Happy New Year, crafters! Last week we created brush rest bowls from air-dry clay, and this week we will finish them using mixed media techniques. If you missed the live class, you could catch it on our On-Demand page. All of our past events are listed there!
On Monday, January 4th at 11 AM MST, we will be painting our air-dry clay creations using layers of paint, and will make them look like ceramic!
Try to seal your dried clay pieces before class with a thin gesso coat and let them dry so you can paint along in class. See you Monday!
Let's make adorable air dry clay mini bowls to use as a brush rest or ring holder. The bowls can be beautiful gifts for friends or family too! This live class will be in two parts. The first class will be creating, shaping, and smoothing the bowl shapes using cookie cutters or a craft knife. Since air-dry clay takes about a day or so to dry, we will be painting and glazing the bowls the week after.
Make Your Own Air Dry Clay!
You can make your own air-dry clay using common ingredients right from your kitchen! Watch the video for three different recipes. Make up a batch to have ready for Monday's class!
See how easy it is to create cute little tags from air-dry clay that you can tie onto gifts; use as decoration or even make in sets to give as gifts in of an of themselves. Tonia will show you three or four directions to take with this project—using small image/icon stamps; using letter stamps; using natural elements—as well as how to add color (acrylic paint) and apply varnish for a beautiful finish.
Gift Tags, and More!
Join us for Tuesday's tactile class and learn to make your own diffuser necklace to use with your favorite essential oils! Tonia will show you how easy it is to work with small bits of clay using simple techniques for texture and optional color embellishment that ensure you’ll walk away with something beautiful, crafted by your own hand.
Gather Your Supplies
Air-dry clay (Tonia uses PLUS by Activa Products; black, terra cotta or white)
Clay roller and other clay tools such as shapers
Small shape cutter(s) (pie crust cutters are perfect) or dull knife
Texture-making tools (toothpick, rubber stamps, cookie press, clay texture tools, etc.)
Coffee stir straw or clay hole punch
Jewelry cording (hemp, leather, beading cord)
ICED ENAMELS embossing powders
Metallic wax (Rub n'Buff)
Quickie Glue pen by Sakura (for use with powders or metallic leaf)
Acrylic paint pens
Accent beads (for cording)
See You Tuesday!
Be sure to register by clicking on the Live Events tab so you don't miss out on this one! If you can't make it to the live class, you can always find all live classes on the Past Events tab. Join us!
Click here to read about our guest instructor, Tonia!
The Arts and Crafts
Club offers you an opportunity to make new friends, expand your creative skills, and share your passion for creativity in a fun and supportive virtual environment.
Karen Elaine Parsons is an artist who loves to craft. Her years of experience as an author, designer, and instructor in the art and craft materials industry has allowed her to discover and share unique experiences in creativity.
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