Tuesday, April 23, 2013

New Clay Creations

Hey, everyone. I just wanted to share some new creations that I made that I am very excited about. This last week I was so sick that I just laid in bed watching YouTube videos all day, mostly polymer clay tutorials. Some of the videos I saw were make pens with polymer clay. So as soon as I was feeling well, I got myself some pens and got to work. I made two pens so far. I love Doctor Who and The Aristocats so I made a Tardis pen and a Marie pen.

The Marie pen is going to school with me so I cut off the tail thing on the cap and painted the cap. I also painted the pen tip too. I love the way it came out. I plan to make pens of Marie's two brothers, Berlioz and Toulouse, too. Berlioz is going to have a red bow with piano keys going down it since he plays the piano and Toulouse is going to be orange with a blue bow and paint splatters since he's the painter. Berlioz is probably going to be the hardest because of the keys and he has a thinner bow and I usually make big bows. I'll post them if I ever get them done.

 As for the Tardis pen, that's going to sit on my nightstand near my bed so I can use it for making lists or writing notes for my swaps. So if you ever get a swap from me, your note will probably be written with this. I also made a pen stand for it too out of the extra blue clay. It's just a dome of the blue clay with "Doctor Who" painted on it. I will probably make a bigger one when I get more blue clay. I wasn't too happy with the way this came out at first cause the blue clay was so hard that it was impossible to work with, even after adding clay softener but after painting and glazing it, it looks great now.

So these are my two newest creations. . I haven't been making a lot of stuff lately since the semester is ending soon and I've been doing a lot of homework but once summer comes, I'll be making a lot more stuff. Hope you liked these two pens. If you have any suggestions for pens, let me know. They are so much fun to make. I think I'm going to make a butterfly one for my sissy since she loves butterflies. TTFN Ta ta for now!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Long Time No Blog

Hey, guys. Sorry I haven't posted in a while. Been very busy with school and swaps. The Spring semester is almost over. Just 4 more weeks. I'm doing good in almost all my classes.

I've also been doing a lot with polymer clay. I've learned some new techniques like shading and using TLS. I'm still trying to perfect these though. I'm also hoping to start making some resin pieces. I just need to get a mold release and then I'm going to start. I've made some but they didn't come out that great.

I've also joined several sites and done some swapping on them. I still swap on Swap-Bot but I'm branching out. I've done a couple of swaps on Mini Album Scraps as I have previously posted. Right now, I'm working on a mini album that's about my partner. I have also completed one swap on Craftsters! It was a Monster High swap.

Here are the things that I sent her. I made a Draculaura chibi, earrings and necklace with the logo, Neptuna keychain, Frankie Stein ATC, and a birthday card since it was her daughters birthday. I also made a box to send the clay stuff in and sent a stamp set. This is actually the picture she posted since I forgot to take pictures before mailing. She said her daughter loved everything. :)

Here are the things I received. I got a beautiful hat that's very glittery and has the logo on the front, a coaster set made of perler beads, a Frankie Stein necklace (which has been added to my necklace collection that is displayed on my camel) a cool cell phone strap or ornament, some extra goodies, and last but not least, a sweater for Kiely. It's so cute. It has Clawdeen's skull on it.

Here's a pic of Kiely modeling it.

I also just joined a Yahoo club called artforthecreativemind. I joined it less then a week ago and I'm already enjoying it. I joined my first swap on there. I joined it because they swap chunky pages and I love chunky pages! There aren't a lot of chunky page swaps on Swap-Bot anymore. Of course, my first swap in the new group is a chunky page. Can't wait to make it and get mine. I'll try to post again in a couple days. Wednesdays are packed with school so I can't tomorrow. 

Oh, also since I mentioned her, here is my camel with all her pretty necklace. This is also the home to my new hat.

That's it for today. TTFN Ta ta for now.