Polymer Clay Tutor Cindy Lietz Product Review Videos

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.


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You can find all my silk screens and stamps in my Etsy Shop Tonja’s Treasures.


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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.

Over 500 Silk Screen Designs Available

It seems I can’t stop digging up fun and unusual designs to turn into silk screens.  I find I have a thrill for the hunt. This means I am gearing up for another sampler sale which will be held on my Facebook business page this time. I anticipate at least 50 new designs and only the most liked will make it into my Etsy shop, but all will be found for sale on my Facebook business page.  Check this album for all the available designs. Be sure to check my Facebook page or here on my blog for updates on the date and time of the Sampler Sale Event.

Here are some images of what new designs to expect in the Sampler Sale. I’ve gotten requests fro smaller designs that would be a better fit for earrings and beads. So hopefully I have hit the mark with some of these designs. 🙂 Once I test them all for usability I will announce the Sampler Sale.

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Just Listed 70 New Stamps & Silk Screens

My Etsy shop is bursting with new listings ! I have 2 different sizes of clear stamps available, plus all the silk screens you could ever desire. 🙂

Here are just a few example:

Stamps

T2 T1 R5 R4 N18 N3 many hearts outline micro cells

Silk Screens

R4 E9 E6 tribal leaf bamboo leaves more mums african symbols african mudcloth

This Weeks Featured Artist: Susan Gross

What first caught my eye when viewing Susan’s Flickr album was the beauty in a simple spiral. I just love how she accents this piece with a little texture and berries.

This one is call Tropical Swirl and it most definitely makes me feel like having a fruity drink with an umbrella in it. 🙂

I also found some stunning silk screened pieces. I think you all know how I feel about silk screens. LOVE THEM!!!!!

This next piece is a shining example (literally) of translucent mokume gane done correctly. Look at the layers of silver leaf and color. Beautiful work, Susan !

But……….. I think my favorite piece is this pendant. I love the contrast of color and pattern in the patchwork design.

 

To see all of Susan Gross’ work check her Flickr Gallery.

Just Listed More Silk Screen Sheets :)

Save nearly 50% of the usual cost by purchasing an entire sheet.

Most people sell individual silk screen stencils and charge the equivalent of $60 a sheet ($15 per 1/4 of a sheet stencil) .

Here are just a few of the 14 silk screen stencil sheets I have available. Click on any image to take you to my Etsy Shop .

Patterns

Pendant size

Klimt Style

Asian Themed

New Products In My Shops

I just got in a nice selection of Hot Fix Crystals that are gorgeous !!! They come in a dozen colors in both 4mm (16ss) and 5mm (20ss) sizes . I should have them listed by this weekend. Just a quick note – the aren’t Swarovski, but I can barely tell the difference. These are very high quality and you will not be disappointed. (and they cost less)

I have also placed an order for liquid masking.

After seeing how Heather Campbell uses it in her faux batik technique I just had to try it. 5 of the 12 bottles I ordered are already spoken for.  So if you want to get on the list please post a comment  here with your full name or leave me a message on this topic on my Facebook biz page. https://www.facebook.com/tonjastreasures  I will keep everyone informed as to their arrival.

I also have Deli Wrap in stock. These plastic wrap sheets are 8″ X 10 3/4″ with 1000 per box. They are water proof and oil resistant, so they will not react to the polymer clay like plastic wrap tends to do. It won’t melt or soak up the clay sofeners which makes the clay brittle and impossible to use. Great for wrapping and storing your canes and open packs of clay.  http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/4568992  You can also check out my silk screen stencils and clear stamps while you are there 🙂

My newest clear stamp designs are Tribal. Here is an example.

FYI International shoppers – I can fill a flat rate padded envelope for $16.95 . With some exchange rates it makes shipping pretty cheap for up to 4 pounds of merchandise. 🙂

 

 

 

Silk Screened Clay

I used to make and sell screen print stencils. I loved the process of designing them. Now I find that I am now hooked on making clear stamps to use in my scrap mokume gane experiments. 🙂

My dragonfly wings using 2 stencils

I used 2 stencils on these dragonfly wings

Silk screens are very easy to make since a fabulous product hit the market a few years back. It’s called Photo-Ez. You just need a black & white image, sunshine and a few other supplies to make the screens.

You should check out Desiree’s web site for instruction on making and using silk screens. She very kindly created a tutorial that was very helpful when I began using Photo-Ez.
Part 1
Part 2

Three well known polymer clay artists that use screen print stencils and teach classes with stencils are
Seth Savarick
Martha Aleo
and Gwen Gibson, who has a great video called Creations Du Jour 2.

Some Helpful links:
Diane Villano has a nice picture tutorial you might want to check out.

Janice Abarbanel shares a way to make a light table for exposing the stencils.

Lisa Pavelka was on Carol Duvall and made the pretties journal cover. Here are the instructions.

You can see some of my silk screens in action in this Polymer Clay TV Epiosde

If after reading all this great info you have decided you want to try your hand at making silk screen stencils I suggest you buy from one of these two places
EZ Screenprint
Ginny Eckly at PhotoEZ Silk Screen
I have purchased from both places and recommend the sellers.

Yetta’s Hollow Donut Cabachons

It’s a technique that Donna Kato learned from Yetta in New Jersey. As Donna said “Her (Yetta’s) solution is elegant, efficient, simple and pretty much foolproof.” I must say, I may not have a donut cutter (yet), but I see the possibilities with any cutter. And I am tickled to say that Donna used the silk screen stencils I made and sent to her last year on the donuts pictured below. 🙂

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