Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Christmas Tree Pendant

Hello Makers!

Christmas is around the corner. As we go about shopping for others, take a little break and make something whimsical and holiday themed for yourself to go with the nice threads that you will be wearing during the celebrations. How about a polymer clay Christmas Tree pendant. I made this pendant using black polymer clay and Makin's Clay tools; Geo Mini Cutters, and rolling cutters. Check out my quick tutorial below.

Polymer Clay
Makin's Clay: Ultimate Clay Machine, Geo Mini Cutters, Roller and Cutter Set
Baroque Gilders Paste: Patina, Silver
Silver Glass Glitter (any brand)
Judikins Diamond Glaze

Roll out two sheets of clay on the pasta machine to the fourth thickest setting or use a roller.

Cut out desired tree shape and size template by using a piece of cardboard. Place the template over the clay, using the template as a guide cut out the tree.

 Cut out the stars using the star shape from the Mini Geo cutter set.

Make the wavy lines on the trees by rolling the crinkly cutter across the tree. Don't press too hard or you'll end up cutting it.

 Place tree over the second sheet of clay and cut.
If using a bake clay, bake the clay according the manufacturers directions on the package or let if using air dry clay, allow the clay to air dry.

Before we put products, paint the tree with black gesso. This allows the products to better adhere. Rub on the Patina Gilders Paste on the tree and use the silver paste for the stars. Add a thin layer of Judikins Diamond glaze on the stars, then sprinkle the glass glitter. Add another layer of Judikins Diamond, filling the stars' cavity. Also add glaze to the star tree top. Let it dry, allow to glaze to dry for more than an hour. When wet it looks hazy and shows clear when dry. You can also color the tree with acrylic paints, mica powders, which you can use when the clay is baked or unbaked. Hope you enjoyed my project. Happy holidays!

Christmas Tree Card

Hello Makers,

Today I am on the Imagine blog with this minimalist easy to make card by creating Christmas doodles with Imagine's IrRESISTible Pico Embellisher, check out the tutorial on the Imagine Blog

Monday, November 26, 2018

Winged Steampunk Bottle

Hello Makers!

The Steampunk genre was made up in the 80s; it was inspired by fiction writers Jules Verne, H.G. Wells and many others. Verne wrote 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. The book was made into a movie in the 1950s. If you get a chance watch the original movie; there is such cool Steampunk eye candy. Flying machines, submarines, cool guns, corsets and Victorian dresses define the genre.

The inventors of the genre decreed that Steampunk devices/machinery had to be made out materials that existed in the Victorian era; which, can be retrofit them with steampower tech. Also, it's supposed to be a utopian world, so your cool Steampunk creations can only be used for good. With this in mind, I know that bottles existed in the Victorian era. So my winged bottle is created to fly around sending positive messages. If only, lol! In reality, I made my bottle using Makin’s® Clay Gears Texture sheet and black Makin’s Clay®. Ahem, I am still working on retrofitting it with steampower tech though, lol!     

Friday, November 16, 2018

Alphabet Clay Pendant

Do you remember learning your ABC's as a kid? Aahh, those nice innocent days. Not that I'm still learning my alphabets, lol! But I do like using alphabetical themes in my art; check out my Lost of Words altered bottle. Also, my whimsical alphabet polymer clay bowl, using Makin's Clay cutters and clay. Speaking of Makin's Clay, I made my alphabet pendant using metal letters and Makin's Clay in black. I simply laid down a thin sheet of clay onto the bottom of the bezel, glued on the letters and then on a second sheet, cut a slit where where the letters would peek through, then glued the second sheet over the letters. I added a little bit of texture. I hope you like my little pendant.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Free Your Mind Card-Imagine

Do you ever think about things too much and wish to get out of your head? Why not turn turn to creative endeavors, to “free your mind” and create what the muse wants instead. At Imagine were have the fun challenge of creating projects with Rinea foils. There are so many funs things you can do with these foils; you can stamp on it, paint, use with mediums or create 3D decorative projects. For my card I have used foils as an embellishment, check it out.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

100 Day Project - Abstracts - Days 41-45

Still on my 100 Day Project Journey. I am attempting to make 100 abstracts. Not sure how long this project is going take me. I have now completed days 41-45. 

Day 41 Abstract

Day 42 Abstract

Day 43 Abstract

Day 44 Abstract

Day 45 Abstract

Monday, November 5, 2018

Count on Me Card-Imagine

Count on me, to bring you, yet another project to share. This month at Imagine we are playing with Rinea Foil Papers. You can stamp, cut, paint, sand and create 3D project with these foils. I decided to stamp and stencil on them using Imagine's StazOn ink and GlazeOn glaze medium. Check out my project on Imagine's blog.