Unity Stamp Company is launching a brand new stamp line from Ann Butler Designs!
Several amazing designers are part of a blog hop to inspire you and show you some of the many ways you can use these versatile stamps when crafting. In addition to this great source of inspiration - Unity is offering a great 50% off deal and $2 shipping on orders over $50 between Thursday May 2, - Monday May 6 at midnight CST!
These stamps are incredibly versatile - perfect for faux quilting or fabric crafting, stamping wood, glass, tile, polymer clay, shrink plastic, paper crafting, and more.
QUILTED CLAY BRACELET
Unity Stamp Company stamps - Ann Butler Designs 1", clear acrylic mount
Makin's Clay® White 120 g.
Makin's Professional® Ultimate Clay Machine®
DIY Bangles 1" flat wooden bangle
Clearsnap ColorBox Crafter's Ink - Fire
JudiKins Diamond Glaze
Earthsafe Finishes Shimmer Opaque - Gold, paintbrush
Westcott® Titanium Bonded Scissors
Elmer's Craft Bond Adhesive
ScraPerfect Perfect Crafting Pouch
Gold metallic floss
Roll white clay to #4 setting using Ultimate Clay Machine®. If hand rolling, roll to approximately 1/8" thick.
Determine circumference of bracelet you wish to use. Create paper template of bracelet circumference. Select which 1" Ann Butler Designs stamps you'd like to use for your pattern and determine which order you will place them and how many of each block will be needed.
Place first stamp onto acrylic mount, ink with Fire ColorBox Crafter's Ink and stamp directly into the clay, pressing slightly to leave an impression as well as the stamp image. Continue with remaining stamp until required number is reached, and stamp approximately 12 extra triangles.
Let ink dry, or gently pat stamped images with ScraPerfect Perfect Crafting Pouch to instantly dry ink.
Working one section at a time so the glue does not dry too quickly, apply an even coat of Elmer's Craft Bond Glue to one section of the wooden bangle.
Use scissors to cut first squares and triangles and begin placing onto glued area of bangle. Apply glue to next section and continue creating pattern on bangle.
Use scissors to trim 1/4" piece from long end of remaining stamped triangles. Apply glue to top edge of bangle, mount cut pieces to cover edge. Repeat on other side with remaining stamped triangles.
Makin's Clay® is an air dry, no-bake polymer clay, making it perfect for applications of this type. Allow to dry (up to 24 hours depending upon conditions, but usually quicker when rolled this thin.)
Paint inside of bangle with a coat of Shimmer Opaque. Let dry.
Apply even coat of JudiKins Diamond Glaze over entire surface of bracelet. Let dry.
Apply a second coat of JudiKins Diamond Glaze over entire bracelet, inside, and outside over floss.
Two more of the projects I've designed featuring these stamps are featured on the KellyCraft blog, and another will be featured in an upcoming episode of Behind These Eyes with Cindi Bisson on When Creativity Knocks. Designing with these stamps can be addicting!
Be sure to check out the other creative projects from the participating designers - the variety is AMAZING! - Cindi