I hate wasting clay!

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!

Beetle Pot sheet

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!

 

Makin's Bookmark

3D Stamping

Makin's Clay Dog

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!

Sculpting with Stamps

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!

Making Roses

Makin's Rose

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!

Swellegant Ammonite Pin

Ammonite Pin

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!

Ammonite collage

Faux Carved Leather Luggage Tag

Faux Carved Leather Luggage Tag

Turtle title

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