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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Mermaid Display Frame by Irit Shalom

Mermaid Display Frame 
Designed by Irit Shalom
Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my July Makin's Clay® tutorial.  Summer is here and this is a totally summer project I made today- easy to follow and almost anyone with basic skills and Makin's Clay® products can make it in just an hour (without counting the drying time).  I made the clay frame to frame my own art stamped piece.  I made this Mermaid piece with a Stampendous stamp, Tattered Angels mists and paints, and heat embossing.  I had to add something to make it more artistic and the clay frame was my first choice. So here is a tutorial for the frame.


Makin's Clay® - White
Makin's® Roller & Cutter Set
Makin's® Cutting Mat
Makin's® Texure Set E - Curly Beard
Makin's® Sea Shells Push Mold
Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam
Tattered Angels High Impact Paints
Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive
Pearl beads


1. Roll the whole package of White Makin's Clay® with roller from the Roller and Cutter set over the  Large Cutting Mat. 

2. When the clay is flattened to the size that fits the art piece to be framed, use ruler and Clay Cutter to cut 4 equal pieces that will make the frame.
3. Arrange all 4 cut pieces to make a kind of a frame over the art piece. Don't try to make it pretty and straight. We will do this step later.
4. Make the waves texture using roller over the Curly Beard texture sheet  from Texture Sheet Set E.  Don't try to make straight lines of your frame yet. It will be done during the next step.
5. Now take you cutter again and cut the left overs from the outside and inside the frame as shown. 
6. While your frame is drying make sea shells and other sea creatures with Sea Shells Push Mold  and white clay.   Let dry 24 hours.
7. Paint your dry clay shells with a mix of Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam (this is a glittery watery kind of a paint and leaves a lot of surface non painted, but that was what I wanted). Let the paint dry.
8. Paint the textured frame with a mix of Tattered Angels High Impact paints and a bit of Glimmer Glam and let it dry.
9. Arrange and mount the painted clay shells over the frame corner  and add a few pearl beads around and inside the frame using Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive.
And this is how my finished project looks!
Hope you enjoyed my small clay tutorial and see you again next month!


Unknown said...

Love everything about it. Especially, how painterly she is. Great job.

Pat Krauchune said...

Nice Irit!

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