Thursday, March 7, 2013

VIDEO TUTORIAL: Polymer Clay and Chipboard ATC!!

Every month Dusty Attic has a fun little ATC challenge (with a Dusty Attic Prize!) and each month they have a different theme for the challenge.  This month (March) the challenge is 'Industrial'.  I gave the theme a lot of thought and decided I wanted to take a more 'natural' element like a Dusty Attic  Monarch butterfly and making it 'industrial' by adding Dusty Attic chipboard cogs and Nuts and Bolts to dress it up. 
And in keeping with the metalic look of the butterfly, I decided to make my ATC (Artist Trading Card - 2.5"x 3.5" card) using polymer clay instead of using paper this time around.  I thought you all might enjoy watching a Video Tutorial I made up in using Polymer Clay, Mica Powders (Pearlex), and chipboard to make a mixed media ATC.  (I promise, this one is a lot shorter than the last video tutorial I made, but I think you might want to enjoy a cuppa coffee while you watch! :) 

Hope you enjoyed my video!  And I hope you give some of these techniques a try!  I have another mixed media, polymer clay/chipboard project to share with you all on the 11th, so please stop by to have a peek! ~Gabrielle xo 
 
Supplies:
Polymer clay: Sculpey or Fimo (black, green)
Chipboard: Dusty Attic: Monarch Butterflies, Mini Cogs, Nuts and Bolts
Mica Powder: Pearlex (multi-pac)
Stamps: Prima frame stamps, K& Company
Other: Glass beads, seed beads, wire, gold paint acrylic

25 comments:

Lynn Biermann said...

Awesome work Gabi! That really brings the ART to ARTist trading card! Thanks for tutorial! :)

Love crafts forever said...

Love your video, such a gorgeous work.
Hugs Nataliya

pattyo said...

You made my day today! My two most favorite things--ATCs and butterflies! Love this so much. Thanks for sharing the process.

langeatheart said...

Where do you get these gorgeous ideas? I guess I better add to my mica powders and buy different colors of clay! Pink and cream aren't going to cut it! Love it, it's gorgeous. You truly have a gift!

Lynn said...

Amazing Tutorial Gabi. I love seeing the process of what you create! Your amazing.

irinka said...

Soooo cool

Jacqueline said...

WOW,what a wonderful creation,your tutorials make it so easy to create some stunning pieces of art.I am so happy I found your blog a couple of weeks ago,I love watching your videos and looking at your creation,can't wait for your next post.Happy crafting Jacqueline.S

Sandra said...

Thank you for visiting, I was just about to watch your video .

Sandra said...

Oh my goodness, that was amazing, I love what you do but I'm scared to get into it because I would need to shop more. The Pearlex is so cool, I'm loving it. You are so clever Gaby.

Karen Otterbacher said...
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Karen Otterbacher said...

This was great Gabrielle! It is so helpful when you 'brake things down' and then build them up! It is so much easier to imagine myself doing it~ I appreciate all you do. ~Karen

Asmah Zainal Abidin said...

Beautiful design; you made it look so easy! Tfs your awesome video; lovely music background!
Hugs,
Asmah

Deanna said...

Gabrielle, I wanted to thank you for all the tutorials you share. I've learned so much from you. Also, thank you for your graciousness in how you share your amazing talent with someone like me. I had no clue how much fun scrapping could be. I get inspiration from you & just wanted you to know how you've provided such a therapeutic way for me to "help deal" with my past. I can get lost in this hobby which is wonderful for me. Great big hug to you!

Margyz Paper Games said...

I'm drooling I love this piece so much. It is awesome!! I've just watched three of your tutorials and you've given me so many cool ideas. Thank you so much for sharing the process. You are an angel. ox Marg

Kerry-Jean Watson said...

Marg, myself and her son were all captivated watching the video tutorial for this. I have worked in Polymer Clay before, but never thought to use it in this fashion. Totally Spectacular.

~Etoile~ said...

Very different, I love that!

Kawi said...

Incroyable!

Sharon Fritchey said...

I LOVED watching your video tutorial, Gabrielle!!!! I have never worked with polymer clay, and now feel INSPIRED!!! Thanks again, for sharing your talent with us.

Inverter said...

thanks

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PattiM said...

That was an awesome video! Never thought to do that.

Hugs,

PattiM
{Pattie's passion}

I Scrap So All Moments Are Remembered!

nholetz .x. said...

yours hands are magic! congrats

nholetz .x. said...

your hands are magic!!! congrats

Julie said...

Amazing and the video is fantastic. Thanks for sharing.

LaLOREestaenREDdando said...

Wow, it's amazing, I can use polymer clay!!!! thanks for your job

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