Monday, May 28, 2007
Here is a twist from Dominique's extruded clay technique. Roll out the skinner blend jellyroll until it was about 5 mm in Dia. Cut in to 4-5 pieces, lay them next to each other, with a brayer, press down lightly until it flat.
With a stamp sheet of your choice, stamp on the clay, make sure you get a good, deep impression. With the thin blade, slice off the relief portions to reveal the colors underneath. Isn't that surprisingly pretty?
Don't forget the keep the scrap clay and make the matching beads for your pieces. Enjoy ;-)
Thursday, May 24, 2007
I mixed the caramel color clay with some gold and a little bit of glitter. Roll it into a ball. Push as many rock salt pieces (Morton-ice cream salt) into the ball. Textured with my favorite texture tools. Baked and put them in the water until all the salt get dissolved.
I dabbed the Burnt Amber oil paint on the surface of the beads to make it look darker and shinny. That's it, really. They look really cool.
Monday, May 07, 2007
You probably have a piece of clay that is small but so pretty and you don't know what to do with it. Why not bake a piece, put a frame around it and turn it into a pendant. All we need are 2 sheets of clay, running through the thickest setting on PM and that special piece of clay just like I have here..
Here's the finished pendants. You can lift the design sheet off and dab some TLS on the backing and then bake. You can also add the texture to the frame and baked. Then use Rub&Buff to make it looks like Metal frame, or regular sand and buff will do.
Remember you can trim the sides and the bottom part , so you can cut them into curves, poke a hole or 2 or 3 so you can dangle some more beads. Embellish it as will. :)
Thursday, May 03, 2007
This is how I make my , "Cherry Blossom" texture plates. Roll a sheet of clay at the thickest setting om the Pasta machine, Fold in half. I like red because it is easy for me to keep my texture plates together in one pile. :) Trim to the size you want. This one is about 2"x3".
The tools I use are the Leather texture tools. I borrowed them from my friend and never returned them. So I put them to the good uses. (Be careful if you ever lend me something, I even dog-sitting for my friend and did not return the dog to her.) Also I use Ball point stylus, knitting needle, screw driver, and what ever I can find around my table that looks interesting. LOL :0
Stamp the big flowers first, keep the distance between those flowers by following the sketch.
Keep adding more details with those tools and stylus.
I roll the Micro Beads pen over the top to give it a nice texture.
It's look pretty good at this point.