Thursday, July 27, 2017

Polymer Clay Skinner Blend Technique

Hello Crafty Friends

I'm back with a fun Polymer Clay Technique called The Skinner Blend.. Its a coolest polymer ckay technique. In this you can blend polymer clay in beautiful blend that shifts from one color to another. And you can do this with 2 colors and more than two. Today I will show how to made graduated blends using 2 different colors, black and white.

There are different ways to make skinner blend and I'm gonna use the simple method that gives smoother results, that is to use pasta machine for skinner blend.






You will see biggest effect if you use 2 colors with contrast in them. If you use colors that are close to each other, you may not see the shift as clearly, but it will be there.. You always get pretty blends while using skinner blend technique.






Start with 2 sheets of clay, cut them in equal size rectangle and them cut them diagonally to make triangles.. Then put them together to make rectangle with white on one side of the rectangle and black on the other side..
Then you have to keep rolling the sheet in the pasta machine on the thickest setting.. Every time the clay comes out of the machine, fold it in half and roll again.. You will start to see difference in color after few rolls.. For a perfect blend, you may need to roll the sheet around 20 to 40 times in the pasta machine.
As you get close, you will see the colors mixing and once you achieve a perfect graduated blend, you are done.. Its that simple..
When doing this you will get a graduated blend from dark grey to light grey.. You dont get any black or white sheet of clay.. Thats because the black is mixed with white and vice versa on either side..






To get the original colors on the skinner blend, you have to use a off-set skinner blend technique.. For this, while cutting the triangle, off set a little bit, so instead of cutting corner to corner, off d=set and cut a little bit towards righton top and left on bottom.. This makes sure that there is little white and black clay on each side, making sure they do not mix. And then roll the sheet in the pasta machine.. Fold and roll, fold and roll, fold and roll.. Continue until you have a perfect skinner blend..

Watch the tutorial below or to watch in HD on YouTube click HERE






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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Elegant Embellishments - 2nd Video July GDT Kit

Hello crafty friend,

Today I'm here some very beautiful projects with you all using the July Kits from Elegant Embellishments.... Currently I'm loving all the Alteration kit from Elegant Embellishments and I have got all kinds of ideas to use this kits.. Whether you are a mixed media artist or a album maker or you are into jewelry making, Elegant Embellishments kits can be used in variety of ways..

And I love how beautiful today's projects have come out to be..

So lets start with this Baby Girl Album that I made.. Well, technically its just the cover that I have made, the inside pages are still pending.. But I just could not wait to share it with you all....




Oh I'm in love with this beautiful album.. Its a fabric cover 6.5 by 6.5 album with 3.5" spine (chipboard base, a layer of batting and the fabric from Joann)... 






I decorated the spine with the laces and tulles in the Pastel Alteration Kit.. I used hot glue gum to stick them and trimmed anything that hangs off.. 




Now for the front of the cover, The image I used is from The Whimpsy Stamps - Angie.. I colored it using copic markers and I used Spectrum Noir Clear Glitter Pen to add a lot of sparkle and shine to the image including the chipboard piece I used.. 





Then I decorated around the image with the beautiful rosette hearts included in the kit, along with the aqua color dollie and flowers from www.craftycity.com 
I also added some flower trims and pearl lace to the side of the album to add that extra bling to the whole cover.. 
Oh wow.. Its gorgeous.. I love how beautiful it looks.. 



Next I made this complete set - Necklace, a pair of earring and a bracelet from Mermaid Charm Kit.. 







 This whole set is made out of just one kit. So you really get a lot in just one kit and its worth every penny...

Watch the video below or to watch in HD click HERE



Hope you liked it..
Thank you for visiting.. 

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Elegant Embellishments - August GDT Kit..

Hello crafty friends,

Welcome to another GDT kit reveal from Elegant Embellishments. I'm sharing the August GDT kit, which is available  now at the store along with some other gorgeous alteration kits and charm kits..

Also I have coupon code for you, when you make a purchase of $5 or more use code NEHA5 to save few extra bucks. And please please please use my code, this helps the owner to know which of the design team member brought her sale.. Thank you..

I received two kits - Pastel Alteration Trim Kit




This kit includes - 

35" Scallop Venise w/heart Lace 
1 yd Unicorn Fringe Trim w/Pastel Fringe 
7 Shabby Peach Rosette Flowers 
7 Shabby Pink Rosette Flowers 
3 yrd Vintage Raschel Lace 
2 White Circle Venise Appliques 


2nd kit I received is Pastel Alteration Kit - DIY Banner Kit 2A




This kit includes :- 

6pc Pink Fabric Banner 
3 Vintage Pearl Sequin Flower Appliques 
6 Vintage Doilie Appliques 
2 yrd Ivory Pearl Trim 
1 1/2 yd Vintage Ivory Wide Panel Lace 


Aren't these gorgeous..?? I know they are.. And there are more such kits available at the store.. Do check them out.. 

Also Elegant Embellishments is cross promoting with Archana Joshi's store Crafty City 
They have some gorgeous products too and they have a coupon code EEDT15 to save 15% of your entire purchase... 


Watch the video as I share my GDT kit below or to watch in HD click HERE




Hope you guys liked it.. Thank you for visiting.. Have a nice day.. 

Tropical Theme Loaded Envelope Swap

Hello Crafty Friends,

Today I have a cute project to share with you all. I participated in a SWAP recently. It was a Tropical Theme Loaded Envelope Swap and it was my first time..
It was great and I enjoyed every bit of it..
As it was tropical theme I thought of making it beach theme with sea, beach, coconut trees etc.. And guess what I had perfect stamps for it..




                                         




So this is the whole envelope.. Its an open envelope. It carries 2 A2 size card, 2 tags, 4 pinwheel decoartives, 6 paper clips and I also sent my partner gifts - a pair of earring, a neckpiece and few beach theme stickers...








Above you can see the picture of envelope, cards and tags.. 










This is the envelope that I made from scratch.. I didn't really measure the envelope. I made it in such a way that it carries all the cards and tags and gifts. It has 2 pockets.. 
Well at first I thought I will use pattern papers to decorate this envelope. But then I thought, lets get creative.. I mean I had all these Stamps and dies from Lawn Fawn and I wanted to use those.. 
So I dropped the idea of using pattern papers and I planned the whole scene.. 








I used MFT stencils to create the sky along with distress inks.
I also used Lawn Fawn Stamps and dies for all those images.. I stamped those in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored using copic markers...
The birds stamped in the sky is from a stamp set from Simon Says Stamp July Card Kit..







 Here you can see the pinwheels that I made using pattern papers, and there is the pair the earring and neckpiece..







The paper clips are made using Mama Elephant Boy Agenda and Girl Agenda stamps and coordinating dies.
I stamped these cute little images in memonto tuxedo black ink and colored using copic markers... I die cut an extra piece for each image and sandwiched the paper clips between 2 die cuts and stuck them using Rangers Multi Medium Glue.. 








This tag is a really pretty tag that I created using Penny Black stamp, colored using copic makers.. 








This last tag is quite simple that I made using Lawn Fawn stamp. I stamped the image in versafine black ink and colored it using Prismacolor Color Pencils..
I really love this simple and elegant tag..

Check out the video below to see all the products or watch in HD in HERE YouTube.





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Have a Nice day.. 

Saturday, July 08, 2017

Polymer Clay Embroidery Technique

Hello Friends


Today I'm here with a fun technique that results in some very beautiful and intricate designs.




Aren't they gorgeous..? And trust me they are not at all tough to make. They are very easy to make and looks like you have done a lot of work and effort on it. 




I started with a heart shaped bezel and used Ruby pardo clay for creating this pendant. I started with creating a dome shaped base on the bezel and then I created this roses using my needle tool from a sheet of same Ruby clay.. 





I made a bunch of roses and filled almost three fourth of the bezel and to finish off I added some dot details on the rest of the area. 





Now for the next pendant, I used an Owl shaped bezel pendant. I started with orange premo clay on the base as a dome shape. 
Then I created this petal shape from different color clay and added design with needle tool to finish off the flowers. 




Again I added some dot details to finish off the design. 




Now for this, i wanted to create the whole pendant base for guys who do not wanna use the antique bezels. For this I created a dome shape with teal color clay and cut out a circle shape a little bigger then the dome shape as the base of the pendant. 



I also added an eye pin to create a hook for the pendant. Then I rolled out circles from the dark blue clay and sticked it all around the dome shape I created. 
To add sparkle to this piece, I added Swarovski Crystal Beads all around, on the circles, and that finished the pendant. 
To add the embroidery I mixed white and silver clay and created a beautiful deisgn and added dot details as finishing touches. 




Watch the video below or click HERE  to watch on HD on YouTube..








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