Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer … well, as least his cute little feet that is! The holidays are so much fun, especially when the 5 Days of Christmas Ornaments are here! This years series is a lot of fun and all about … feet! Today we bring you another cute ornament with Reindeer Feet.
The holidays are so much fun, especially when the 5 Days of Christmas Ornaments are here! This years series is a lot of fun and all about … feet! Today we bring you another cute ornament with Elf Feet.
Have you ever wanted to make something but you were tired of making it the same old way? Today’s polymer clay tip will demonstrate how to take one idea and make 5 different things. Specifically? Polymer clay ornaments! [Don’t miss last week’s series of 5 polymer clay ornaments you can make in under 10 minutes each!] Today however, this one idea, five ways are not just any ornaments, but they are polymer clay Christmas tree ornaments with Christmas trees on them. Sounds boring right? Perhaps not as much as you’d think.
The time has arrived … the final month of, the Pavelka Project. This month we a doing another more ‘open-ended’ project for you. This month we are using the book, Quick & Easy Gifts with Polymer Clay, and using the ornament idea. The “word” that you choose does NOT have to be a holiday word, maybe it’s your family name, child’s name, pet’s name, or word of the year. In any case, the ornament should be small enough to hang on a tree or on a door.
My take on Lisa’s tutorial is shown below. I used many similar techniques, but you can make your word ornament however you’d like. I’ve combined textured clay, stamping, & mica powders into a sophisticated take on the word “Noel” as in “the First Noel.” Lisa offers literally dozens of ideas throughout all her books on techniques, color palettes, and so much more. [Order your books here] I also have over 150 tutorials here on the site you could use to get ideas to decorate your jar.
The holiday season is upon us and this time of year means that many of us will make gingerbread men, girls, bears, toys, reindeer and so much more. Today I’m sharing with you my very favorite recipe to make your own “Gingerbread” colored clay.
November 2015 #PavelkaProject – Making a Polymer Clay Covered Jar
Welcome back for another great month of the Pavelka Project! This month we a doing another more ‘open-ended’ project for you. This month we are using the book, Quick & Easy Gifts with Polymer Clay, and using the Pet Project idea. I know many of you don’t have pets, so you do NOT have to create a pet jar, but you DO need to decorate a jar for this month’s project. Lisa offers literally dozens of ideas throughout all her books on techniques, color palettes, and so much more. [Order your books here] I also have over 150 tutorials here on the site you could use to get ideas to decorate your jar.
Don’t Forget:You MUST in some way decorate or cover a jar with polymer clay.
This cute little elephant ornament is perfect for the holidays, gift giving, or for the elephant lover. These adorable ornaments whip up in a hurry and are great to make as ornaments, tags for packages, party favors, and so much more.
In the mood for Christmas? This polymer clay elf tutorial is one I wrote for Polyform Products (the maker of the Sculpey® lines of products). It has now been published on their website. This is a fun and free tutorial. It’s perfect for figurines, cake toppers, or gifts to give this Christmas season.
I like to use up my scraps when I can and these past several weeks I have been so busy in my studio that I have had lots and lots of scraps. So … when scraps take over your work surface, find something cute and fun to do with them.
This week I am featuring one of my favorite artists and online friend, Meg Newberg. Meg has joined us here on the blog several times. Her ingenuity and love of polymer clay canes are truly magnificent! She will be joining us 3 times this week to share her love of clay & polymer clay millefiori canes. Today she’s sharing a polymer clay cane tutorial just in time for Christmas.
There aren’t many people who don’t like snowmen…unless you live in the tropics where snowmen do not exist because…well, they melt. But for those of us who live in areas with four seasons, we are blessed to have the ability to make snowmen when those gorgeous white flakes arrive. Every year I anticipate the coming of the snow, making of snow angels, and building the cutest snowmen in our country acre. But there’s always something missing…in my head, a snowman’s eyes tell his story. Well, for clayers and crafters, here’s a great weekend project for you. A DIY Snowman Kit. Perfect for Christmas gift exchanges this year.