Welcome to my NEW BLOG!

For many years my projects could be found at my previous blog - www.fatcatcreations.blogspot.com. Since my business has evolved and is now known as Cindi McGee - Behind These Eyes™ instead of Cindi Bisson - Fat Cat Creations - I thought this was the perfect time to launch a new blog. Since I've been on this creative journey for over 16 years - I have a LOT of project links out there in cyberworld! If you are looking for a particular project you have found on Pinterest, Facebook, FaveCrafts, HomeTalk, Twitter, etc. and the link is not working for you, please feel free to email me at cdjb11@yahoo.com and I'll be sure to get you the new link to the instructions. Have a creative day and remember to DARE TO BE DIFFERENT!

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Unity Stamp Company & Ann Butler Designs Blog Hop



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 

Materials: 

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 

Instructions

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.

Outline each quilted piece with a piece of gold floss. 
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! 

http://kellycraftblog.blogspot.com/2013/04/faux-quilted-baby-onesie.html

http://kellycraftblog.blogspot.com/2013/03/welcome-wall-plaque.html


Be sure to check out the other creative projects from the participating designers - the variety is AMAZING!   - Cindi

21 comments:

  1. Cindi what a creative way to work with the stamps the bracelet turns out wonderful and the additional projects show the versatility of the stamps! Thanks for being part of the Hop!

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  2. So much creativity, I really like it, thanks for sharing this great idea with us ! X

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  3. What fun projects, Cindi. I have to say I love them all, but that tshirt onesie is adorable.

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  4. Love the idea of stamping on the clay - your colors are beautiful!

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  5. so many cute ideas to use with the stamps! stamping on clay, is awesome!

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  6. I love your bracelet, Cindi! All your projects are lovely!

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  7. All of your projects are awesome! I love that Ann's stamps are so versatile.

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  8. Great projects! These look like fun!

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  9. This is crazy. Stop it right now with all this awesome creativity.

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  10. These are amazing projects, and all using stamps. Who knew? I never would have guessed. :)

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  11. Bracelet, such a perfect use of the stamps! The onsie adorable!

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  12. CLAY! Cool what a great idea... I love the bracelet and great tutorial!

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  13. I just love the bracelet, Cindi. The color makes me happy, but the design and texture you were able to create with the stamps just brought it another level entirely. :)

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  14. Wow, these are fabulous. That clay looks very intriguing....

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  15. Just love this idea with the clay. It's a must try with these stamps.

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  16. Talk about versatile! Awesome projects. Great job!

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  17. You really show off the versatility of Ann's stamps! Love your projects:)

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  18. Love your bracelet Cindi... great way to dress up a plain bangle.

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  19. I love the bracelet! Thanks for the idea!

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  20. So MUCH fun, what a fun idea to make a bracelet!

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