Saturday, May 20, 2017

"Tree of New Life" Antiquing polymer clay with acrylic paints

Have you ever wanted to antique your polymer clay pieces but just didn't know where to begin. Well...in this episode of the series on surface effects I'll share just how to do it using acrylic paints.
Here I've used a wash(watered down acrylic paint) of black & raw umber acrylic paints to give the effect of an antique piece of jewelry. It really shows off the detail so nicely.

I used the black to accent the tree/vines &the brown to knock the color of the leaves back. I then gave her face just a bit of paint in warm white so simulate some tattooing.
What do you think? I think she's quite lovely, like a forest spirit.

So check out my YT channel for the latest video in the series for more on this technique.

Well we come to the end of another post...Till Next Time!

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

DIY Using Swellegant on Polymer Clay Pt2

Her again you may need to use your imagination since I failed to get a before photo but this time I used the Brass Metal Coating with the Tiffany Green Patina & a little Yellow Dye Oxide(just on the flowers) . The face is from the video I did on Crackle Finishes.

I love the beautiful oxidized finish on this pendant, especially the yellow on the flowers...it really brings them to life! Once again brought together with a bead from a dear friend(you know who you are...lol). Perfection!

Well that's it for another day...Till Next Time!

Monday, May 8, 2017

DIY using Swellegant on Polymer Clay

Ok, admittedly the before picture already has a base coat of swellegant Silver Metal Coatings on it but you should still get the general idea...it started out as Sliver Premo clay.

I then added the Darkening Patina to the piece & some of the Blood Red Dye Oxide to the Poppies.

After the Swellegant has time to bloom & Dry it takes on a whole new appearance! Basically "Instant Vintage"! She's so lovely! I added a bead made by a dear friend of mine & presto...finished!
Swellegant is amazing!

Well that's all for today...Till Next Time!


Friday, May 5, 2017

DIY Pigment Inks on Polymer Clay

This time I managed to get a before picture of the project, polymer clay hair & face with resin shells! Using some Pigment Inks I received from a dear friend of mine I cautiously tried them out & couldn't be happier with the results. I used 90% Alcohol to thin the pigment inks & to keep them liquid as they dry rather quickly once exposed to the air.

I know...right? She turned out gorgeous! The pearl dangle from the Pearls video was the perfect touch! Such a great pendant she will make, perfect for Summer!
Well that's it for now...Till Next Time!


Thursday, May 4, 2017

DIY Acrylic Paints on Polymer Clay

This week on my YT channel I covered using Acrylic Paints on Polymer Clay. This is the fun Faux Copper finish I achieved in the video. A little added Golden accents really brings it to life. This was done with DecoArt paints & was super easy to do. The face & the key & lock were all made of resin(Amazing Casting Resin) so you can see the acrylic paint works equally well on both surfaces.
Well that's it for now...Till Next Time!


Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Blog Hop for Amazing Casting Products & Stencil Girl Products


Hi everyone Lyn Gill here from LynzCraftz. Welcome to the Blog Hop! I have a project to share with you today using AmazingCastingProducts in collaboration with StencilGirlProducts
I first started with the sculpture, Sculpted with Super Sculpey Polymer Clay & then baked. I then coated her with a gloss sealer to create a better finish on the final mold.
Then I formed the mold using Amazing Mold Putty. I first covered one side of the sculpture & then carefully added more Amazing Mold Putty to the other side. I knew I would need to cut the mold at least part way up to get the piece back out but since I'd planned it I knew it would be fine.
 So here's the finished piece...I used Amazing Clear Cast Resin & you can see she's beautifully clear.
She rests on a pedestal made of corrugated cardboard ...unpainted. I'll explain where I was going with this idea in a minute. The base was made my husband & is just 2 pieces of plywood, rabbited together then primed with gesso.
 Some texture paste through a brick stencil & some brick red acrylic paint starts off the background.

 Stencils by StencilGirlPoducts
 The comes the magic! Using stencils by StencilGirlPoducts I created a graffiti background...gorgeous!
Stencils used:
 Text and Texture Explore Stencil
 Timeless Stencil
 Past Present Future Stencil
 Inside Out Stencil
 Website: www.stencilgirlproducts.com Blog: www.stencilgirltalk.com

 I added a cardboard semi-circle & painted it & did some faux rusting drips as well. Then I added 2 more cardboard pillar to the scene & the roof. I love how the cardboard & graffiti show the fleeting nature of today's art as opposed to the timelessness of Ancient art specifically marble statues, which is what the idea behind what this piece portrays.
 So here she is "Venus of the Modern World" in daylight...
 OH Wait...I forgot to mention...I added light to the pedestal so it would shine up through the resin! Clever right?

 A few close-ups showing her lit-up...

I truly enjoyed this project with AmazingCastingProducts as well as working with the awesome stencils by StencilGirlProducts.
Oh & did I mention the giveaway!
GIVEAWAY One lucky winner will receive both a $25 Gift Certificate to StencilGirl Products AND a $25 Gift Certificate to Amazing Casting Products! Visit the fabulous designers from both teams and comment for your chance to win! The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to WIN! (One comment per blog please.) You have until Sunday, April 23rd at 11:59PM Central Time to leave your comments. Winner will be announced on StencilGirl's Facebook [ https://www.facebook.com/StencilGir... ] page and Amazing Casting Products’s Facebook [ https://www.facebook.com/AmazingMoldPutty/ ] page on Monday, April 24th.
So hop along we me & my fellow Amazing Casting Products design team members...

April 19th
Thanks for stopping by...Till Next Time!

Friday, April 14, 2017

DIY Faux Bronze with Acrylic Paint on Polymer Clay

Next in the YT video series is painting this beauty! I had already painted the pocketwatch with a Faux Bronze finish with some Acrylic Paints. So I decided to replicate that on the remainder of the piece.





She still has the same look only toned down & finished with a Patina Green & Grey wash. If your interested you can check out the new video up on my YT channel...Till Next Time!