Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Polymer Clay Tutorial - How to Make a Fluid Acrylic Polymer Clay Pendant/Necklace Parts 1 and 2


Hi All, hope you enjoy trying out new techniques.  This is a 2 part tutorial.  In Part 1, you'll learn to use fluid acrylic paint and ink to create a polymer clay veneer to use in making this summery pendant.  The DecoArt Media fluid acrylic I used is so luscious.  In Part 2 you'll learn to make the beaded knotted necklace for a great look.  Thanks for joining me in my studio to learn polymer clay and jewelry making techniques.  Hope you enjoy.





Get the stringing diagram:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2h9AZ7gLoZhdWM2T0hGendkSmc/view?usp=sharing

Neat tools and materials for this project and your studio:

Cool Tools - Jewelry Shape Template - Cushion
http://amzn.to/2nIAW4a

Cool Tools - Jewelry Shape Template - Fat Rectangles
http://amzn.to/2nrpaZU

Wolf Pliers - these pliers have grooves for consistent loops
http://amzn.to/2o2vZns

Deco Art Media Fluid Acrylic Paint, 1-Ounce, Cadmium Orange Hue
http://amzn.to/2od6dKr

Deco Art Media Fluid Acrylic Paint, 1-Ounce, Cobalt Teal Hue
http://amzn.to/2nrqmwl

Clay Yo Texture Sponge:
https://prairiecraft.com/kato/CY-TS.html

Tools

Pasta Machine
Oven
Clay Blade
Jewelry Pliers - round nose and chain nose
Wire Cutter
Craft Knife
Jewelry Shape Templates - either Cool Tools or make your own with card stock or plastic
Texture Sheet
Straw - cocktail size
Knitting Needle or other needle tool if needed to help with knotting
Hand Drill - size to match bail
Baking Form - 3" glass vase


Materials

Clay - Sculpey Premo! - Bright Green Pearl and Peacock Pearl
Paint - DecoArt Media in Cadmium Orange Hue and Cobalt Teal Hue
Liquitex Ink - Gold
Krylon Pen - 18K Gold or other pen to add striping
Stringing Material - I used cotton cording; 9 ea 24" strands
Pinch Bail - 1 ea
Jump Rings - 2 ea, 6mm and 1ea 9mm, or size to fit
End Cap - 2 ea 4mm, or size to fit cords
Wire - 22 gauge, 2ea 4" pieces
Hypo Cement or other glue for necklace ends
Beads - 28 ea 6mm or size of your choice to match stringing material and clay;  I used 3 colors of acrylic beads; Color A (Blue) 12 ea; Color B (Green) 8 ea; Color C (Orange) 8 ea
Genesis Medium Thick Extender or Liquid Clay
Varnish - Varathane water based varnish


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Monday, March 6, 2017

How to Use Your iPad Pro to Create a Digital Collage Artwork

Hope you enjoy this tutorial/time lapse.  Loving my new iPad Pro to create digital artwork.  Join me for a quick walk through of drawing/art apps for the iPad Pro.  You'll see how I used ProCreate and Leonardo to create a layered mixed media artwork of a bird in a tree.



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Saturday, February 11, 2017

How to Make a Polymer Clay Heart & Key Pendant/Ornament #LoveArt

Use the hashtag #LoveArt to see all the great videos by members of the Creative Arts Collaboration group.

This pretty, vintage look polymer clay heart and key pendant is easy to make and customize.  Use a skeleton key as a base to add a heart, stamped clay and patina for an unique pendant or hanging ornament.

DecoArt Metallic Lustre Gold Rush - http://amzn.to/2lBbqdA

Varathane Gloss Polyurethane:  http://amzn.to/2kTskEb

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Thursday, February 9, 2017

How to Turn a Target String Light into a Valentine Pendant - #LoveArt

You will love this jewelry making project to use Target string lights to create a sweet Valentine pendant.  These metal heart shapes are sturdy and easy to disassemble from the lights and then reuse the lights!  Wear the pendant with just a chain or cord or add pearls, beads or other parts to embellish the pendant.  Hope you enjoy.

Wolf Looping Pliers with 3 Grooves:  http://amzn.to/2kUSdpv

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Materials
Target String Light Heart Shape
Beads/Pearls - 6 ea
Bead - 2 ea, 8/0
Jump Rings - 6a, 6mm
Head Pins - 7ea  2-3"
Chain or Cord - 30" or desired length
Glue


Tools
Wire Cutter
Needle Nose Pliers
Round Nose Pliers



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Monday, January 23, 2017

Learn to Make a Dollar Store Playing Card Necklace with Giveaway! #dollarstoreartchallenge

It's a dollar store art challenge!  Learn to make a dollar store playing card necklace with art supplies from the dollar store.  Join me and the artists below to see what wonderful art projects they dreamed up.  This event, hosted by Shemi Dixon, has a giveaway!  One person will win a $20 gift card to the Dollar Tree (US) or a $20 PayPal (International).  Check out the links below for details.

Giveaway open from January 23, 2017 - January 29, 2017, winner announced on Jan 30, 2017.

Welcome to the Dollar Store Art Challenge. After you watch this video just click on the video links below to watch more wonderful projects or click on this link https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLp2Pcto6l38tkGsr7gOiSE5lhFDmTu-I- to Our Playlist to watch all the projects at one time. We have created over 21 Projects for you to enjoy. When you complete this list, click the very last video for a new list of Dollar Store Projects to watch. Please don't forget to leave a comment, like, and subscribe so that you won't miss out on all the wonderful future projects and inspiration.

To Enter the Giveaway please click this link http://craftsnamesandthings.blogspot.com/2017/01/dollar-store-art-challenge-and-giveaway.html and follow the instructions.

Prize: $20 dollar gift card to the dollar tree USA Winner Or $20 USA Dollars send thru PayPal for international winner
• There will be 1 winner picked at random
• Giveaway starts January 23 ,2017 and end at midnight on January 29,2017
• Winner will be announced on Monday January 30 on Shemi Dixon you-tube channel

Video Links
Lisa Cobler
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-Yf_ey6GeE
Barbara Rankin
https://youtu.be/-qmxcIc5y9Q
Gale Wilson-Broady
https://youtu.be/K5cy76jVBG8
Peg Robinson
https://youtu.be/EdjmGD1yZPk
Mimi’s musings Maryanne Durniak Mott
https://youtu.be/u8jJ_LvBsDM
Meridel Abrams
https://youtu.be/ens41lN8bt8
PaperOcotilloStudio Shel C
https://youtu.be/TRj2UIXleCk
Andrea Kidman
https://youtu.be/ppGJLkIJX20
Sweet Willow Designs Maria Clark
https://youtu.be/I0BftAFCu7A
Ina Solsbery
https://youtu.be/nHvYnPrgwkU
Stacy Evans Part One and Part 2
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Saturday, October 8, 2016

#29Faces Challenge Completed - Collage of all 29

So glad to have completed the #29Faces challenge successfully.  It was such a pleasure to see the work of all the participating artists and be inspired by them.  Here's the collage of my final faces.


Friday, October 7, 2016

Polymer Clay Faux Turquoise Pendant - Collaboration with Stephanie Bergeron of Deliberately Creative

It's a collaboration with Stephanie Power Bergeron of Deliberately Creative!  Stephanie created a turquoise doodle gem and I've recreated it in polymer clay.  Join me in my studio for this fun jewelry making project where we'll make polymer clay faux turquoise and a wonderfully intricate frame.



Stephanie's Channel Deliberately Creative:  https://www.youtube.com/user/sbergeron00

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Oval Cutter Set:  http://amzn.to/2dWkuXb
Fluted Round Cutter Set:  http://amzn.to/2dWk5E5
Kemper Cutter 3/16" Set:  http://amzn.to/2dHL2v5
Drill Set:  http://amzn.to/2cJ8DJA

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Tools
Pasta machine
Oven
Clay blade
Ceramic or glass tile
Rubber clay shaper
Craft knife
Kemper cutter 3/16" round
Oval cutter
Scalloped round cutter 1-3/4"
Ball stylus
Jewelry pliers
Paint brush
Texture sheet

Materials
Clay - Sculpey Premo! white, deep blue, copper, burnt umber
Paint - DecoArt Americana (Lamp Ebony Black) Golden Fine Iridescent Gold
Plastic Wrap
Paper towel
Necklace finding
Jump ring - 9mm or as large as needed for size of pendant
Bail - size to fit necklace fnding


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