Creative Paperclay

Posh Paperclay® Pins

Designer - Karen Nicholson of Albany, NY


  • Creative Paperclay® modeling material
  • Plastic wrap or waxed paper
  • Rolling pin
  • Rubber stamps or other objects
  • Plastic knife or x-acto knife
  • Pearl-Ex powders
  • Paint brush
  • Metallic pens
  • Optional: black ink pad
  • Optional: beads, charms, etc.
  • Acrylic sealer
  • Pin back


  1. On a clean flat surface, roll out Paperclay® between two layers of waxed paper or plastic wrap, to a thickness of approximately 1/8 inch. Remove the top layer.
  2. Press rubber stamps, natural objects, or other items into the Paperclay® to make a design. Cut or tear the edges of the clay around the design.
  3. If desired, gently rub a black inkpad over the top of the Paperclay®. The recessed designs will stay white.
  4. Using a small, dry paint brush, brush various Pearl-Ex powders onto the Paperclay®. Interference colors will show up best on the black ink. Opaque colors will show up on black or white areas.
  5. Allow the piece to dry overnight.
  6. If desired, highlight parts of the design or the edges of the piece with metallic pen, and attach beads, charms or other embellishments. 
  7. Spray the finished piece with acrylic sealer.
  8. Attach pin to the back.

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