Thursday, December 27, 2012

3D Sakura Crystal Color Lacquer and Sakura Jewelry Finding


This project started out like this:2023-02-08 17.07.48

I started out with 3D Sakura Crystal Lacquer in the Primary colors and also in the Pastel Colors. I also used a Jewelry Finding by Sakura Hobby Craft. I picked some colors and carefully put them into the Finding.2023-02-08 17.49.57I then used a tool and drew it carefully through the lacquer to make a design.

2023-02-08 17.51.18For a final touch I sprinkled some Terri Sproul extra fine glass glitter on the top of it. (I call it pixie dust)

2023-02-08 17.56.16        2023-02-08 17.56.56 It’s hard to tell from the pictures but the Pixie dust really looks pretty. I love how it turned out and it will make a very pretty necklace don’t you think?



Friday, December 21, 2012

An Organizer I Made With Duck Tape


I don’t have any big tutorial to show you today but I think you can figure this out for yourself. I recently made myself an organizer with a shoebox, toilet paper rolls and duck tape.

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I’ve come to find out though that I have more markers etc. than I have spaces to put them, so as soon as some more toilet paper rolls get saved I’ll fill this box with them. As you can see I chose tape that had paint splatters all over it.

I also made one for a very dear friend of mine. Her favorite color is orange, so I chose a tie dye orange/yellow color. I didn’t have enough toilet paper rolls to complete hers, so I made some squares out of cardboard and used what rolls I had. She now has a place for markers, pens, paper etc.

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I plan on putting some goodies in this and giving it to her for Christmas. What do you think? Good gift?


Thursday, December 13, 2012

A Really Good Looking Angel Tag!


Which was made with SinCityScraps, Sakura Crystal Lacquer and Terri Sproul Mixers! Recently we each got to pick some stamps from SinCityScraps and were to use them this month on the Sakura Blog. I hadn’t used SinCityStamps before but I’ve got to say that after giving them a try, I think I’m in love!They have amazing detail which I’m sure the pictures won’t do justice. I’ve been a little down physically this week because I overdid it during my water physical therapy (for my back) so my project is a little one but pretty sweet if I do say so myself. I pulled out several things to use: tags, inks, embossing powders, some angel wings from my stash, translucent paper, Sakura Crystal Lacquer, Terri Sproul Mixers and Glass Glitz and a wonderful SinCityScraps stamp!

I painted the tag with Sakura Crystal Lacquer mixed with Terri Sproul mixer Gold2023-01-25 18.12.39and while this was drying I used my SinCityScraps stamp to stamp the image on the translucent paper with ink, sprinkle the embossing powder on it and then set it with a heat gun.  2023-01-25 18.02.14 I applied the Gold Lacquer to the angel wings and sprinkled the Glass Glitz Christmas Mix and then adhered it to the tag with the Lacquer and also the stamp. I tied a ribbon through the hole at the top and lookie what I made!2023-01-25 18.36.06 I really loved how this turned out. I would love to hear what you think about it. Isn’t this stamp really super?


Friday, November 30, 2012

A Cute Little Creative Paperclay® Santa Ornament or Tag


I’m getting in the Christmas spirit now that Thanksgiving is over and this project is just too easy. I’ve got a couple of Santa head molds and thought I would put them to use. I started out by pressing my Creative Paperclay® into the molds and once it dried popping it out.

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I then painted the Santas…………………..

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Cut out some snowflakes out of different papers on my Cricut machine, put them together and voila’, here you have some wonderful ornaments or tags. You can use these for so many different things.

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See what I mean? So many different things that you could use these on. Easy peasy to make and they look really nice too, I think, what about you? You can purchase Creative Paperclay® at Michaels, Hobby Lobby, or directly from the company. Pick some up and try it out today while you’re working on those Christmas projects, you’ll be happy that you did.


Thursday, November 22, 2012

Outline stickers and Sakura Crystal Lacquer and Terri Sproul Mixers


Awhile back the team members each received an envelope with outline stickers in it from our team leader, Terri Sproul. Now I wanted to make a card to send to a friend and was trying to get some things done before I had my back surgery so I choose some tulips and a butterfly to use on my card front. 2023-01-04 14.32.36Aren’t these outline stickers just awesome? You can use them as a stencil rather than an outline. I placed the outlines on my card front and mixed up some TS mixers with Sakura and filled in between the lines on the outline. I thought it turned out beautifully don’t you? A beautiful card for a friend.

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Don’t you love this card front? I know I do and would love to receive it as well as give it.


Monday, November 19, 2012

A Wonderful Online Journaling Class!! 

I’m telling you that you will really enjoy this workshop and having Lorrie as an instructor! Sign up now!


Friday, November 16, 2012

Are you working on Christmas Decorations yet?


I would like to show you a project that I completed, using Creative Paperclay® and a few other things. I started out with this:

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I chose the birdhouse on the right to work with. I rolled out some paperclay into the form of a snake and cut equal portions of it. I then rolled the pieces into a ball, flattened them and applied them onto the roof of the birdhouse as shingles. I did use glue underneath to hold the shingles in place. I used another snake of clay to go around the bottom of the birdhouse to make it look like snow. I then painted the shingles with white paint and then with Extreme Glitter. I did the same with the clay on the bottom of the house. I then painted the main part of the house blue and the perch gold. I added some Petaloo flowers and some gifts and look how it turned out:

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These pictures really don’t do justice to the roof. The shingles that were made out of Creative Paperclay just glittered. It looked like it should be in a Winter Wonderland. What do you folks think? I love to hear your comments and it would be so nice to hear from you.         2003-01-02 08.12.07 Ha, I found a pic before the extras were added. Don’t these shingles look neat?


Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Live show tonight!!


Just wanted to let my friends know that they need to join Lorrie Jonas on her Linqto show tonight 11-14-12. She’s going to be demonstrating how to make embellishments to use in our painting out of hot glue!

7:30 PM Central


Thursday, November 8, 2012

A Cute Little Memo Board with Sakura Crystal Lacquer and some news.


I have a few wood pieces that I’ve never done anything with and thought now might be a good time to do so. As I said in my last post, I had back surgery which fused my L4 and L5 vertebrae together (or at least it will be when it heals). I’m very limited in what I can do right now. This though should let you know that you can make many things even though you might have limitations.

I started out with this:2003-01-04 17.50.37 Now to find out what else I did with it you need to go to the Sakura Hobby Craft blog and you’ll see!

For the readers and followers of my blog I would like to let you know that I have started an online store :!all-products/mainPage

I should have payment options up through PayPal by Monday the 12th. I still have some tweaking to do but you can go there now to see what I have for sale.


Wednesday, October 24, 2012

A New Necklace with Sakura Crystal Lacquer and Terri Sproul Mixers

To say that I’ve had a rather stressful week would be an understatement. One week ago I had surgery on my back and of course the healing process is a painful one. I will say that I’m doing well and my teammates and especially our team leader, Terri Sproul have made the process much easier on me. Before I went in for my surgery I got ahead on my projects just a little. This project is for a wonderful pendant. To start with I used:2003-03-06 14.17.01 A pendant made out of resin, Terri Sproul Tanzanite Shimmer and 3D Crystal Lacquer. To start with I mixed the Tanzinite Shimmer and 3D Crystal Lacquer and painted the resin pendant. Isn’t this color just amazingly beautiful? 2003-03-06 16.16.30  I then took wire and beads of different types and sorts and used the Crystal Lacquer to adhere it to the pendant. I used a simple cord for the necklace part and I absolutely love the way that it turned out!.2003-03-06 18.26.53      2003-03-06 18.27.37

What do you think of my necklace? I would love to hear your comments.


Friday, October 5, 2012

A Creative Paperclay® Decorative Ornament for Halloween


We now have a new Creative Paperclay® team just starting and I’m very proud to say that I’m on that team! That being said, here I am with another Paperclay post! The other day when I cut out a shape for the Christmas ornament that was in my last post, I also cut out a shape for a Halloween decoration. It all starts with this stuff: 2003-02-18 13.35.39 I cannot emphasize enough what a great product it is and how easy it is to work with. I started out with my Paperclay shape:2003-02-23 15.28.08 and then just decorated it with a collage of different Halloween items that I had. I gessoed the shape first and then used Mod Podge to adhere and cover the items which were put onto the shape. Here’s the finished work:

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I took two pictures of the finished ornament because I put some glitter on it and some of the pictures had a bit of glare on them. lol Your imagination is your only limitation when you work with Creative Paperclay® You can purchase Creative Paperclay® at Michaels, Hobby Lobby, JoAnns and of course from Creative Paperclay® itself. Have you tried this paperclay yet? If you haven’t you certainly should!!

Please leave a comment , I really do enjoy hearing from you.


Monday, October 1, 2012

Creative Paperclay® Christmas Decoration


Today’s post is about a Christmas decoration that I made out of paperclay and trying out for the new Creative Paperclay® Design Team. I love Creative Paperclay® and I love coming up with new ways of making things from it. This is my third post about Creative Paperclay® in the past four days, so that should tell you how much I enjoy working with it.

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my paperclay which I rolled out and then cut a shape from. I used two stamps and pressed them into the clay to make imprints and then used an awl and made a hole in the top of it and let it set for a day to dry. I did turn it over when it was about halfway dry. Once everything was dry I used some black paint to highlight the writing and painted the wreath. I then use glitter paint to cover the rest of the front and added swirls and glittery stick-ons. Once all the embellishing of the decoration was complete I threaded a ribbon through the hole at the top and voila’ all complete!

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I thought it turned out beautifully! My husband couldn’t believe it was made out of clay! I know I’m happy with it. The pictures don’t do justice to all the glitteriness!

Please leave a comment or two. I love to read them.


Saturday, September 29, 2012

Creative Paperclay® Candy Dish


I have got to say that this project was a lot of fun and very interesting to do. I grow a lot of plants and flowers and I have a hosta (actually several hostas now) that I’m particularly fond of. Well the other day I had the thought of using a hosta leaf as a pattern/mold for a candy dish. Here’s what I started with:

2003-02-12 13.07.52 Aren’t those leaves beautiful? There were many that were bigger but I wasn’t trying to make a plate, just a candy dish. lol  It took almost the whole 1 lb. package of clay to make the dish. I first rolled the clay out and then pressed the back of the leaf into the clay. I bent the clay while it was wet and put some crumpled up fabric under it to hold it up while it dried. 2003-02-12 14.11.48After the clay had set for a day, I turned the clay over and removed the leaf from it. The clay was still damp and the leaf pulled right off it. I then let the clay sit until it was completely dry. Once the leaf was completely dry I painted it with “Silks” Acrylic Glaze from Luminarte.2003-02-14 12.57.14 Once the paint was dry on both sides I coated both sides several times with Minwax waterbased Polyurethane. This is the final result:

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This candy dish turned out pretty nice didn’t it? Quite the coffee table addition!     2003-02-14 16.49.582003-02-14 16.50.40I hope this inspires you to try using Creative Paperclay®. It’s a great clay to work with and you can make so many different things with it. Thinking Christmas anyone?


Friday, September 28, 2012

Amazing Mold Putty and Creative Paperclay® Blog Hop!


Creative Paperclay and Amazing Mold Putty

Hello everyone! I hope you all have a great time with the blog hop today! I’m really anxious to show you what created. I have never decorated a skull mask before but right after Halloween last year I purchased a paper mache’ skull at Michaels for a great price and have kept it all this time. Just in case I decided I wanted to make more than one skull, I decided to make a mold out of the one I had. With Halloween coming up look at what I made! Here’s what I started out with:2003-02-09 13.24.03I had already gessoed and sealed the outside of the mask. I then mixed equal parts of A and B mold putty and applied it to the mask to create a mold. I did have to make several batches to cover the whole mask.2003-02-09 13.50.15 Once the mold had set up I used Creative Paperclay® which I had first rolled out, to line the inside of the mold. I made sure the clay was pressed firmly into the mold and then set the mold and clay up to harden. I did have to hold the sides in as the mold wanted to spread out since it was so large and flexible.2003-02-12 12.34.522003-02-12 14.11.35  Once the clay was halfway dry I turned it out of the mold and let it finish drying. Once dry I started decorating! I coated the mask with gesso and used paint pens to add color and then glued sequins on to give it that bling I so love! Can you see the sparkle that I glued on one of the front teeth? This skull is so awesome! I hope you like it too.2003-02-16 14.37.12 Your next stop on the blog hop will be with Molly so go on over and see what she’s created for you to see. There will be three winners in this giveaway, one winner will be receiving a package of Creative Paperclay one winner will receive one package of Amazing Mold Putty and the third winner will receive one package of Amazing Resin. Woo Hoo! What an outstanding giveaway! Below is a list of the Blog Hop participants in order. Don’t forget to start with Terri Sproul and cast your vote for your favorite project entry at the last stop which should be Amazing Mold Putty. Hope you have lots of fun and I hope you vote for ME! (Whoever gets the most votes gets a prize too!)

Creative Paperclay

Terri sproul -

Barbara Moore

Molly Walsh

Debbie Buckland

Edie Cournoyer

Lyneen Jesse

Lee Brehon

Annie Courture

Kelly Donovan

Michelle Cummings

Rachel Whetzel

Susan Brown

Ananda Marks

Angie Westerman

DeeDee Catron:

Amazing Mold Putty: