Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Air dry clay by Martha Stewart.

good morning peeps,

first of all the craft fair i mentioned is now confirmed.

Food Craft and Collectors fair
Saturday 12th april 2014
10.00am till 4.00pm 

The United Reformed Church, 
Nairn, 
Highlands,

so if you live near there pop in......

i have have been playing again with the Martha Stewart air dry clay,

i have decided its a strange type of clay, feels like marshmallow when you get it out of packet, gets quite sticky when you leave it on damp cloth while you work with it (which is recommended) and if you work it to much it goes very fibrous almost paper like,  it doesn't really dry like clay, it dries like a foam, but a slightly harder foam.
its easy to mix and make new colours, you also get a colour chart in the box.
i also liked the marbling effect you get when your not quiet mixing the colours together,
but i must say the colours even through you only get about 4ozs of the brown,red,blue and yellow, you do only need a tiny bit to mix with the white or other colours as i think there is a high colour pigment in it. so it will last a while if doing smaller projects with it.
i store mine in a tub with a damp cloth in it which so far the clay is still ok and i opened it Wednesday last week so not bad going.

I don't know whether any of you have tried it but if you have let me know what you think.


anyway i do like it and i have made a few embellishments with it, i also tried it out on my spellbinder dies, not by rolling it through the machine but just making an impression on the die. i would not recommend this as it does get a bit stuck on more detailed dies, but its easy cleaned.... so that would be up to you if you try it.
i have also pressed it on pennies and 2p's which make nice embellishments the possibility's are endless on what you can do with it.

 i did a butterfly die which i was fairly happy with,

anyway this card was really simple to do and fairly quick if you take away the drying time for the clay. I suggest you make a load of embellishments one day and let them dry over night ,






 This is the card i made from the clay, i made the bird
flowers and leaves,
as you can see i marbled the clay to create the two tone effect on the flower, the bird is two tone too but i don't think you can see that very well

 i took a 8x8 blank card and cut our black piece of card to fit, i did faux pearls around the edge, i then cut out two flourish's using my spellbinders and a tag for a sentiment.
i picked a pale blue card to do my design on, i always do a dry run first to make sure im happy with were i want the design to go.
i then glued the design down using pinflair silicone glue  i added a few gems to my sentiment and to the centre of the flowers,

i feel this card has a slight oriental feel


these are a few embellishments i made, the butterfly is the one i impressed on to my spellbinder die.

the others are using the Martha Stewart molds you get in the pack

remember pop over to
my shop

to see cards i have for sale.
any cards featured here will be up for sale
after the craft fair if it doesn't sell or you can contact me via here or the shop if you wish to purchase before hand.

anyway have a good day folks and see you soon, please feel free to comment or ask questions
im always happy to assist if i  can .

ttfn
xxx

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