Saturday, July 12, 2008

Christmas Ornaments

Every week Unity has a 'project of the week'. This weeks hostess is Unity's guest designer for July, Elizebeth Neuman. For this challenge you were to use polymer clay to create a piece of jewelry. You can find more information and specific details here. I will talk you through my creation...although I opted to make Christmas ornaments instead of jewelry. Here goes.

Here is the list of supplies I used to create my ornaments:


2.) Unity Stamp company stamp kit Fun Night Out....wait...what's this??? I'll explain in a bit!

3.) Polymer clay...I used the 'pearl' one.

4.) Rolling pin

5.) Hobby blade

6.) Versamark graphite black ink

7.) Embossing powder

8.) Heat tool

9.) copic markers

10.) liquid pearls...red, white

11.) gold stickels

12.) wire

That's it! Yeah...all stuff I'm sure is just lying around your stamp room! ;) Ok...I was actually shocked that I had polymer clay! I bought it when I first started stamping. It was something that SU sold and I thought I would try and figure out how to use it and it's sat on a shelf ever since! Good to know I really think through my purchases!

Anyway...

1.) Roll out your clay

2.) Stamp image on a piece of scrap card stock...I of course have none since I cleaned up...I actually used a new sheet...and then threw away the rest! ***Ravengirl...once I get back from CHA and convention I will get my act together and give away my scraps! That never occurred to me! Thanks for the suggestion! I would much rather see you use them than line the bottom of my trash can! ....

sorry...got off track there....

3.) cut out the stamped image and place on your clay...then cut out with your hobby blade...this stuff cuts like butter!

4.) snip a piece of wire and bend ...then insert into your clay

5.) place on wax paper and bake in 275 degree oven for 15 minutes.

6.) Stamp image on clay and emboss as usual

7.) Color in image....


*****After reading my own instructions I think I will take a few more pictures tomorrow and post them...sorry about that. There are some steps you may want to see that are different that Elizebeth's.


Here's my final project...

...now look at that tree! Do you see how some of the ornaments look like olives! Now you see why I had to pull out Fun Night Out! How can I have the set without the martini glass!

Oh my heck! What does that say about me! ***hick

just kidding! ;)

Ok...I hope you all get a chance to play with this one. It was definitely more time consuming than a card but well worth it! I really enjoyed doing this and think this would make great gifts this year.

I hope you are all having a great weekend! I am off to bed! It's been a long day! I have so much to do before Friday! CHA this week! woohoo! I am so excited to be heading to Chicago! I am really looking forward to meeting so many of my online stamping friends! I will post lots and lots of pictures for all of you!

Hope you have a great night I will post you in the morning! :)

6 comments:

Maren said...

So impressed with these! You are such a talent!! In awe.............

Terrie B x said...

Oh My Jennifer I`m trying to keep up with all your gorgeous creations..These are gorgeous decorations.....
I love each and every one of them:0
Hope your Having a fabulous time at `Cha` Yaaah!!!:)x
Cant wait to see your photo`sxxx

lmm said...

Love, love, love these! I never had any interest in playing with the polymer clay until seeing the Martini ornament you made. Now, what does that say about me?!? Can't wait to try this now. Yours turned out awesome!

Lesli said...

Great ornaments Jennifer!

Andrea, said...

Wow these are fab, I love this range of stamps

Ravengirl said...

I think I have some polymer clay upstairs, too! Of course I purchased it long ago with the intention of actually doing something with it. I may have to try now!

I had to laugh at your reference to me! I would love to have more scraps. Have a great time at CHA and convention!