Transparent polymer clay gives you wonderful possibilities as you can see on the photo: this is an egg I covered in polymer clay.
First I took several polymer clay colours (greens, blues and yellows) and rolled them together in a snake. Then I passed it through my pasta machine and wrapped the egg with, decorating it with some red spots.
Afterwards I took my
translucent flower cane translucent flower cane and covered the polmer clay-ed egg with it. I smoothed out the surface and then baked the polymer clay covered egg.
In the end I sanded and polished thoroughly so that it got a beautiful matte shine.
Translucent Flower Cane
Tutorial moved to: Translucent Flower Cane
Ok, until Christmas it’s still some time (although I’m always surprised when the time comes ;-)), but I thought that those stamped cookies must also be great at picnics.
They are high on my very long what-I-really-must-try-list ;-))
While working with polymer clay I found a tutorial on how-to make items with a Bargello-look.
Then I made a little research to know what Bargello is (links see below):
It seems, that the first ‘Bargello craft’ was embroidery, but then the quilters worked Bargello-looking quilts, the polymer clay people made those items with a Bargello-look and the stampers and cardmaking people use this technique on paper. And I made my Bargello digitally as you can see on the picture ;-)
What a versatile technique ;-)
Wikipedia: English entry for ‘Bargello’
How-to make Bargello needlework:
How To Make Bargello Quilt
Tutorial on how-to make items with a Bargello-look
Tutorial on how to make a Bargello pattern as cane and as sheet
Bargello (English) (with explaining pictures)
Once a friend gave me a couple of photos of her grandchild to make something special with them.
I thought about it and then remembered the Jacob’s Ladder (the children’s toy).
A little research in internet showed me, that there are tutorials but they all refer to the wood-and-ribbon version (for links see below the Links).
So I figured myself out how to do it with photos.
On the animated picture you can see that it worked.
I wrote a tutorial to download (PDF, appr. 230 KB).
You may used it as you wish, but if you do, please give credit.
Addendum: Later I found several paper Jacob’s ladders, I added the links below.
Make a Jacob’s Ladder from your photos (PDF, ~230 KB)
Tutorials on how to make a Jacob’s Ladder from wood and ribbons:
instructables: A Traditional Jacob’s Ladder
Jacob’s Ladder (English)
Jacob’s Ladder (German)
Tutorials for Paper Jacob’s ladders:
Invisible Jacob’s Ladder Technique Class (English)
Jacob’s Ladder Christmas Card & Gift Card Holder (English)
Mini-Scrapbook – Jacob’s Ladder (English)
Jacob’s Ladder Tutorial (English)