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Lotus Pond Pendants - Create Along Box
January 20, 2019

Lotus Pond Pendants - Create Along Box

Cindi McGee shared these colorful pendants made with the Lotus Pond silkscreen included in the Lotus/Rebirth Create Along Box!  Cindi used a slightly modified version of the Sparkling Painted Polymer technique from the January issue of Passion for Polymer.  She also used Hot Fix Cabochons and Dragon Scales from Create Along for added details.   
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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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Wavy Photo Frames - Ripples & Waves Create Along Box
October 09, 2018

Wavy Photo Frames - Ripples & Waves Create Along Box

Sandy Huntress used the Waves Border mold to create sweet little photo frames that can be used as fridge magnets, ornaments or given as lovely gifts!


Tools and Materials for Ocean Waves Photo Frame:

white polymer clay
embossing powders, optional
circle cutters: 2", 2 1/4", 2 1/2"
liquid clay
Waves border mold (October Create Along box)
ceramic tiles
clay blade
Sapphire Blue metallic paint (October Create Along box)

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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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Magical Fairy Bottle - Enchantment Create Along Box
August 24, 2018

Magical Fairy Bottle - Enchantment Create Along Box

Patricia Krauchune created this fabulous fairy bottle using several of the elements in the "Enchantment" Create Along Box!   
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Captured Fairy Jar - Enchantment Create Along Box
August 17, 2018

Captured Fairy Jar - Enchantment Create Along Box

Cindi McGee has been having fun creating mixed-media projects with elements from the Enchantment Create Along Box.

After discovering recently that etchall® Creme works wonderfully with Create Along silkscreens to etch glass, she's been anxious to try the technique again and again.  

This "Captured Fairy" jar was created by etching with the Enchanted Rosevine silkscreen.  The fairy inside is made of polymer clay using one of the fairy images on the Magic Transfer Paper in this month's box.  

Cindi shared a full tutorial on how she created this project on her blog. 

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Enchanted Rose Pendant - Enchantment Create Along Box
August 10, 2018

Enchanted Rose Pendant - Enchantment Create Along Box


Sandy Huntress created this pretty Enchanted Rose Pendant with items included in the "Enchantment" Create Along Box!  

Learn how to sculpt a delicate rose under glass reminiscent of the one in the beast's castle in Beauty and the Beast, then use it to create your own enchanted piece of jewelry.

The video tutorial for this project is in DropBox: https://www.dropbox.com/s/jhusvgifxvpjwjb/enchanted%20rose%20pendant.mp4?dl=0

Supplies:
bronze clay
pearl clay
green clay
Mini Terrarium glass pendant kit
Rose Trellis flexie stencil or Tudor Rose Deco Disc
Armor All
Liquid clay
craft knife
clay blade
1/8 inch ball tool
scrap of paper or index card

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Beads Aplenty with the By the Sea Create Along Box
July 30, 2018

Beads Aplenty with the By the Sea Create Along Box

Klio Tsaliki created some gorgeous beads with her By the Sea Create Along Box! 
My July Create Along box arrived full of sea breeze and ocean themed tools.  A beautiful silk screen gave me the idea of these big donut beads. I used all the sea and sand colors, and used more than one color to imprint the pattern. I absolutely love this color combination, you may have noticed it!
An awesome texture sheet was also in my July CA box.  I am basically a bead maker, so I made a Skinner blend consisting of peacock pearl and metallic hues with the addition of a thin pearl layer above it. Then I pressed the texture sheet to imprint the pattern and shaved it with my blade. Cut the shaved skinner blend in stripes and wrapped some beads with the pieces. Here are my teardrop beads.
Since the inner side of the shavings was really beautiful, I used them and made some more small round beads. I used even the leftovers and made these twisted beads as well.
Using a shell I found in my CA box, I made this faux shell with a pearl inside. I used scrap clay which was painted with a wonderful pearl mica powder which was also in the box. A small bail on top turns the faux shell to a pendant, a charm and so on.
I love these small flexible stencils I find from time to time in my CA box. I used it to make a summer pair of earrings which is decorated with Czech glass beads.
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Mermaid Pool Mixed-Media Box - By The Sea Create Along Box
July 20, 2018

Mermaid Pool Mixed-Media Box - By The Sea Create Along Box

 

Sandy Huntress used items from the By The Sea Create Along Box to create this fantastic decorative mixed-media box!

This sweet little box is the perfect place to store all your beachy treasures! Cover it in textures from the Motion of the Ocean stamp, then add pearly shimmer if you like. Use shells, beads and charms to create a mermaid pool topper. You can tell a mermaid just left by the sprinkling of sand and scales she left behind.


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Video is at https://www.dropbox.com/home/Create%20Along%20Videos?preview=Mermaid+Box+CreateAlong+July+2018.mp4

Mermaid Pool Box Tools & Materials:

paper maché box
assorted clay colors in blues, greens and whites
Motion of the Ocean Texture sheet 
Acrylic roller
Pearly Pigment Powder
Ruler
Pasta Machine
Clay blade
TLS
Assorted shells, beads, pearls, etc.
Small amount of black, gray, white & brown clay for rocks
Embossing powders in ocher & beige
Polybonder glue
Magic Glos UV resin

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Ocean Themed Polymer Clay Pendants - By the Sea Create Along Box
July 13, 2018

Ocean Themed Polymer Clay Pendants - By the Sea Create Along Box

Cindi McGee has been using many of the items from the By the Sea Create Along Box to create summer pendants.  

She used the seashell printed Magic Transfer Paper to create the background for this starfish pendant. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cindi used the nautilus shell silkscreen, the Motion of the Ocean rubber stamp, and a metal starfish and clam shell charms from the box to create this unique gold & blue pendant.

 

 

 

 

 

She also used the nautilus shell silkscreen, the Motion of the Ocean rubber stamp, one of the metal starfish charms, and some of the glass beads from the box to create this open centered dimensional pendant.  Cindi will be sharing a tutorial for this pendant in the August PCU Magazine!  

 

 

 

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Mixed-Media Mermaid Shrine - By the Sea Create Along Box Project
July 06, 2018

Mixed-Media Mermaid Shrine - By the Sea Create Along Box Project

Pat Krauchune shares this amazing mixed-media mermaid shrine done in the style of Laurie Mika who she truly enjoyed learning from as part of a past Polymer Clay Adventure. Pat used the following materials from her June By the Sea Create Along Box:  The Motion of the Ocean - special edition rubber stamp texture sheet / Cockle Shell flexie stencil / Nautilus and starfish silkscreen /Glass beads / Pearly Pigment powder / Charm chain featuring shells and starfish.  She also used a small block of wood / Souffle polymer clay / gears /eyelets / mica powders / glass micro beads /hands and face mold.   Wow! 

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Japanese Influenced Pendant - Create Along Box Project
June 29, 2018

Japanese Influenced Pendant - Create Along Box Project

Cindi McGee created this bold Japanese influenced pendant with her Japanese Influenced Create Along Box!   Items she incorporated from the box include:

  • Ginkgo Silkscreen Stencil 
  • Ginkgo Texture Sheet 
  • Deco Disc Lotus Flower Stamp 
  • Faux gemstones from Dragonfly Dreams Create Along Box
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    The resin coating obscures the ginkgo texture a bit in the photo - but you can see how fabulous the texture sheet worked in this "in progress" photo.

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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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    Incredible Inlays Using Magic Transfer Paper - Create Along Box
    June 15, 2018

    Incredible Inlays Using Magic Transfer Paper - Create Along Box

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    Sandy Huntress has shared an amazing option for using Magic Transfer Paper images to create beautiful designs.    Here is just a peek at what she's made with the designs included in the Japanese Influenced Create Along Box.   Sandy will be sharing the tutorial for this technique in the July Polymer Clay Universe Magazine so stay tuned!  
    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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