Miscellaneous · Stitch markers

Stitch Marker Case | Art Elements Challenge

The team at Art Elements hosts themed monthly challenges, which involve a reveal and blog hop at the end of the month. The theme for June is Sunflowers, picked by Sue. I read the theme announcement, and recalled this small, cubic container that I've appropriated for storing my stitch markers. I've always wanted to decorate… Continue reading Stitch Marker Case | Art Elements Challenge

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Crackled Effect

There are many methods to achieve a crackled effect on clay. This time, I used one of those veneers that I said started to tear when I tried to peel it off the enclosing plastic sheet. I first dried out the sheet by placing it (tears and all) between two sheets of blank ordinary paper.… Continue reading Crackled Effect

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Finishing and Machines (and a DIY)

If there's one thing that makes a project go from good to great, it's the finishing. Not that all the processes preceding it are unimportant, but if one has worked really hard on everything but the finishing, don't you think they're limiting the potential of the project? 🙂 Having said that, the processes involved in… Continue reading Finishing and Machines (and a DIY)

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Embossing Experiments

It's been ages since my sis has been using embossing in her cardmaking, and I only recently decided to try it out on clay. For this trial, I placed a stencil over my clay and sprinkled embossing powder over the stencil. The basic premise -- applying some heat melts the powder, and when it cools,… Continue reading Embossing Experiments

Miscellaneous · Mixed media

Shadowbox Shrine

Oops, I almost forgot to make something from my PCA course this month. And when I did start work on a project, I accidentally cracked my version #1 when it came out of the oven. I could almost feel this month pass by without a PCA project, but I managed to make a version #2.… Continue reading Shadowbox Shrine

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Attempt at Mokume Gane

Now that I have a good amount of clay at my disposal, I tried my hand at some Mokume Gane. I layered multiple sheets of different clay colors, and used a texture plate for my first try at pressing down on the 'block', and quite a few presses with a blade. When I tried slicing… Continue reading Attempt at Mokume Gane

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Another Notebook Cover

Whoo! My first 'combination' project from the PCA courses -- another notebook cover, which isn't remotely similar to the first one I made. I used Sculpey Terracotta clay for the cover's base, Sculpey III and Fimo Effects for the components, and a whole lot of TLS to bind things together. I've used learnings from all… Continue reading Another Notebook Cover

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New Clay

It's been a while since I made something from clay, and thanks to a friend who was willing to haul back my order from their short visit to the US, I now have newly-bought clay to work with! Of course, I'm still sticking to my plan of combining salient learnings from more than one PCA… Continue reading New Clay

Miscellaneous · Mixed media

Jewelry Box

Since I barely managed to finish my quota of last month's PCA courses, I decided to start early this time. 😀 Teresa's course is about beautifying a wooden jewelry box using painting, silkscreening, decoupage and resin. Amongst all PCA projects I've worked on so far, the lack of materials where I live is most evident… Continue reading Jewelry Box

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Fantasy Scenery on Glass

Hmm, this was actually supposed to be a sea life vase, if I'd fully followed the PCA course taught by Marlene Brady. As I've come to discover, extensive sculpting is not really my favorite. And as I've known for the longest time, extensive repetition is not something that interests me either. Unfortunately, this project combines… Continue reading Fantasy Scenery on Glass