Saturday, May 28, 2016

Polymer Clay Tutorial Buttons Buttons Buttons

Learn to make polymer clay buttons with regular button holes and two ways to make shank buttons.  This is such a fun project to make custom buttons to match a fabric, purse, special outfit or use in button jewelry and mixed media projects.  Hope you enjoy.



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Button shank 10mm round, silver plate
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Sunday, May 22, 2016

Polymer Clay Tutorial "Go Fish" Bright and Colorful Fish Pendant #LoveSummerArt

Polymer clay fish pendant.  Learn to make a colorful fish with fun movement.  This polymer clay project is a great way to add movement and playfulness to your jewelry wardrobe.  Clay, eye pins, jump rings, basic tools and a bright cord are all the supplies you'll need.  Check out all the great videos in the #LoveSummerArt series by the artists of the Creative Arts Collaboration group.

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Friday, May 13, 2016

Jewelry Making for Beginners Family Tree Necklace

How to Make Jewelry Family Tree Necklace Jewelry making for beginners, use pre-made components, add jump rings, chain and birthstone or initial charms and a simple clasp and you have  a custom piece of jewelry to commemorate your family.  Great gift or family reunion keepsake.

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Tools
Jewelry pliers
Ruler

Materials
Blue Moon Tree Pendant
Blue Moon chain
Birthstone or initial charms
Jump rings - 6mm 4ea for basic necklace and one for each charm
Lobster claw or other clasp


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Thursday, May 12, 2016

Dollar Store Facial Brush Hack

Dollar store hack.  Use a dollar store facial brush in your art studio.  All the scrapbookers, card makers and mixed media artists, take a look at how I'm using this facial brush to apply ink shading to a card.  I love the look of inked edges but didn't want to pay the relatively high price of the felt and velcro ones you can find in the craft stores.  These facial brushes apply the ink perfectly and smoothly at a low cost.  You can have several for different colors.  Love this dollar store hack.  Hope you do as well.

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Friday, May 6, 2016

Polymer Clay Tutorial Faux Leather, Faux Rivet Pendant

Polymer clay tutorial for a faux leather, faux rivet pendant.  Learn to make this polymer clay pendant with a faux leather, faux rivet look.  This versatile pendant can be strung on a variety of materials.  We'll use polymer clay, scrapbook brads, a cool texture plate and paint for the patina.  Go casual with this pendant or dress it up.  Hope you enjoy.  Thanks for joining me in my studio.

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Tools
Oven
Pasta Machine
Cutters - 1-1/2", 1" and 3/4" (Ateco Cutters)
Texture Plate - Darice Embossing Folder "Fall Leaf Background"
Needle tool
Paint brush
Hand drill or electric drill
Light bulb - round vanity style

Materials
Clay - Premo! any color for the center cabochon, bronze or other to simulate leather
Scrapbook brads - small 7 ea, color of your choice
Jump ring - 9mm or large enough to accommodate bail or stringing material
Bail - large enough to accommodate stringing material
Necklace finding

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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Mixed Media Altered Teapot Tutorial - How to Alter a Teapot #CoArtCoKitchen

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Create a mixed media altered teapot.  Join me as part of the #CoArtCoKitchen collaboration with Pam Tanino, Shemi Dixon and Ina Solsbery as we take an ordinary kitchen item and transform it.  The only rules were to use fabric/lace, metal and a kitchen item.  I chose a thrift store teapot, fabric swag from Pam, lace, grosgrain ribbon, plastic pearl trim, paper rose, metal buckles, scrapbook paper and a handmade polymer clay button.  Love the way this mixed media teapot turned out.  Thanks for joining me in my studio.

Ina Solsbery - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGqIhBmuwTs
Shemi Dixon - https://youtu.be/2mAk__G3c-4
Pam Tanino - https://youtu.be/pzNTGLdFI3Q

Tools
Craft knife
Scissors
Needle tool
Brushes - foam or other

Materials
Teapot
Scrapbook paper
Fabric swag
Lace
Ribbon
Metal scrapbook buckles
Plastic pearl trim
Button
Paper rose
Mod Podge - Matte
Sobo glue

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Cool Tools Alpha Disk Lettering System Un-Boxing Product Review

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Cool Tools Alpha Disc Lettering System Un-boxing and product review.  Join me in my studio to see how this new to me lettering system works.  I've been using the traditional metal stamps you can find at the craft store or Harbor Freight and really wanted something else with more variety in font style and size.  So, I came across a recommendation for this lettering system from Cool Tools.  You can order sets that include 5 different fonts and includes capital letters, lower case and numbers/symbols.  Let's see how these work.

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