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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Sunday, April 28, 2019
I love to upcycle and repurpose items. I save anything and everything GLASS when I’m finished using it for it’s original use. In this case, it was a holiday candle jar. My roses are bursting forth and I wanted to bring some inside to enjoy. As they are “shrub” roses I did not want to remove all the extra leaves, etc., but rather wanted them to be full and lush. That called for a large mouth vase so they would not be too tightly bunched. This old candle jar was the perfect answer!
etchall® etchmask® Stencil Combo Pack
etchall® Pick Tool
Wide mouth glass jar
Image for cutting/tracing
I first found a graphic that I liked online and printed it with my electronic die cutting machine onto etchmask®. You could use a stencil, draw something, or trace something onto the etchmask if you don’t have a die cutting machine.
I’m using the negative space for the stencil, so I removed all the writing and floral images.
Then I placed a piece of transfer paper that comes with the Stencil Combo Pack over the image and pressed well to adhere it to the etchmask. Carefully peel away the back layer off the etchmask, ensuring that all your little bits and pieces remain in place on the transfer paper.
Be sure your jar is clean and dry, then align the stencil as desired and press to transfer it to the glass. I like to use scraps of etchmask on the outer edges just to avoid any “extra” etching where I hadn’t intended it to be.
Apply a thick coat of the the etchall® creme and let set 15 minutes.
Return the creme to the bottle for use another time. Etchall is re-usable! Wash the jar and remove the etchmask stencil. Voila! A customized wide mouthed vase perfect for displaying my spring roses!
Friday, April 26, 2019
So excited that these fun editions to my Paisley Peacock Collection
are finally available for you to create with!
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Modified Mokume Gane - My newest Polymer Clay TV video is now live! This one features my new Peacock ColorFuze, my new Peacock texture mat, and my Peacock Borders silkscreen - all available at CreateAlong.com!
Monday, April 22, 2019
Something new is coming..... brand new sets of PAISLEY cutters! These are one of the latest additions to my Paisley Peacock line at CreateAlong.com! They will be available soon. The texture mat used to texture these is also new in my line and is now available.
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Introducing COLORFUZE! This gorgeous set of glittery, powdery, enamel-y goodness is the latest addition to my Peacock Paisley line of products exclusively at CreateAlong.com! We'll be sharing lots of ideas for incorporating ColorFuze into your projects in the coming weeks so stay tuned!
Find these, and my entire product line of silkscreens, deco discs, texture sheets,
and soon to be cutters and stamps here!
My newest Year of Veneer DIY polymer clay video for Polymer Clay TV is now live! Inspired by Vincent Van Gogh's Starry Night!
My tutorial in this issue is Faux Bumblebee Jasper!
Monday, April 1, 2019
A closer look at my faux coleus leaves necklace - find this tutorial and many more in the April issue of Passion for Polymer magazine! Available NOW! Subscribe and save!