|Coiled Holiday Tree Card by Erin Reed|
This month Makin's Clay® challenged it's Design Team members to select a Pin from our Tutorials & Techniques Board or our Polymer Clay Inspiration Projects Board and create a project using Makin's Clay® based upon the chosen pin. Our goal was not to have our designers simply copy of the projects, yet be inspired to perhaps try a new technique, or create a project style they might not normally have considered.
Hi all, Erin here today. I just recently went to a wine and painting class with some friends and the painting we did there used swirls to create a tree, and I thought why can't that translate into a card? Then I was browsing through the Makin's Clay® Tutorials & Techniques Pinterest board and I came across this fun technique using the Makin's Professional® Ultimate Clay Extruder® to make extrusions and then turn them into swirls, and it seemed like a match made in heaven!!
- Vineyard Tones - Grape Leaf, Merlot
- Earth Tones - Straw
- Christmas Nature Push Mold
- Clay Tools
- Ultimate Clay Extruder® - Disc #7, Disc #4
- Cutting Mat
Card - Canvas Corp Brands
Ink - Brutus Monroe
Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive™
Instructions:1) Start with the Straw clay. Using the Christmas Decor push mold make a star for the top of the tree. Set aside to dry.
3) Remove triangle shaped paper, and glue swirls into place on Canvas Corp burlap stitched card with Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive™.
4) Use the extruder and disk 4 with the Merlot clay and cut
symmetrical size pieces and roll into little balls. Glue decorative balls and star onto tree. Ink edges of card with Brutus Monroe green ink.
Here is a full video tutorial on how I made this swirl clay Christmas tree card.
Now you have a fun cute card to give to a special person for Christmas. You can also translate this idea into a decorative canvas or an ornament!!