July 5, 2012 at 5:48 pm #4874
We are so happy to announce that our guest designer for the month of July is the uber talented
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.July 5, 2012 at 5:52 pm #172890July 5, 2012 at 5:57 pm #172891July 5, 2012 at 7:13 pm #172892July 5, 2012 at 7:44 pm #172896
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!!
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!
Knead the clay for a few seconds until well blended.
Roll out the clay to about 1/8th inch thickness and cut with a heartshaped cookie cutter.
Use a knife to etch in the diamond patte design being careful not to cut too deep.
Now roll out two strips of plain white clay and wind them together to create the rope design.
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.
Here is a pic of the finished embellishments (the lily blooms are made from the air dry clay as well! 🙂July 5, 2012 at 8:22 pm #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!!!!!July 5, 2012 at 8:24 pm #172895July 5, 2012 at 8:29 pm #172898
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.July 5, 2012 at 8:33 pm #172893
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! 🙂July 5, 2012 at 8:34 pm #172894July 5, 2012 at 9:05 pm #172899
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?July 5, 2012 at 9:30 pm #172900
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.July 5, 2012 at 10:01 pm #172901July 5, 2012 at 10:58 pm #172902July 6, 2012 at 12:08 am #172903
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