Monday, May 20, 2013

Fit for a Queen

The STAEDTLER, Stampendous blog hop begins!!!

To complete this project you will need:
Stampendous Encrusted Teal Jewel kit embossing powders and glitters
Clear ink pad
Super glue
Copper jewelry findings, chain, jump rings, lobster claw, copper head pins, copper 22 gauge wire, crystal faceted beads, 

Tools you'll need to complete this project:
Home oven
Parchment paper
Water in a spray bottle
Rolling pin for clay use only
Craft knife
Medium grit nail file
Drill with fine drill bit
Three in one jewelry pliers, double round nose, flat and wire cutters.

Open your STAEDTLER fimo effect translucent clay and working on a parchment paper protected surface, knead the clay until it's soft enough to roll out to a 1/4 inch thick sheet.

Open your Stampendous crown stamp and mount the crown of your choice onto the clear block. Mist the rolled out clay with the water bottle and press the stamp into the clay until you get a clear impression. The water will act as a release agent and help the stamp come away from the clay cleanly.

Use the craft blade to cut away the clay around the stamped image.

Keep the edges as neat as you can. Use a toothpick to help clean up any tough bits if you need to. Bake the piece in a preheated 230 degree oven for 20 minutes on a parchment lined baking sheet. Let the piece cool before moving to the next step.

Load the crown stamp with clear ink and stamp onto the baked clay crown. Load the inked crown with the aged teal embossing powder from the Stampendous encrusted jewel teal kit. Shake off excess powder onto a clean sheet of paper and return the extra powder to the container. Bake the piece in the preheated 230 degree oven for another ten minutes and allow it to cool before handling.

I sanded the surface of the piece with a medium grit nail file to bring out the detail of the stamp and distress the embossing powder,

Re-stamp the piece with clear ink. I made my new image slightly to the left of the old image. Load the piece with aged copper embossing powder from the Stampendous encrusted jewel bronze kit. Bake the piece again in the preheated 230 degree oven for ten more minutes allowing the piece to cool before handling.

STAEDTLER fimo clay is great for many reasons. I really appreciate that I can use a nail file or some sand paper to clean up any rough edges on pieces after they are baked. I can also use a drill to make holes in a piece for hanging after the piece has been cured hard. I used a very fine drill bit to make a hole in either side of the crown for hanging with jump rings.

Add some bling with rhinestones and super glue.

Attach to a chain with some accent crystals using jump rings.

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Giveaway open to residents of Canada and the US only.


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