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Collage Clay Crafts

Collage Clay Crafts
     Hi friends sharing a few projects made with Collage Clay , an amazing versatile product manufactured by Plaid [ the same company which makes the hugely popular Mod Podge] and brought to the Indian Craft scene by Crafters Corner
Collage Clay 
        Collage Clay is a type of clay which has the consistency of thick creamy icing .It comes in 2 colors vanilla white and strawberry pink,is packed in piping bags and you can use 3 nozzles to pipe the collage clay and use it to decorate  the same way as you would with regular icing !!
Collage Clay 
 Its called collage clay because not only can you use it on a multitude of surfaces  such as metal, glass, plastic, ceramic, wood etc etc; you can also embed  a wide variety of objects in it such as beads, shells,buttons, clay trinkets, metallic charms etc etc. 
You dont have to use any additional glue and it dries spongy and gorgeous !
Here are a few projects using Collage Clay

Decorated Jars and Plastic Containers

Recycling Plastic Containers
We all have plastic boxes and glass jars at home dont we..? Well I used collage clay to jazz up the lids of my daughter's empty play-dough containers.
Collage Clay Crafts
          I piped a layer of vanilla collage clay and embedded cute little resin "cabochons" into the collage clay while it was still wet. If you are new to using a piping bag it may be  a bit tricky to get perfect creamy swirls but the fun part is you can camouflage your imperfections by adding cute embellishments over it!
Collage Clay Crafts
I wanted the container to look like a cupcake so cut up a strip of corrugated paper and stuck it over the lower part of the plastic container with red tacky tape.
Collage Clay Crafts
And here is the faux cupcake- cute as well as functional!
Collage Clay Crafts
         The collage clay is recommended for use above 8 yrs and I think the main reason is because younger children would find it difficult to squeeze the collage clay out of the piping bags. Though my daughter is 9 ,she is a gentle child and try as she might she couldnt get the collage piping bags to work but she did enjoy decorating the "iced" objects with cabochons Shalini sent us from Crafters Corner!
Collage Clay Crafts
          The blue heats are all rhinestones and the shiny pink heart is actually an epoxy sticker. The cabochons and other elements such as beads etc need to be added while the collage clay is still wet [ clay takes 1- 5 days to fully dry depending on the amount you use !!]
Collage Clay Crafts

Decorate Stationary and Penstands

Stationary box
You can never have enough pen-stands isnt it ...well at least that is the scenario at our home !
Collage Clay Crafts
I wanted to see what all elements the collage clay could hold and so in this project I added crystal flowers , home made resin leaves and broken jewelry bits
Collage Clay Crafts
So if you have a piece of broken jewelry that is too sentimental or pretty to throw away save it for just such a collage craft!!
Collage Clay Crafts

Use with ordinary air drying clay or polymer clay to get the icing / cream effect!

Collage Clay Crafts
You can use collage clay with ordinary air drying clay or baked polymer clay projects to easily get icing or cream effects. I made the swiss roll above with ordinary air drying clay [ sponge cake texture effect achieved using a toothbrush] and iced it with collage clay and added tiny glitter balls atop!
Collage Clay Crafts
Made the tiny pink macaroons with air drying clay and sandwiched together with collage clay cream!

Make Jewelry

Jewelry bases
Since you can embed objects in collage clay without using additional glue its super fun to use it to make pendants, rings , brooches, hair accessories etc
Collage Clay Crafts
I iced collage clay onto a blank pendant and added a glass tortoise to make this pendant.
Collage Clay Crafts
The glass tortoise had such an odd shape that it would have looked odd on its own on the pendant but adding the collage clay base made this is a super easy pendant to make.
Collage Clay Crafts
         When you experiment with collage clay for the first time your piping may not look too good.Its literally impossible to put the squeezed out collage clay back into your piping bag.In such cases you can scoop it onto a pendant/ring base and add a large embellishment on it like the blue resin rose in my pendant !

Make Rings

You can use not only ready made cabochons but also create your own fun elements to add to collage clay crafts.
Collage Clay Crafts
The tiny fruits are my very amateurish attempts with  clay sculpting! The red clay I used to make the strawberry turned orange red after a coat of glue!
Collage Clay Crafts

Make Matching Accessories

Collage Clay Crafts
There are so many themed cabochons available at Crafters Corner and my kiddo just adored the Frozen character one which she used to make a pendant and a matching ring .The purple hearts are epoxy stickers!

Decorate Photoframes

Rotating Photoframe
Collage clay makes decorating photo-frames super easy ...just pipe  a design and add fun embellishments ...and not only the regular shaped ones but unusual ones like the rotating cylindrical photo-frame shown above!
Collage Clay Crafts
I made the little pink doughnut and the slightly off color strawberry using regular air drying clay. All the other embellishments are ready made resin cabochons sent to me from Crafters Corner


More Tips with Collage Clay

  • Its not a craft meant for young children as piping the collage clay will be difficult for them but yes they can join in adding the embellishments!
  • If you feel a surface is especially smooth you can sand it with a sandpaper so that the collage clay has a better grip on it
  • Collage clay dries spongy and sturdy
  • Drying time depends on the amount of collage clay you use and the object you are using it on. If for example you are using it to decorate a phone case which will be subjected to a lot of handling its prudent to wait 1-5 days for it to dry well otherwise the clay surface can crack
  • You can color collage clay - if you are going to apply it on a stencil or smear it on a surface you can mix color into it and apply 
  • You can paint over collage clay - I saw a demo of  spray painting on collage clay and it looked awesome.
You can see more collage clay projects here on my pinterest boards : Collage Clay Crafts  
Supplies : Collage Clay , Resin Cabochons - Crafters Corner
I hope you liked my projects.

60 comments:

  1. These are so cute, I love all these pretty ideas. I always enjoy working with Collage Clay & its my favorite craft supply these days! You can find many tutorials & crafts related collage clay at my blog. I hope you will enjoy my tutorials :)
    Keep sharing dear!

    Khadija
    http://creativekhadija.com/

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  2. Nice post on collage clay art I loved cake and macaroon they look yummy..

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  3. This is unbelievably fantastic!! A great set of projects you've created-looks just like real frosting! It looks like you had a lot of fun creating each of these :)

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  4. It all looks very tasty. You would not say that it is all made of clay.

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  5. I absolutely loved reading this post Dr. Sonia! ^__^ Thank you so much for the tips! The cupcake box and the pendants are my favorite! <3 *Big Hugs*

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  6. How adorable these are!! So yummy looking and it looks like fun to create too!! :) Thanks for sharing!!

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  7. Wow. You did a fabulous job on each. They all look so real. awesome job Sonia.
    Have a creative day.
    Hugs Nana
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  8. These are so sweet! I think you had a lot of fun by doing these projects!

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  9. These are all amazing Sonia. I Love the cupcake one the best as it looks so Yummy..Loz

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  10. Wait...these aren't edible?? But they look so amazing and delicious!! :) You and your sweet daughter did such a fabulous job on all of them my friend!! What fun projects!! Have a great day :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  11. Wow these are great Sonia, they look so real, good enough to eat!
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

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  12. Oh my. Thank you for introducing this medium to me. The goodies look so real. I just want to eat that strawberry macaroon. Fun jewelry projects too.

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  13. How cool- the cupcake looks good enough to eat! Love the matching jewelry as well- bet your daughter has been wearing them ever since you made them!

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  14. beautiful creations Sonia!! love the penstand! It's awesome!!
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  15. These are fabulous Sonia, I love the cupcake.
    Pauline
    x

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  16. So clever and adorable. I bet your daughter and her friends all want these.
    Julie x

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  17. What darling projects! Looks like a fun product to play with!

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  18. How cool!! Looks like real icing!! Thank you for joining us at Craftin Desert Diva's Linky Party!

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  19. These look good enough to eat! So much fun and they look AMAZING!

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  20. I have never seen this product. How cool is that. I love all your projects.

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  21. What a fun new product! Sonia, I've not seen this clay before! Love all the pretty projects and jewelry!

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  22. I absolutely adore this project. Creative and Super Fun!! I love the cupcake and macaroon.
    Have a blessed day,
    Millie
    Crafting With Creative M

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  23. Wow, these look amazing! Good enough to eat! I enjoyed looking at all of them but now I'm hungry for some reason hehe.

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  24. OMYGOSH!!! These are just FABULOUS!! I love love love them all!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  25. WOW!! Amazing work Sonia! They all look so real:) The cupcake looks so delicious!
    Sherrie K

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  26. This is very creative, indeed! Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us. Please stop by again real soon!
    Blessings,
    Karen
    Word Art Wednesday

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  27. Looks so yummy...love all the projects Sonia..... Is it washable ?

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    1. I have not tried washing it Sindhu!!

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  28. Lucky me! I got to come back for another peek. Thanks so much for sharing your creations with us. I hope you'll join us again soon.
    Karen
    DL ART
    www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

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  29. fantastic little projects! Unique!
    Thank you for joining Try It On Tuesday!
    oxo
    Susi

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  30. What a cool product. Your projects look absolutely scrumptious. The cupcakes look so realistic I wouldn't want them in my house because I would be craving sweets every time I look at them. :)
    Thanks for sharing this nifty new product.
    Hugs,
    Teresa

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  31. Oh wow!!! Looks so cool and fun! And your projects are simply amazing! I adore that turtle.. thank you for playing with us at Craftin Desert Divas Linky Party!
    Giorgia DTM

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  32. Sonia these are just so fun and I am sure the little ones will enjoy trying their hands on this.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  33. Oh! my goodness Sonia your an advertisers dream, with so many ideas and so beautiful too, fantastic projects.

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  34. How amazing this is! I want them all! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month!

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  35. Really brilliant projects, very impressed, thank you for joining us on the TIOT challenge hugs Bee.

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  36. Superb! I loved all the projects you`ve made with Collage Clay , and the jewellery looks lovely ! Thanks so much for sharing .

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  37. Wow! Your creativity knows no bounds... and what a treat it is to witness! :o) Whimsical, delightful, and beautiful projects, my friend! You are amazing. :o)

    Hugs and blessings,
    Karen

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  38. All of these are really cool!
    Thanks for linking up at PDE Linky Party.
    ~DT Janis

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  39. those look delicious, something my daughter would definitely want to do.

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  40. Dr. Sonia, these creations look good enough to eat! Such a great way to extend the life of these craft containers. Lovely!

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  41. OH MY GOSH....these are fabulous!! I don't know if I want to go craft or eat, but either way...I'm inspired!!! SO STINKING CUTE....
    big hugs,
    Lisa xx

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  42. These are just amazing! My daughter would LOVE to do a project like this! Wonderful! Thanks for joining us over at DL ART! DT Member Carri~Abusybee
    My Blog!

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  43. Wow, love all the things you have made with the collage clay! My granddaughters would love working with this. Will have to check out the stores here. The only thing would be the wait time for it to dry! It sure looks like fun!

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  44. Love your clay creations, I thought the cupcakes were real!! And those containers are very creative. Thanks for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday this week, hope you'll join us next week for our 200th challenge!!

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  45. omg this is amazing loving all your pieces and just blown away by your creative flair
    hugs Kate xx

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  46. You and your daughter must have so much fun together. I love all the yummy things you made.they all look so edible. Thanks for joining my DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY SEPTEMBER LINKY CHALLENGE. Have a blessed day DIANA L.

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  47. Hi Doc, sorry at times I am MIA but I do get here eventually...love these pieces they look good enough to eat...
    I too hate Halloween, resembles evil to me but sometimes one has to make cards for DT...xx

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  48. Love this!! What an amazing and fun project! Your really took a lot of time with all these great pics to share with us! Such a terrific idea and they look good enough to eat!! Thanks so much for joining our Just For Kids Linky Party at Craftin Desert Divas! :)
    DT Tina

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  49. I haven't seen this product before, must look out for it.
    You've made a fabulous selection of iced objects, they all look fabulous and beautifully decorated.
    Thanks for sharing these at TioT
    Avril xx

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  50. This must of been so much fun to do with you daughter. I might of missed but did you say how fast the clay drys? Never seen it before but I love all the pictures, looks like you could eat everything. Have to make sure little one do not try and eat it. Thank you for sharing.
    Hugs, Pat♥

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    1. Patricia a thin amount will dry in an hour but the manufacturer says 1- 5 days. The clay on all my projects dried in a day. I think it depends on the quantity you use!

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  51. Its not right you making me so so hungry - am trying to lose weight here lol - Thank you for sharing with us over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month and hope to see you again in future challenges.

    Handcrafted by Ellapu
    Mother Hen for Altered Eclectics
    Mother Hen for Eclectic Ellapu
    DT Rhedd's Creative Spirit
    DT The Mirror Crack'd
    DT Anything but a Card

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  52. Wow, these are terrific! Such neat projects!

    Enjoy your weekend!
    Shelly

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  53. Sounds like a fun product to play with...You made such cute projects! :)

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  54. I can see how this stuff could become addicting. Love all the projects you made with it. The cupcake topper on the jar is excellent!! When my Granddaughter was into American Girl dolls, i made a bunch of cakes and pies and pastries for a baking cupboard for the dolls from clay i baked, this would have been so nice to have. Thanks for sharing and all the pictures, marvelous!!

    hugs
    Sue

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  55. A yummy project, thank you for sharing it with us at Altered Eclectics.
    xxx Hazel.

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  56. Each one is a darling, Sonia. Yummy and colorful, what an array of goodies!Thanks for sharing this with us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month. Good Luck. Rupa (DT).

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