A while back, a swapper friend sent me a card made entirely from torn and punched vellum. This morning I tried the technique for myself and was well pleased with the results. The entire background, including the sky, is torn strips of vellum. The buffalo is colored with markers and is from the Posh Native American Set available at www.PoshRubberstamps.com
Thursday, December 17, 2009
A few years back, a friend gave me an ornament that she had bought at a pottery. It's white with a raised wildflower in light pink and green. Every year I put that ornament on my tree and wish I had more. Today I dug out my polymer clay and my Posh Hope & Faith stamp set and came up with these ornaments.
Condition white polymer clay by either running it through a pasta machine or hand kneading it. Role the clay out to 1/8 in. thickness. Cut with a cookie cutter or craft knife into a shape of your choice. I had a diamond shaped cookie cutter that I used. Put a small hole in the top. A coffee stirrer straw makes a perfect size hole.
Lightly tap your stamps with Colorbox fluid chalk inks. They give a nice pastel color like you would see on bisque porcelain. You don't want too much ink on the stamp. Try to pat it just on the surface of the image without getting any into the crevasses. Press the stamp lightly into the clay so that you get a light indentation. Bake as directed on the package
When cool, tie a shear ribbon through the hole for a hanger.
Thursday, December 3, 2009
I finally got around to making a necklace out of a pendant I had made a couple of months ago. The pendant is frosted sea glass that was stamped with permanent ink and colored with alcohol ink and perfect pearls. A mixture of glitter and tiny beads in red, gold and black was glued around the edges. I glued a bugle bead on the back for the stringing wire to go through. The only thing I like better than making jewelry, is making Asian jewelry.