February 23, 2012

How To Make A Lace Applique Out Of Clay


I found this great umbrella stand in the shape of a shopping bag.  It's made out of a solid heavy metal and had great bones, it just needed a little lovin!


It was a great pewter color  


I dry brushed on a little white paint and then gave it a light sanding  (It seems I always have a cat nosing their way into the picture!)


It needed a little something on the front.  I got in my head that I wanted to add a lace applique and I decided to try to make it out of clay...I never know if my ideas will work, but I have to give it a try, and sometimes I get lucky!


I rolled out some oven bake polymer clay, but you could use air dry clay.  I used a rolling pin that I first dusted with talcum/bath powder.  Then I dusted the top of the rolled out clay with powder before.......


......I rolled a dress applique right down into the clay



I pulled up the applique and then cut around the design with a sharp knife, it cuts really easy


I baked the clay on my craft cookie sheet (I keep one just for crafts, I don't know why...OCD?)

Then did a little dry brush of white paint on the applique and attached it with E-6000 glue


This was really easy and I will definitely try it again...My head is already spinning with ideas!  I will tempt fate next time and try to roll it a little thinner.  I bet it would look really cute on a drawer front?

Just throwing out ideas...You take it from here!

 Happy Crafting!
Carol


35 comments:

Dawn's Craft Place said...

This turned out beautiful! Never thought of using the lace-you are so creative sweetie

emelden.blogspot.com said...

Süperrrr

Shabby chic Sandy said...

What a great idea! I have used that clay before for scrapbooking projects--my pages are very lumpy. :) TFS!

NanaDiana said...

Well, how cute and clever is that? I can think of a lot of things that this would be fun to dress up with an applique like that! YEARS ago when I was dating my hubby I took lace and stretched it over a motorcycle helmet and then spray painted over it. It was very cool!;>) xo Diana

Mari said...

Wow Carol your just soooo clever, I love the way it turned out.....simply gorgeous.....
I love your sweet rose painted kitty ;)

Smiles~
Mari

Carrie@comfortablycarriedaway said...

I think my head is on the same merry-go-round that yours is.I haven't been sleeping lately because project ideas keep popping into my head! Beautiful job!

Ruby Jean said...

Oh you know how much we LOVE working with clay in our house... So this one will be a fun one to try... So very PRETTY!!!! :)

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Carol, What a cute idea and it looks great. I always love to stop by to see what creative things you are up too. Hugs, Sherry

Kasia said...

You just keep rolling out superb ideas dont you? WOW I never though of this and Im going to definetly try it! :D Thank You for letting us see your creative process!

Hugs,

Marti said...

Great idea with the sculpey, I never thought of using it as an applique. Your finished product is very nice.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

I was thinking the same thing.....great on furniture. Would it chip? You and your ideas always amaze me Carol. How are things coming for the big show? I know it will be a big success for you. xo

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

very cool!
Do you think you could do this with plaster of paris...it seems I have an abundance of it ever since the DIY chalk paint craze came on the scene!

I need some appliques around the house and in my newly revamped bathroom!
...now my wheels are turning!

take care - have a great week end!

Pat

Gina said...

You always have great ideas! This turned out beautifully.

Debbiedoo's said...

Your head is always spinning Carol. Love how this turned out. Jack loves playing with clay. I wonder if he would like the lace touch LOL!

Marilyn said...

Thanks for great inspiration! Who knows?! Maybe someday I'll get to try this on something.♥♫

Sam I Am...... said...

Great idea! How do come up with these great ideas? Now I'm going to be up all night thinking about all the ways I could used this idea! LOL! Looks wonderful!

Ivy and Elephants said...

Carol,
GENIUS! I love what you've done with the umbrella stand. It looks amazing! I'd love to have you link it to WIW, and show it off!
Hugs,
Patti

Createology said...

Clever, creative and chic. Your Fancy Flea will be such a huge success with all of your beautiful transformations. Blissful...

Mrs. Sarah Coller said...

Ok, I am super impressed with this! What an awesome idea!!!

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Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Brilliant, Carol. I love this project!

DownTheLaneWithDaisy said...

I live close to a lace factory...what a great idea! I'm going shopping!

Anonymous said...

Oh, the possibilities... Now you've got my head whirling with ideas, too! Melinda

Anonymous said...

Oh, the possibilities... Now you've got my head whirling with ideas, too! Melinda

Little Miss Maggie said...

Another great idea, Carol. I love it.

Dealbaida said...

How crafty is this! It's pure genius, thank you for sharing. An ideal way of making embellishments for cards/scrapbook pages.

Marion
UK

Melodee said...

amazingly cute! where do you come up with these awesome ideas, Carol? I love your blog!

SavannahGranny said...

You are just tooo clever. I can't keep up with you in my mind, much less my body.
I love the applique and the technique. Like I said, you are too clever.
Hug and have a great weekend, Ginger

FredaB said...

Thanks for the great idea. I have tons of appliques from my crazy quilting. will definitely try this.

Hugs

FredaB

Kim Hanauer said...

Hi Carol!
Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog! If I find another hat stand I`ll send it your way! (Of course it might be a while, it took me three yearsto find this one). Have a Happy Pink day today~
Kim

Rebecca said...

Why buy a HOW TO book? I can save my big $$$ and just pop over here to your place because you 'splain it all to us!

Thanks for the extra jingle in my pocket. You are insanely talented and creative.

LOVE IT!

LOVE YOU!

xoRebecca

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Carol,
You never cease to amaze me! Love this idea!

Hugs,
Debbie

Jacque said...

Good Morning Carol,

THIS is why I love your blog! You come up with amazing ideas and aren't afraid to give them a try!

Thanks for sharing!

❁Velma ~Down Our Country Road❁ said...

you dare devil, you!!! ;)
I think your lace applique turned out so cute!

Debbie said...

If I were a better crafter, I would probably use a specific cookie tin too.

You never, ever (did I say ever?) cease to amaze me, Carol. That was ingenious, and it looks perfect. I can think of tons of applications.

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Carol,

Okay this is way cool. I've got to try this too. I have a BIG list of all your super projects.

I'm going to see if my kids have Sculpey clay. :-)

Dee