Wednesday, November 9, 2011

AEDM - Day 9

Welcome to Day 9 of Art Every Day Month!
Day 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8.


Let me tell you, I've had so much fun trying new projects that I've been wanting to try for a while. Today's project is from a tutorial by Jessica Jane Handmade. I've never worked with polymer clay before but Jessica's bird ornaments are too sweet to not give it a chance.

Jessica's instructions are super clear but she's also had a lot more experience than I have. :-) I used a small pack of Sculpey clay so I only had enough for two birds. It took a while to get the clay kneaded enough to work with. I'm not sure if the brand makes a difference in the workability. Anyone familiar with polymer clay? Still, not bad for my first time.

I used Melody Ross Chip Art punch tools for the words although Jessica's idea of clipped words/letters is super cute. Maybe next time. I didn't have any wire so I came up with the ingenious idea of using picture hanging hooks (the screw part gets baked inside). I baked those babies per the package instructions. Once cool I slapped on some paint and then a mixture of Mod Podge and glitter. Yes, those are technical terms. :-b You can add some cute ribbon or dangly pretties. Otherwise...voila!

Do does this color combo look familiar? Yup, you guessed it! Once I dress them up a bit they'll go on the tree next to the glitter houses.

Have a wonderfully crafty day!


BahamaDawn said...

LOVE THEM!!! they are too cute!

Kim Mailhot said...


Anonymous said...

So cute! I love birdies :)

Leah said...

They're awesome! Makes me want to try that tutorial too!

tami said...

ahhh, I love your birdies!! And the colors!

Gwen Hughes said...

These are just have given me some ideas:)so thank you. The hanging idea is genious!
Gwen xx

Dia said...

Sweet! Love the colour scheme - they could be done to match any theme! My daughter in law does quite a bit with poly clay, & asked for some metalic powders to work into some - those turn out so georgeous, too!

A Splash of Ida said...

lovely!!! :-) this is a super fun project. I remember when I was still in university doing models and design projects. it always made me happy and feel so relaxed. :-)

you're colour combination is so cute!!! i love them.


april nance said...

Love the simplicity of the design paired with the brilliant colors - bravo!

April Cole said...

Look'in good!
These are way too cute :]

Sarah Anderson said...

lol the picture hooks were a stroke of genius :) These are such cute birdies, and fab, fab colours!