Being distracted with clay has been an incredible place for me to creatively play when I'm taking myself far too seriously.

There is something so nurturing when we grant ourselves permission to play regardless of the outcome...  I'm never quite sure how they will turn out but that's part of our journey together.  Each one is quite intuitive and they seems to be deeply soulful.  They carry their own unique soulful story, one I want to hear and one I want to tell. 

They have captivated my heart, soul and mind.

They are my mysterious Soul Bearers.

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the Art of Making your own PaperClay

Recipe

 
  • 1 cup toilet paper (SinglePly) (24 grams dry, 110 grams wet)
  •  1 cup of premix joint component (250ml)
  • 3/4 cup Cold Glue (white school / craft glue)
  • 2 tablespoons mineral oil (or use linseed oil or any vegetable oil)
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour (70 grams) to start
  • 2 mixing bowls, sieve
  • electric beater and scale

homemade PaperClay...

 24gms of single play

24gms of single play

 Soak in warm water to loosen

Soak in warm water to loosen

 Let the water drain out

Let the water drain out

 Gently squeeze out the water

Gently squeeze out the water

 110gms wet palp

110gms wet palp

 Add the rest and mix well

Add the rest and mix well

 Beautiful

Beautiful

 Wrap airtight

Wrap airtight


Tips:

After you have blended your ingredients together, it may be very sticky.

Place your sticky mass on a floured work surface and knead it as you would bread dough.  Keep sprinkling flour into your dough and work surface, until it is no longer sticky.  Knead it until it is at a consistency that feels good to sculpt with.

I have been testing different recipes and I think I like this one the most together with combining elements I've been learning from each recipe.  My first attempt was beautiful to the touch but I couldn't sculpt with it at all.  It felt more like bread dough than PaperClay.

I found this recipe on Wikihow using a premix joint component as opposed to a dry mix which just seemed to work much better as it feels more like PaperClay.

I was so in love with PaperClay so I wanted to see if I could make it myself... and I loved learning how. 


This Place is our Shelter...

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There is something motherly and earthy about them.

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