Monday, 16 January 2017

Makin's Clay Jewelry set tutorial

Hello my dear crafty friends !
Irit  is here today and I will show you how to make a fancy jewelry set using Dragon Egg Pinterest tutorial inspiration.
This is my own version of this technique. The original tutorial show the work with foil over the polymer clay. I don't have any foil or even scalloped polymer clay knife. So I worked with metal leaves and scalloped cutter, but the result is very similar, also not in colors.
So here is my final project: a necklace, pair of earrings and a key chain/bag chain all together:

 And now here is my tutorial for you:

1. Roll half package of Black Makin's air dry polymer clay over Makin's Clay® mat using Makin's
 Clay ® rolling tool from the set.

2. Add a thin layer of enamel  powder adhesive over the rolled clay sheet.
You sure can use any other adhesive that  keeps metal leaves over the surface; I used whatever I had and it worked just perfect.
Add a random layer of silver leaves over  adhesive and let it dry.

3. Add another layer of enamel adhesive and fill with a mix of copper, red gold and gold leaves as shown.
Let the adhesive dry, but don't wait till the clay is dry.

4.Use scallop cutter or scalloped clay knife if you own it and make a few scalloped strips from the metal covered clay piece.

5.Roll another half of Black Makin's Clay® and use Makin's Clay® Oval and Round cutters to make all pieces shown that will make all three jewelry projects.

6. Cover the oval pieces with the any glossy glue and add all scalloped pieces from both sides of the ovals.
Use the cutter again to cut the extra pieces of the scallops.

7.Cut the circles from the foiled sheet with Round Makin's Clay® cutters and cover the black clay circles from both sides.

8.Make holes in the beads and trinkets and let it dry overnight.

9. Arrange the necklace using the largest oval piece, larger circles and smaller round beads.

Make the earrings with smaller ovals and small circles as shown.

10.Now arrange the key chain with the last two beads.

 And here is a full project:

Product list:
Makin's Clay products:
Makin's Air Dry Polymer clay® in Black
Makin's Clay® Cutting mat large
Makin's Clay® 3p cutters Round and Oval
Makin's Clay® Cutter and Roller set

Other products:
Globecraft Enamel and embossing powder adhesive
Gold and silver leaves
Jewelry findings and gold waxed string

Sunday, 15 January 2017

Love you card with DCWV

This card was made a couple of months ago for DCWV sketch challenge and was spotlighted in DCVW blog.
I used DCVW  cardstocks, Sizzix dies and a piece of bakers twine to make this card with their sketch.
Hope you like it!

Saturday, 14 January 2017

Holidays frame and hanger tutorial with Inspired by Stamping

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my January Inspired by Stamping tutorial.
This time I made a Winter/Christmas photo frame (can be used as a gift card holder too) and an up cycled hanger, both using the very same new released Inspired by Stamping Snowflake Wonder stamp set.
It was also my very first time to use my Misty stamping tool after I bought it like a year ago.

So here we go!
1. Arrange a few snowflake stamps  in your Misty tool and use blue pigmented ink to stamp them on a half of A4 size white thick cardstock.
Not shown, but later: each stamping need to be heat embossed with clear embossing powder.

2. Arrange the second stamp arrangement and stamp again.

3. Heat emboss the stamped snowflakes with clear embossing powder.

4. Fill the whole cardstock with more stamped snowflakes and heat emboss them all.

5. Make the chipboard frame and cut the piece that fits this frame. We use  whatever is left for the hanger.

6. Paint the chipboard frame with white acrylic paint.

7. Cover the painted frame with a thick layer of Crackle Glaze medium and let it dry.

8. Add a bit of gold acrylic over the crackles and wipe the rest.

9. Mist the embossed images with three Tattered Angels mists; let it dry or use a heat gun between colors, unless you like a mess.

10. Paint the old kitchen hanger with white acrylic (the one I used doesn't need a primer).
Cut the stitched frame with a die from the smaller piece of your stamped and misted cardstock.

11. Glue the die cut piece over the hanger and cover with One layer Crackle. Let it dry.

12. The crackle is not much seen, but it made the colors bright and shiny and this is very different from the colors we get using the other technique later.
Add a bit of gold acrylic around the edges and your hanger is done.

13. Go back to the second stamped piece and cover it with 4-5 layers of thick embossing powder.
Let it  cool and break the " glass" with your hands to get this broken glass look.

And that's how it looks on a close- up photo.

14.Stamp the Christmas sentiment with gold pigmented ink and heat emboss with clear embossing powder.

15. Die cut the stamped sentiment and mist with  blue  and pink mist. Glue the sentiment circle on the corner as shown.
This is how our finished frame looks.

Add a photo inside the frame or use it to hold  gift card inside.

 And both pieces together:

I hope you liked my small tutorial and our delicious Snowflake Wonder IBS stamp set.

Products used:
Snowflake Wonder- Inspired by Stamping
Inks- Clearsnap
Embossing powders- WOW! Embossing Powders
 Acrylic paint- DecoArt
One step crackle- DecoArt
Crackle Glaze- DecoArt
Mists- Tattered Angels
Dies- Elizabeth Crafts Designs

Friday, 13 January 2017

Clear acrylic deco with Art Anthology

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my second January tutorial made for Art Anthology.
This time I made a clear acrylic wall deco project using the old and forgotten acrylic page from the 7 years non used album.
I call it a kind of recycling as I never made the clear album, but I use those pages for other altered projects and I really like the use of my old stash.
And just to add to this " use your stash" thing I used the very old decoupage paper on the back of this project, the very old chipboard star and even older metal letters.
This is a kind of a low cost project and it's like " make the background, add some themed pieces and make the statement" project.
I really hope that you got some inspiration from this project and you now understand that making art doesn't mean that you need the buy the latest and greatest products.
All you need are great Art Anthology products and a lot of your imagination.

Here are some close- ups to this finished project:

And as always there is a full step by step Snapguide tutorial I made for you HERE:

You can see the full product list in this post HERE:

See you again next month and enjoy your crafting during those cold Winter days!
 I also add this to a couple of web challenges:
SSSS- BE SQUARE (as this deco is)
 Star dust for AltairArt

Imagine your next journey tag with Tando

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my first Tando post for 2017.
New year means new  word that we usually pick as our Word of the Year.
My word for 2017 is Journey. Yes, I am not yet sure what Journey it will be, but it should be new, unexplored and exiting.
So as you can see my altered Mixed Media tag is all about this journey.
I made it as a stone road and the sky with stars, as I don't really know  the right way  of this journey.
 And it says " Imagine your next journey"; so you can understand that I am totally not sure about the way.
I used Tando Crocodile stencil to make the stone effect with texture paste (DecoArt) and glitter embossing powders (WOW! Embossing Powders).
When it was dry (heat gun sure worked here extra ) I misted it with copper mist and added DecoArt Crackle paste over the edges. When it was dry I added DecoArt Acrylic paint over the paste.

Tando large chipboard stars were covered with gold and blue embossing powders and then with DecoArt Crackle Glaze and I love the effect a lot.
The arrow was heat embossed with gold powder and then misted with blue mist.
The round golden dots are the left overs from Tando Round. background chipboard and I love to embellish with them as you can paint then to any color to fit your project.

I hope that you like my tag and my word and see you soon again!
Tando products used:
 Tando minis Arrows
Tando Mini's - Arrows

Grab bag of stars
Grab Bag of Stars

Round chipboard
Grid - Round

Crocodile stencil
Mask - Crocodile

DecoArt Media line

Thursday, 12 January 2017

BoBunny Mixed media Winter Wishes and Glass paint

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my new BoBunny project.
This week I was challenged to make a  Mixed Media project with Winter Wishes collection and to add Pentart Glass paint.
So what should you use to combine glass paint and paper?  It sure should be a kind of something clear, even if it's not a real glass. 
So this project was made with  clear acrylic album cover, but I made it to a wall deco project.

This is how this wall deco looks over the sheet of BoBunny patterned cardstock from this most adorable Winter Wishes collection.
I wanted to leave this decoration as clear and translucent as possible. So I didn't used any cardstock, but  vellum pieces only and added some layered chipboards, stickers and die cuts here and there.
 I used hand cut vellum pieces as my front part background and added the main  Angel image sticker that was hand cut from the sticker rectangle.
The title was made with three different stickers and it says " Perfect Angel Wonderland".

And now let me show you the back side of this piece.
As you can see it was made with two components.
The outside  square of the cover was covered with BoBunny White Crackle paste. 
First I used the Primer and then the Crackle component and you can see those gorgeous crackles around the cover.
Then I used Pentart  solvent based White Glass paint and I left some clear areas as I wanted parts of the piece  to stay translucent.
Finally- not seen here- I covered the  painted back with Pentart solvent based Glossy Varrnish.

Here you can see the layered chipboard clock that was added on the top of the project.
I used BoBunny delicious brads to fix the cord inside the pre-made holes (remember that this was originally  an album cover with holes for binding rings).
Some die cuts from Noteworthy pack were added near the chipboard clock.

The silver snowflakes were  made with a new Winter Fun stencil and my favorite BoBunny Silver glitter paste and believe me that shine and sparkle of this paste is even seen in the dark!

The trees were cut out from the gorgeous foiled vellum paper from  the same paper collection and glued with a bit of glaze.
  I added some pink pearls over the trees just to add some color to the whole piece.

And here is another look at the brads that hold the cord.

 I hope that you got some Winter inspiration from this deco piece and will try to make something similar with BoBunny delicious products.

Product list
 BoBunny products:
Winter Wishes Foil Vellum paper
Winter Wishes Noteworthy
Winter Wishes Layered chipboard
Winter Wishes Combo Stickers
Winter Fun stickable stencil
Think Pink Brads
Think Pink Jewels
Crackle paste (primer and crackle)
Silver Glitter Paste

Pentart products
Solvent based Glossy Varnish
Solvent based White glass paint

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