15 Aug 2016
in From My Workbench, Interesting Techniques, New Products, Tips & Trick, Tutorials
Tags: beadsandbeading, cindy lietz, free, how-to, lessons, mica powder, pastel chalk, pearl ex, pearlex, polymer clay, silk screen, stamp, sutton slice, texture, Tonja Lenderman, tonja's treasures, tonjastreasures, tutorial, video
Cindy has very recently done 2 videos which review my products. 🙂 The first shows you how to do the Sutton Slice technique with one of my clear stamps called Round Design Patterns #2 .
The newest video shows how to silk screen using dry ingredients like Pearl-Ex and pastel chalks. The look it creates is wonderful ! This is a list of the silk screen names that Cindy uses in this video 🙂 – Tribal Dance, Microbial Doodles, Retro Circuit Board, Stonewalled, Tapestry Flowers, Tile Mosaic #1, Mehndi Doodle.
You can find all my silk screens and stamps in my Etsy Shop Tonja’s Treasures.
Please check out Cindy’s site Polymer Clay Tutor ! She has so many wonderful video lessons and you can sign up for her monthly club which provided new lessons each month that will keep you creating and having fun.
11 Aug 2016
in Shopping, Tutorials
Tags: ammonite, chalks, etsy, fossil, how-to, Iris Mishly, lesson, polymer clay, polypedia, stamps, texture, tonjastreasures, tutorial
What a great pairing !!! Iris Mishly of PolyPedia used my 2 ammonite stamps from the Fossils stamp set to make these AMAZING polymer clay beads following her tutorial called Cosmic Ceramic: faux ceramic !!!!!!!!! The technique is stunning and a must have for your tutorial library. 🙂
13 Jun 2016
in From My Workbench, New Products, Shopping
Tags: bark, contest, facebook, polymer clay, stamp, stone, texture, texture stamps, Tonja Lenderman, tonja's treasures, tonjastreasures, winner
I needed help choosing some new texture stamp designs, so I challenged my readers to choose for me. Here are the designs and winners ! A random drawing was done for a free stamp. The drawing for that free stamp was won by Patricia Roberts-Thompson, who has promised us pictures of what she makes with her stamp. 🙂
Bark Texture #1 – Design A was the winner !
Bark Texture #2 – Design A was the winner !
Stone Texture #1 – Design B was the winner !
Stone Texture #2 – Design B was the winner !
11 Feb 2016
in New Products, Shopping
Tags: african, asian, chevron, flower, heart, Ikat, india, mosaic, mum, paisley, polymer clay, screen print, screen printing, silk screen, snakeskin, stamp, stamping, texture, tile, tribal
17 Dec 2015
in From My Workbench, Interesting Techniques, Tips & Trick, Tutorials
Tags: christmas ornament, Filigree star, First Impressions, how to make, Krylon Leafing Pens, lesson, mold, polymer clay, push drill, Sculpey Ultralight, silicone, silicone mold, star, tonjastreasures, tutorial
I know it’s been ages since I posted anything, so here is a free tutorial. 🙂
I used Sculpey Ultralight clay.
a silicone mold from First Impressions called Filigree Star,
leafing pens made by Krylon (available in Silver, Copper and Gold)
The oldest dullest clay blade I own. 🙂 A dull blade will trim excess clay from the mold nicely without cutting into the soft silicone mold. Plus a way to drill a hole (I prefer a push drill like the one pictured below). I don’t recommend trying to put holes in the raw Ultralight clay. It is very soft and likes to squish easily.
Condition a small ball of Ultralight and press it into the mold. I like to shape it to fit so I can see what I need to trim, but that’s just me. 🙂 I’m not going to go into deep detail on “How to use molds” because there are a bunch of tutorials & YouTube videos already available on the internet. Trim away the excess clay with your dull blade.
Slowly bend the mold to pop out the clay.
I ended up with 27 stars from one pack of Ultralight with just that tiny ball of clay left over. Now bake your stars according to package instruction.
Once baked and cooled you will need to drill a hole. The drill bit goes through very easily. FYI: did you know Ultralight clay floats? 🙂
Now pick your favorite color leafing pen and have some fun coloring. Drag the tip of the pen along the raised areas of the Filigree Star design. The paint dries quite quickly. Add a string to hang in on your tree and enjoy !
Here are all 3 colors – Silver, Gold and Copper. I think my favorite is the Copper. 🙂
MERRY CHRISTMAS !!!!!!!!!!
27 Nov 2015
Tags: black friday, polymer clay, sale, screen, silk, silk screens, stamp, texture, texture stamp
Save 20% on all orders $30 or more in my Etsy shop until Sunday. Use the code STUFFED at checkout.
27 Apr 2015
in From My Workbench, New Products, Shopping
Tags: ammonite, branch, coral, etsy, flowers, fossil, leaves, new, ocean, polymer clay, raindrops, sea, shell, silk screens, skeleton leaf, spring, stamps, tapestry, texture, tonja's treasures, tonjastreasures, woodland
I just got done listing 60 new silk screens and clear stamp textures in my Etsy shop. They are all made to order and all made 100% with my own 2 hands 🙂
Tonja’s Treasures Etsy Shop
Here are some actual pictures of my stamps.
Under the Sea
Rainy Skeleton Leaf