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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Bluebird of Happiness Magnet or Pin


Spring is finally arriving around the country and what better way to celebrate than with a Bluebird of Happiness magnet or pin to brighten someone's day.   - Cindi Bisson

Materials:

120 gram Multi-Color pack of Makin’s Clay®
Makin’s Clay® Heart Cutters - #36007
Makin’s Clay® Dove Cutters - #38012
Makin’s Clay® Leaves Push Mold - #39001
Makin’s Clay® Texture Sheets Set D - #38004
Magnet or pin back
Makin’s Clay® Roller
Craft glue
Jacquard® Pearl-Ex Pigment Powder
Non-stick surface for rolling clay, small paintbrush, baby wipes, paper towels, small scissors, small ziplock bags for storage of unused clay with damp paper towel

Instructions:

Remove individually wrapped colors from multi-color pack of clay.    Open red clay.  Makin’s® is ready to use directly from the package - no conditioning necessary.  Cut large heart from textured clay using largest square cutter from set.  Set aside. 

On non-stick surface, use clay roller to roll red clay to approximately 1/8” thickness.   Place texture sheet over rolled clay.  Lightly press with hands or roller to transfer texture to clay.

Open green clay.  For leaf, gently press enough green clay directly into selected leaf on push mold. Remove leaf from mold.  Set aside.

Open blue clay.  For bluebird, on non-stick surface, use clay roller to roll blue clay to approximately 1/8” thickness.  Place “wood grain texture sheet horizontally over rolled clay, lightly press with hands or roller to transfer texture to rolled clay. Use cutter to make large dove from blue textured clay. 

Open red and yellow clay.  Creating custom colors is simple with Makin’s Clay®.  Two or more colors of clay blend together directly for a new shade, or paints can be added to alter colors.  Blend 1 small ball (approximately 1/4”) of each yellow and red clay to create orange.  

On non-stick surface, use clay roller to roll red clay to approximately 1/8” thickness.  Place “wood grain texture sheet horizontally over rolled clay, lightly press with hands or roller to transfer texture to rolled clay.   Use scissors to cut oval shape to fit over belly/chest area of bluebird.  Place directly onto bluebird.  Wet clay sticks to wet clay, no additional adhesive is required.  Roll tiny ball of yellow clay and add as eye to bird.

Use small paint brush to lightly dust heart and bluebird with Pearl-Ex pigment powder for added shimmer.  Layer pieces as desired, adhere with craft glue.  Mount magnet or pin back to back.  Let dry.

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