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!!

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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!

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