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Vintage Grunge Keyhole Pendant - Create Along Box
January 04, 2019

Vintage Grunge Keyhole Pendant - Create Along Box

Patricia Krauchune created this "awesomely grungy" keyhole pendant with items from the Vintage Grunge Create Along Box.
This is what she used:
Vintage Grunge Magic Transfer Paper
Distress Rock Candy Crackle Paint
Gold Leaf Shavings for crackled effects
Umber Mineral Powdered Pigment
Leaves pattern stamp
White Souffle polymer clay
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Crackled Gold Pendants - Vintage Grunge Create Along Box
December 14, 2018

Crackled Gold Pendants - Vintage Grunge Create Along Box

Sandy Huntress shares these lovely pendants made tithe Vintage Grunge Create Along Box!   

Materials:

polymer clay, rolled into 1/2 inch to 1 inch log
Gold Leaf Shavings (Vintage Grunge CreateAlong box)
Clay blade
Acrylic block
Vintage Keys Deco Disc (Vintage Grunge CreateAlong box)
Vintage Grunge Magic Transfer Paper (Vintage Grunge CreateAlong box)

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Autumn Steampunk Heart Pendant - Create Along Box Project
November 26, 2018

Autumn Steampunk Heart Pendant - Create Along Box Project

Patricia Krauchune created this mixed-media Steampunk autumn heart pendant with many items from the "Fall-ing In Love" Create Along Box. 

Leaf Veins Silkscreen / Falling in Love rubber stamp texture sheet/ Copper mylar grunge foil / Antique Gold Leaf Charm / Ceramic Hotfix Cabochons /
Cernit polymer clay

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Autumn Leaves Beads - Create Along Box Project
November 22, 2018

Autumn Leaves Beads - Create Along Box Project

Klio Tsaliki shares absolutely gorgeous autumn beads made with the "Fall-ing In Love" Create Along Box! 

Fall leaf shaped beads made of Cernit metallic hues. Awesome silk screen included in the box.

Heart shaped leaf beads using the texture mat found in the box. 

Cernit metallic skinner blend was textured and then shaved (mica shift technique).

 

Again leaf shaped beads with the application of the foil included in the box. Although it was not 100% successful, it added a beautiful effect.

Foil was applied first on a Cernit metallic Skinner blend, then I textured the clay and shaved it (mica shift technique).

The random golden shine is really beautiful.

This was a BEAUTIFUL fall Create Along Box! I was already in fall and leaves mood, so it couldn’t come in a better moment!

 

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Falling Leaves Embossed Bookmarks - Create Along Box Project
November 19, 2018

Falling Leaves Embossed Bookmarks - Create Along Box Project

Sandy Huntress shares this clever idea for making bookmarks with contents from the most recent "Fall-ing In Love" Create Along Box!  Stay tuned for Sandy's video tutorial for this project! 


These bookmarks make quick, easy gifts that are perfect for tucking into a birthday or thinking of you card.

For bookmark base:  faux leather, or 3/4-inch wide iron-on trim tape
Acrylic block
Ceramic tile
Versamark ink
Anti-static powder tool
Falling in Love texture stamp (CreateAlong)
Embossing powder
Tiny brush
Nylon jaw pliers
3/4-inch ribbon ends (CreateAlong)
Small pieces of chain
Charms
Jump rings
Chain nose pliers

 

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Boo to You!  Halloween Create Along Box
October 28, 2018

Boo to You! Halloween Create Along Box

Pat Krauchune created this spooky fun altered bottle with several  the "treats" in the Special Addition Halloween Create Along Box! 
This is what she used:
Halloween Magic Transfer Paper
Bat Filigree
Bat  Mold
3 Pumpkins Mold
Hot Fix Ceramic Cabochons
Harlequin Pattern Texture Roller
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Ripples & Waves Under the Sea - Create Along Box Project
October 24, 2018

Ripples & Waves Under the Sea - Create Along Box Project

Patricia Krauchune created this great sea-themed pendant using Souffle polymer clay and a wide variety of items from the Ripples & Waves Create Along Box!  

She used - 

Ripples & Waves Silkscreen
Ripples & Waves Magic Transfer Paper
Ripple Blade
Waves Border Mold
Wavy Hotfix Cabochons
Sapphire Blue Decoart Matte Metallic Paint
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Shimmering Ripples & Waves - Create Along Box Projects
October 20, 2018

Shimmering Ripples & Waves - Create Along Box Projects

Klio Tsakili shares some amazing shimmering projects created with elements from the Ripples & Waves Create Along Box!
This is a necklace I made using the wavy flexible stencil included in my September Create Along Box. Background clay is a combination of Cernit Metallics and Premo Accents skinner blend on top of which I stenciled with white acrylic color. When acrylic dried completely I applied on top of it
some colorful mica powders to give it the color and shine you see in the picture. Then I gave it this wavy shape by folding it a bit. A hollow tube is attached at the back side, which holds together all the seed bead strands. Finally I placed the tiny ceramic cabochons using a liquid clay to hold them in place. I cured the liquid clay up to the point it was not liquid so it could hold the ceramic cabochons in place, and then popped it into the oven, baked as usually and added the beaded strands.
Shiny brooch made of a Skinner blend using Cernit Metallics new colors. After making the Skinner blend I cut it with the ripple blade and placed them again together alternating the ends in a way so that both sides of the Skinner blend could have the entire color range. 
The strips were placed on a thin sheet of clay to hold them together, then textured with a crackle stamp and shaved to a mica shift finish! Finally, I folded the sheet according to my Fabriclay technique.
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Artist Trading Coins - Paisley Create Along Box
September 28, 2018

Artist Trading Coins - Paisley Create Along Box

Cindi McGee used a number of the items in the Paisley Create Along Box to create two polymer clay trading coins.  

For this blue and gold coin, the Deco Disc included in the box was used to create the fabulous texture highlighted with gold. 

The silkscreen and hot fix crystals were used to create this magenta and turquoise coin.  

Both of these could easily be altered into eye-catching pendants with the addition of a simple bale. 

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Paisley Purple Altoid Tin - Create Along Box
September 24, 2018

Paisley Purple Altoid Tin - Create Along Box

Patricia Krauchune did a fantastic job incorporating many of the times in her Paisley Create Along box to create this pretty altered tin! 
She used the following products: 
Paisley Pattern Deco Disc Stamp
Raspberry Pigment Powder
Paisley Perfection Silkscreen
Lacey Paisley Wooden Bezels
Hot Fix Cabochons 
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Paisley Collection - Create Along Box
September 21, 2018

Paisley Collection - Create Along Box

As always, artist Klio Tsaliki has created some amazing pieces with the most recent Paisley themed Create Along Box!
This is a square textured pendant made using the awesome Deco Disc included in the Create Along September box.
I painted it using Brusho watercolors, then sealed with liquid clay and added some golden patina which is more obvious in the earrings. 
The wrapping is made using hot fix sandal decoration and the stinging material is the silk ribbon also in the same Create Along box. 
Charms or key rings made using the transfer paper in the Paisley Create Along Box, then painted with Brusho watercolor, sealed and decorated with the beautiful tiny ceramic pearls I found also in the box.
Pendant, hand charm, decoration item, whatever you like. A heart in fall colors, made from the same transfer paper and painted with Brusho watercolors. All pieces sealed after the final baking with resin. 
Tiny hot fix iridescent rhinestones in the same colors as the background are fixed with liquid clay and then sealed with resin.
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Creations from the Enchantment CreateAlong Box
September 07, 2018

Creations from the Enchantment CreateAlong Box

Klio Tsaliki got her box late, but that didn't stop her from sharing some amazing pieces!  
This time my box arrived with a delay of 10 days (postmen go on vacations as well), so I had not enough time to enjoy my box and make things as I wanted. But I could not resist to Angelina fibers and had to make some pieces.
I tried some stamps I had at home and made this piece out of Angelina fibers and
stamped it. I love this material, it is pure hidden magic! So, I just placed the fibers on top of the texture sheet, and ironed over a wax paper.
Using another stamp I made an Angelina sheet and then cut it in pieces.  Made some beads and earring pieces. I even used some finely cut pieces of the fibers to make the donut bead at the bottom, which then was sealed with transparent liquid clay.
I used Angelina fibers a couple of years ago for the first time and loved it! These beads are covered with translucent polymer clay and have inclusions of
Angelina fibers.
The August Box included a beautiful rose silkscreen; it is my favorite so far. I made a pair of earrings and a pendant using opposite colors. I wish I had more time to
try all my little treasures.
The beads shown in the first photo were a last minute project: Opposite color summer beads with golden leaf.

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Jewelry Galore with the Japanese Influence Create Along Box
June 22, 2018

Jewelry Galore with the Japanese Influence Create Along Box

Today Klio Tsaliki wows us once again with several gorgeous jewelry projects made with items from the Japanese Influence Create Along Box!  
Summer dangle earrings made using the rubber texture sheet which was included in my Create Along box.
Skinner blend in sea and sand colors, micas, texture and some sparkling turquoise crystals combined all together for this beautiful pair of earrings.
Pair of earrings using the koi stencil in my Create Along box.
Resin gives the final touch making them seem like they are swimming in the pond.
Pendant made using the silkscreen. With a touch of mica in summer colors, this is a
beautiful pendant for summer days!
Boho pendant made with the deco disc in this 
box.
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Koi Switchplate Cover - Japanese Influence Create Along Box
June 08, 2018

Koi Switchplate Cover - Japanese Influence Create Along Box

Pat Krauchune recently shared this colorful switch plate cover she made with products from the Japanese Influence Create Along Box.  Pat used the Magic Transfer Paper and the Deco Disc to make her cover.  
 
The box was full of creative goodies (as it always is!) - and Carol Stevenson was lucky enough to receive a surprise in her box - one of Ron Lehockey's amazing heart pins! 
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Reina Dragonfly & Earrings Galore - Dragonfly Dreams Create Along Box
May 25, 2018

Reina Dragonfly & Earrings Galore - Dragonfly Dreams Create Along Box

Klio Tsaliki shares several fabulous projects she created with the Dragonfly Dreams Create Along Box! 
My Reina dragonfly: It is a quite
big piece with the upper wings
being reversible. One size is made using the transfer included in my Create Along box, while the bottom wings are cut out using the shape and  not the texture of the Deco Disc (part of the same Create Along box). Painted with the metallic Decoart
blue paint which was included in a prior Create Along Box and decorated with some tiny hot fix rhinestones (I got some also in my CA Box).
Wings are also decorated with iridescent films and
Mylar flakes. Here is the back side of the upper
wings.
Earrings made using the stamps and texture pad included in the CA Box. Both upper and bottom parts of the earrings were stamped on a thick polymer clay sheet and then cut out with the craft knife. Then I applied some golden patina on them.
Double sided earrings
Another pair of earrings using the mini stamps. These stamps are fantastic, I LOVE them because they are easy to use and give accurate and deep texture while they offer a small pattern which can be used in many projects.
Double sided earrings, back side is painted with alcohol inks and sealed with liquid  clay.
More earrings: Istamped the pattern using the mini stamps. Then applied some of this beautiful mica powder I
found in my CA box. This time I used my mini cutters and made kind of lace for these earrings. These too are double
sided; I used a layer of translucent clay with crackled
silver leaf to back them. This is how they look with
the backlight:
This piece was made using the silkscreen it was in my last CA box. Sometimes I do prefer the non perfect look which seems like a bit old and used. This one is double sided too, not decided what to do with it yet. Maybe it will go to be part of a hanging mobile, maybe a pendant! Who knows!
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The Heart of Winter Ornament  with the CreateAlongBox
December 08, 2017

The Heart of Winter Ornament with the CreateAlongBox

The Heart of Winter Ornament by Patricia Krauchune

This winter ornament was made by using the November Winter Wonderland CreateAlongBox.com box from CreateAlong.com   This month the CreateAlongBox included a 2-way silkscreen, a Texture Stax with 6 different crystal designs, a snowflakes silicone mold, a chipboard ornament to cover with clay, some DewDrop Brillance Heat-set ink and Sparkly icy mica powdered pigments. I added a glass ornament in the middle and filled it with vintage glass glitter and some mica flakes.  I finished the edges with vintage glass glitter. And of course I had to include some ball chain for a slight steampunk look.

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Frosted Snowflakes Pendant polymer clay createalongbox project
December 01, 2017

Frosted Snowflakes Pendant polymer clay createalongbox project

Frosted Snowflakes Pendant by Cindi McGee 
The November CreateAlongBox.com Winter Wonderland Box arrived at my doorstep full of everything I could imagine needing to create awesome wintery designs!   This pendant uses many of the elements from the kit - the snowflake silicone mold, the texturestax snowflake stamps, the mica powder, and the
pearlescent ink pad.    A mandala flower stamp, also from CreateAlong.com, did double duty as a large snowflake for the mica shift technique used as the base of the center of the pendant.

I used premo Sculpey® Accents - Pearl and White Gold Glitter clay, and  premo Sculpey® white clay for some components. The finished piece has a subtle shimmer and sparkle that reminds me of new fallen snow!

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