http://www.kizoa.com/embed-144963211-9743339o1l1My Polymer Clay Works
Every year I make something new for my White and Silver decorated Christmas Tree. This year I covered a scratched glass ball with a thin layer of black Makin’s Clay® and added several heart shapes, cut with the new set of mini cutters from Michaels. I used Chrome nail powder on the hearts and silver Mehron Metallic powder on the base clay. When it dried for 24 hours, I gave it a spray of PYMII to seal. I think it will look very pretty on my tree!
I’ve been working on a Saw Whet Owl Journal Cover in polymer clay, for a few days and today I was finally ready to bake it. It cured beautifully, but I was pretty shocked to find the the glass eyes that I painted with Gel nail polish, and liquefied with the heat. On close inspection of the second pair I had prepared, I saw the the polish hadn’t cured. This was because I had made too thick a layer of the yellow. I should have been more patient and built the colour up slowly- live and learn! So, what was I to do? Dig out the old eyes and replace with better ones. But, I didn’t want to re-bake the whole piece again, so I got out my black Makin’s Clay® the No-Bake Clay® and used it to set the new eyes. Very happy with the outcome. The photo shows from left to right – the ruined eyes, the reset eyes, and lastly the final paint on the head.
I did a video on how I made those leaves on my YouTube Channel
So, I had a bit of leftover Chameleon Nail powdered pieces of Makin’s Clay® from my last project, and I couldn’t bear to throw away all that gorgeous colour!
I took out my ModPodge silicon mold and used the leftover Makin’s Clay® to mold three sea creatures. I was really impressed how well that clay molded, as it was super thin – no tearing at all! I let them dry, then cut them out with scissors.. A little more leftover black clay made the base of a bookmark, which I placed the molded pieces on. I squished them as flat as I could- it’s a bit thick, but still works as a bookmark. Yay! No wastage!
I had one of those ” great ideas in my sleep ” last night, so today, I got out my Makin’s Clay® to try it out. I call it 3D Stamping, and I think it has potential! For this dog, I used Tim Holtz’s Mini Cats and Dogs stamp, and coloured it with Silver and gold Art-C paste. I added a nose, tongue, ears and a bone to the stamped image after using the Art-C paste. Gotta love that great citrus scent of the Art-C paste!
I love that stamp too – so cute! I think I need to explore this further, and maybe make a video too!
Update : Here’s a video I made on the process- have fun!
I had my white Makin’s Clay® out today, to try to make a rose. I loved the crepe-like quality I got, and it coloured beautifully with Pan Pastels. So soft and gorgeous! I have to make a few more, and then decide what to do with them!
I was playing with some leftover Makin’s Clay® The No Bake Clay® from a necklace project I did, so I decided to see how it behaves in some molds I made ( Sea Urchin and Ammonite fossil ). I was very happy with it, the two pieces bonded well together, I used a bit of glue, and moistened the joint. I allowed a couple of days to dry, as it was quite thick. Then I got out my Swellegant patina paints, by Christie Friesen. Fun to watch the aged metal patinas develop right before your eyes! This is a pin for my coat, can’t wait to wear it!
Skill Level – Beginner
Supplies used: Makin’s Clay® White – golf ball sized ball
Makin’s Clay® Persimmon – pea sized ball
Turtle Stamp from Inkadinkado Under the Sea
Pan Pastels in Orange Shade and Red Iron Oxide Shade – any leather colours you like
Spray sealer, such as PYMII or other suitable sealers. Try to lightly sponge sealer on so
You don’t disturb the pastels
Straw to make a hole
Cording – I used 1mm leather
Click the link above to read the full tutorial
Check out my YouTube video to see how I made these pretty bookmarks https://youtu.be/cjwFJ2ZxpgM
In this blog, I will be posting tutorials from my YouTube channel, new jewelry pieces, and Polymer Clay work. As an introduction, here is one of my Polymer Clay pieces. This is ” The Collector “