Thursday, June 25, 2015

Jelly Beans for National Candy Month

Hello Everyone,  Thank you for stopping by!
June is National Candy Month, I already did a candy theme on my youtube channel, but I just couldn't let June slip by without doing some candy, so I picked up some Gimbal's Jelly beans for inspiration.  They have a great variety of colors and Flavors.  I got their Original Gourmet Jelly Beans, Their Sour Gourmet Jelly Beans, and Their Cherry Lovers Jelly Beans.

When I started nibbling them (just love inspirational research) ; ), the Ice Cream Cake flavor caught my eye, It is white with aqua and pink speckles.  I separated all   the those, and added in some of the other pink, and aqua jelly beans.  The photo was my inspiration, for the new tutorial I will be filming over the next two days.
I thought the colors were so pretty, that I would do a pink and aqua would make a pretty bracelet.


Here is a sneak pink of some of the pink and aqua themed stuff I made.



I am planning on a tutorial for the Jelly beans,  would any of you like the cake, and ice cream in tutorials too?




I did like how the cake and ice cream came out too.  I thought I would add them to the charm bracelet, but it turns out I liked the bracelet better with just the jelly beans.










Lastly,   Here is a photo of the cherry lovers Jelly Beans.  They are quite tasty they are all different cherry flavors, cherry cheesecake, bing cherry, black cherry, etc...  Mayber for Valentines Day I should make a bracelet mimicking these fun Heart shaped Jelly Beans from Gimbal's,  what do you think?

Heather

Monday, May 25, 2015

Introducing Thermal Dust


Recently one of you amazing subbies asked if I could create Polymer clay mood beads.  Well...  I did about a week of research.  There is good news, and bad news.  I did find out what I need for polymer clay moods beads, but at this time it is way too expensive for me to be able to do that.  It is only factories at this present time that can really make them.

However,  I did find some really cool color changing pigments, that you can mix with polymer clay, resin, and paint.  There are pigments that change color with heat or cold (thermal dust), and there are pigments that change color with  UV light (solar Dust).  So far I haven't been able to find one other Artist using it with polymer clay, so you are all the very first to see this material used with polymer clay!

For now I am experimenting with the thermal dust.  My first tutorial is a magic mirror inspired by the tale Snow White. There is pigment that changes color, and pigment the lose their color.  It opens another whole world of new possibilities to polymer clay.  

There are a couple of places that sell the thermal pigment, but The largest selection of colors I have been able to find is on SolarColorDust.com

I hope to see many people discover this pigment, and create new polymer clay techniques with it.
So if you want to see a world of possibilities open up with this fun new material give my magic mirror video a thumbs up, and share it.  

I will be absolutely thrilled if we can can 1000 thumbs up on this video.
Thank you so much!

Lots of love to you all!
Heather

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Where I Buy Materials


I hope you all are doing well!  

I know some of you don't live close to any craft stores, so I wanted to list where I get my materials, if there is anything missing, let me know in the comments and I will be happy to update the list :)


White printer paper for working on and Printer ink
Staples Office Depot

Clay Blades Sculpey Super Slicer Set (has four blades in the pack)
Joanns
Micheals

Polymer Clay .. Premo, Sculpey III, and Translucent Liquid Sculpey (TLS)
Micheals
Joanns
**Creative Wholesale is where I get my big bottles of TLS**  (I believe they sell to the public too)
The site takes a little navigating to get used to, but the prices for premo and sculpey are good.

Fimo Gel
Unfortunately I have only found it on Amazon the past couple of years.  So when I open my last bottle I tend to buy two more.  Although I asked once, and Joanns said they can order it.

Pasta Roller
Cook N Stuff is where I got my Atlas it is probably 9 years old?  and still going strong.  Ohh and I get my tiny nutmeg grinders for grating polymer clay there.
Joanns had a craft version, but I haven't tried it.

Craft Sand, and Glass Pebbles / Marbles
Micheals
Joanns

Pearl Ex
Micheals

Powdered Food Coloring
Global Sugar Art (They ship internationally)

Kemper Pattern Cutters  ..  These are the cutters I love using
The Clay Factory,  it isn't the easiest site to navigate, so here is the link to the page I order them from
http://www.clayfactory.net/kempertools/pages/patcut.htm
I hear a few Etsy shops sell them too.

Paint brushes, Pastels, oil paint, water color paint, and acrylic paint, are all the Artist Loft brand and are very inexpensive
Micheals

Wax Carving tool set
Amazon

Head Pins, Lobster Claw Clasps, and Heart shaped Lobster Claw Clasps, ohh and swarovski crystal
Shipwreck Beads


If there is anything else I am leaving out that you would like to know about please let me know :)

Heather










Thursday, March 12, 2015

Green Tea Snacks

Thank you for stopping back by!  I am pleased to report I have finally started catching up enough to start creating again.  I had a little time today, and created three green tea snacks.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Polar Bear On Ice


This Polar Bear taking an icy bath was inspired by FushichosGallery on Etsy

The original is called Polar Bear on Ice Soap

The bear behind it was my first attempt at a clay polar bear, I wanted it to have the cartoonish feel the soap version did.   That bear was cute, but a little big if I was to put her in a bowl of ice (for a charm)

So I played around with the clay and made a tiny bear, and created a youtube tutorial for the tiny bear

The blue was the first attempt at getting him tiny, and as he is sitting on a dime to give you a size reference.   I felt that is he tiny enough, so I created the bowl, and filled it with liquid clay and glass glitter to make it look like an icy bath.

This is the very first one completed.  I am pleased with how he turned out, especially with how tiny he is.
I am not sure if I will be making them for the shop or not.  I thought the soap was so adorable, so I contacted the owner of FushichosGallery (Carol)  and asked permission to create a tutorial for a miniature clay version.  Carol was very kind, and allowed me to do it.

I know I said that I am perfectly happy with you all selling items from the tutorials I make, but if you want to sell these little guys please contact her and ask for permission.  She is allowing me to sell them if I want, but I will be posting a link to her soap, and her shop in my listing.    The last photo shows him on my index finger, so you can see how tiny he really is.  I will film a youtube tutorial for him.  Since he isn't miniature food like I usually make I didn't know if any of you would like a written tutorial as well.  Let me know if you do.   Thanks for stopping by!
XXs and OOs
Heather
 
ETA; I just finished the video tutorials :) I am working on the written tutorial now.

Here is the actual soap my little guy was inspired by. :) 

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Angel Cupcake

Here is a sneak peek of my next tutorial.


I will be creating the written tutorial and posting it here first.  Then I will film a tutorial for the youtube channel. 

The Angel cupcake was suggested by Polar Bear on youtube during my Candy theme.

I will be announcing a new theme as soon as I am caught up.  I am changing the way I am doing it slightly, and people will be free to add suggestions that haven't been made yet to any of the lists.  

Here is the link to the written tutorial.  It will update as I am working on it.  ; ) 

I will be adding the devil cupcake tutorial to the written Angel Cupcake soon.


Thank you for visiting my blog, 
Heather

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Hot Dog Tutorial Sneak Peek

Good Morning!

Thanks for stopping by.  This is the next tutorial I intend to film.  I created a written tutorial already here.

If you would like me to do more written tutorials to go along with my video tutorials please let me know in the comments below if you do.






Take care everyone!
I am sick but hope to start filming again soon :)

Heather


Edited :) 1/03/15
I am editing the youtube video tutorial and hope to have it up soon :)
Heather