Sunday, July 15, 2012

Cool Springs

Bob and I grew up some 250 miles apart, yet we both visited Cool Springs Park near Rowlesburg, WV as kids.  My family took picnics there on Sundays in the 60s.  Bob's family stopped there when taking David to Potomac State.  The store features a junk gift shop and sells footlong hot dogs.  Outside there is an assorted collection of rusted tractors, train cars and well fed donkeys.  3 mountains over from Grafton and 4 from Keyser, perhaps we passed by in the middle.  2012

The terra cotta elements were made with polymer clay.  I rolled the clay to a thin thickness and stamped it.
Then cut around the stamp prior to baking.  This Sculpey clay calls for baking at 275 degrees for 15 minutes.
 While the clay was warm, I glued it to the page and varnished it with a clear Delta varnish.
 Doesn't the Curiosity Shoppe paper fit this place perfectly?

12 comments:

Fern said...

WOW Cindy!!! Love the stamping on the clay and you're right the paper is a perfect match!! Beautiful design and layout!!! Hugs!!

Amy said...

This is great. Love the stamped elements!

Keren Tamir said...

Cindy this is a great layout!! so original!! love it!

E.T. said...

what a gorgeous LO!

Sharon F. said...

Yes, it fits perfectly!!!! I love your stamping - thanks for showing us how you did it!!!!!!!! Your page is gorgeous, as usual, my friend!

Tracey Sabella said...

Amazing LO, Cindy. Thanks for the polymer clay tutorial!! ~ Blessings

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Chris Powell said...

Again I love reading your story's & what a beautiful LO

ANUPAMA CHOUDARY said...

Stamping on clay is such a neat idea! Thanks for sharing your innovative technique :)

Chantal Vandenberg said...

What a striking layout! Love it! And those alphas are my favourite!!! :D

Shona said...

love the stamping...this is just stunning :)

Anna C said...

Your stamping on clay looks awesome! Great lo!

Debbi Tehrani said...

Wow! Those terra cotta accents are fabulous! What a beautiful page! Love how you've used the G45.