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.
I used these materials to complete this piece:
- Creative Paperclay® modeling material
- Wooden frame ($1 from Michael’s ☺)
- Amazing Mold Putty
- Rose button and heart trinket from my stash
- Wood Attitude film
- Perfect Pigment acrylic paints
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.
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.
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.
Last step was to position the leaf and rose embellishments, and glue them in place with E6000.
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