Hi All. Join me in my studio as we upcycle a thrift store leather belt into a fabulous fall inspired bracelet cuff. Learn to cut the belt, add snaps, paint and finish your cuff. See the tools/materials list below the video link. Hope you enjoy.
Leather hole punch or nail
Pen or Sharpie
Old leather belt
Snaps - I used Tandy Line 20
Paint - compatible with leather
Fingernail polish - acetone
Hi All, I tried something new by making a polymer clay fall tree mixed media panel. I've never done any kind of polymer clay wall art so I thought I would stretch creatively to meet the YouTube Creative Arts Collaboration theme for September - #LoveFallArt. The colors in the panel are beautiful fall colors with a stylized tree which has dropped its leaves.
In this tutorial I show you what can go wrong in the studio and how to fix it. Because I'm inexperienced in doing this type of art, I used the wrong kind of panel. What a disaster but there's very little that can't be saved if you're willing to keep trying. Plus you'll know what not to do next time! LOL I hope you enjoy this project. You'll find the tools and materials list following the video. Leave me a comment or ask questions, I really love hearing from you. Thanks for joining me in my studio.
Paint brush - for paint and sealer
Sponge brush (optional)
Clay - scrap in tan/brown, blue and green/red/orange families
Weldbond or liquid polymer clay
Masonite or other oven safe board
Burnt Umber acrylic paint
Sandpaper - 320 grit
Sealer - Future floor wax, Varathane or other
Here’s a fun project using an embossing folder that
scrapbookers and mixed media artists use.
The design is by Darice and it has 5 different birdcage designs. I loved the design and since it has birds, it
fits the theme for this month’s YouTube Creative Arts Collaboration event. Go on YouTube and search for #pawgustart to
see all the videos by the over 300 artists in the group.
In this project we’ll make a birdcage necklace using polymer
clay. We’ll make bead dangles to enhance
the design and basic jewelry making tools and materials. Right after the video is the tools/materials
list. Hope you enjoy this project.
Embossing folder – Darice Birdcage
Drill or needle tool – drill bit size to fit jump rings
Polymer clay – just over half block of Sculpey Premo! silver
or clay of your choice, just make sure it’s strong enough for jewelry
Paint – black
Sandpaper – 240 and 400 grit wet/dry
Beads – jet black briolette beads – large 8 ea, small 16 ea
Bead caps to fit briolette – 24 ea
Jump rings – 18 ea - 6mm (approx.); 8 ea – 3mm (approx.)
My first attempt to cover wood with polymer clay and my first sculpted figure.
A co-worker had made birdhouses from reclaimed wood and offered a couple of them. He has a love of garden gnomes so in exchange, I created this fanciful piece with a purple roof, grass, flowers, a blue bird and of course, the garden gnome.
In the last video series I created a tassel pendant. The ones you see are not my first attempts. I originally planned a bright, summery pendant with bright yellow, orange and purple. Almost a retro look. Unfortunately, because the clay covering is relatively thin, I burned and scorched the clay. The result was a sad, dark mess. The piece was destined for the trash but really, with the time I put into creating it, and the fact that I liked the shape, I decided to see what I could do to save it. So, I used bronze, heavy body paint, I antiqued it and added a bunch of Swarovski crystals for some bling. Added a gold tassel, and I'm happy with the result. So, see what you can do to save those not so perfect pieces. Here's the video on the process. Have you ever burned a piece? What did you do? Let me know in the comments. Hope you enjoy the video.
something exciting happening in the YouTube art community. Over 250 YouTube art/craft/how to channels have
formed a community! Thanks
to Cinammon Cooney (theartsherpa),
Clive Powell (clive5art), Sigrid
Soto (secretsoto) and
Ginger Cook (gingercooklive)
for getting the group started. This
should be a fun collaboration and a supportive group. I hope you visit the Facebook page to
connect with the content creators participating.
entry is a series of three videos on how to make a polymer clay tassel
pendant. I’ll show you how to create the
pendant, make the tassel and do finishing work so you have a wearable work of
art. I hope you enjoy my entry and use
the #lovesummerart (same hash tag on Facebook) to see of all of the unique and
interesting videos showcased by these talented artists. See below the videos for the tools and materials list.
are the tools and materials for my project.
or needle tool
machine or roller
credit card, hotel card key or several pieces of card stock
pliers - Round and flat nose
clay – navy (cobalt + black)
for tassel – Artiste nylon thread #2, crochet thread or other
barrel (optional), you could make your own from polymer clay
Inka Gold or pearlescent powder
finding – can be rope or chain
glue or Fray Check (optional) - the thread will fray or unravel with wear, use
one of these to stop the fray unless you like the look, apply a little bit to
the end of each cord, separate and let dry