Clay Embellished Keyhole Journal
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Clay Embellished Keyhole Journal

This simple project is an easy way to make a beautiful personalized journal.
Craft Time: 60+ minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
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Material List

  • Blank Paper Mache Journal approximately 7-inches x 6-inches
  • Texture Stamps
  • White Craft Glue
  • Scrapbook Paper
  • Tim Holtz Keyhole Embellishment
  • Pasta Machine
  • Craft Knife

Project Instructions

Getting Started: Do not use unbaked clay on unprotected furniture or finished surfaces. Knead clay for 2 minutes. Bake on oven-proof glass or metal surface at  275ºF (130ºC) for 15 minutes per 6 mm (1/4”) of thickness. Do not use in microwave oven. Do not exceed the above temperatures or recommended baking time. Baking should be completed by an adult. Wash hands after use.

Remove cord from journal and place to the side. Glue scrapbook paper to the cover and trim away excess paper. Set to the side to dry.

Blend the Brown and Tan clays together and roll out a thin sheet on the pasta machine. Texture the sheet and use the clay blade to cut a strip to a desired width.

Gently press a keyhole embellishment onto the textured strip of clay. Use the craft knife to cut the clay out of the keyhole. Bake and let cool completely.

Use strong white craft glue to attach the strip of baked clay onto the front of the journal. When dry punch the holes for the cord back through where you glued on the paper and tie cord back into place.


Make sure to clean hands and tools before starting your project. Start with lighter colors and work your way down to darker colors, to avoid discoloring of the clay.