this by slightly bending the mold.
5. Lay the casting on a craft mat to dry.
Since I didn’t have an appropriate mold for a leaf, I flattened a small piece of the paperclay on the craft mat and let is dry along with the roses.
When my roses were dry, I trimmed away the feathery edges. To make the leaves, I free hand cut the leaves from the flattened paperclay. Now they’re ready to be painted. I used acrylic paints.
While the paint was drying, I cut the spider web frame, lettering, flourish, and spider using my electronic cutter. I mounted the roses and leaves on the tag using heavy glue dots, and added a tulle bow. Here’s my finished tag with paperclay roses and leaves!! And a close up of the roses.
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