Viva Decor and Lisa Pavelka at CHA Summer

Like many crafters, I’m not sure what my favorite craft is…polymer? Painting? Embellishing with crystals?? Hmmm. Luckily, I was introduced to a company that has just started distributing in the US- Viva Decor– and Viva has them all!

Viva Decor has acrylic paints, fabric paints, specialty paints (ones that mimic terracotta, for example), and other crafty products like Pardo Clay and the Glitzup, a vaccuum-driven hotfix crystal setter (see?? Lots of fun stuff!)

And WHO do I see at the booth, demonstrating polymer clay? None other than clay diva Lisa Pavelka!

Lisa is now officially endorsing Pardo clay, which is made of beeswax and pthalate-free. It’s also packaged in a 60% recycled materials container, and she says it’s the strongest clay she’s ever worked with. Can’t wait to try it out myself!

Did I mention the yummy colors? She also showed us her new texture sheets, including this one of a crackle/giraffe pattern….

which makes some super cute patterned clay!

Hmmm… now which one to try first. What do YOU think?

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4 Responses to Viva Decor and Lisa Pavelka at CHA Summer

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    BishopsMommie July 30, 2009 at 3:20 am #

    I dont even know where to begin with clay..may have to do some research to figure this

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    Rachel July 30, 2009 at 9:27 am #

    I love and use clay all the time, but I can’t imagine how any could be made out of beeswax and be strong at the same time. Weird, but I’m intrigued.

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    Erika M. July 31, 2009 at 6:07 am #

    Really like those texture sheets – very interesting!

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    Viva Decor August 13, 2009 at 12:49 pm #

    This is Christina from Viva Decor and I wanted to thank everyone for their interest in our products. Lisa is a true Gem when it comes to claying around :). It was also nice to meet n greet the crew we had lots of fun at the booth. As far as Pardo it will be in all Hobby Lobby Stores and also online at We are thrilled about all the good feedback on all of our products and we can not wait to get them to you.