Polymer Clay Tutor Cindy Lietz Product Review Videos

Cindy has very recently done 2 videos which review my products. ๐Ÿ™‚ 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 ๐Ÿ™‚ – 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.

Iris Mishly’s Cosmic Ceramic tutorial & My Fossil Stamps

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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Had a Little Contest on Facebook

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.ย  The drawing for that free stamp was won by Patricia Roberts-Thompson, who has promised us pictures of what she makes with her stamp. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Bark Texture #1 – Design A was the winner !

 

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Bark Texture #2 – Design A was the winner !

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Stone Texture #1 – Design B was the winner !

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Stone Texture #2 – Design B was the winner !

20 New Stamp Designs

I just got done listing 20 new small clear stamps in my Etsy Shop.

They are fun and work great for making texture in your clay orย  stamping on paper. I love using them for Mokume Gane and Mica Shift techniques. Here are some of the new designs. Check the New Listing section in my Etsy Shop to find them.

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Quick Christmas Star Ornament

I know it’s been ages since I posted anything, so here is a free tutorial. ๐Ÿ™‚

I used Sculpey Ultralight clay.

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a silicone mold from First Impressions called Filigree Star,

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leafing pens made by Krylon (available in Silver, Copper and Gold)

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The oldest dullest clay blade I own. ๐Ÿ™‚ 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.

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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. ๐Ÿ™‚ 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.ย  Trim away the excess clay with your dull blade.

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Slowly bend the mold to pop out the clay.

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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.

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Once baked and cooled you will need to drill a hole.ย  The drill bit goes through very easily. FYI: did you know Ultralight clay floats? ๐Ÿ™‚

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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 !

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Here are all 3 colors – Silver, Gold and Copper. I think my favorite is the Copper. ๐Ÿ™‚

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MERRY CHRISTMAS !!!!!!!!!!

60 New Stamps & Silk Screens Now Available

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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Here are some actual pictures of my stamps.

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Coral Pair

Springtime

Springtime

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Under the Sea

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Tapestry

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Woodland

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Rainy Skeleton Leaf

 

Lots of new stamp and silk screen design available soon

I have spent the last week coming up with new designs for myย  silk screens and stamps. With Spring being here there are lots of flowers and leaves. Plus I have some very interesting organic designs that I am hoping will be very popular. They are perfect for doing Mokume Gane and mica shift. Here are justย  a few of the designs you will find very soon in my Etsy shop.

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These next 2 are from my new duo stamps – 2 designs each.

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These 4 are new silk screen designs for Spring.

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New Mayan / Aztec Clear Stamp Designs

These designsย  available in the large stamp format at my Etsy Shop.

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Mayan/Aztec design sheet 1

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Mayan/Aztec design sheet 2

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Mayan/Aztec design sheet 3

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Mayan/Aztec design sheet 4

Testing a New Stamp Design Idea

I was asked some time ago about stamps with a positive and negative of the same image. One side will stamp as normal, but the other side when used with polymer clay (or any clay) with result in a raised embossed image. I have been searching for interesting designs and patterns to use and I have a few designs ready to test. Here are some of the new Duo Designs I am planning on adding to the clear stamp line I sell in my Etsy Shop .

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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

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