Saturday, December 4, 2010

An Idea…Yup! It Worked!

sculpey blk

When I first got this new set, Ornaments, from Our Daily Bread designs  and the Spellbinders Heirloom Ornaments….I had an idea of using Sculpey clay by Polyform!

sculpey ornament

After conditioning my clay, I ran it through my “clay dedicated” pasta machine until I got the size needed. I stamped it first in Stazon black and started coloring with Twinkling H2O’s…but they just didn’t “grab” the clay and lay down a nice color. I just laid down the SB die, pressed down good to leave a good impression, then took my TH scissors and carefully trimmed it.

So…*lightbulb*… why not try acrylic paint. Even the gold trim is paint.

After painting it though, I did have to over stamp (using my stamp positioner) because I lost some of the image definition. Then I baked it in “clay dedicated” toaster oven @275 for 15 min.

Shhhhh…don’t tell the boss, but I’m going to send this to her for one of her 9 trees! LOL

I wanted to dress up the gold cording a bit so I dug through my beads. The rose ones were perfect but I needed some gold beads with big enough holes to fit the cording….hmmmm…

*another lightbulb moment*… I used wooden beads and colored them with my Krylon gold leaf pen! 

sculpey beads

I’ve done lots of light switch covers and other things with Sculpey but never something quite like this! Fine tuned, this could be FUN!!

Thanks for stopping!

Dawn

11 comments :

isu.alum said...

Stunning! Love this ornament!!! Fabulously beautiful with the beads too!

Kerry

Cheryl of Sassy Cheryl's said...

Oh wow. This is gorgeous!!!! I envy your talent!

Kim Nath said...

What a wonderful idea, and it turned out so beautifully!

MariLynn said...

I haven't done stuff with sculpey in a couple of years. You inspired me with your gorgeous ornament.

Flip-Flop Creations said...

You clever girl!!! This ornament is gorgeous!!! ~jeni :)

Janine Rachau said...

That's amazing! I will love trying to experiment with this technique! The ideas could be endless!

Anonymous said...

You are so creative...that's why I always love stopping by your blog! This is just beautiful! Kathy

Lenoria said...

This is fabulous! I am going to show this to my daughter, she is always doing something with Sculpey clay but I'm sure would never have thought of this. Hope you are having a wonderful day.

Heather said...

Cool.. I just bought a Christmas ornament die too. I better go try it!!

- dlm. said...

GASP! Dawn - What a fabulous ornament! DD#1 uses Sculpey clay to make beads as well as model holiday ornaments. I would never have thought to stamp the clay. Now I can point her in the direction of your blog and give her some new ideas. Thanks for sharing!

HappyCrafter said...

WOW!!! This is over the top fabulous!!!