Saturday, March 16, 2019

Ode to the Gear Clay Pendant

Hello Makers!

So if you follow my blog, you know that I am fond of the Steampunk genre. What can I say, gears just make me giddy. I made this pendant in the Steampunk aesthetics, minus using the metallic look. I know, the purist would be upset, don't tell them though. I call this shrine pendant 'Ode to the Gear', a small way to honor the humble gear.

I used Create Along's Shrine cutter. For the clay I used Sculpey's Pumpkin (orange) and Sea Glass (greenish) Souffle clay and Makin's Clay Gears Texture Sheet and round cutters. Check out my tutorial below.



Tutorial


Condition the Pumpkin Souffle clay using the Pasta Machine. Roll out a sheet to the 2nd thickest setting. Press the Gear texture sheet onto the clay. This sheet has the negative and positive indentations.

Cut a hole about the size of the gear with Makin's Clay round cutters.


Roll out a sheet to the 2nd thickest setting of Sea Glass Souffle clay.

Place the Pumpkin Souffle sheet over the Sea Glass sheet and press down with a tile or roller. Ensure not to distort the gear shapes. This ensures a bond between both sheets. 

Place the Shrine cutter over the center of the hole and cut out the shape.

Using liquid clay or other glue adhere the metal gear into the clay. Bake in the oven in accordance to the manufacturer's instructions on the package. 

Give the pendant some surface treatment with Baroque Gilders Paste Wax or other paint. 








Monday, March 11, 2019

Orange Tabby Cats Card-Imagine

Meow Makers!

Today I would like to share my orange tabby cat card using Imagine products and Laurel Burch Whiskers cat stamp. This card was inspired by my awesome orange tabby cat O'Malley, see his pic below. So there I was, sitting at my crafting table trying to think of something to make for my Imagine projects. I was looking through my stamps. I happen to be holding my cat stamp when my cat walks by and rubs against my feet, it usually means he wants his Whiskas cat milk (he loves that). Then it came to me I will make and orange tabby card...after I gave him his milk, of course.

So for this card, I used Imagine's orange and yellow Memento inks, then added a layer of Orange Zest StazOn Studio Glaze, which is a vibrant translucent medium. I found that it unified the inks nicely; making for an awesome background. Check out Imagine's blog to learn how to make this card.


My cat O'Malley