Monday, October 15, 2018

Fall Leaves Wall Hanging

It's fall, yeah! My favorite time of the year. Just love the warm fall leaf colors, Chai lattes, pumpkin patch trips, foliage drives, and light sweaters. So in honor of this great season, I made a wall hanging using Makin's Clay leaves mold and white clay. For the surface treatment I have used Imagine inks. Check out the tutorial on the Makin's Clay blog.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Birds and Key Assemblage

Hello Makers!

So, not long ago I had made a greeting card using a combination of stamps and stencils of birds and key; with the sentiment, "Let Your Dreams Fly", from an awesome stamp set from Joy Clair. I also used used Imagine Walnut and pigments ink on teabags, take a look at my post. I was inspired by my card that I decided to make an actual 3D art piece out of it in the form of an assemblage. Also, I was smitten the Imagine's bluish Cornflower Walnut Ink that I stayed with the same color theme. For this piece I used Blue Iris Gilder's paste on the birds and Prussian Blue acrylic paint on the shadowbox. I sculpted the birds out of polymer clay, the key, filigree and mini door knob are made out of metal, all sitting on a little decorative wooden base.  Take a look at the imagine below with the original card and assemblage piece. Well I hope you like my key and birds and find your inspiration today.

Here you see my original greeting and assemblage piece next to each other.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Teabag Cards-Imagine

Hello Makers!

Got tea? I do. First, I like to meditatively drink my tea, then use the bag for arts and crafts. Teabags are so delicate, yet they so versatile. You can paint, sew, stitch and sculpture with them. They have an awesome vintage look and feel. I created greeting cards with teabags, Imagine's Walnut Cornflower and Willow inks  and VersaFine Clair ink. Later on this month, I'll show you something else I created with teabags. To learn how to clean out your teabags and and make teabag cards, visit the Imagine blog.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Raindrop Pendant

I have quick share today. My Raindrop pendant inspired by the very rainy, hurricane season we've been having. This pendant is made using Sculpey's Soufflé polymer clay; Pumpkin, Sea Glass and Igloo. I also used Makin's Clay Texture sheet, Set H and mini raindrop from the Mini Geo cutter set.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Silver Clay Pendant

Hello Makers!

I have quick share today. I've made this polymer clay pendant; surface treated it with silver embossing powder from Imagine. Learn to make this by visiting the Imagine blog.

Monday, September 10, 2018

Bowls - Imagine Inks and Souffle Clay

Hello Makers,

Did you know you can use inks you use in paper crafting on polymer clay. You can color and stamp with inks into your clay projects. Specifically, I find pigment and solvent inks work best on polymer clay. Stamp ink while the clay is raw or after it has been baked (cured).  It is very important to heat set the ink so that it does not smear. You can heat set when baking the clay. If you add ink on cured clay, throw your clay project back in the oven heat set for about 10 mins. You can also heat set with a heating tool. For this project, I create three different bowls using Sculpey Souffle clay with Imagine's VesaMagic Dew Drop and StazOn inks and demonstrate several techniques when using inks. Visit Imagine's blog site for detailed instructions. Hope I pique your interest and give these projects a try.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Beneath the Truth Assemblage

I am so ecstatic to be part of the Rhode Island Art League "Parsing Sign and Image" Art Exhibit. The show runs Sep 14, 2018 through Dec 1, 2018; with a reception Sep 27 5:30-8 pm . This goal of this exhibit is to consider the influence of letters, text, signs and language. 

My piece is an assemblage piece I call "Beneath the Truth". Inspired by our current state of affairs. We get so much information from in different forms; television, government, social media, newsprint, court transcripts, websites. We tend to believe what we read and take it at face value, but should we?