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.

 

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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.

 

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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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Check out Activa for Premier and all their other cool products!

 

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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.

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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.

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Roll a piece of clay into a ball like shape.

 

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

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Press clock stamp gently down onto clay focal.

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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.

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

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

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

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

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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.

Check out Activa for all their cool products!

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Creative Spark Summer 2016

The Creative Spark Summer 2016 online magazine is out!

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I love all of the designs in this issue! There are some beautiful jewelry designs as well as super creative non jewelry pieces and tons of Summer inspiration!

These designs show you how to create wonderful things with Cultured Sea Glass, Chinese Crystal Beads, and Glass Pearls, all from www.ZnetShows.com.

Here is what I received to create my designs with:

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Below is what I created:

Angel Drops
Angel Drops

These earrings were created with Sea Glass Beads in teardrop nugget shape, Chinese Crystal beads, and Dragonfly wing beads.

Love, Light, and Dragonflies
Love, Light, and Dragonflies

Created with Sea Glass Beads in double-hole flat free form and teardrop nuggets.  Chinese Crystal beads rondelles, Dragonfly wing beads, large hole silver plated beads and glass pearls.

Lemon Drops Bracelet
Lemon Drops Bracelet

Created with Cultured Sea Glass on free form tear drops and glass pearls.

Suncatcher
Suncatcher

Created with Sea Glass Beads in double-hole flat free form and teardrop nuggets.  Chinese Crystal beads rondelles.

Check out the Creative Spark for all of the designs and tons of inspiration!

Check out Wholesale Beads at ZnetShows info on purchasing your own beads at great wholesale prices!

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