I love how Pinterest shows you things they think you would like to see. Well we all know that can lead to trouble. I was drawn in by journal covers made with polimer clay. Naturally, I had to try it for myself. Here is my first attempt.....
I really didn't know what to start with so I went with something familiar - flowers. I rolled out a brown clay base and then used an embossing folder to impress the background image. I rolled flat a section of green and hand cut the leaves. I tried adding tiny micro beads into the leaf vein but they wouldn't go where I wanted them - too tiny!
I watched so many YouTube videos and visited a few blogs to get an idea of what to do and what supplies were needed. Here are the links to a few of my favorites:
- https://www.youtube.com/user/myserenitycrafts/videos ** my favorite **
There are so many more to check out but you can find the ones you love by google'ng or searching YouTube.
My second attempt was a sea plate.....
This one has little pearl beads and assorted green glass beads, as well as more of the tiny micro beads. I used a mold to make the shell and starfish shapes. I am so loving this one and will probably make more of this style to actually put on a journal.
I also tried making flowers from two different cutter shapes....
I added Pearl Ex power to the clay and a bead for the center before baking.
I am really enjoying checking out what to do with polimer clay. I am sure you will see more here soon.
Have a wonderful crafty day!