New Product Available In My Shops !!!!!

I have recently added some really fun products to my Artfire and Etsy shops. Please try shopping at my Artfire shop if you would. 🙂 It allows me to keep more $ in my pocket since they don’t charge my listing and final value fees. You don’t even need an Artfire account. Just fill your cart and checkout using PayPal. Simple as that.

You can cover them with polymer clay to create wonderful gifts or items you can resell. Take a look at my sample projects – a business card holder, a mirror purse compact and a key-chain with a pill bottle.

They started out looking like this

I also have some fabulous deals on coverables like bangle forms in gold and silver plate, the very hard to find Papermate Flexgrip Ultra pens and small oval or round mirrors if you want to make your own purse mirrors. Take a look at the bangle I made using one of the forms. BTW- it won first prize in the August contest held by the Viola web site 🙂

Which started out like this

And I covered these Flexgrip pen examples.

The pens uncovered look like this

You can also find the Greatest Clay Blades, mica powders, teeny tiny clear reflective hole-less beads, the incredible Viva Decor brand Precious Metal Color paint, Clearsnap ink pads and some Kato liquid clay.

And of course you will always find my HUGE selection of clear stamps 🙂 Here is a look a 3 of my newest designs.

8 New Colors Of Clearsnap Smooch Pearlized Inks

Smooch inks are a pearlized pigmented ink that comes in a nail-polish style bottle. The applicator tip allows you to get paint in even the tiniest areas for detail work. It can be use on paper, glass, cardstock, fabric, wood, clay and much more. Acid-free, archival and fast drying. Each bottle is .33 ounce. The new colors are called Snickerdoodle, Luscious Lime, Pool, Taffy, Molasses, Nautical Navy, Grape Soda and Cherry Chocolate.

The 8 new colors

The 8 new colors

All 16 colors

All 16 colors

Here a couple things I made a while back using some of the original 8 colors.

I just got the 8 new colors, but haven’t had a chance to play with them yet. Spent the last week baking goodies fro Christmas presents. maybe after this week I’ll have time to experiment 🙂

My Smooch-ings: Experiments with Clearsnap’s New Inks

I finally sat down and finished the projects I started using Clearsnap’s new Smooch Pearlized Inks. The colors are fabulous, but I found one drawback. While the inks do dry quickly on paper (and your fingers LOL) they do not dry fast on polymer clay. I found I needed to heat set the ink or let it sit overnight. Oh, the inks don’t crackle like I hoped they would once dried. It was more of a spreading, like mica powders do when you roll the clay thinner.

My first project is a pendant I textured with a rubber stamp. I dabbed the inks over the raised areas with my finger.

The next is a similar pendant, but I textured it using the end of a seashell I found at my mom’s house. smooch2

The third is a tag art pendant. I smeared the inks on black clay in a rainbow effect and let dry over night. I cut the clay into strips and made a basket weave. I used a metal embossing plate to add texture. The bail is black clay.

The last is a fish I molded, painted completely with the Siren (red), then highlighted with the Gold Lame and Pumpkin inks. A dab of green on the eye 🙂 Next time I will apply the fish to something before I paint it. Inro maybe? Was a little difficult to move after I painted the fish and it was wet. When I finally moved it to a tile to bake it I broke off 3 fins while trying to be careful. LOL Live and learn. Next time I’ll work on deli wrap so I can peel it away from the fish.

ClearSnap Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink

Clearsnap has a new line of pearlized inks called Smooch. I haven’t tried them yet, but they are on my “must have” list.

• Eight pearlized colors

• Use on paper, cardstock, clay, glass and much more

• Great for layering

• Acid free, archival, and fast drying

• The fine tip applicator built into the cap

• Each bottle contains 0.33 ounce

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