Painted yard ornaments

My sister had some old yard ornaments at my dad’s house. I wanted to fix them up as a surprise for her.

I thought the cement sunflower needed some color, so I got some indoor/outdoor paints and colored it 🙂
She also had a metal blue Heron that had rust over most of it. I think it was originally painted a light blue. My dad got most of the rust off for me, and then I spray painted it with Rust-Oleum gray and used the indoor/outdoor paints to add detail.
I had so much fun! I realize I really miss painting. Now I want more!



Blue Heron
Blue Heron



Creating with Activa Clay

Today I am posting some designs I created using Premier polymer air dry clay. Activa’s Premier clay air dries, is light weight, and strong. Colors can be kneaded into it as well as applied afterwards.



I used a heart shape clay cutter for the necklace pendant and hand shaped the earring hearts. After drying the clay, I added gold Gilders paste then sprayed with clear spray paint to seal. I adhered embellishments with E-6000.



For the this necklace I hand shaped the heart then allowed to dry. I then added alcohol inks and glitter paint, and applied a coat of diamond glaze to seal. (I was going for a distressed look.)


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I’m Late, I’m Late with Activa Clay

I created the pendant for this necklace using Hearty Clay by Activa.

Hearty Clay is a white super soft air drying clay.

I'm Late, I'm Late
I’m Late, I’m Late

You can add a little water based paint to the clay before you shape it or you can add color afterwards. I added color after I shaped it.



Roll a piece of clay into a ball like shape.



Pat down into a circle about 1/2″ thick.



Press clock stamp gently down onto clay focal.



Press “I’m late” stamp gently down into center of clock image. Then cut away excess from the edges of your pendant and smooth with fingers. Allow to dry for 24 hours. Use a sanding block to smooth edges more.



Apply some paint. I used a brown paint. You are trying to get into the stamped impressions.



Use damp paper towel to gently wipe away paint. I left a bit of paint around the edges because I wanted a distressed look.



Use finger tip to apply some Ranger perfect pearls pigment powders.



Use some E6000 to glue to a brass bezel. Paint with a bit of clay gloss varnish.



Hearty Clay is super easy to use – no kneading necessary!

This clay is also super lightweight! I think it would be great to use for cards and scrapbook embellishments as well as many other creations.

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