Repurposed Hardcover Book to Notebook Tutorial I’ve told you before I’m a bit obsessed with books. I love all books where I intend to read them or not. A local library has a huge book sale every year where you can pick up a grocery bag of books for $3! So at the last sale I picked up a big stack of hard cover books to be repurposed. Don’t worry, I’m not destroying literary classics, and I use all parts of the book so nothing is wasted. What you need-Hardcover bookPaperDecorative paperSmall bit of ribbonPaper cutterWhite glueHot gluePadding compound (optional)Clamps or bulldog clipsFirst you need to cut the pages out of your book so your just left with the cover. Slather on a nice layer of white glue to the inside of your cover. Apply your decorative paper. Also cut a piece of thin recycled cardboard the size of your notepad and a piece of decorative paper about 3 inches by the width of your notepad (this will be used to wrap the top edge of the pad). Don’t worry about the ends of the ribbon, they will be covered by the notepads.
Polymer Clay Cane Tutorials : Polymer Clay Cane Tutorials Posted on | September 14, 2009 | 7 Comments The main building block, of many polymer clay projects, is an attractive cane. Polymer clay canes can be used to cover useful objects, to create jewelry and to build mosaics. In the opinion of many crafters, a good polymer clay cane, is an art form in itself. Faux Gem Polymer Clay Canes Fossil Agate Coral Polymer Clay Cane Polymer Clay Fruit Cane Symbolic Polymer Clay Canes Flower Polymer Clay Canes Advanced Polymer Clay Canes Geometric Polymer Clay Canes Polymer Clay Face Canes Animal Polymer Clay Canes Striped Polymer Clay Canes Jellyroll Polymer Clay Canes Polymer Clay Leaf Canes Lacy Polymer Clay Canes Novelty Polymer Clay Canes Read More : Polymer Clay or Home Category: Polymer ClayTags: Polymer Clay Comments 7 Responses to “Polymer Clay Cane Tutorials” Cat Therien September 15th, 2009 @ 10:28 am Hi Craft Stew! Leave a Reply Categories
Polymeri Online - Iris Mishly Polymer Clay Blog Links to Polymer Clay Projects and Tutorials - Sky Grazer Designs If you notice an inactive link, please contact me. Go Directly To: - Sites with Multiple Lessons - FAQs and Info - Canes and Millefiori - Faux - Image Transfer and Decoupage - Jewelry - Mica Shift - Miniatures - Mokume Gane - Pens - Sculpting - Skinner Blend - Stamping and Molds - TLS and Liquid Sculpey - Vessels and Objects - Tools - Everything Else Tips, Techniques, How to.. Sites with multiple lessons (some are listed by category below) HGTV - do a search for polymer clay Polymer Clay Central - numerous lessons The Polymer Clayspot - faux turquoise, roses, stone effects Polyform - Projects - projects from the makers of Sculpey and Premo Desiree's How To Desk Joshua's Clay Creations - whimsical animal and figure projects TOP FAQs and Info TOP Canes and Millefiori TOP Image Transfer and Decoupage Color Photo Transfer Lesson Faux Enamel Pin - Gwen Gibson LazerTran - click on polymer clay in the menu for directions Lazertran Oval Pendant - transfer with Lazertran Silk TOP Pens
Parole de pâte Tutorials Spring is definitely here in the UK and flowers are popping up all over so today I thought I'd share a tutorial for these quick and easy flower tendril earrings. To make these you will need two 8" lengths of 19/20 gauge wire, 2 flower beads or similar flat disc beads with reasonably small holes and 1 pair of ear wires. You'll also need a hand torch, wire cutters, round and needle nose pliers, looping pliers or other round tool and a file. Please excuse the state of my hands in these photos - much neglected at the best of times and not helped by my thumb having a mishap with a door hinge at the weekend! Step 1 Using the hand torch ball up the ends of the wires so that they won't pass through the holes in the beads. Step 2 Pass a wire through the a bead from front to back and with your thumb on the ball at the front bend the wire up and press gently against the back of the bead. The loop should be visible above the top of the bead. And there you are - job done! Lesley Watt 20 November 2013 Note:
Polymer Clay Painting Tips Step-by-step photos for painting a bunny are shown on the Bunny Switch Plate project page. For any of the animal molds, you can use a light color of clay, such as Flesh, even when painting a relatively dark color, such as a golden brown for a teddy bear. It also works well to mold an entire bird in the color of clay that you want for the beak and feet, and paint the feathers as desired. Soft Tints ™ paints stay workable for several hours. To summarize: Mold in a pastel clay color, paint entire area with a wash of a darker color, wipe with a damp cloth to remove paint from the raised areas, and add optional dry-brushed highlights.
Knock it Off! Anthropologie's Hue Pyramid Earrings » mad mim These Anthropologie Hue Pyramid earrings are the reason I made paper beads in the first place. They were so fab that they motivated me to learn the bead-making skill. They’re definitely bold statement earrings, and I sometimes feel a little conspicuous like “hey! everyone! my version: cheap–I had all the supplies beforehand, so I spent zilch. Anthropologie’s version: $98 So as promised, here’s the tutorial: Supplies –Some pretty paper beads. -An anvil. -16 gauge gold jewelry wire. -22 gauge gold jewelry wire. -gold jump rings -closed earrings. -gold beads. -needle nose pliers/metal cutters. -a hammer Now to give fair warning, I’m not a seasoned jewelry-maker, and don’t know any of the legit lingo yet. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. IMPORTANT NOTE: Out of respect for the original designer, I ask that this tutorial ONLY BE USED FOR PERSONAL USE, and that it not be used to make items for commercial sales, even on a small scale.
Polymer Tutorials Home Page Les bijoux de 100drine Window Cat Family - revised for humans to follow I keep forgetting that people just can't read my mind. Thank you to KittyDobson for pointing out the confusion inherent to the instructions for the window cats posted here previously. Yikes! Apologies, y'all. I am always open to questions and editing suggestions. Here's the revised version: (free PDF availabe at my section of the Ravelry store) Window Cats C. Enjoy Cecinatrix