Friday, July 14, 2017

Voyage Beneath the Waves! Trinket Box by LynzCraftz

Hi everyone, it's Lyn here again from LynzCraftz...join me this week beneath the waves with this super fun project. Voyage Beneath the Waves trinket box started out as an old aquarium embellishment that had ceased to function.

 I molded it with Amazing Mold Putty & then poured it with Amazing Casting Resin & let that cure. After de-molding it I then painted it with Acrylic Paints.

It turned out nice I think! Anyway...I then took a small wooden hinged box(from the craft store) which I had painted blue & added some stenciling with texture paste in the form of bubbles.
The box then got a few layers of acrylic paint in some underwater colors, Super Sculpey Seaweed, some pearls & rhinestones & sand mixed with Matte Medium finished off the box.

What an underwater scene! Makes a great little jewelry box or gift box for something special! Amazing Mold Putty is so easy to use, mold almost anything you can think of! Then use some Amazing casting resin to make something fun to use in your next project!

                                                          What will you mold next?

Well that's it for this week...Till Next Time!  And as usual you can find my work on my blog LynzCraftz , on YouTube LynzCraftz , as well as FaceBook LynzCraftz .

Thursday, July 13, 2017

DIY Polymer Clay Mermaid Bowl tutorial

Hi everyone Lyn here again, this time with a Mermaid bowl! Super fun & easy to do with a simple pattern I designed for sharing with all of you! The face is from the Sculpey face mold with I resculpted slightly, the rest are just easy flap pieces with a little detail added such as scales, jewelry & shell I used mica powders to give here a bit of shimmer & sealer her with a water based sealer.
 So fun! Download the pattern & give it a try yourself!

I also created a YouTube video to show you how I created this beautiful Mermaid Bowl...

The pattern is my gift to you, feel free to use it as you like. Even to make money from your creations using the pattern. All I ask is that you don't sell the pattern or post it as your own. That's it, simple right?
Well that's all for now...Till Next Time

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

DIY Polymer Clay Fish Dish/Ring Dish

 Hi everyone, Lyn here again for a fun little ring dish tutorial. I also created a YouTube video tutorial to go along with these little fishes!
These were just created with Premo White clay & a Corelle Ware bowl. I simply cut out a fish shape, added some details, layed it in the bowl & then baked it. The mica powders where then added to the sealer & painted on. Super fun & easy!

Sun Perch

Large Mouth Bass
Colorful Sun Perch
I'll even give you a pattern so you can create your own little fish dishes/ring dishes. They would also make great soap dishes if created out of colored clay!

The pattern is my gift to you, feel free to use it as you like. Even to make money from your creations using the pattern. All I ask is that you don't sell the pattern or post it as your own. That's it, simple right?

Here's the link for the YT video...

Enjoy everyone & Till Next Time!

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

"Sunning on the Beach" Polymer Clay Pendant

Hi all, Lyn here again with a rather chatty tutorial on this sweet little Summer pendant. I did a video tutorial sharing creating this pendant.

Just a quick post today but many more to come so stay tuned! Till Next Time!

Saturday, July 1, 2017

DIY ColourArt Flip Through Tag Journal Page tutorial

Hi everyone Lyn here today with a Flip Through Tag Journal for ColourArte DT consideration.
I've done a video tutorial sharing my process to create this fun tag using ColourArt products including Primary Elements!

In this video I've used Primary Elements in Nutmeg & Indian Copper, mixed with a clear crackle paste.
This is what I have done so far in my ColourArt Flip Journal...

Well that's it for another usual you can find my work on my blog LynzCraftz , on YouTube LynzCraftz , as well as FaceBook LynzCraftz .

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

DIY Bronze Patina Swellegant on Polymer Clay

The before on this piece was inspired by the Art Nouveau Master Craftsman Rene' Lalique & although my own take on the piece I think it does justice to his gorgeous work.
Created from a custom blend of gold & bronze Premo clays, one of my clay faces & the lovely pyramid shaped bead I was gifted by a dear friend it still needed the final touch to bring it to life.
So in comes the Swellegant...I chose the bronze since that was my original plan, with the Darkening Patina. It really didn't have too much of a reaction so I continued on with the Sky Sapphire & that did the trick!
                                            It's really quite a lovely finish...don't ya think?
You can still see some of the Darkening Patina & the Sky Sapphire really pops. I gave her face just a bit of blue acrylic paint in the details to match the patina & she's gorgeous!
I truly love what Swellegant can bring to my work. To see a pendant you've put so much work into suddenly age right before your eyes is quite mesmerizing! I really do enjoy the process to say the least.
Well although we're at the end of May, I do have a few more of these Surface Effects pendant to share with you so stay tuned...Till Next Time!

Friday, May 26, 2017

DIY Polymer Clay & Alcohol Inks

Hi everyone, Lyn here again & once again the before image is a little bland but this time I'm using Alcohol Inks on Polymer Clay.
This time I've used the Silver Mixative on the hair & leaves & the Bright Purple from Ranger on the grapes plus I added a little of the purple watered down with Alcohol to highlight the hair.. The face I used Pearl Mixative on. I then went back & added a little Lettuce Green t o the leaves just to give it some contrast. A bit of Iridescent Violet Pearl-ex on the grapes gives it the final look.

Pretty, don't you think? I Well that's about it for today, sorry I'm not sure how these posts got out of order but you know?! Well...Till Next Time!

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Wisteria Polymer Clay using the Dye Oxides from Swellegant

I know the before photo is a little bland but just wait till you see what can be done using the Swellegant Dye Oxides. The pink tendrils are Translucent Premo with a bit of Alcohol ink for the color so that is stay nice & translucent.

First I painted the hair with the Copper Metal Coating & Tiffany Green Patina & the face with Silver Metal Coating & Darkening Patina & let that bloom. Then for the fun part...
I then used the Violet Dye Oxide(let it dry) & topped that with the Milky White Dye Oxide.

I really think she turned out Gorgeous! The Dye Oxides really brought out the texture that I added to the Wisteria Blossoms & I love how just a bit of the Copper peeks out around the leaves & hair.
This is the final video of the series on Surface Effects but be assured there will be more videos.
Well...that's it for today...Till Next Time!

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. 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 really brings them to life! Once again brought together with a bead from a dear friend(you know who you 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 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: Blog:

 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 [ ] page and Amazing Casting Products’s Facebook [ ] 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!