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Friday, April 24, 2015

Pirate Treasure Map!

 Pirate Treasure Map!
This is the perfect prop to help spur imagination in little minds.
 Make a Pirate Map for a little person!
You will need:
Heavy cloth or canvas.  Mine was in my fabric hoard and was perfect...
(I have no idea what it is...but I couldn't get the edges to burn. at. all.)
Silhouette cameo and silhouette stencil material
fabric paint, stipple brush,
inks and fabric spray for distressing
 I used all my powers of "randomness" and cut the basic shape with obvious tears.
I worked hard not to hurt my OCD.
 Next I used some Silhouette stencil material and had my Cameo cut out the Treasure map pattern.
There's one you can buy here, and then I added a few embellishments.
 I cut the stencil material out so I could arrange everything.
this way, you can mass produce these guys...for every little boy within a 10 mile radius!
Great for Christmas gifts too, just sayin.
 Use a stipple brush to stencil on some paint.
 It looks great...but needs to be a little bit distressed.
My first plan was to just burn the edges...but this fabric would not burn. 
It melted...but no brown tinge whatsoever.
 So I used some craft ink in dark brown and sponged it around the edges.
 I used fabric spray paint and glitter spray...and loaded the map up!
 I love the gold skull too!
My little man was thrilled!
He played "treasure finding" for hours. everyday. for a week!
I love giving kids the tools they need to trigger their imagination!
So adorable!
Check out this pirate garb too!

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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Damask Clay Pendants! #tbt

 Damask Polymer Clay Pendants!
 It's easy to make these colorful pendants!
When all was said and done...I liked the damask ones the BEST!
 You just need oven bake clay, like this white sculpey.
Some rubber stamps...and paint!
 Soften and roll out some clay about 1/4" thick.
 Stamp an impression on the clay

 Use a cookie cutter to cut the clay
 Add a necklace hole with a straw

 Place on a tray and bake according to package directions.
(I did it 15 minutes at 275* F)
Now it is time to paint!
Start by giving each pendant a base coat...and let it dry.

Now, add some other colors...
 Dab another color on it and get down in all the cracks.
 Just over part of the pendant.
 Then use a damp cloth and wipe off the top surface of the paint.
 Add on some more paint, in another color!
 Wipe again.
 Keep it like this...
 Or keep wiping and the paint on the highest surface will
 wipe off and show the white clay again!
Repeat again---for a stunning sort of tie dye effect!

 These are gorgeous and would make great ornaments too!

 Add a chain, cord or whatever to make a stunning necklace!

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