My current mini project is an online class I’m taking via IGMA (International Guild of Miniature Artisans). The class is taught by Tori West, and is an adobe garden wall (with door) scene made almost entirely out of creative paperclay.
This past weekend, we rolled out clay and made the base, the wall, the door, and started on the grate work. During the week, everything will dry, and next weekend we’ll do all the texturing, painting, and finishing.
I will share my finished project when it’s done. It’s going to be gorgeous, and almost everything, including the “wrought iron” door grate will be out of paperclay! My door grating is drying even as we speak.
I am learning so much already. I have used paperclay to make stones and stone foundations, but I had no idea all the stuff you can do with it. Once dry, it can be cut on a saw, carved, polished … many things you can do with wood or polymer clay, you can do with paperclay. Who knew?
Anyway, I’m having a great time–even if the class starts at 5 am my time (8 EST). I didn’t realize this when I signed up …
BTW, the horse sculpture on every package of paperclay is by the the instructor for this class, Tori West. They had a competition to be featured on the package a while back, and she won (she does not work for the company).
Lots of photos to come when I’m done!