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Designed by Steph Ackerman
Makin's Clay® - White, Black, Red, Green
Makin's Professional® Cutting Mat
Makin's Clay® Roller and Cutter Set
Beacon Adhesives - 3-in-1 Advanced Craft Glue
Using the Clay Roller, I rolled out the clay until it was very thin. (You can also use the Ultimate Clay Machine® to achieve the same effect.) I placed the clay between 2 layers of waxed paper, placed the die on top of the wax paper then ran it through my die cut machine. Due to the intricate detailing of the die, the wax paper allowed the die to be easily removed from the clay. It just takes a little patience to remove the wax paper from the die cut elements. (Note: While this technique does work, we normally recommend you let Makin's Clay® dry before die cutting to help prevent any clay being left in your dies or machine).
I also wanted a picket fence so I rolled out white clay, placed it between 2 layers of waxed paper andran it through my die cut machine.
I mixed green and white clays together so I could create some leaves. I then die cut the leaves in the same manner as the Eiffel Tower.
Because I rolled the clay very thin, the details in the leaves really shows. To highlight those details I lightly painted on several colors to emphasize those details.
I cut travel paper to fit the back of the clock then adhered the Eiffel Tower to the background. A paper tag was added regarding the journey. A Unity stamp was stamped on a wood tag which was added above the paper tag.
The clock was painted with assorted colors of paint. The flowers were created by mixing red and white clays together. After rolling out the clay, assorted sized flowers were die cut in the same manner as the Eiffel Tower, then lightly painted. The flowers were layered with leaves and placed with the fence across the clock. Larger flowers and leaves were added to the top of the clock.
I love that I can use all my favorite dies with Makin's Clay®. What will you create today?