Paperclay Roses

Paperclay Roses2017-12-27T11:25:27-05:00

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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.

Rose Mold

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.

Rose Pre-trimmed

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.

Finished Tag


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  1. Peggy Oliver October 5, 2013 at 2:02 am - Reply

    Wow great roses.. wonderful project!

  2. Kimberly Roberts October 5, 2013 at 7:56 am - Reply

    Very pretty HAlloween roses!

  3. Terri Sproul October 5, 2013 at 10:36 am - Reply

    I would love this in my house.

  4. Tristan Robin Blakeman October 5, 2013 at 11:00 am - Reply

    These are lovely! I have every intention of making some now -you’ve inspired me!

  5. Carmen October 5, 2013 at 11:33 am - Reply

    I love your roses! Nice how you made them purplish black… love the dark colors. 🙂

  6. Brenda Young October 5, 2013 at 12:50 pm - Reply

    Carol, this is absolutely lovely! I just love paper clay, such a diverse medium!

  7. rachel whetzel October 5, 2013 at 1:11 pm - Reply

    That purple is really pretty!! I love using my AMP molds with paperclay!! Thanks for playing with us, Carol!

  8. Susan October 5, 2013 at 6:19 pm - Reply

    They are perfect! Very nice work and I love the color.

  9. Jess B. October 6, 2013 at 3:26 am - Reply

    love the way the flowers came out! tfs

  10. Barbara Rankin October 7, 2013 at 11:22 am - Reply

    Love the roses. They turned out beautifully for your Halloween tag. TFS

  11. Dawnmercedes October 10, 2013 at 2:26 pm - Reply

    I need some molds!!! BADLY!!

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