Kids egg cup to a hatched dragon egg in polymerclay

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Ive had a rise in polymerclay crafting….
This project with a found kids egg cup that was no longer used sparked an idea….. I needed another dragon to help me in my craft room….
This egg cup was…. So not my style…. And it was handy for holding my smaller tools so they wouldn’t get lost in the bottom of a draw…

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So i sketched what i wanted…

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And started covering the eggcup with black and white mixed with black for stones…

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“Painted the egg with interference colours in pearl-ex…

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Then put the egg cup in a cold oven…. Put on the temperature and only started timing the 20min after the oven got to temperature… This way the eggcup wouldn’t crack or explode with sudden heat.

I made the frame out of wire for the wings and formed the body for my dragon making the texture with the textured part of my craft knife…. I assembled the dragon, coloured it with pearlex and then cooked it…..

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Then when i looked in the oven (after 20min of baking) the head had slipped even though it had support….. And disaster struck – it crumbled before my eyes! Agggh! I had tears!

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After leaving it for a while i salvaged what i could and then glue gunned the whole piece together (by the way the egg itself was fine)

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So yea my piece was saved and my dragon (Stone Creaper) had actually decide to crawl between the stones instead of sitting on the egg he hatched out of…. Yes he’s cheeky and sneaky. Just look at that face!

Pearlex and Du kit polymer clay is available from Zigzag.co.nz
Stay crafty

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Thanks for dropping by. ;)

More art postcards where made and given

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Hi all
Managed to find some creative time to do some art postcards…. Here is the second batch….

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Done with gelatos, and artist pitt pens.

Packaged like this

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Then dropped off to a local mall in a display stand. It was gone within 5min

So really hope the person that picked it up loves them as much as i loved making them. ;)

July art session

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Every first friday of the month – during school term – i have started up an art session at my church.

We go from 10am-12 noon
Its all free. I provide all materials needed. And instruction if needed.

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This July i taught how to do basic flowers, touched on the importance of working in odd numbers… 3 flowers and five petals. To make a pleasing composition.

These sessions are not just for beginners… Advanced artist are welcome to come and splash paint around on paper if they want and ignore the “class” or you can join in the “class” if you want.

Here is the lesson on how to draw two styles of basic flowers: (aimed for beginners)

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We also did splattering with a fan brush.

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Lightly tap on hand a watery paint paint brush to make droplets of paint on page over your flowers. Experiment with white, or use a dark colour. We were working with acrylic paints… jacquard lumiere (metallic paints) and jacquard Neopaque (these are all normally fabric paints but normal acrylic paints will do).

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I also talked about the basic method of colour mixing… And the colour wheel… Primary, secondary colours.

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Loads of fun and it will be happening again in one month…
First friday of every month that falls within school term. (Not during school holidays). Is held from 10am – 12 noon is totally free (but if you want to make a donation you are most welcome to) at Northcity church on sawyers arms road, Christchurch, NZ.

Hope to see you there if you are in the area. ;)

Quick tutorial/idea – water marbling paper

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Hi all

I have been experimenting with my reinkers and water to do water marbling and thought a quick post to tell you about it might spark something in your creating too….

Always start with a container of warm tap water….
Next drip the chosen ink into to he water…
Tap sides of container to move water around… (Or use a skewer)
Put the paper on top of the water…
Take the paper out when it is wet..
And your paper is marbled…

Heres my results with copic marker refills: (aka alcohol ink)

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Here are the results with Stampin up refills:

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Both examples are shown when paper is dry… So as you see the stampin up inks get a softer look – lighter colours don’t seam to work we’ll but darker ones do.

Alcohol inks (in this case copic marker refills) make more vivid colour patterns on the paper but are more ridged and less fluid looking when “printed”

So much fun anyway… All the best hope your creating is fun…. ;)

Using Stampin Up!s Peaceful Petals stamp set

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i am NOT a stampin up seller… But a buyer.

As most stampin up followers know – they are changing their catalogue at the end of the month and i decided I’d better buy the stamps sets that will no longer be available after 30 June.

So this one is one that i purchased: Peaceful Petals

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Here is what i did with it:

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The second to last one i stamped into polymer clay cut around the shapes and baked them.

So yea I’m having fun with my new stamp set. ;) see you later…

Drawing Riddick….

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I love drawing full body people so now im trying out a crouch in the form of Riddick (aka Vin Diesel)

Here are the progress photos….

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Now for the black pen line work…..

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Next i masked off Riddick, used the mister (which i got from stampin up but now available through craft stores under Tim Holts name) sprayed background and started on skin…

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This is where i was at after probably 1.5hrs after colouring… Yeap take time and results develop well…

And more colouring……

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This is where i ran out of one of my colours and order to buy a refill of it i need money… Which i will be saving for in the future.. So stay tuned for the completion of this picture.

Soo stay tuned….

Colouring in page/digi stamp – bunch of flowers

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Hi all,
I was inspired to draw flowers but before i coloured it i decided to take a photo of it as line work so that you too could colour it in…..

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Right click and save to desktop then print on white card stock at desired size and colour.

Here is mine coloured:

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Coloured with copic pens on blender card

Thanks for dropping by.

When a friend needs it – make a pressie

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I have a friend going though something i cant imagine going though at the moment so i decided to make her a pressie….

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Its a multi-coloured page note book with hand made paper and a greeting card to match.

I really enjoyed making them.
Thanks for dropping by.

Chinese Brush Painting – harder than it looks!

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Yes i am still on my Chinese Brush Painting kick…
After two-three weeks of not doing it i am grossly out of practice…

But one has to start somewhere and this is the result of my session…

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Here they are individually…

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Well thats all for now… Need to practice more. ;)
Thanks for dropping by

Drawing the character “UltraViolet”

The other day my hubby came home with the blue-ray movie of “UltraViolet”
I immediately wanted to draw this brave anti-heroine.

The stick figure stage….

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The body takes shape…

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and coloured with copic markers…

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The close up…

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I love my results…
Thanks for dropping by.
Happy crafting!

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