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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Monday, November 19, 2018

Polymer Trading Coins Book - Order Now!

I am thrilled to announce that pre-orders for the brand new Polymer Trading Coins book have begun! Ilysa Ginsburg, Kira Slye, and I bring you 15 unique tutorials, and an amazing gallery FULL of creative ideas.  

You can order just the book, which comes with a free signature silkscreen so you can "sign" the backs of all your coins quickly & easily, and there are a whole variety of other amazing products you can also choose to go along with your book!  Silkscreens & cutters galore made to work perfectly for Polymer Trading Coins!

Order your copy here!  http://www.polymerclaytradingcoins.com

Monday, November 12, 2018

Something New is Coming....

I can hardly contain my excitement!!!  Be among the first to know - sign up for my newsletter!  https://tinyletter.com/CindiMcGee

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Polymer Trading Coins Book - Win it!

Ilysa Ginsburg, Kira McCoy, and I are thrilled to be bringing you this brand new Polymer Trading Coins Book!   Now is your chance to vote for your favorite version of the 3 possible covers, and have  chance to win a free copy!   Artist Trading Coins are taking the mixed-media world by storm right now, so we thought it was the perfect time to introduce the Polymer version!  15 Unique tutorials are included along with a huge gallery of ideas.  Get on the list to be sure to know when it is available, and vote for your chance to win here -https://createalong.com/pages/polymer-clay-trading-coins 

Plus, watch for a brand new line of polymer products created especially for making Polymer Trading Coins! 

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Ava Rae's Etched Cookies for Santa Plate

Our first granddaughter is arriving around November 23rd!  Just in time for her first Christmas!  I wanted to create a special Cookies for Santa plate for her to have as she grows up and the magic of Christmas fills her world each winter!  etchall® was the perfect option to create a plate for her and not have to worry about the design ever 'wearing off', etc. 


etchall® Creme 
etchall® Stencil Combo Pack
etchall® Squeegee
etchall® Pick Tool 
Clear glass plate
Electronic die cutting machine 
DecoArt® Glass Paint Markers™ - Red, Green, Metallic Gold 


Select font and image and determine proper sizing for the plate you are using.  
Use electronic die cutter to cut images and text from etchmask®.    

Use pick tool to remove lettering and images, the negative space is what is being used to etch the images.

Apply transfer paper from Combo Pack over the stencils.  Using the transfer paper ensures you will get all the tiny bits of etchmask to complete your images when transferring to the surface. 
Transfer stencils to the plate.

Apply a thick coat of etchall® creme.  Let set 15 minutes.  Return creme to bottle - etchall® is re-usable!

Wash plate and remove etchmask. 

Use DecoArt® Glass Paint Markers™ - red, green and metallic gold, to create a dotted border around center of plate.  Heat set according to manufacturer instructions. 

Autumn Butterflies

These were created after I received a custom order request.  The customer was pleased and chose the one she liked best.  The other was added to my Etsy shop and sold almost immediately.   I am working on more, but in the meantime I am happy to take a custom order for one of these, or for a version in other colors of your choice!