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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!

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

At the Beach Mixed-Media Canvas - DIY Instructions


This past Sunday at CHA I taught this mixed-media canvas project on behalf of Makin's Clay®.  Candice Windham assisted me and we had a great time sharing the wide range applications of Makin's Clay® with attendees!   



 2016 CHA Workshop

At the Beach 
Mixed-Media Canvas 
Designed by Cindi McGee

Sponsored by:
Makin’s Clay® - Booth #1421

Instructors:



Materials:

Thanks to the following manufacturers who generously donated product for our workshop -

Booth #828  JudiKins™ - Diamond Glaze™, Clear Glass Micro Beads 
Booth #701  Beacon™ - 3-in-1 Adhesive 
Booth #1701 DecoArt® - Americana Decor™ Chalky Finish Paints, Metallic Lustre™ 
Booth #2551  Loew-Cornell™ - Paint brushes 
Craft Attitude™ Printable Craft Film 

Additional Required Materials: 

Booth #1421  Makin’s Clay® - Earth Tones, Concord Blue, Olive, Grape Leaf, Natural -Makin’s® Seashell Push Mold 
Makin’s® Waves, Sand Texture Sheets 
Makin’s® Clay Tools 
Makin’s® Ultimate Clay Extruder™ - Discs #7, #12
Makin’s® Ultimate Clay Machine™
Burlap Canvas Panels 
Clear drying glue stick 
Scissors 
Booth #631   Sizzix® Big Shot™ Machine
Sizzix® Bigz Die - Sand & Sea 


Instructions:

Print verse onto Craft Attitude™ film.  Trim around verse.  *Note - when printing text on Craft Attitude, it is important to REVERSE the text before printing.   

Roll selected shade of clay from Earth Tones set to #5 on Ultimate Clay Machine™; if hand 
rolling, roll to about 1/16” thick.  Place sand texture sheet over clay and press gently to transfer texture to clay.  Let dry 24 hours.  

Use Sizzix® Big Shot™ and seahorse die to cut seahorse from textured, dry clay.  


Apply Chalky Finish Paints to burlap canvas panel as desired to create background.  Let dry. 

Apply glue stick to back of verse sheet, mount to canvas on  bottom half over painted area.  

For seashell embellishments, mix selected shades from Earth tones set with Natural clay to marbleize.  Create assorted shells using Seashell push mold.  Apply Metallic Lustre to 
seashells.  

Roll Concord Blue clay in Ultimate Clay Machine™ to setting #5.  Place waves texture sheet over clay and press gently to transfer texture to clay.  Use cutting tool to cut thin wavy pieces of clay for “water”.   Mount to bottom of canvas using 3-in-1 Adhesive.  
  
Arrange seashells as desired beneath verse, allowing some shells to overlap.  Mount with 3-in-1 Adhesive.  



Place Grape Leaf clay in Ultimate Clay Extruder™ with multi-hole disc (Disc #7).  Extrude. 

Place Olive clay in Ultimate Clay Extruder™ with flat rectangular disc (Disc #12).   Extrude.  Add Metallic Lustre to both styles of sea weed.  Arrange as desired on left side of verse, extending from bottom upward.  Glue in place.  



Apply Metallic Lustre to die cut clay seahorse, mount intertwined with sea weed. 



For the finishing touch we are using a technique created by Candice Windham -  Apply JudiKins™ Diamond Glaze around seashells in areas where they overlap, etc.  While still wet, sprinkle in clear glass beads.   The result is what looks a lot like seawater with a touch of sea foam. 



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