Viva Decor Party Day 3 – perfectly unique embellishments

day 3 of our Viva Decor party here at Pezadoodle Designs! Viva Decor has been SO generous and is supplying prize packs for one of YOU EVERY SINGLE DAY for the next 7 days!!! How do you win? simply leave a comment on the post for each day. want extra chances to win? there are two ways to get your name thrown into the hat for two more chances. subscribe to my blog via email AND announce this party on your blog! if you post the link i will be automatically notified so you don’t need to come back here and let me know

and now on with today’s idea! Easy clay embellishments!

(Stamp is a newly released Elisabeth Bell for Susana’s Custom Art & Card Design)

(Stamp is Inkadinkadoo – frame is from the Cindy Loo cricut Cartridge)

And the prize today is all of the Viva Decor products you need to do today’s tutorial:

Supplies
• Pardo Jewelry Clay – Old Gold (908), Red Fire Opal (418), Jade (701), Blue Zircon (603) (Viva décor)
• Precious Metal Color paint – Mother of Pearl (Viva Décor)
• Index Card
• Inka Gold – Old Silver (Viva Décor)
• Cuttlebug Embossing folder(s)
• Rolling pin (small)
• Slicer or razor blade
• Flexible molds (I get them on Etsy)
• Mica powder (like perfect pearls)

Pardo Jewelry Clay by Viva Décor is NOT just for jewelry. However you will notice most of the color names are jewelry elements. It is a Polymer Clay that DOES require baking. However, because of its unique beeswax base it is exceptionally easy to work with compared to all other Poly Clays. In fact it is ideal for the hard core clay enthusiast as well as the part-time dabbler because you do not need to have a pasta machine or clay roller handy. This tutorial is geared towards the dabbler who would like to make something new to use as embellishments on their crafts.

Step 1. Condition your clay in your hands – warming it up between your palms will make it easier to knead it. Once it is soft and pliable it is ready to work with. Keep in mind the temperature in your room will have an effect on this clay. If my room is overly chilly while I am working it is more difficult to keep my clay pliable so I have to remember to warm it with my hands while working.

Step 2. First we will use pre-made molds. I am in LOVE with the cute little flexible molds I find on Esty.com. They are small, detailed and oh so easy to use and get great results with. I had very LITTLE success with the molds I found in Michaels.

Once my clay has been worked I simply break off a small piece that looks the right size for my mold and form a ball with my hands. I smoosh it into the mold and then gently flex the mold so my shape falls right out! It really is that easy! Depending on your mold shape you want to pay attention to your edges. I sometimes use a razor blade to cut the excess clay flush with the mold. Check out that detail!

Step 3. Another way to make some embellishments is with your embossing folders. Condition your clay so it is pliable. Now roll it out. You don’t want it to thin or you won’t be able to emboss it. Because the embossing folders are less flexible and a different type of material the clay tends to stick. To prevent this dust them lightly on both sides with Mica Powder. This prevents sticking AND gives a bit of a shimmer to your piece. Lay your flattened clay in the folder and roll over it with a rolling pin or even a can. Carefully open the folder and remove the clay.

Now you can cut it into a useable shape with simple Makins Clay Cutters or just a razorblade and ruler.

Step 4. You can accentuate your pieces in one of two ways. You can give your piece a light wash with some water and Precious Metal Color so that it sinks into the indented portions.

OR you can go over the embossing VERY VERY lightly with a tiny bit of Inka Gold so it just catches the raised portions.

Another great enhancement goes back to your mica powder.  Simply take a soft brush, dip it into the powder and brush it lightly across your piece for some subtle gorgeous shimmer.

Once you have your pieces the way you want them, place them on index cards and place those on a cookie sheet.  Bake according to package directions.

You can see from these poinsettias the different looks.  the two on the right have a precious metal wash and the two on the left have Inka Gold Old Silver.

Use these pieces on your card fronts or tags as embellishments or to create a focal point.  i love making my own custom clay embellishments and Pardo Clay makes it SO much easier since it is so easy to soften and condition.

TIOT: party chick

hi all!

i am slowly and painfully getting caught up and such after my vacation.  the vacation is always fun – the coming back – not so much!  seems like my have to do and need to do lists are so long i never get to my want to do list :(

by now a lot of you should have received your holiday Through the Craft Room Door issue – i would love to hear what y’all think of it!

Today is TIOT – Try It Out Thursday over at Susana’s Custom Art & Card Design.  Suzanne gave us a wonderful sketch to play with this week. i have been in halloween/fall/christmas mode so i thought i would take a break and create a party card:

my patterned papers are from the Fairy Flora 6×6 paper pad – this pad is a GORGEOUS collection of soft watercolor-type paterns.  Some of my glittering purple skittles finished off the card.

i used Boho Chick by Elisabeth Bell for SCACD for my image. she is stamped with black memento ink and colored with copics. i highlighted her shirt with a Purple Glittering Spica pen and her bracelet with a Lilac Glittering Spica pen. i cut her out with Spellbinders Labels 14 - i am lovin’ this shape!

My flower embellie is a CUSTOM EMBELLIE. why? because i made it myself and it was SO easy! i have a flower shaped button (Tim Holtz perhaps…) and once i use it, it’s gone. SO i have extended its life in a way. i started with some Melt Art Mold N Pour. This stuff is SO simple – just mix a bit of the two “cakes” together, push your item into it and remove, let it harden. Now you have a perfect little mold to use with your clay! i used Hearty air dry clay to make things easy. all i have is white so i made purple (with gold shimmer) by mixing in some Lumiere paint! Susana has TWO combo packs available in the store so you can make lots of different colors! Once your paint is mixed in you are ready to mold it. Simply pinch off a bit, roll it into a ball and press it into your mold you have made. Take it out – if there is excess clay around the outside of your molded shape you can cut it with a cutter. since mine is round i used the set of round Makins cutters. I let the clay flower dry overnight. then simply stick it on with glue dots. now i am looking around to see what else i can make a mold with!
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i have been playing around with embellies again so i thought i would post some

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i make these from polymer clay and on thses i used my newly arrived primary elements powders from luminarte – makers of twinkling h2os and radiant rain.  if you have not caught their 40% off sale you have a couple days left!  it ends at midnight on the 14th!  i hope to play with the primary elements more soon – the colors are A-MAZE-ING!  if i could have i would have ordered one of everything they make!

i am trying to figure out how to make other things too…..

in addition to these i have been experimenting a little more with some fabric stamping since my order of versacraft came in, including the versacraft markers:

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the markers are not copics of course and i was a bit limited because i only have a few colors so far but i was impressed!  they did not bleed or run AT ALL and these pics are AFTER washing them :)  although i do not carry these in the store i WILL be placing another order soon so let me know if you want some info – they will be at a discount again so a really great deal!

i DID shoot a video for y’all however i found out i need a new kind of cable to put it on my computer since i have Vista now  *sigh* in the meantime if there is a product or technique you’d like to see demonstrated let me know.

be sure and tune in for PDD friday and give all the DTs a visit and see what they have created!

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my project today uses the sketch from Our Creative Corner:

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i wasn’t sure how i felt about this sketch at first but i really liked it once i played around with it!

 

 

 

here is my card which highlights some of the new colors of alcohol inks:

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i love the options that have opened up with all the new alcohol ink colors.  anyone else still navigating all the possibilities??  the cupcake embellie was too fun to make – i will have more of those to show you later this week!

The background was done using the most basic alcohol ink technique – i added the three colors to a felt pad – not touching – and one drop of silver mixative and then dabbed all over my glossy cardstock.  next i added blending solution to the same felt pad and dabbed over the cardstock again which causes the colors to move and blend – i continued this until i liked the look.  alcohol ink is very quick and easy for doing backgrounds!

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Stamps: Digi Image – can’t find who right now
Paper: SU certainly Celery, Creamy Caramel, PTI white
Ink: Memento, Copics, alcohol inks – citrus, sunshine yellow, lemonade, silver
Accessories: clay embellishment (i made), ribbon

SFYTT ala clay embellies!

if you follow me regularly you’ll remember really got into playing with polymer clay recently – well Jen’s Sketch this week was just perfect for playing with a few of my new ones! SO good in fact i made TWO cards this morning!

the first one was fr Trev’s bday – 16 today:

i used one of the Polkadot Pie Sprinkles background stamps and adirondack espresso dye ink for 3 of the circles and then put the clay embellies on with glue dots. on the last circle i stamped my fave ikadinkado bday stamp in adirondack sailboat blue dye ink. i edged them all in the sailboat blue too. the chocolate paper is from the DCWV sweet stack. this card was SUPER easy to put together!

Next up i have ONE clay embellie and three images:

the three images are pink petticoat – LOVE those!!! colored with copics and highlighted with liquid pearls (including bee’s wings but couldn’t get a good pic). the circle with the clay turtle was stamped with another Polkadot Pie Sprinkles background stamp using adirondack watermelon dye ink. i edged all four of them with a combination of adirondack clover and citrus inks. the square pink frosty acrylic embellies will be making their appearance at Pez-A-Doodles soon (you will NOT want to miss these!!!) the papers are bo bunny – ella enchanted and buttercup double dot paper and matching ribbon – those MAY show up in a mini kit…..SO perfect for springtime and easter……

remember ALL adirondack inks are on sale right now to make room for new goodies along with quite a bit of other things so be sure to check out the store!! While you’re there grab that Polkadot Pie Sprinkles background stamp while you can. 4 stamp designs and new releases will coordinate with them just like our current release!!

wanna see another one??? she is oh so cute – my little Pezzy…

i have another one to show you today! introducing a slightly more grown up little pezzy all ready for Valentine’s day!

For my card today i used MJ’s monday lunchtime sketch challenge ->

Perfect for little miss pezadoodle!

and a few close ups:


i colored her with copics and then took my versamark pen and highlighted the design on her shirt & the hearts on her pants and brushed over them with forever red perfect pearls for some shimmer. then i used it to highlight the rim of each red heart on the banner and brushed those with blush perfect pearls. the next picture has the card tilted so you can see the shimmer.

the border comes with this set along with a few other matching individual hearts. i stamped it in memento rose bud and then highlighted it and the patterned BG paper with frosted lace stickles. OF COURSE i added another of my custome clay embellies!

along with the stamp sets i will have two kits of goodies – Pezzie’s Picks – available for you so you can have a little bit of everything for your projects without spending a fortune and ending up with WAY more than you need. One kit will feature 5 papers from the gorgeous Basic Grey Bittersweet collection that i have been using plus the matching bazzill cardstock and an assortment of coordinating buttons, brads and ribbons – a quick and complete one-stop shop for a little valentine creating!

stay tuned tomorrow for another cute project and a demo of the interactive abilities of the new polka dot pie line! you will not want to miss it!!!
hugs & stampin fun!

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