Hello and Happy Friday! Today, I am sharing my final Designer project for VLVS! I want to say Thank you to DeeDee and the wonderful VLVS team. I have loved be part of the VLVS family and I will miss seeing you each month!
For my final project, I though I'd share a type of project that may be new to you, stamping on clay.
My first experience with clay, was at an Art Is You Retreat in Petaluma, CA, back in September. I was immediately hooked and have been wanting to create with clay once again.
The clay we used during the retreat was oven baked, but I wanted to create a faster, easier project using air dry clay. I used Fimo Basic. (FYI - this was the first time I used this clay and it was very easy to work with. Just follow the enclosed directions.)
I rolled the clay out to approx a 1/4 in thick, then inked up several stamps with Staz On ink and stamped away!
VLVS Stamps used:
cut around each image (and cut shapes), then set them aside to dry.
(the instructions said to let them dry for at least 24 hours, but I let
mine dry for 48 hours)
Once my clay had cured, I began assembling each ATC card. Using Shimmerz Paints and UmWowStudio stencils, I created a colorful background on each card. I then colored pieces of punchinella with coordinating colors of Staz On Ink.
(Note: the ink on the finished stamped pieces appears lighter because I colored each piece with a Pearl colored Shimmerz Paint.)
I embellished each stamped clay piece in coordinating colors and Viola - Done!
I hope you enjoyed by ATC cards today and next time when you are looking for a new, creative way to use your stamps, try clay!