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Decorative Candles

These delightful candles are easy to make and all ages can join in the fun. If you are looking for that "perfect gift" to make, this quick project is for you.  Using handmade paper on glass as a decorative element allows you to create affordable one of a kind items that are elegant works of art.

Collage Guide

"Collage is an artistic composition of materials and objects gathered from everyday life"






The word Collage comes from the French language, "Coller" meaning, to glue.  In the early 1900"s Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque glued scraps of printed paper to their canvas and charcoal drawings.  This new technique brought a texture and material other than paint to the surface, which has evolved into what we know as collage today.
Paper Casting

Paper casting is fun, inexpensive and easy to do. Just mix cotton sheets in the blender, press pulp into the mold then dry and enjoy.
Many existing products and found objects can be used for paper casting. Such as clay stamps and metal cookie cutters, candle and plaster molds, butter and chocolate molds, or make your own in clay (Fimo) and plaster.
For instructions click here
Visit  my favorite paper source for gorgeous papers,  embellishments and project ideas.
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Clay Alley
is another favorite of mine AND I just adore the owner Karen.  If you can't find a product drop her a line.  She will do her best to help you.  Tell her "Jean" sent you :)  Karen carries "Alley Goop" and below you will find a FREE tutorial.
Silicone Rubber Mold Putty
See my FREE tutorial here:

Be sure to check out Clay Alley's website!
I get a lot of requests to share my simple blending techniques when I use Aves Apoxie Sculpt so here it is:

If you have additional questions please feel free to contact me.
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