Friday, April 16, 2021

Gift/ Trinket Box with Sunshine

One of my latest creations using paper clay is available on Etsy.

This box is a hand-painted cardboard box.
Embellished with a handmade paper clay sun painted gold with acrylic paint.
Dots and lines are drawn with acrylic markers.
Size: 3.5 inches high
3.5 inches wide

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Life Drawing with 2bornot2bcollective

 I have been digging into materials I purchased years ago and hardly ever use anymore. Next in line were the conte pencils. I believe they were purchased for a life drawing class so I decided to use them for the virtual life session with 2bornot2bcollective on Zoom. These sketches were created in a small handmade sketchbook.

Monday, April 12, 2021

Crow Raven 3 inch Round Sticker

 If you are interested in stickers you may want to check out Sticker Mule. I like to take advantage of their random sales. I usually order when I come across a 50 for $9. special. Subscribe to their email or follow them on Instagram to get notified. 

This particular sticker is a 3 inch round vinyl sticker of a crow. It is was made from one of my hand-carved stamps. I have it listed on my Etsy store. 

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Small Trinket Box with Paer Clay Heart Milagro Embellishment

I have been making boxes and books to use with my paper clay projects. I will be listing them this week. This is my first listing for a small Trinket box embellished with a paper clay heart. Available on Etsy.

This trinket box is a cardboard box painted with black paint.
The heart was handmade with paper clay by San Diego Artist, Lydia Velarde. It was painted with acrylic paint and sealed with matt medium.
The lines and circles on the box were drawn with acrylic markers.
The hinge on the back of the box is made of paper.

The box is 3.25 inches long and 2.25 inches wide
It is .5 inches deep and the bottom is lined with red felt.

Sunday, March 14, 2021

4 Needle Coptic Stitch

Last week I attended Ali Manning's @vintagepagedesigns #handmadebookclub class on #copticstitch using 4 #needles I was also introduced to #corkpaper #corkcloth which I used on this book. We produced a hardcover without using #bookboard. I chose not to trim my pages even though they were sticking out because I wanted all sides to have #deckled edges. I also left off the closure since I am a sketchbook artist and want to be able to open the book easily and quickly.

Saturday, March 13, 2021

Flat Style Australian Reverse Piano Hinge Binding Book

 A fun book taught by Kit Davey ( This book is 3 x 3 inches and requires no sewing.

Sunday, March 07, 2021

NE EBAY AUCTION ITEM - Benten - Goddess of Creativity - Paper Clay Sculpture - Handmade One of a Kind

Note: The box shown in the first photo IS NOT included.

Benten - Goddess of Creativity
Paper Clay Sculpture
Handmade One of a Kind

Benten is one of the 7 Gods of Happiness and the Only Women in the group.
Also known as Benzaiten she is the goddess of every thing that flows including water, music, words and eloquence.

She is holding a Japanese Lute.

She was handcrafted by Lydia Velarde using paper clay, collage paper (both handmade and store printed), acrylic paint, gesso and matt medium.  

He body structure is hollow but she dried hard and sturdy.

Her height is 5 inches
Width 2.5 to 3 inches at bottom
The very top of her hair is 1 inch wide

A great addition to your studio or workspace.

Shipping fee includes packing materials.
Returns accepted buyer to pay shipping.