We're opening a physical location in North Florida, come and see us soon! Things Crafty Creative Center in Lake City.
Well, it's true. The next nutty thing we are doing is opening up a retail and classroom space. We actually have 2 classrooms, and we have invited local artisans and crafters to bring their goods in for consignment. We are so happy to be able to provide the local community and our friends and fans a place to come and learn and perhaps pick up something fun in the gift shop!
We plan to be open sometime in August, of course there's a lot of decorating to do! Ilysa didn't have internet for over a week- so today we are just showing you a quick tour of the new space, we weren't sure if the internet situation would support a polymer clay tutorial. So we'll be back next week with something fun. In the meantime, don't forget we are having a 25% Christmas in July sale until the end of the month!
The Sale Coupon Code is BELLS at http://createalong.com
I love these quick collars! The shape of this one in particular fits a lot of necks :) You can customize them in an infinite number of ways... use the colors you like, change up the theme, use different cutters and stamps, silkscreen on it, the choices are endless!
For this one, I used the left and right birds and cherry blossom cutters, my metal stampers, and a quick collar.
I also used some mica powders! What fun, this project comes together quickly and easily.
Folk Art Color Shift Paint
Word art: Here's the Silkscreen I used
Premo Turquoise polymer clay
Sculpey Liquid Clay gold
Slice of wood from Hobby Lobby (oval)
2 eye screws
small piece of sari ribbon
about 4 inches of crystal cup chain
thanks to Jamie, or "VegasJamie" on Youtube, "MudkipMama" on Twitch- who got one of our June boxes and was so excited about it that she unboxed it on live video, watch below!
If you don't know what Twitch is, it is a live streaming platform where you can watch people do all kinds of things. Many people play video games there, but there is a section for live crafting, playing musical instruments, makeup tutorials.... you can find all kinds of things! You can comment and chat live, and you can just jump on there anytime to see what's going on. Jamie usually does crafting on her channel on Friday nights.
Here's what she thought about the last create along box- we did not ask her to do this :) Thank you Jamie for being awesome :)
If you want the next create along box, be sure to bookmark http://createalongbox.com and get on our newsletter so you are notified when it goes on sale!
I finished off a bottle of my favorite Ginger Beer, Crabby's.... and I noticed that this bottle has a cool flare at the bottom and and interesting overall shape. Why would I toss this bottle into the recycling bin, when I could cover it with clay and make a beautiful vase?
With a couple of design decisions- such as using a silkscreen and mold that complement each other, picking a triadic color scheme featuring split complementary colors, and making my own "bling," this bottle was completely transformed into something fun and funky :)
You will love the way Extreme Sheen acrylic paint looks on polymer clay! This finely pigmented paint by http://www.Decoart.com adds so much metallic sheen to your projects. See what it looks like with the Create Along silkscreens and mylar stencil. It gives such a classy look to things it makes you want to use it over and over again. Have fun creating! ***Extreme Sheen comes in 16 traditional as well as jewel-tone colors.***
Learn how to apply different colors to the same silkscreen, and how to create a nice flat back with a strong Neodymium magnet. Tools shown are available at http://createalong.com.
Find these super strong magnets here.
Mini Mandalas are a gift with purchase of 2 or more silkscreens during our anniversary celebration June 1-10, 2017.
Today I used our long silkscreens to make a cuff bracelet. The beauty of these long silkscreens is you can create one long design that will fit a cuff or necklace and you don't have to piece things together! I don't know about you but that's never fun trying to get rid of seems and such. I ended up finishing the cuff using my metal stamps to add a little more to the bracelet, you can also find those in our shop. I decided I like to leave my clay on the metal cuff rather than pull it off and make it double thickness. To me it is less chunky but you can do what you like best many people bake it on the metal cuff and pull it off and add a double layer of clay to help thicken it, it is up to you but I did leave mine on the metal form.
Many of you know (and some of you might not know!) that Polymer Clay TV and CreateAlong is a successful 6-figure business, and we partnered with IndieBizChicks to offer this big bundle of Life and Business products for only $19.
We are part of this awesome limited-time-offer deal. I know many of you are interested in starting or growing your business- the stuff in here might be helpful to you :) https://goo.gl/vzFodJ
You can see more tutorials and get more info about the paper at our special page for it: http://magictransferpaper.com
You can find all the Color Me pre-printed MTP here
AND this week, it's ON SALE! Save 25% off your pre printed Color Me designs using this coupon code: CMMTP25
Anyway today I show what I did with the Liquid Sculpey and our Create Along Pentagon graduated size cutters. I was given a great tip from Iris Weiss of Polyform and that was to make sure and bake the clear Liquid Sculpey at 300 degrees F. It will not ruin the other clay these directions come directly from the makers of the clay. However to be cautious if you are using a light or white color clay I would tent it so it doesn't discolor. Thats just my thoughts better safe than sorry.
|Clear Liquid sculpted over silver clay|
|Black and white Liquid Sculpey|
If you're a cosplayer, you can customize these to your heart's content, the many versions of Wonder Woman had different cuffs :)
Learn how to antique polymer clay (and why) alcohol ink techniques, see how flexible Premo polymer clay can be, and more in this fun crafting tutorial.
http://createalong.com for the tools shown- the long zigzag border cutter, mini starts plunger cutters, purple brushes, and Quick Cuff blank.
http://createalongbox.com for our limited edition tool kit boxes.
There are so many ways to identify your wine glass at a party... this one is fun and easy to make! You can make as many as you need in as many colors as you want, and they make a beautiful hostess gift too!
Tools can be found at CreateAlong.com, and there are almost 500 projects on our YouTube channel!
All of the Create Along collection boxes have been mailed. If you missed out on one of these awesome and highly discounted collection boxes make sure to keep an eye out next month so you don't miss out! Have a creative and wonderful week!
I thought it would be fun to make a multi petal layered flower today, and use a simple technique to create a domed center. I chose the complementary colors of orange and turquoise metallics, and a slightly less shimmery gold color to allow the shine of the turquoise to really pop.
Demonstration of how to silkscreen a flower center and create a domed shape, how to embed cup chain for sparkle, how to cut and layer flower petals, and how to use eye screws to make hangers for your pendant. Silkscreens and interesting cutter shapes can be found at the www.CreateAlong.com shop.
Lotus Cutter Set
Dots and Lines is part of our GEO collection- subscribe to our newsletter to find out how to get this collection at a deep discount when it is released. Of course you can use any tool you want to create a flower center, see our exclusive silkscreen designs here.
Larger Rubber tip tools
Small Rubber tip tools
Those who know me know that I wake up way too early and I discovered the foil stenciling on polymer clay technique in one of my 4AM experiment sessions. I like to think of different ways to use products and this was one way to use our NEW foils and our NEW mylar jewelry sized stencils. The possibilities are endless on what you can make. The brick stencil with the foils would make an amazing fairy house! In fact I just found an egg shaped jar and I plan to use it on that. So stay tuned for that and get your stencils and foil ready for some cool stuff! I share how to do the foil stenciling technique on today's Polymer Clay TV video. I can't wait to see what creative ideas you can come up with. Make sure to share them with us in Polymer Clay Tribe our free Facebook group. We have over 10,000 members who love sharing so come join the fun.
I was looking on Pinterest and saw this, it's a toilet paper roll and washi tape to make a holder.
- how to cover a metal object with polymer clay
- how to create texture easily
- what kind of ink works really well with polymer clay
- my favorite tool for cutting metal
Starts with a Mandala #1 silkscreen.
These are some of the products I used in the project.
CreateAlong detailed long-lasting silkscreens
CreateAlong textures and stamps
CreateAlong sculpting tools
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