Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Polymer Clay Tiled Birdhouse & Painted Midori Travelers Notebook

Hello everyone!

Just a quick share of a project I did live on Ustream last Sunday. The video is now up on YouTube if you'd like to watch it. I really like the way it came out. I've had this birdhouse sitting on a nightstand in our guest room for years. I was in that room the other day and it caught my eye and I thought - roof - flat surface -- polymer clay tile that bad boy! I mixed up some acrylic paints that matched the color of the birdhouse exactly, then made a batch of tiles especially for this project including some of the orange and purple ones you see. These were all made with white Sculpey III clay that I rolled out, stamped with rubber stamps, cut into tiles, painted , then wiped back some of the paint to expose the texture of the stamped design. They were baked after I wiped back the paint. Here are some pics of the final outcome: 

I also wanted to share what I did with my Midori Travelers Notebook. I got swept into the travelers notebook craze a coupe years ago and went right for the original - Midori. I got the brown one but never really adapted it into my daily life. It seemed clunky to carry around with me and I lost interest. But I keep seeing so many people who can't seem to live without their travelers notebooks, that I thought I'd try to breath some new life into my abandoned notebook. I threw a little acrylic paint and some gesso and ink at it and used my Pictograph and Outback iStencils to add some layers. Now I LOVE IT! 

Speaking of iStencils (what a segway!) -- stay tuned for my new release of 8" round iStencils created with the 8" round Gelli Plate in mind. They of course can be used for any application you would use any stencils for, but are really great for the round gelli plates. I've also got two new masks which are really versatile and fun. The release will be accompanied by a coupon code so don't miss out on this sale for the entire iStencils website. I'll be streaming daily during the sale dates and demoing all the new designs along with some previous designs and how they play off one another. So stay tuned for the exact dates and get your coupon code for some great savings! 

Happy Arting, 



  1. Oh my goodness! I am crazy about both of these projects. Absolutely fabulous!

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