Friday, March 30, 2018

Flower Altered Bottle - Imagine

Hello Makers!

Spring is in the air, the weather is nice out and the flowers are beginning to bloom. As it so happens, flowers are blooming out of my bottle too, lol! I altered a wine bottle and used Imagine products for  coloring the bottle and flowers. I used Imagine Fireworks! Shimmery Craft Sprays Grape Jelly, Lulu Lavender and Dandelion. I also stamped and embossed butterflies using Tuxedo Black Memento Luxe and black embossing powder. To learn how to create this beautiful project check out the Imagine Blog for stepout images and instructions.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Copper and Blue Pendant

Hello Makers!

Copper and blue. Ever think of those colors together; they are stunning together. I grew up in the Southwest and was reminded of canyons and mesas with bright blue skies up above. I was inspired by these colors that I just had to make a pendant using these colors.

I made this pendant using bake polymer clay and Makin's Clay tools; 3 piece rectangle and round cutters and coils texture sheet from set H.

To make this pendant I rolled a sheet at the 2nd thickest setting then stacked two sheets. I textured the clay, cut out the rectangle shape. Using the rectangle shape as my center, I then cut out the the circle shape and baked the clay. For the surface treatment, I used blue acrylic paint in the crevices, and wiped paint off the raised areas. I then colored in the raised with Copper Gilder's Paste and finally wire wrapped beads and a made bail out of the same wire. I hope you enjoyed this pendant.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Stir Things Up - Altered Spoon

Hello Makers!

Today I invite you to stir things up...don't go around causing trouble, now. What I mean so with this altered spoon Makin's Clay project. I used a plastic spoon that I got with my soup from Panera...just love their soups, yummy! I covered the spoon with Makin's Clay, did a little stamping and texturing. I gave it a simple surface treatment with Imagine Inks. I embellished it by wire wrapping some beads around the handle. To get detailed instructions, along with images, please visit the Makin's Clay Blog.

Some stepout images. Visit the Makin's Clay blog to get more details

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Clay Wedding Ring Dish

Hello Makers!

Spring is nearing and the weather is getting nicer and around the corner is the wedding season. Although weddings happen all year round, June is a popular month for weddings. The origins of June wedding goes back to ancient times, the Romans celebrated the festival of the deity Juno and his wife Jupiter, who was the goddess of marriage and childbirth, on the first day of June. The Victorians celebrated June weddings because the flowers were in full bloom, which was used as wedding decor. Today, the month of June and generally the summer is simply a practical time of the year; kids are out of school, people go on vacation and of course the weather is nice. 

This month at Imagine we are featuring wedding theme projects and the color of the month is Pantone's Ultra Violet. So, for one my projects for Imagine this month I made a purple dish made of polymer clay and has been colored with Imagine's VersaMagic Inks and IrRESISTible. This dish can be used during the wedding to transport the ring down the isle. After the wedding, use it to store your rings and you'll always have a keepsake from your wedding day. Please visit Imagine's blog to get detailed instructions on how to make this cute project.

Monday, March 5, 2018

Steampunk Arrow

Got direction?

I do today...with my steampunk arrow. So one day I was walking through my local craft store when I noticed new section; a sorta chipboard section. They had large, small, well every size blank chipboard shapes, ready to embellish. I saw this arrow and immediately knew what I was going to do with it. See, you never know when the Muse will arrive. You could say it gave me a sense of direction (corny pun intended). 

This arrow measures about 12 inches in length and about 3 inches at the widest point. I have embellished with yet more chipboard; faux sheet metal, gears, and levers are all chipboard. The rivets and screws are metal though. Of course, added my fave go to steampunk surface treatment; metallic wax. Well, I hope you like my project and find direction in your life today.