Friday, August 26, 2016

Autumn Mixed-Media Canvas by Irit Shalom

Design Team Member Irit Shalom recently shared this lovely Autumn mixed-media canvas project with Makin's Clay® accents.    Irit used the Makin's® Christmas Nature push mold to create her pine cones and acorns.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Abeille Mixed-Media Canvas by Cindi McGee

Cindi McGee is sharing the instructions for this "Abeeille" mixed-media canvas today on her blog.  Cindi used Makin's Clay® and our Honey Comb texture sheet to create the mat beneath her main bee image, and created a molded Makin's Clay® bee accent for her flowers.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Minecraft™ Creeper Faces Zipper Pulls by Erin Reed

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

"Lady of the Lost" by Carole Monahan

Design Team Member Carole Monahan created this very unique "Lady of the Lost" figure with a combination of oven bake polymer clay an Makin's Clay®.  The unique flexible, lightweight nature of Makin's Clay® when dry was a perfect choice for Carole to make the dress for her doll.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Bee & Hive Clip-On by Donna Budzynski

Bee & Hive Clip-On
Designed by Donna Budzynski

 *Earth Tones 120g multi-pack - Persimmon
Lobster Clasp
Jump Rings

Makin's® Professional™ Ultimate Clay Extruder® - Round Disc #5
Beacon™ 3-in-1 Adhesive


Gather all supplies. 

Place Persimmon clay from the Earth Tone multi-pack into the Ultimate Clay Extruder™.

Place round Disc #5 into cap, replace cap and turn handle to extrude clay.

Coil clay into hive shape.  

Cut a small amount of wire and make an eye loop. 

Add a bit of 3-in-1 Adhesive to end and insert into the top of the hive while clay is still fresh.  

Make a small impression in bottom coil to appear as an opening of hive. 

Roll a small amount of black clay and gently press into impressed area for hive opening.  (If clay is still fresh, no additional adhesive is needed.  If dry, add 3-in-1 adhesive to mount). 

Mix Persimmon clay with a small amount of Yellow clay.  Roll in your hands and make a head and body. 

Roll two small strips of black clay and wrap around body to make stripes.  Make a small stinger from black clay and mount on end of body.


Make a second eye loop from wire.  Add a bit of 3-in-1 adhesive and insert into top of bee body while clay is still fresh. 

Cut two small pieces of wire for antennas.  Roll out two small balls if black clay to put on the ends of wire for the tops of the antennas.  Add a touch of 3-in-1 and mount balls to top of wires, then add a touch of 3-in-1 and insert antennas into the head of the bee while the clay is still fresh.  

Let hive and bee dry 24 hours. 

Add jump rings and lobster clasp and hook to a back pack, or a gift bag.  This would be an adorable accent for a gift basket with honey! 

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Makin's Clay® at Mangelsen's Big ART Event

Makin's Clay® was proud to sponsor make & take projects at the recent Big ART Event at Mangelsen's in Omaha, NE.   Here are a few photos from the day -

Happy participants show off their book marks!
Tom Volz and Annie Mangelsen ready to lead participants through creating their own book marks!
Ramona Mangelsen, Annie Mangelsen and friend "Cookie"!

Tom Volz in action! 

BEE HOPEFUL! Hearts of Hope by Cindi McGee

BEE HOPEFUL Hearts of Hope 
Designed by Cindi McGe
BEE HOPEFUL!  Cindi McGee just completed these Hearts of Hope which will be shipped off tomorrow to prepare for their journey to Serbia. 

Former Makin's Clay® Design Team Member Anya Artesania​ is coordinating this campaign - here is more info:   Every day, one child in Serbia is diagnosed with cancer. Every week, one child in Serbia dies of cancer. More than 500 children in Serbia are treated for cancer during the year. Join me, make FIMO HEARTS OF HOPE to help children with cancer in Serbia. For more info about the campaign and how to participate click on this link.

Note: Cindi's hearts are not made with FIMO, but with Makin's Clay® - But Anya did state that although those coordinating this effort suggest using FIMO,  other clays were acceptable if artists were more comfortable working with them.