I found these little frames, which are actually slide holders.
These look great in scrap books.
I used them for templates and made some clay frames which can also be used in scrapbooks, made in to jewelry, or magnets.
What about Christmas ornaments with pictures in them?
You will need:
Cernit Biscuit, White, or Opaque white (You can use other colors, I just used these for these pictures) Clay machine Clay slicing blade
Exacto-type blade Textures Pinata inks
small stencil brush
Metallic inks (brilliance, MicaMagic, these heat set and are permanent)
All links above lead to my husband's on-line store, the Clay Factory, as always thank you for looking
Condition and roll out your clay on the 3rd thickest setting in your clay machine.
Lay the slide frame on the clay and trace around it cutting with your blade.
I have better luck cutting with a exacto type blade on the inside of the frame.
You can stipple with a stiff stencil brush.
Put on a little Pinata alcohol ink.
Then add another color and daub with a paper towel to blend (Kind of) ;-D
You can bake this one just like this or...
Stamp with gold metallic ink and bake. Tah-dah frame done! Scrapbook and flexible frames.
What about a necklace?
I will play with this later for ya!
Here is another way. Roll out the sheet of clay and then roll through with a piece of lace fabric to texture.
Cut out frame from this sheet.
Highlighted with Distress ink so you can see the texture. This wonderful ink (love for my cards) is not the best to use with Polymer clay, it really never dries and will rub off. Great for step by photos though, YAY!
Here it is colored with another metallic ink and then blushed with a gold ink to further accent.
Bake and go! That scrapbook is waiting. Also you can glue to the cover or paper with a small bead of glue along each side and the bottom and you will be able to slip a small photo in and out of it when the glue has dried..
Here is another way. Roll out your clay on the above setting and then roll through with a texture plate.
Ink and bake.
Back with more on this later.
Happy Tuesday, ya'll.
Have a great week, go play now!
I love you to the moon and back!!
So you see shoes have become the latest art form and I do not mind at all, even though some of them seem quite ridiculous.
I have always wondered how one could walk in these, they are way higher than any platform I ever wore.
I do love these though, they are Steve Maddens and you can get them from Heels.com
These are works of art and the have 18 k gold heels. "Crafted by Mai Lamore, don’t degrade them by tagging them as mere shoes as they are no less than a work of art. They 27,000$ plus."
I would never wear them outside and they best be the most comfortable shoes I have ever put on and kiss my little tootsies as I walk too.
I got this pic from http://elitechoice.org
So if I look at these as art, I feel better about the prices and the looks. I would never wear them though for fear of getting them wet and breaking my leg or maybe even having worse back problems than I already have.
I do, though, love the design aspect of these and the ideas that bloom in my head from just looking at them.
Now those google eyes ones I would wear, I will have to use my glue gun and payless shoes though.
Have a wonderful Wednesday.
Today is the Fave Crafts Blog Hop Finished on the 15th. It is about recycled products.
Click on the blog hop button above to go there and see all of the recycled crafts. Or cut and paste below
It is a contest again if you feel like voting.
I have been busy with life and finding less and less time as we are getting towards all of the holidays. There are so many things to do when your granddaughter is almost 3. Santa pictures, play, Christmas crafts, play, play, play, play, and more play. She is in to role playing now and I have been all of her friends, her stuffed animals, TV friends, swiper, and Uniqua (TV characters). It is fun, so I am behind.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving everyone and may someone like my grand daughter light your life up and show you how to remember how to play and imagine!!
Condition Opaque White clay and roll out in the clay machine on the 4th thickest setting. You can roll through the machine several times to get a nice smooth sheet.
Cut out one of the sun "like" shaped cutters and lay on work surface.
Condition and roll out the caramel on the 3rd thickest setting. Cut out one of the sun "Like" shapes.
Place the caramel one on top of the white one and off set it so the whites points show between the Caramel points.
Flatten the two together with the palm of your hand, preferably the rounded cup of your palm.
Cut out two circles of Caramel out of the round 3/4" cutter. Put them together and roll into a ball. Then using your forefinger roll on one side of the ball and rolling in to a bowling pin shape.
With the back of the clay blade (careful now!) Make a mark about 1/8" to 1/4" down from the top of the small end of clay bowling pin shape.
Bend the tip over at the mark.
Place the bowling pin caramel shapeon the two cut out sun "like" shapes and press the thicker end to the shapes like you see in the picture.
Make marks with the end of your blade around the turkey body where the indents are around the outside of the sun points in the brown flower/sun are. This step is optional, but does add a little more to the turkey.
Roll out the orange clay on the 2nd thickest setting and cut out two of the 5/16" flower.
Push them out of the cutter and pinch two of the petals of the flower together.
Place the flowers that are now feet, with the pinched petals in the back,under the thick flattened end of the bowling pin caramel shape.
Cut out another flower shape.
We are just going to use this for the size, so roll that flower in to a little ball.
Roll on one side of the ball to shape it in to a shape it in to a little teardrop.
Just like this.
Place this little teardrop thick end first on the end of the bowling pin caramel top of the bowling pin.
You will able to see it in the picture after I put the eyes on.
Roll out a very small coil of black and cut off a tiny, tiny section.
Cut two of them and roll them into balls.
They a will be very small, like a 1/16".
Here is the placement of eyes and beak.
Now we are going to make the pieces for the waddle. Roll out a small coil of the poppy red.
Cut off two short pieces and one long one.
Roll them all in to balls and then roll them in to elongated teardrops.
Place one of the two small ones on top of the head.
Then place the other.
You can see where the red pieces go, here.
Looking a little like a turkey now.
Poke two holes in the beak, so he can breathe.
With the side of the flower cutter mark the chest with marks for feathers.
Use the flowers cutter and cut out four flowers out of the caramel sheet that is rolled out on the3rd thickest setting.
Put two together and roll in to a ball.
Do that with the other two.
Roll those into teardrops.
Flatten those teardrops.
With the back of the blade mark both wings on the tips.
Now mark the wings with the flower cutter and mark horizontal marks on the tips too.