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Monday, November 14, 2016

A Treetop Star for A Great Cause

A Star for a Cause by Carole Monahan 
This is the 2nd year my guild, the Southern Connecticut Polymer Clay Guild, has participated in a wonderful fundraising event for the Ronald McDonald House Trees of Hope.  Every guild member will make several polymer clay ornaments for our donated and fully decorated 5ft tree.   I will be contributing the tree topper this year as well as some of my Fae ornaments.

This is how I made the tree topper.


Materials:

Makin's Clay® 17.6oz of white clay #31002
Makin's Professional®
  • Ultimate Clay Machine® 
  • Professional Clay Tools 
Beacon Adhesives™ Tacky Glue
Gold glitter
White and green acrylic paints
Green wire
Paint stirrer

Tools:

Sharp blade
Paint brush fine
Mini clothes pins
Template

Materials:


Roll out the white clay in the Ultimate Clay Machine®  starting on setting #1, moving to #2, and ending on #3.






Cut out template squares from paper and lay them on the clay.  Cut the size 1st then score the lines to be cut with a sharp craft blade.


Here are all the squares cut and scored and left to semi dry for about 2 hours.



After the clay dried for about 2 hours I cut it with a sharp craft blade.


After the clay is cut now it is time to glue.  I used Beacon Adhesives™ Tacky Glue. You just need to alternate the sides that you glue.  I secured each side briefly as the glue quickly set.



Now for the FLASH!!  I used the Tacky Glue and a fine paint brush and edged all the sides of the cut segments and then I sprinkled them with a fine gold glitter.  An afterthought: you could also just use a glitter glue and save a step and SAVE
the TONS of glitter that is ALL over MY HOUSE, my face, and even my Hubby had glitter on his face!







I just happen to have a paint stirrer so I painted it white and some of it green to blend with the top of the tree.  I again grabbed the Tacky Glue and adhered 2 pieces at a time to the paint stick and I secured it with a clip until dry.


Now it is just waiting for the beautiful tree to put it on !  Keep an eye out on my Guilds Facebook page to see ALL the great polymer clay ornaments and the completed tree for the Ronald McDonald House in New Haven, CT!


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