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!

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Etched Glass Captured Snowman Ornament

Frosty is tucked safe inside his glass globe ready to weather the next storm!   The flexibility of Makin's Clay® after drying makes it the perfect medium for creating objects that need to fit inside a small space like the opening on these glass ornaments!  

Materials:

Glass ball ornament 
                        - Snowman Clay Cutter Set 
                        - Texture Sheet Set 
                        - Ultimate Clay Machine™
                        - Cutting Mat 
etchall® - etching creme 
              - Etchmask®
Spellbinders™ - Artisan X-Plorer™
                        - Snowflake Dies 
DecoArt® Americana® Multi-Surface Satin™ - Paprika, Dark Scarlet, Black 
Fine paintbrushes 
Beacon® 3-in-1 Adhesive 
JudiKins™- Diamond Glaze™
                 - Clear/white Roxs™
                                                                               - Snappy Tray™
Ribbons - white, light blue, silver
Tweezers, scissors

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Instructions:

Roll white Makin’s Clay® in Ultimate Clay Machine™ starting on setting #1, then #2,
finishing on #3.  
Place on cutting mat.  Apply texture with snowflake texture sheet. 

Use largest size snowman cutter to cut snowman from textured clay.

Use DecoArt® Americana®
Multi-Surface Satin™ paints to add hat scarf, buttons, eyes, nose and mouth to snowman.  Let dry 24 hours.

Makin’s Clay® remains lightweight and flexible after drying so it’s easy to bend your snowman to make him fit inside the ornament.   The slightly curved shape after he is set in place adds to the dimensional feel of the finished ornament.   

Add a small amount of Beacon™ 3-in-1 Adhesive to the bottom of the inside or the ornament.  

Use tweezers to insert snowman into glass ball into adhesive.  Leave tweezers in place to hold snowman up while the glue dries.  

Use Spellbinders™ Artisan X-Plorer™ and snowflake dies to
cut snowflakes from Etchmask®.  Set snowflakes aside for another project - you are using the negative space as a stencil for your etching. 
Place snowflake “stencils” onto glass ball. 

Apply etchall® creme to snowflakes with small brush.  Let set 15 minutes.  Return creme to bottle and carefully wash ornament to remove remaining creme.  Remove Etchmask.  

Pour Roxs™ into Snappy Tray™,  Pour about 1/4” inside ornament so snowman is sitting in a snow pile.  

Apply Diamond Glaze™ to bottom of ornament, dip into clear glass Roxs.  Let dry. 

Add ribbon hanger and bow to top of ornament.


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