Friday, September 28, 2012

A page from my art journal

I love creating in my art journal. I usually start by coming up with a backround I like and then sometimes I add text and sometimes I don't. It all depends on my mood. I am very influenced by Indian tapestries and Morrocan and Turkish style. I love the rich colors and detailed patterns. They are warm and inviting to me and I am so often drawn to them. This page is definitely influenced by those cultures. Hope you like it.


I love using mixed media in my polymer clay creations

One of the reasons I wanted to start Things Crafty TV is that I have so many mediums I love to work with other than polymer clay. Polymer clay is my first love so I try to find other mediums that I can manipulate so that I can use them with polymer clay. In this photo I am showing you the center of what will be a pendant. I have used 4 different items to create it, while you may have never thought to pair these 4 things together I thought the effect was that of faux dichroic glass. Can you guess what I used?


Thursday, September 27, 2012

Polymer Clay and Paper Mache Torso

This is one of my fun torsos that I created using magic Transfer Paper, polymer clay and paper machine. There are a variety of techniques I used on this piece but I love the way it turned out. I also created a video tutorial where Kira (my biz partner) and I both worked on creating a torso. You can check that out at this link.

Creating a paper mache lady torso video


 I am entering this into a linky party at 
http://www.partyblog.mygrafico.com/
http://www.mygirlishwhims.com/
http://www.cleanandscentsible.blogspot.com/
http://tearosehome.blogspot.com/
Come check out all the entries.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Polymer Clay Ball Chain and Deco Edge Scissors

I made this using bottle caps, decorative edge scissors, ball chain and some polymer clay. Now to figure out what to do with it. LOL
I am also adding this to a new Blog Hop linky party we started over at http://www.thingscrafty.com





I added some things to that butterfly pendant, I like it better then before. I think I will add resin to it after I bake it.

NEW Tuesday Schmoozeday Author Interview Series!

NEW Tuesday Schmoozeday Author Interview Series! To read more about it check out Martiel's post.
http://thingscrafty.com/2012/09/25/new-tuesday-schmoozeday-author-interview-series/


Things Crafty Weekly Wednesday CraftyLinks Party Come Party with Us!

Things Crafty is about to get the party started….a Linky Party that is.  The Linky Party is one of my favorite ways to find new BLOGS, new PROJECTS, new INSPIRATION, and new FRIENDS.   Beginning this week, Things Crafty will be hosting a Weekly Wednesday CraftyLinks Party and YOU are invited to Link your projects.
We are looking for projects in all media- Polymer Clay, fiber arts, sewing, paper crafts, kids projects, and mixed media.  If YOU made it WE want to see it. After you Link your handiwork, take a few minutes-or more- to see what our Party Guests are Linking.  Click the thumbnail of your favorite projects to visit the artist’s blog.  It is always nice to leave a comment.  It doesn’t take long to realize there are a lot of talented bloggers out there.

You can join the party at this link.
http://thingscrafty.com/2012/09/26/things-crafty-weekly-wednesday-craftylinks-party-come-party-with-us/


Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Monday, September 10, 2012

Contest you could win a polymer clay handmade pendant

I thought it would be fun to have another contest and this one is super fun. Can you guess who this is in the photo? If so leave a comment with your guess and I will pick a winner from all the correct answers on Friday. The winner will receive the polymer clay pendant that is handmade by me and pictured in this photo. Good luck!

Friday, September 7, 2012

Free Live Craft Demos & Giveaways Sept 18th New Season Launch Party

This says it all, I hope you will join us for the new season launch party! We have free craft demos all day and giveaways on every show. You must join the community to watch and chat. Hope to see you there. http://www.thingscrafty.ning.com

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

The coolest handmade wall hanging, You won't believe what it's made from

Seriously this is one of the coolest ideas I have seen, Annie took old paint brushes and made this super cool wall hanging. I absolutely love it and the idea is so simple but yet so effective. You could make these and paint them any color you want. Annie makes this live on Tuesday Shmoozeday but don't worry if you missed it, the shows are always recorded. Want to watch Annie make this cool wall hanging, then watch the video. Want to join in the live demos then come sign up for the free community at http://www.thingscrafty.ning.com

Monday, September 3, 2012

Polymer Clay Experiments are so much fun

As you get to know me better you will realize that I love to experiment, especially with polymer clay. I think that is how you grow as an artist by lots of experimenting and discovering new and exciting things. I guess experimenting in some ways is a challenge to me. How can I challenge that particular medium and make it do something it wasn't meant to do? Of course you need to be careful when dealing with toxic things but if your not then go for it, let your imagination run wild. You might be pleasantly surprised by some "happy accidents".  Here is an experiment I did today, I'm not going to tell you what it is but I promise I will be demoing the technique and variations that I learned from my experimenting at our big online launch party on Sept. 18th 2012 at 10AM. Our new season of Polymer Clay TV and Things Crafty TV starts Sept. 21st and we hope you will join us for the fun. We have an amazing season planned with lots of fun demos and lots of other goodies. Mark your calendars for Sept 18th we will be having giveaways all day!



Sunday, September 2, 2012

New Digital Kits to use with Mixed Media & Polymer Clay

We have been hard at work all summer long to get ready for our new season of Polymer Clay TV and Things Crafty TV, which airs on Sept. 21, 2012. We are having a BIG launch party on Sept. 18th during Tuesday Shmoozeday. We will be giving away lots of awesome prizes and doing some super awesome FREE craft demos. We hope you will join us for all the fun! We are also debuting several new things and one of them is our new monthly digital kits. These kits are being designed so that they can be used with a variety of mediums. They work great for making jewelry with polymer clay, mixed media artwork, ATC's, scrapbooks, cards, the sky is the limit and its only limited by your imagination! Here is a small sampling of what fun things are in our first digital kit. I can't wait to show you what cool things I have made with it!