Monday, August 28, 2017

Beach Therapy Canvas with Creative Paperclay®

Hi Friends:  Do you love the beach?  Do you like reminders of the great times you've had there? I know I do!  Would you like to create a beautiful canvas to help remind you?  Here's a Beach Therapy mixed media canvas project using seashells made with Creative Paperclay® and some Wilton molds.

Creative Paperclay® Canvas

I love using Creative Paperclay® with molds in my mixed media projects because it is so easy to make clay accents to use on projects.  Just add the clay to the mold, pop it in the freezer for a few minutes to help it set, remove from the mold and let it dry for a day or 2.  Once dry, I can easily add them to my projects, paint them to match my design ideas, and create lovely mixed media canvases, cards, or other altered art items.

I used some yummy Prima paints and waxes, and lots of pearls, beads, and glitter on this project. It was so much fun to create the canvas, and I love how I used the sand paste with my Creative Paperclay® letters to create the effect of letters in the sand.  Here are some detail photos of the canvas:

Please see my video tutorial for full instructions for this project:

Supply List:
Creative Paperclay® Modeling Material
Wilton Fondant and Gum Paste Silicone Mold, Sea Life (Amazon)
Wilton 2115-1561 Seashell Candy and Lollipop Mold (Amazon)
Wilton 417-7554 Alphabet & Numbers Fondant Cut-Outs Set (Amazon)
Prima Marketing Art Alchemy-Sparks-Ginger Magic (Amazon)
Prima Marketing Art Alchemy-Sparks-Magical Pond  (Amazon)
Prima Marketing Art Alchemy-Sparks-Butterfly Spells (Amazon)
Prima Marketing Art Alchemy-Sparks-Fairy Wings (Amazon)
Prima Marketing Art Alchemy-Sparks-Mermaid Sparkle (Amazon)
Ranger Paint Dabbers, Pearl Metallic (Amazon)
Deco Art Media Texture Sand Paste (Amazon)
Golden Fiber Paste (Amazon)
Liquitex Professional Gloss Heavy Gel Medium (Amazon)
Liquitex Gesso - White (Amazon)
Beacon 3-In-1 Advanced Craft Glue (Amazon)
Cousin Jewelry Basics Brown Seed Beads (Amazon)
Stampendous Glass Glitter (Amazon)
Heidi Swapp Marquee Love Distress Paint Kit-Rust (Amazon)
Darice Pearls - White - Assorted (Amazon)
EKTools Powder Tool (Amazon)
ArtMinds™ Wood Parenthesis Frame, 4" x 6 (Michaels)
A Touch of Glass Beads
Other:  8X10 canvas, glass gems and seed beads, grip shelf liner, cheese cloth

I hope you enjoyed my Beach Therapy canvas and learned a new way to use Creative Paperclay® on your mixed media projects. Thank you so much for stopping by the blog today.

Have a great, creative day! -Patti

Monday, August 14, 2017

Make Butter Slime with Delight™ and Contact Solution

Hi Friends:  Did you know that you can make Butter Slime with Delight™ Modeling Compound and Contact Solution?  It's pretty easy to do, and it makes your Slime flexible while still allowing it to hold it's shape - and it spreads like butter!  I really thought that Slime was just for kids, but I had so much fun making this Butter Slime - it made me laugh and giggle just playing with it!

Butter Slime

Here are some photos showing how well it holds it's shape:

Delight Butter Slime shapes

Delight™ Butter Slime Pretzel

Earlier this month, Creative Paperclay® DT member Suzette used a recipe with Borax.  Today, I'm going to use a recipe with contact solution - something many of us may already have on hand:

Recipe:  Mix together the following ingredients in the order shown
1/2 cup white glue
1/2 cup water
Coloring medium / food color
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1-2 tablespoons Contact/Saline Solution - it must contain Boric Acid to work - add slowly until the Slime starts to pull away from the edges of the bowl

Remove from the bowl, then knead in:
1/4 cup Delight™ Modeling Compound

HAVE FUN playing with your Butter Slime!

Directions: Please see my video tutorial for full details on making this Butter Slime:

Supply List:
Delight™ air dry modeling compound
white glue
Stampin' Up! Reinker - Brilliant Blue
baking soda
Contact/Saline Solution

I hope you enjoyed learning how to make Butter Slime. Thank you so much for stopping by the blog today. Have a great, creative day! -Patti

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Wonderful Tulips for SheepSki Designs Challenges

Hi Friends:  It's time for a new challenge over at the SheepSki Designs Challenges Blog!  The theme for this month is Flower Power.

Here's my project for this month's challenge - I used this lovely digital stamp called Jo's Daffodils from SheepSki Designs.  Daffodils are my absolutely favorite flower - I just love seeing them pop up in my garden each spring.  I wanted them to take center stage for this card, so I kept it pretty simple:

I hope that you are inspired by my project - instructions and supplies are listed below.  Come have some fun with a hand-colored image and join us for this month's challenge!  As long as you follow the challenge rules, you are eligible for prizes!  For inspiration, stop by the blog and see all of the great design-team projects for the challenge.  You can also join in the Facebook challenges in the SheepSki Designs Digital Stamps Facebook group.

SheepSki Challenge Blog
If you love the SheepSki digis as much as I do, use this code for a discount when ordering: SKIPATTI10.  Happy stamping and coloring!

Print image onto smooth white cardstock and color with Spectrum Noir markers.  Add glitter brush pen to flowers and let dry.  Cut focal image with stitched rectangle die.  Cut patterned papers to fit A2 card base, ink edges, and glue to card.  Cut next size stitched rectangle from coordinating patterned paper, ink edges, and glue focal image to center.  Cut "Wonderful" banner sentiment from the patterned paper sheet, ink edges, and glue to focal image as shown.  Glue focal panel to card front, using craft foam for dimension.  Finish with ribbon, double bow, and pearl accents as shown.

Supplies Used:
Jo's Daffodils digital stamp from SheepSki Designs
Spectrum Noir Markers (Amazon): BGR1,GB1, GB2, GB4, GB6, GY1, GY2, GY5, BO3, BG1, BT1, TB1, IB1, DG2, DG3, IG1, Blender
My Minds Eye Stella and Rose Paper Pad, 6 by 6-Inch, Mabel
My Minds Eye The Sweetest Thing Paper Pad, 6 by 6-Inch, Tangerine
Other:  Craft foam, ribbon, gems, pearl embellishment, A2 card base

Joy Ride Card for Stinkin' Inkers Challenges

Hi Friends:  There is a new challenge today over at the Stinkin' Inkers Challenges Blog, where the current theme is Guy Talk - any project for a special guy in your life.

My creation for this week is birthday card using a favorite retired stamp from Stampin' Up, called Rev Up the Fun!  It is a great stamp set making cards for the men who love racing, motorcycles, and cars.  It's a bit hard to see in the photo, but I used some Glossy Accents on the car to make it shine.

I hope that you are inspired by my creation and will join us over at the Stinkin' Inkers Challenges Blog to see the creations of the other design team members and enter this fun challenge.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great Inky day!

Stamp car image onto white cardstock with Night of Navy ink and sentiment with Brocade Blue ink. Cut focal image with stitched rectangle die.  Cut next larger stitched rectangle die from Brocade Blue cardstock and ink edges with Brocade Blue ink, then mat begind the focal image.  Cut strips of patterned papers to fit along the edges of the A2 card base, ink edges, and sew with sewing machine. Glue patterned papers to edges of card base.  Use craft foam to add the focal image to the center of the card.  Add Glossy Accents to car to create the shine and dimension. Finish with some small metal gears in the corners.

Supplies Used:
Stampin' Up Retired Items: Rev Up the Run! stamp set, Brocade Blue ink pad and cardstock, Oxford DSP, Patterns Pack II DSP
Stampin' Up Current Items:  Night of Navy Classic ink pad
Tim Holtz Ideology Mini Gears (Amazon)
Hammermill Color Copy Digital Cover paper (Amazon)
Glossy Accents (SSS)
Lawn Fawn Large Stiched Rectangle Die (SSS)
Lawn Fawn Small Stiched Rectangle Die (SSS)
Scotch Advanced Tape Glider (Amazon)
Sizzix BIG SHOT (SSS)Other:  Sewing machine, A2 card base, craft foam