Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Paperclay Bricks


Not much has happened since the last time. I did stain the roof a dark walnut color like the inspiration photo.

By the way, I have finally gotten the paper clay for the exterior bricks. I bought them from paperclay.com and they were wonderful! They have discounted price for wholesale items. So I bought 19 packs of "Pearl" paper clay for only $2.65 each ... each pack contains 17.5 oz. of clay! If you have shopped for paper clay before, you already know how ridiculously inexpensive this is in comparison. They also credited back almost $10 on shipping when they found out they could ship out the clay in a USPS flat rate box. So, my thanks goes out to the folks at paperclay.com.

I have started bricking the house, and I can tell you right now, it will take me forever and a day to finish making the bricks. I tested the paper clay on the front door steps. If you remember from the post about stairs, I had used the original front door steps on the third floor of the Garfield instead. So this time around, I had to fashion stairs out of cardstock and masking tape, which I later covered with paper clay bricks. The "Pearl" clay dries very hard, and I am loving it so far ...


8 comments:

christine said...

i am watching with great interest!!can't wait to see your bricks..:)

Tallulah Belle said...

The roof looks great.

I use regular paperclay - what is the difference between that and the pearl one ?

Sumaiya Mehreen said...

"Pearl" paper clay is just another brand of paper clay, similar to "Creative Paperclay" that is commonly found in the U.S.

They are a little different as far as drying time, color and texture, but both of them are just paper clay ... "Pearl" is less expensive.

Tallulah Belle said...

Thanks Sumaiya....I'll look out for it.

sara marina said...

Your house is coming along nicely! Can't wait to work on mine! It's so torturous not to be able to work on mine right now especially since I haven't much to do. It's still another month until I will be able to work on mine. Looking at your pictures fulfills that void inside. Thanks for sharing!

Sara

MinisOnTheEdge said...

Your house is looking Fantastic!! Have your favorite music playing in the background and the clay brick process will fly by faster! {{{Hugs}}}

Tracy

Sumaiya Mehreen said...

Dear Tracy,
I don't know how you do it! I remember the Annabelle Pierce you bricked...

I haven't been able to finish even one of the sides. The tower is almost done, but that's about it!

KC-Design said...

I use paperclay too and I love it to work with that material.
Your house is comming out such great!!

Karin