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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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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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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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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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Dragonfly Sphere - Dragonfly Dreams Create Along Box
May 11, 2018

Dragonfly Sphere - Dragonfly Dreams Create Along Box

Patricia Krauchune created this unique dragonfly sphere using several materials from the Dragonfly Dreams Create Along Box!  She used the Magic Transfer Paper, heat-set gemstones, the sari ribbon, and some of the orange texture stamps.   So many creative options, packed into one box!  
 
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Bright, Bold, Butterflies!  Projects from our Butterfly Bollywood Create Along Box!
April 27, 2018

Bright, Bold, Butterflies! Projects from our Butterfly Bollywood Create Along Box!

Today we share Klio Tsaliki's colorful projects from the Butterfly Bollywood Create Along Box!  So many creative options, in one little box!  
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Decorative butterfly stick for flower pots and other use. Made with the butterfly
deco disc with the textured butterfly. Stamped on white clay (using some baby powder to avoid sticking).Then cut out and applied soft colored mica powders to highlight the texture.  The craft stick is glued with hot glue inside the hole of the holding part.
Really Bollywood butterfly made of a thick skinner blend in rainbow colors. Glitter was applied and then the silk screen using white acrylic painting. The body is made of colorful rhinestones. Feelers and tail are made of wire and inserted in the body before baking. Two big rhinestones are glued on the feelers. It is a huge butterfly!
Extruded cords were formed in a cane and sliced, then stuck on a thick sheet of clay. Feelers are again decorated with tiny rhinestones. Jewelry pieces in
several sizes, one of them has attached a small pin at the back side and will be
used as brooch. Made using the 3 size cutters.
Transfer butterfly, painted with glitter markers, decorated with rhinestones and sealed with two layers of liquid clay. Fixed on a green polymer clay basis and covered with faux greenery for a natural look.
The flagship of the Bollywood butterfly fleet. Giant piece made with two layers,
one glittered and one textured. Black shape was textured with the texture
sheet and then some Interference mica powder was applied on it. Then, several
shapes were cut off the black sheet making it a see through piece. The second layer is a skinner blend in rainbow hues, glittered and shiny. Bake and Bond glue kept the two layers together. The piece is decorated with colorful glass flat back hot fix rhinestones. Feelers and tail made of wire and decorated with bigger rhinestones. The butterfly has a body under the two layers which is glued on a giant wooden clothes pin, painted with DECOART metallic color (was included in a previous Create Along Box!). Some hand painted golden patterns were added to complete the Bollywood touch.

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The Elegant Egg - Butterfly Bollywood Create Along Box Project
April 06, 2018

The Elegant Egg - Butterfly Bollywood Create Along Box Project

Patricia Krauchune created this fabulous mixed-media with creative goodies from the March Bollywood Butterfly Create Along Box!   Would you like to join the fun and receive an inspiring box full of polymer clay supplies each month?  Sign up to receive your own Create Along Box- Follow this link 
These were the components Pat used in her design - 
  • Souffle Polymer Clay
  • 4" X 4" Frame
  • Mica Powders
  • Lacey Butterfly Deco Disc Stamp
  • Magic Transfer Paper
  • Cup Chain and Heat-Set Crystals
  • A Butterfly Plunger Cutter
  • 1/2 of the Papier Mache Egg

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Music Soothes the Soul Mixture
March 30, 2018

Music Soothes the Soul Mixture

Today we share a creative mixture of projects made by artist Klio Tsaliki using a variety of items from the Music Soothes the Soul Create Along Box! 

Tin box covered with polymer clay and painted with the beautiful DecoArt metallic paint. Texture was made with several tools, among them the sculpting tools included in the Create Along Box.

The top part is made using my napkin technique and is decorated with small glass rhinestones and sealed with 2part epoxy resin.

Bottom side is made using extruded clay and is painted also with the same DecoArt blue metallic paint.
    Several double sided jewelry pieces. I used the silk screen and the transfer paper as well, each one for the corresponding side.

I like the “old” look of the white part; in fact it was never white; I used a mix of white and beie to create this “old” look. 

Double sided earrings made of black clay and using the silk screen and the stamp for the corresponding sides. Both sides are music themed, one with the texture and one just silkscreened.

Resin jewelry set. Some joyful notes are floating inside the shapes.

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Photo courtesy of Janell Sparks

Photo courtesy of Janell Sparks

 

Klio Tsaliki

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A Song in My Heart Polymer Clay Embellished Tin
March 09, 2018

A Song in My Heart Polymer Clay Embellished Tin

Cindi McGee shares her first project made with the February Music Soothes the Soul Create Along Box.

The box was packed with creative goodies - a silkscreen, Magic Transfer Paper, a Deco Disk, gorgeous metallic blue paint, musical themed ribbon, colorful music note confetti, awesome sculpting tools, and a great tin just begging to be altered!   I combined several of the goodies from my box to embellish the tin.  The heart cutter from my January Create Along Box was the perfect way to create the "window" to hold the confetti.

Photo courtesy of Janell Sparks

 

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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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