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Saturday, October 1, 2016

Mini Succulent Pendant - Polymer Clay Adventure


Designer Cindi McGee is teaching in the 2017 Polymer Clay Adventure Virtual Retreat - This is the first time they have allowed an artist to teach a workshop featuring Makin's Clay®!   You can register for the retreat to learn this project, and many more amazing polymer clay projects being taught by 26 well known polymer clay artists - here on her blog.

Friday, September 30, 2016

Stamped Clay Feather ATC's


Design Team Member Erin Reed recently shared these great feather themed ATC's.   Erin created her dimensional feather accents by rubber stamping Makin's Clay®.

Sunflower Greeting Cards

Sunflower Greeting Cards by Cindi McGee
Designer Cindi McGee shares these monoprinted sunflower greeting cards with molded Makin's Clay® bees today on her blog. 



Thursday, September 29, 2016

Glow in the Dark Rotten Molars Pendant

Glow in the Dark Rotten Molars Pendant by Lucy Reese

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Grab a small chunk of your Glow-in-the-Dark clay and form it in a chunky triangle. Flip it over and flatten the surface.








2.Take scissors and cut the pointed end in two and form the roots of the tooth.










3. Use your needle tool to form the gum line.








4. Using a large ball tool add a nice indentation on the surface of the tooth. At this point, this is where all the detail comes in. You can use whatever tools you have in your stash to create the ridges, crevices, and cavities in your tooth. Let it dry completely.







5. Here is a close-up to show you where I added my paints. I made a wash and wiped it off because I only wanted it in the nooks and crannies. I also added a bit of red to the roots to give the freshly extracted look. To complete the tooth, I used the Flecto only where the gum line started and up to cover the tooth. I wanted to give the perception of enamel. Just a tip about using the paint...don't cover up too much of your tooth, it may hinder the glowing. However, by just adding a little bit, your tooth will look decayed when glowing and that is what I was going for here.



I hope you enjoyed this months project and if you decide to give it a go, I would love to see your pictures or hear how it went for you. Remember, you can follow me at tecniquefreak.wordpress.com.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Makin's Clay® at Bella Crafts Convention 2016



Makin's Clay® was a sponsor of the recent Bella Crafts Connection event at the Mall of America.   Certified Makin’s Clay® Expert Ann Butler taught a class introducing students to some of the broad range of applications of Makin's Clay®.  Ann shared some photos from the class - it looks like the students created some great projects. 






Easy Autumn Bracelet

Easy Autumn Bracelet by Cindi McGee
Designer Cindi McGee recently shared this quick & easy autumn bracelet made with Makin's Clay® here on her blog. 

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Halloween Clothespin Clips



Halloween Clips by Erin Reed
I wanted to make some cute clay clips for Halloween to place on various projects such as cards, tags, scrapbook pages, treat bags, banners, really the uses are endless for these fun little clips.

Materials:

Makin's Clay®

  • Black, White Clay, Neon Orange
  • Clay tools
  • Halloween Cutter Set

Makin's Professional® 

  • Cutting Mat
  • Professional Clay Tools 

Mini wooden clothespins 
Tattered Angels paints & mists 
Beacon™ Mixed-Media Glue
Procedure:
1) Roll out white, neon orange, and black clay and cut out cats, bats, pumpkins, and ghosts, a few of each for fun with the Halloween cutters.




2) Use the professional stylus tool to add in ridges to the pumpkin, shapes to the for eyes, wings, and mouth, for the cat face and ears, and the ghost eyes and mouth.
3) Roll our little balls or lines in white or black for the faces of the animals and ghosts for eyes and whiskers.  Use Beacon Mixed Media glue to hold the little parts in place.
 

4) Let dry over night to harden and set.
5) Use Tattered Angels paints and mists to add color to the pumpkin and pupils to the eyes.






6) Cut out shapes of the faces in black paper for the jack-o-lanters and glue.







7) Glue each little shape with Beacon Mixed Media Glue to a black Canvas Corp clothespin to make your clip.







Here is a full video tutorial on how to I made these fun little clips!!

https://youtu.be/lA8wBzrdepg

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