We've become rather fond of MCM in our household.
(Mid-Century Modern describes an early 1950's style.) Retro colors and design are easily found or created. I wanted to create my own MCM Christmas book, with a cover page, focal point made in:
Activa's Modena Soft Polymer Air Drying Clay
Now to gather the parts for my Merry Memory Book:
-Activa Modena Soft Air Drying Polymer Clay
-6" x 6" Chipboard Book
-6" x 6" Papers
-Holiday Image printed on cardstock
-Aleene's Tacky Glue
-Art Anthology Paints
-Jute for trim
-Red Foil Tape
I wanted the clay to have time to dry, so I rolled a portion into a thin sheet (about 1/16") and placed a piece of 5x5 chipboard over the clay to trim edges.
You can see that there is some shrinkage after drying.
I painted the surface with my choice of paints and then a contrasting color through a stencil.
A corner rounder worked great on the dried clay edges.
Paper was adhered to the front and back chipboard covers.
The jute worked perfectly for a trim around the book covers.
Foil was used to edge the holiday image and Stickles added that touch of sparkle my book needed.
I was thrilled with the variety of uses for our December partner's wonderful product. -Trish Alger