Welcome to my NEW BLOG!

Cindi Bisson - Fat Cat Creations is now Cindi McGee - Behind These Eyes™. Since I've been on this creative journey for over 18 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!

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Sunday, September 30, 2018

For Ava Rae - Nursery Name Signs


Our granddaughter, Ava Rae, is due to arrive on 11/23.  I wanted to make something special for her room.  These chipboard letters are painted and embellished with hand made paisleys and leaves, and textured flowers made with a clay cutter.   It was truly a labor of love and I hope it brightens her nursery.  

I used my Makin's Professional® Ultimate Clay Extruder®, and a flower cutter from the Makin's® Flower & Leaves Cutter Set.   Each element was made individually and then added to the chipboard letters.  






Thursday, September 27, 2018

Something Wicked Etched Coffee Mug


Materials:

etchall® Etching Creme
etchall® Stencil ComboPak 
etchall® Pick Tool 
etchall® Squeegee
Electronic die cutting machine (or stencils) 
Black ceramic mug 
Scissors 
Rub N Buff Silver

Instructions: 
Use electronic die cutting machine to cut out text and cat images from etchmask®. 

Use pick tool to remove the lettering and cats - we are using the negative space as a stencil.

Cut text and images into two pieces.   Use transfer paper from ComboPak to transfer the stencils to the mug.  Using the transfer paper ensures you transfer all the small details, centers of letters, etc. easily. 

Place scraps of etchmask™ around the stencils to protect surface of mug. 

  

Appy a thick coat of etchall® Creme.  Let set 15 minutes.  

Return etchall® Creme to bottle.  etchall® is re-usable! 

Wash mug and remove etchmask®.

Let dry. 

Apply Rub N Buff to etched areas to better highlight them against the balck background. 





Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Polymer Clay Die Cut Flowers


I love incorporating polymer clay into my mixed-media art.   I made this shadow box style tray for a special project and I knew just what I wanted to use to make the floral accents - Makin's Clay®!  Makin's Clay® is lightweight, flexible, acid free when dry, can be die cut and rubber stamped like I did for these flowers. Makin's Clay® truly is an amazingly versatile no-bake polymer clay!

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Get Published! NEW Polymer Clay & Mixed-Media Magazine!


CALLING ALL POLYMER CLAY & MIXED-MEDIA ARTISTS WHO INCORPORATE CLAY - GET PUBLISHED!!! Never been published? No problem YOU CAN do this! Experienced tutorial writer? Great! We are seeking a wide variety artists at all skill levels - this is your chance to shine!! 

Thursday, September 6, 2018

NEW Polymer Clay Magazine!



I am more than thrilled to announce that a brand  new polymer clay and mixed-media magazine is going to be available in PRINT and digital versions starting January 1st!  I am honored to be Editor of Passion for Polymer, and look forward to working with the amazing team at Create Along/Polymer Clay TV to bring you this new publication! 

Find out more here:  https://www.passionforpolymer.com


Wednesday, September 5, 2018