Thursday, May 31, 2012

Today’s Creative Paperclay® Tip:


I had a question about what I used to color the paperclay in the last project that I created. Here’s the tip: I used Primary Elements (pigment powders) from Luminarte.

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Since it’s a powder it blends easily with the paperclay plus you can wash it off your hands with soap and water. There are many colors to choose from which would make it very easy to use and then you don’t have to buy several different colors of another clay. Creative Paperclay® is a terrific product to work with!


Monday, May 28, 2012

Having a little fun with Creative Paperclay®, Delight Clay!


I’ve been wanting to try doing some simple figures using Creative Paperclay, Delight Clay. Delight Clay is different than Creative Paperclay@ in that it’s whiter and it’s lighter. Delight Clay is also safe  for children to use and with Summer you may want to have some fun creative time with the children.  I started out by coloring the clay and dividing it into pieces for different parts of the rabbit that I decided to do.

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5-28-12 Creative Paperclay 006                     5-28-12 Creative Paperclay 005  How do you like my finished rabbit? I’m going to make some other animals too, now that I’ve got the hang of it, plus I’ve got a book on polymer clay people that I do believe I can use Delight Clay or Creative Paperclay® instead of now that I know how to color it. I just love this stuff! There are just soooo many ways to use it.  By using simple shapes, even children can get in on the act of creating with clay.



Thursday, May 24, 2012

Sakura Hobby Craft & Terri Sproul Mixers redo a cheese container!


Our oldest son and daughter-in-law were just here for a  week before the son leaves for a year’s tour of Afghanistan. When they got here my daughter-in-law emptied a container that had little wrapped cheeses in it. I thought that was an unusual shape and that I could make something with it so I asked her for it. Here’s what the original container looked like:

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Nothing especially fancy about it now was there? LOL I started out by mixing some Gold TS mixers with the Sakura Crystal Lacquer and applying several coats to the inside of the container.Sakura Hobby Craft Post 5-24-12 003 That looked ever so much prettier in person, but you can see that it really looks nice. The lacquer on the inside of the container gave it a lot more stability too. I then used some Faded and Worn scrapbook paper on the outside of the container. I used the lacquer as a glue to hold the paper to the container and then covered the paper with the lacquer to seal it. Now the container had a lot of stability and didn’t resemble that cheese container at all!

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Once everything was dry (which didn’t take very long at all) I embellished the piece with some stick-ons and also with a tag holder in which I added the word “Believe”. I thought this container turned out with a masculine feel to it which is what I had hoped for. I think it would make a nice little container for holding little manly things in, what do you think?

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Father’s Day is coming up you know! This wasn’t hard to do and the mixers and lacquer are very easy to work with.



Thursday, May 10, 2012

A Neat Redo on a Terra Cotta Wine Cooler

Yes I do mean a neat redo! I went to Hobby Lobby a while back and they were trying to get sell a bunch of Terra Cotta Wine Coolers that they had been using to hold there florals. They had changed out the whole department and were selling the coolers for $1 a piece. Score!! I bought four because I thought once they were fixed up in some way that they would make a cool gift. Here’s the beginning:
sakura hobby craft 5-10-12 039 The coolers were a little scratched up and needed something on the outside. So………. I painted the top of the cooler with paints and then got busy mixing up some Sakura Crystal Lacquer with Bronze Pearl Effects Terri Sproul Mixers hobby craft 5-10-12 041 Wow, isn’t this just yummy looking? Well you know me, I couldn’t just leave things like that so I mixed up some Sakura Crystal Lacquer with Violet Pearl TS Mixers and also mixed up my own version of Green Pearl by using Citrine Pearl and Tanzanite Blue Pearl Terri Sproul Mixers Then I added some grapes and leaves to the sides of the Wine Cooler and look at this:
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Oh my goodness doesn’t that just look super? I love how this project turned out and I think this wine cooler will make a fantastic gift for someone don’t you? I know I’m impressed with the way the Sakura 3D Crystal Lacquer and the Terri Sproul mixers work so well together.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Terri Sproul Live Tonight!!

Check in tonight to watch Terri Sproul's fantastic show! Tonight her show is sponsored by Altered Pages. There will be prizes and more, much more! Learn a new technique and enjoy yourself.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012



I have got to start off by thanking EK Success for sponsoring this wonderful event!! I’m sure some of you were following me last year and read about me going to Little Rock, AR to the first ever Fork and Talk event, but for those of you who don’t know and for those who do I want to say it just keeps getting better and better!! The requirements for attending the event are that you have to have a blog and blog about the event after you get back home.

There were twenty women who attended the event last year and the same amount this year. We started off the event by getting to know each other. There were ladies there from Arkansas of course but there were also a few from out of state. It was a great time of fellowship with other women who were bloggers and crafty and creative. One of the fun things that we all did together was a makeover of the Craftgossip Editor who was sitting at our table. Our table had Scarlett Burroughs who is the Quilting Editor for Craftgossip. I’ve got to say our table WON again! Fork and talk 2012Scarlett is the second lady from the right. She’s very pretty and very tolerant of us making her over, or at least making a picture of her over. The particular thing that got us the win was the tiny plastic “fork” earrings that we put on her. LOL All of the people at the winning table got to pick a gift from a table in the front of the room. I just wasn’t fast enough to grab this beautiful table cover that’s around 50 years old. :0(

Fork and talk  2012  But I was able to grab a wonderful pillow kit that involves crewel embroidery. It would make a terrific gift for yourself or someone else. EK Success was just so generous again this year and we all came away from the event with lots and lots of crafty goodies and a lasting remembrance of a great time with friends. We also made a cute to go coffee cup cozie and coaster from a kit that EK Success provided and gave a review on it.

A fun and informative time was had by all and EK Success will be all of our favorite go to company when we need some crafty items and kits.

Fork and talk2012 I do so hope I get to enjoy the “Fork and Talk” again next year because the food is great and the whole event is just fantastic!