Stamping on Polymer Clay

I have been looking at all the ornaments done with various polymer and salt clays on Pinterest and I thought I would share mine.  One word of advice-make sure you use some type of clear ink-I used Versamark by Tsukineko and make sure you clean your stamps right away to remove the residue left by the clay.  Also, it is really hard to get a clean impression with super fine detailed stamps as the clay tends to stick in the corners.

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Some of my favorite oldies but goodies

If you are anything like me-I tend to hoard some of my favorite products that are no longer produced in the paper crafting industry.  I have several sets of Jenni Bowlin vinyl letter stickers from Lil’ Davis Designs and all kinds of transparencies and many different media stickers, such as the cork stickers from Creative Imaginations and the camera sticker from Pebbles In My Pocket. I have gotten rid of so many old products that I wish I could have kept but my house would be overrun with paper, stickers, clay, fabric etc.  Thus said I bought this yellow stripe paper from Pink Paislee several months ago but I have been waiting to use it. Let me explain more about this-I really like the color yellow.  But normally I don’t like to use it with photos since yellow tends to disagree with the skin tone of my siblings and myself(Japanese/Americans)-so I tend to avoid yellow.

I did have a happy accident with the wood letter S and I included a close up of it.  I misted it with Jazz Blue Glimmer Mist and added a layer of Chandelier Glam.  I decided to speed up the process and use my heat gun (I have a Milwaukee brand heat gun and it gets wicked hot) and I think I got it a little too close as it made the Glam puff up and then some of the edges turned a little brown but once it cooled it perfectly matched the warm, worn look I wanted for this album as it is all Hawaii beach photos.

2012 Planner

Here is my new planner for 2012.

Although, I don’t drink coffee I had been seeing all kinds of crafts and home decor pieces done with natural color coffee filters-they also work great with products such as Glimmer Mist as they don’t fall apart like tissue paper does. I created the flowers using Melitta coffee filters and stamps. I again used my trusty blue and grey Xyron 900 as I have problems getting adhesive close to the edges of my paper when I cover chipboard (maybe because I can’t use tape runner type adhesives in a straight line)-I have used Xyron adhesives since I started creating projects in the papercraft industry over 10 years ago but I didn’t use them for everything as I tried to make the refills last as long as possible.

Christmas Countdown Book

I have been debating whether to do a December Daily or Journal your Christmas book this year, so I decided to compromise and combine the two and create my own Christmas Countdown book.  I had honestly forgotten how much I love my Xyron since I has having problems getting the paper to stay down and get adhesive on the back of the doily.