Monday, September 19, 2011

They're here! They're here! "Entwined" texture stamp

I can't believe it, after so many weeks of waiting my texture stamps are finally here and available !!!

Dragon scales and vines? Oh my!

Fluid and organic, this stamp contains elements reminiscent of dragons and nature. The gentle embrace of the two different textures evokes a feeling of serenity. (I must have been slightly sleep deprived when I came up with this description!)


I made some jewelry samples a while back with "Entwined" and Even though i shouldn't have blogged about it before it was through the production process i did (i just couldn't help myself!)  That's when it got picked up on Polymer Clay Daily. It's such a compliment to be mentioned on Cynthia Tinapple's blog. It's epic actually! (now i'm starting to sound like my kids! yikes)
If you missed it here is the post.

Here is the jewelry I made with "Entwined"

Guilder's paste and alcohol inks were used for the jewelry to get that ancient, unearthed look.

Gingko Collage

Gingko Collage

The unique fan shaped leaf of the gingko tree remains a favourite of many. Could it be because of the way that the veins radiate out into the leaf blade? Maybe because the leaves are reminiscent of wings.
Either way, It’s a strong form with delicate lines. Lots of visual movement in this texture stamp!
Gingko Collage
(From the Impress It! line formerly called Gingko leaf 2)

I'm loving the Guilder's paste! I haven't been using it for very long but so far the results are amazing! This sample was made using black clay with Copper and Patina guilder's paste.added to the surface.
Gingko Collage
Available at Shades of Clay

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Feather Boa texture stamp

This is a quick pic that I created to show how great "Feather Boa" can look! Both examples started out with black clay that I used the Guilder's paste on. For the example on the left, I ran the black clay through the pasta machine with the texture stamp. Then, i just lightly rubbed a few different colours of the GP on the top surface,  For the second example on the right, i covered the clay with Germsn silver GP and let it dry for a bit before running it through the pasta machine with the texture. Then I added different colours of the GP to the surface.

Feather Boa
Now available here!
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Medallion video, That was easy!

What a difference a day makes! Last night I couldn't figure out how to embed this video.  It just shows what a difference a good night's sleep can do for you. (Even if the sleep wasn't nearly long enough!)

Sunday, September 18, 2011

a "How to" video for 'the "Straight and Narrow" texture stamp

Here's a "how to" video to help get you started with the "Straight and Narrow" texture sheet. It's very unique in that it measures 2' X 8" and it was designed to be cut apart into long strips and used to make medallions.  It's also great for making borders and frames and of course you don't have to cut the strips apart.  Let me know if you can come up with another interesting way of using it!
I can't for the life of me figure out how to embed the video this late at night so I'll just leave you with the link for now.

I posted some other "how tos" ages ago but apparently under different user names. I've managed to gather them up and put them all in one place. You may recognise a few.

"Straight and Narrow" texture stamp
Now available here!
It's way too late to post anything else.  I'll be back soon with more details and samples!!!!!  Thanks for all of the interest and support surrounding this new line of textures!  I hope that you'll think it was worth the wait.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Polymer CAFE magazine

The October issue of PolymerCafe is on the newstands now. (ok, ok, it's been available for a little while now. I just forgot to mention it)  This issue is full of ideas on sculpting faces.  A must have if you're a fan of the magazine. And yes, of course, I have a tutorial in there as well on making "Earth Crystal Pendants". Yet another way of using the CaBezel molds.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

The CaBezels go "down under"

It's great to find out about all of the different places that the CaBezels are travelling to these days!  I came across this post by Davinia. She claims to be a newby working with the molds but her first attempts are fantastic.  If you've been hesitating about trying out the CaBezels because you think they  might be too difficult, then you can read all about Davinia's efforts here on her blog.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Image transfers and the CaBezel molds

Cynthia Blanton has been playing with transfering vintage images and turning them into cabochons using my molds.  Of course this means that the clay is un-baked when the transfer is done.  Her pendants/pins are beautiflly done.  You can read more about it here on her blog.