Painting Colors on Dimensional Paper Clay Art with Rogene Manas

“So once again, I’m going to start with what I know. I want to be a color on, I know the leaves in the, on the stem are going to be green. So I’m just going to start with those. This is transparent paint. There’s no white in this paint. Because it’s transparent, it’s going to let the black show through. So it doesn’t matter if it gets into the crevices. Although remember why the yellow always has. It always has some white in it. So as long as it’s thin, it’s going to work out. But if it’s thick, it’s going to come, you know, it’s going to cover over things.”

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Painting Tips for Dimensional Paper Clay Art with Rogene Manas

“I have an example here. I’m going to start with, and I’m going to use just the black, I’m just going to start with black. I’m going to do this on a flower here. I’m not using thick paint. This is very important. I’m using thin paint and the grayer, meaning, the thinner the paint, the grayer, the lighter your work is going to appear. So if maybe if you’re doing flowers, you don’t want it to be heavy black. Maybe you want it to be a softer color. So we’ll just do a half of it at a time.”

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Detailing Tips for a Dimensional Paper Clay Art with Rogene Manas

“When you go to make something like this, that has a lot of little pointed edges. those are more easily achieved after it’s, after the clay is dry and I’ve got one here, that’s got some little ragged edges on it. And so I’m just going to start cleaning that up. And I’m just pressing down on a cutting mat with my knife.”

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Sculpting Leaves for Dimensional Paper Clay Art with Rogene Manas

“So when I do leaves smooth this over here, I often will do them separately and place them. So a one trick you can do to, to start off your leaf making is kind of to cut some, what is that like a diamond shape, because that is kind of a leaf shaped to begin with. So I don’t need to trace off those leaves as long as I can make them put this here can make them about the the size that they’re supposed to be. I don’t really need to trace those.”

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Tracing Stencils for Dimensional Paper Clay Art with Rogene Mañas

“So the first thing I’m going to do on my nice smooth piece of clay is I’m going to just put this off to the side here and now I’m going to trace around that actual actually that’s remind me that that’s upside down to you. So turn it around here. If I put it right in the middle of the clay, then I, then I’ve, you know, have to roll it out again. And I want to keep all that because I have all these other leaves and stems I’m going to put on there. So I’m just going to take a ballpoint pen and go over my bird with a ballpoint pen. In terms of pressure. It’s the same pressure as if you were riding on it. You’re writing on a paper, but you also, you know, you can poke through it. So, and I probably will do that a couple of times. “

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Rolling Clay For Dimensional Paper Clay Art with Rogene Manas

To get started here, we’re going to just make a simple flour. And when you roll the clay out, it’s really important to always lift it first, before you start doing anything, because it’s so sticky that it’s going to want to stick to this plastic piece. And if you start cutting things out and you haven’t lifted the clay, they’re going to be stuck. So you want to always pull the clay away from the plastic. I’m just going to use a little, a little box top here to cut a circle, and I’m going to make a little flower shape out of this circle, going to actually do two. I’m going to take the top of, of a glue stick, which just happens to be about the right size for a smaller circle. It’s going to go inside. So there we have these two little pieces.

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