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    Krissy
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      We are so happy to announce that our guest designer for the month of July is the uber talented

       

      Gabrielle Pollacco

       

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      Click here to visit Gabi's beautiful scrappy blog

       

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      Click here to see her sb.c gallery – this is a real treat!

       

       

      Please feel free to use this thread to ask questions, and get to know our very talented friend. We will have a live chat with Gabrielle in the month of July and will post that information as soon as the date and time are nailed down.

       


      #172890

      Awesome!!! ;D

      #172891

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        Yay!

        #172892

        Welcome to Swirlydoos, Gabrielle! Love you creations!

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          Hi everyone!

          It's me, Gabi, and I'm so happy to be this month's Guest Designer! I SOOOO enjoyed working with this months kit as I'm sure all of you have been as well!

          Feel free to ask me any questions you like! To start things off I thought I would share a little step by step I made up to show how I made the little heart embellishments that I made out of the 'air-dry' clay. Love that you don't have to bake it!!
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          First I added a little bit of color to my clay with a drop of food coloring. Careful to add just a drop at a time, it goes a long way!
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          Knead the clay for a few seconds until well blended.
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          Roll out the clay to about 1/8th inch thickness and cut with a heartshaped cookie cutter.
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          Use a knife to etch in the diamond patte design being careful not to cut too deep.
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          Now roll out two strips of plain white clay and wind them together to create the rope design.
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          Now just attache to the border of the heart design…I find that if the clay is used immediately it has enough stickiness to cling to the other piece….if not, use a dab of adhesive.
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          Here is a pic of the finished embellishments (the lily blooms are made from the air dry clay as well! 🙂

          #172897

          ohhhhhhhhh… so That is how you did those gorgeous heart!!! Awesome hon. Thanks for sharing and… YAH….. so glad you are guest designing for us this month!!!!!

          #172895

          Thanks so much for showing us how to make these gorgeous hearts, Gabi!

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            So excited to have you as a guest designer Gabrielle! Love, love, love, your work. Thanks for the tutorial on how to make the heart, it is just beautiful.

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              Thanks for the warm welcome ladies! I thought I would show the heart design since Paulien sweetly sent me a PM asking me about them 🙂

              Sorry about the super large post above….I'm trying to figure out how to remove it (my edit button is hidden behind the right side of the site edge and I can't get at it!….I am soooo not a techie girls LOL! Poor Lisa has had her hands full with me! 🙂

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                Ahhh! she fixed it! Lisa, you're awesome, thanks! xx

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                Krissy
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                  Hey Gabi, Glad you are here to share your talent with us, I am a huge fan of yours….. How did you make the twisted trees in the lo in the blog hop?

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                  Krissy
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                    Thanks Debbie 🙂 …the tree was really easy/peasy! I just used like 3 strands of the clay and rolled them out in varying lengths and twisted the bottom parts together, leaving the branches straggling. The clay hardens as it sits (air drying) ….so I then started working on my layout and once I had the photo placement down, I layed the tree beside it and manouvered the branches to hang over the photo (the clay was still plyable at this point) I then added some lines to look like bark, using the tip of a knife…..then let the whole thing dry out. I added the leaves once the tree was dry, it's easier to add these details once the tree design has hardened up. You can also add more branches at this point.

                    I didn't tint the clay brown for this one, instead I just watered down some brown acrylic craft paint and applied it with a brush, this way it runs into the crevises and makes the detailing show up more. You can always rub off some of the paint with a damp towel if you applied to much paint.

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                      I would love to see a tut on the lily blooms as well.

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                        welcome Gabi, thanks for the wonderful tutorial !!

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                          Welcome Gabrielle. Love your work. Awesome tutorial.

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