Saturday, August 24, 2013

Rolled Dough Designs

This hour's post is all about using Paperclay. I teamed it up with my papertrey Ink Impression Plates to give it a defined texture. If you notice on the green sloped area on my tag (below the turtle), you can see my favorite Herringbone Impression Plate put to good use.

In my video, you will learn:

  • How to use your reinkers to color your Paperclay.
  • How to impress a texture into the surface.
  • How to cut it to fit a shape.
  • How to sand down the edges for a smooth finish.
  • How to adhere it to paper.
  • How to use left over scraps like dimensional adhesive.

A few other photos for you of my card. Look how much dimension a paperclay element adds to your project.

I'll be back at 3 PM EST with another project for you! Thanks for stopping by.

Stamps: Tremendous Treats: Birthday, Little Bitty Bird, Flutterby Friends, Polka Dot Parade #6
Cardstock: Spring Moss, Hawaiian Shores, Simply Chartreuse, Dark Chocolate, Ripe Avocado
Ink: Ripe Avocado, Simple Chartreuse, Dark Chocolate
Dies: In the Meadow, Tremendous Treats: Birthday, Little Bitty Bird, Wonderful Words: Hello, Polka Dot Parade #6, Tag Sale #1, Herringbone Impression Plate
Dark Chocolate Bitty Dot Paper
Button Twine


  1. What a darling tag and card! Thanks for the tips on adding texture and sanding the PaperClay. Looking forward to giving PC a go!

  2. Erin, this is so sweet! I would have never thought of using the clay this way. So clever! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Great card and technique! I was struck again today about how real and comfortable you come across in your videos. Today talking about the liquid glue and your thoughts on it reminded me how much I appreciate your video style. I love to hear your thoughts about the whole card process. It is relavant and you are clear. You are great!

  4. I really LOVE this card, Erin! I hung in for the entire video (it wasn't so long!), and just wanted to say thanks so much for sharing your ideas and techniques with us! Great video and cute card!!!

  5. Erin, thanks so much for the tutorial! I was actually a little amazed at how well the impression plates work with the clay, so thanks for showcasing that! I really like the added texture sanding the edges brings and I like knowing that I can recolor the clay to suit my design needs.

  6. This is a really sweet card, Erin. Thanks for showing the entire process behind it. I really appreciate your honest comments about the glue, too. I kept watching you, impressed with how your cards didn't end up with glue all over them. Since I tend to be overzealous with glue, I usually end up with a sticky border around each piece I adhere with liquid glue. I was relieved to know that it has happened to you, too.

  7. How cute...i love how you made the hills continue on to the tag!