Friday, January 6, 2017

Friday Focus - Prima IOD Moulds and Paper Clay

Hi everyone and welcome! Jenny here with the first Friday Focus of 2017. This time we are throwing the spotlight on Prima IOD Moulds and Paper Clay. These are available at The Funkie Junkie Boutique and will be reduced an additional 15% through January 19th.

I adore these moulds; not only are they beautiful and intricate designs, they are also very easy to use (particularly with the paper clay) being deep and flexible enough to release moulded pieces. And the pieces they create are perfect for a huge range of projects as you'll see below.

First up a brief step by step for an altered notebook I completed this week using one of the new Object Label designs as a focal point. Having covered the front with texture paste through an old Prima stencil, I pressed the dried moulded Label into the paste and surrounded it with other bits of ephemera (including some of the filigree metal pieces Linda stocks in the Boutique HERE).


Once dry I added black gesso over the design elements in order to unify the base colour and prepare the varied surfaces for the next step.


At this point I got carried away, adding small amounts of metallic acrylic paints (which can be sourced from the Boutique HERE) working from the brightest upwards and making sure each layer was dry before adding the next. I finished with copper and gold colours to highlight the details. Then the tiniest amount of black gesso was used to dry brush over raised areas and some dilute black gesso was dribbled towards the edges of the book. A Remnant Rub was added onto the centre of the label to complete it.


Here are some close ups to show you how detailed the moulded design is (click on any of the images in this post for a closer look);



That's just one idea for using one of the moulded pieces but there are many more. As you'll see from the pictures below I've used Prima IOD moulded designs on a number of different projects over the past year;


I glued the freshly moulded swirls and clock face directly onto this canvas and allowed them to dry before adding paint. The swirls provided a fantastic base and guide for showing where to add flowers;


Exactly the same mould designs were used on a home decor project for Frilly and Funkie, proving how well these elements can be moulded to a curved base when still wet;


Being pliable when wet is important when you want to add these moulded pieces onto corners; I wanted to disguise the messy corners created by adding a burlap covering over a deep-edged canvas, so...


When asked to decorate an MDF storage box, the addition of moulded pieces (prior to adding a faux mahogany paint effect) made all the difference, giving the illusion that the 'wood' had been carved;


Finally here's a sneak peek of my DT project for the current New Years Inspiration challenge - you'll see it in full alongside the rest of the creations from the Funkie side of the Design Team next Wednesday (and I'll explain how to make your moulded labels look aged with ease);


I hope you feel inspired to take the plunge and play with these fabulous Prima IOD moulds and the Paper Clay (if you haven't already done so) and take advantage of the extra 15% discount at The Funkie Junkie Boutique for the next two weeks. And if, like me, you are already hooked it's a great time to stock up on those designs you don't have yet!

Thank you for joining me today. Have a great weekend and take care of yourselves xx

29 comments:

  1. I've been intrigued by these for some time, and now you have forced me to add them to my wish list. I had no idea you could work with them while wet, or that they could be molded to go around corners, etc. What a great Friday Focus! Thanks, Jenny!

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    1. Thank you Kathy! So glad to have inspired you as they are genuinely my go to moulds these days. Yes, they are very easy to manipulate when still wet and because of the depth of the moulds they don't fall apart either. Can't recommend them highly enough xx

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  2. Well what do you know ! I am sitting here with my paper clay and the same moulds ...... just waiting for them to dry a little so I can release them. I love paper clay and find it so therapeutic! What you have achieved with these moulded elements is stunning Jenny. Great use of them around curved objects too - hadn't thought of that one! Great inspiration (as always!) xxx

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    1. YAY Jennie! So glad you're having fun using them. Can't wait to see the results. Thank you for your lovely comments xx

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  3. Beautiful! I love how you showed the various uses of the prima molds. I didn't realize how easily this could be formed on various surfaces. Gorgeous use of the molds!

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    1. Thank you so much Suzz! They are incredibly versatile and so easy to use xx

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  4. Well I need these! I love the 3D effect and molds are fantastic for this! Well done Jennie!

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    1. You do Juli! Thank you for your lovely comment xx

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  5. Thank you for a great Friday Focus post. Good info and inspiration.

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  6. What an awesome post, Jenny. The range of applications for these molds is really fantastic. You did a wonderful job showcasing various ways of using them!

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  7. Stunning! I do love your work and gorgeous way you have showcased the moulds.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  8. Love how you used the mounds a Jenny , inspiring post and I adore those opulent colours on the first piece. Hugs. Tracy x

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    1. Thank you so much Tracy - thought it would be good to show lots of different finishes xx

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  9. I just got some paper clay and a mould in the mail today ! So happy to read that it works well ! Can't wait to try it now. Beautiful pieces by the way !
    Corrie x

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    1. YAY Corrie! Have fun and make sure you share. Thank you for your lovely comment xx

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  10. Fabulous post with lots of wonderful information, great uses for a variety of the pieces that can be created from the molds and techniques to finish them. I particularly love the corner pieces you used on the burlap canvas. Well done, as always.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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    1. Thank you for your lovely feedback Cec xx

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  11. Wonderful post, and fabulous inspiration! I have some of these molds and always forget to use them. That book is gorgeous, and thank you for sharing your steps in creating it! Can't wait to see your upcoming New Years project! Hugs!

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  12. Thank you for sharing! I have some bought I haven't used it yet. I love the clock mold! :)

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    1. Definitely time to play Katy! Thank you for your lovely comment xx

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  13. Such an inspiring post Jenny, I love seeing the projects you do with these moulds. The effect you achieved on the notebook has the look of beautiful enamelling - so rich and opulent in those stunning colour tones! I love how you used the swirls on the canvas as a guide for the flowers too. I look forward to seeing your latest project with the beautifully aged label. As always, thanks for your inspiration! Anne xx

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    1. I'm so glad you enjoyed this. Thank you so much for your lovely comment Anne xx

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  14. I bought some of these and haven't put them to use yet, never thought to use them while wet. Thanks for the tip! xx

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    1. Definitely using them wet and gluing them in place at that stage is something I'd recommend Maria. Glad to have helped xx

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  15. Wow! This is AMAZING inspiration both for the molds and so many other techniques, Jenny!! Your creativity is endless. After soaking in all of your projects I absolutely can't wait to play with my molds!!

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