Babushka wall pocket:here, Gemma Taccogna Owl:here, Mid Century Lion:here, Vintage Beaded Necklace:here, Enid Collins Mushroom Pin:here, Doll Head Make-up Storage:here, Enid Collins Butterfly Pin:here, Vintage Japanese Brooch: here, Vintage Angel:here, Mid Century Candle Holders:here, Vintage Japanese Cat:here
I just adore the graphics that cover the intro pages of my new Adventures in Celluclay pamphlet. The simple white hand drawings on the gray background are perfect. I might need to frame these two pages and hang them on my walls. Anyway, I raced to get a copy of this craft booklet after a very disappointing first attempt at using Celluclay. I discovered all these wonderful sculpted vintage paper mache pieces recently and I was so inspired to make some of my own. The directions on the package made it sound so easy and I was so naive! It was much stickier and harder to work with than I expected. And the directions claim that light sanding will smooth out the surface. Not even close. I had a lumpy crater like piece that would not smooth out. It was so sad looking. It also took much longer than the 24 hours to completely dry. I am too much of a perfectionist to share what I tried to make. But, after a quick read of this pamphlet, everything is clear now.
Here are a few tips from Adventures in Celluclay in case you want to try it out and can’t find a copy for yourself.
1- Roll the Celluclay between two pieces of waxed paper to create a smooth finish.
2- Cut pieces with a knife dipped in water.
3- Speed up the drying time by placing your piece in a 150 oven.
4- Use a straw to create a tunnel to string an ornament or beads together...so clever!