Summer is here and this is a toally summer project made today- easy to follow and almost anyone with a 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 (no tutorial for the stamping or making Mixed Media art here). I made this Mermade piece with Stampendous stamp, Tattered Angels mists and paints, heat embossing and it was bare.
I had to add something to make it more artistic and the clay frame was my first choise.
So here is a tutorial for the frame and you sure can frame any sea sna sand piece of art, but this frame was made over the art piece that was larger than the finished seen one.
1. Roll the whole package of White Makin's Clay with Makin's Clay Roller from the Roller and Cutter set over Makin's Clay Large Cutting Mat.
2. When the clay is flattened to the siZe that fits the art piece to be framed use the usual metal ruler and Makin's 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 stright. We will do this step later.
4. Make the waves texture using Makin's Clay roller over the Curly Beard texture sheet from Texture Sheet set E. Dont' try to make stright 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.
I made a bit more than one of each piece, but didn't use them all on my final project.
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 the painted clay shells over the frame corner and add a few pearl beads around and inside the frame.
And this is how my finished project looks!
Hope you enjoyed my small clay tutorial and see you again next month!