Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Adding Resin to Polymer Clay and Mixed Media Work

I recently made an art journal cover for an upcoming Polymer Clay TV project and I was happy with the way it came out but awhile ago Kira and I were working on designing some resin elements to add to our mixed media artwork. So I started playing around and this is what I came up with. The heart is done with Magic Transfer Paper transferred onto polymer clay, the wings are also polymer clay and the butterfly is our exclusive resin design. I'm really happy with this extra element, I think it takes the journal to a whole other dimension Stay tuned to Polymer Clay TV to see how I made the art journal cover and the resin pieces are coming soon to some fun kits we are working on.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

A metal tin becomes a work of art, watch how easy it is to do

Polymer Clay TV has just been released with a new demo on how to make fun metal tins, these make great gifts on their own or add a piece of handmade jewelry inside and its a double whammy of a gift. They are easy and fun to make. We deom how to use polymer clay and magic Transfer Paper with some punchinella designs for extra flair. Have fun creating!

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Create Mixed Media check out the latest

For those of you that don't know I guest post on the Create Mixed Media blog once a month. I usually share tutorials but today I wanted to talk a little about some of the things that happened to me this past year and plans for the future. Lets just say there are a ton of things that are going on in my life behind the scenes, one in particular is going to be so amazing it will blow your mind. lol I hope you will visit this blog often for updates. I will share all the new things going on in my life. I plan to post lots more pics too! Hope your year is a good one!

Saying Goodbye to 2013 and Setting Goals in the New Year - See more on the Create Mixed Media blog:

This is my make shift photo booth at my New Years Eve get together.

This is my sister (Mona) on the left and me (Ilysa) on the right NYE. When this picture was snapped she said to me I didn't realize how much shorter you were than me.LOL My dad was 6 foot 3 and my mom was 5 foot 1 so guess who I took after. 

Friday, January 3, 2014

In the studio with Ilysa polymer clay and mixed media

First I want to wish everyone a happy, healthy new year! I am so looking forward to this new year and I already have so many things planned. One of the things I have planned is a new webisode I am calling, In the studio with Ilysa. I will be sharing products I like working with, things I am working on and lots of fun things that I do and make along the way. I recently finished building my dream art studio and I want to share it with the world. Maybe someday via a retreat or something you will be able to come and create with me but until then I will be sharing via video streaming.

I will post the videos on our You Tube channel, which you can find at

I will also be adding the video to this website, so you can watch either place. Some shows may be pre recorded and some may be live. We shall see how it works out. I hope you will join me on this fun endeavor. Stay tuned for the first episode coming next week! See you then.