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Art Elements Mar Theme – Nests

I've loved following the Component of the Month challenges from the folks at Art Elements, where team members would give away components every month to design with. I've seen some gorgeous stuff from the AE team as well as the guests. The only reason that kept me from participating is that historically, I've received most… Continue reading Art Elements Mar Theme – Nests

Cabochons · How-tos · Jewelry

Finishing and Machines – DIY Sanding Drum

Encouraged by the success of my DIY buffing wheel, I've now made a DIY sanding drum, with sanding attachments! Okay, it's not exactly a drum proper, but it gets the sanding done. And that's what matters, right? At first, I tried to find stuff that could substitute as drums on drill bits, but without much… Continue reading Finishing and Machines – DIY Sanding Drum

Cabochons · Jewelry

Crackled Effect Cabochon (or DIY Buffing Wheel Results Part 2)

The gloss! Woah, the incredible gloss! I can almost see my reflection in here. 😛 You can't tell (or maybe you can), but I'm dancing a little jig right now. My DIY buffing wheel is definitely a superstar, isn't it? One of the items I'd made from the crackled effect veneer is this hollow cabochon,… Continue reading Crackled Effect Cabochon (or DIY Buffing Wheel Results Part 2)

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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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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