Hi everyone, today I’m on the Colourstock blog with a fun project where I use clay moulds for the first time. I have been eyeing these kind of moulds for some time now and I finally made the decision to try them out! The fun part is that you can colour these moulds with about any medium, today it will be Copic Ink! And since they are made with light weight clay they can also be used on my card projects!
I first created two moulds because these need some time to dry before I can use them on my project. Because I used air drying clay you don’t need an oven to cure them. I bought this particular mould on Ebay. You can use any light weight air drying clay you have.
When dry (you can use them after about two days, maybe sooner, but I wanted to make sure that they were totally cured since I don’t have any prior experience with clay moulds) I first primed the moulds with The Crafter’s Workshop “Clear Gesso”, then I added some Copic Various Ink (this is what the Copic refill packages are called) to the moulds and let that dry. Make sure you use a disposable paper towel underneath your project and preferable work on a glass surface (that you can clean easily), because the alcohol ink will stain whatever it comes in contact with.
After I let this dry for a while (doesn’t take long) I added some Nuvo Glue Pen to the edges of the moulds and then rubbed some Gina K (Therm-O-Web) metallic gold foil over the glue. The foil will adhere to the parts where I added the glue and it will make something special of these simple mould leaf shapes.
For my card base I’m using a different shape and size then normal (because these mould shapes are pretty large). I choose a Canvas Corp Brands “Skinny Card with Matching Envelope” in the colour craft in the (folded) size 10,2 x 22,9 cm. Next I cut a piece of Terschelling Hot Pressed watercolour paper in the size 9,2 x 22,2 cm and applied some The Crafter’s Workshop “Grecian Gold Modeling Paste” over a The Crafter’s Workshop stencil (TCW756s) using a palette knife and set that aside to dry.
Now I’m going to work on some of the other elements for my card. I stamped several of the flowers and leaves of the Create a Smile stamp set called “Aloha Spirit” onto Copic friendly paper using Memento “Tuxedo Black” ink and let that dry. Then I coloured all the images using my Copic Markers. I used the following colours: G20, YG06, G14, YG67, BV02, V17, V09, Y000 and YR30. When the colouring was done I added back in some highlights using a white Gelly Roll pen.
Then I fussy cut all the flowers and leaves using my Fiskars scissors and leaving a small white border.
I also created my sentiment with the Honey Bee Stamps die set called “Hooray Day”. The shadow part was die cut from some vellum. The actual text was die cut from some gold glitter paper, adhered to the vellum shadow using a very small tipped Tombow glue pen.
For my mat I choose a matching dark purple card stock cut in the size 9,6 x 22,6 cm.
Now I’m ready to put my card together. I adhered the purple mat and the watercolour paper with the gold coloured modeling paste on top of each other using liquid glue. Then I adhered this combination tot my craft coloured card base also using liquid glue and to finish my project I added the coloured clay moulds, the sentiment and the Copic coloured images on top using foam tape and liquid glue.
I totally love how this project turned out!
Some detail pictures:
Isn’t this a fun way to ad some dimension and interest to your cards? I love it, it will surely not be the last time that you will see me use clay moulds on my projects!
I wish you a creative day!