Thursday, March 17, 2016

Shades of Green....with color recipes

Shades of Green........ Polymer Clay 

We all know what day it is when we see Shades of Green! 
St. Patrick's Day has been celebrated since the 1850's, and while many choose to celebrate with mugs of green beer, I think I'll stick to blocks of  clay and try to do something creative today.

Here are some recipes for you to enjoy.

All products available at Shades of Clay

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Alcohol Ink Class starting in April

At Shades of Clay we love to help connect artists and crafters with classes and events going on around you that you might not otherwise be aware of.
Here in Oakville Ontario, we have several artists and teachers nearby.
Alcohol inks have exploded in popularity! There are so vibrant and free spirited, no holds barred when using this media!
Starting April 20th, Diane Marcotte has an upcoming class at the Oakville Art Society.
You can find out more details here. (scroll way down)
Take a look at Diane's blog here.
You might want to sign up soon to avoid disappointment as class sizes are small.
Our stock of Alcohol Inks and supplies including Yupo are being rapidly depleted as the popularity of AI explodes.  Don't worry, we hope to be restocked  March 18-20!
If you have any classes, events or guilds that we can help get the word about?  We'd love to help.
Feel free to contact us here when you are ready to share.
Go forth and Create!

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Sale, New sets of CaBezels up on Etsy

The CaBezel Jewelry Molds
I have just added a few more sets of the Cabezel molds up on Etsy. The sets work out to a better price than if they were purchased individually.
I do this because I hear from many of you that you would rather buy them in sets.
They are limited quantities, first rate molds, no seconds.

The CaBezels are very easy to use once you have a bit of practice.  If you haven't tried them yet, Etsy is a great way to introduce yourself to them. Of course you don't have to just use them for jewelry Think book covers, journals and wall art too.

You can make dozens of your own bezels at a fraction of the cost that metal bezels would cost you.
It is a great way to use up scrap clay too! Just apply Gilder's paste, metallic foils, PearlEx or other mica powders and make them look like metal bezels.  The best part is, you will also have the mold to make the matching cabochons to fit your bezels.  
Of course, you don't have to fill all of them with Cabochons.  Why not put an image in the bottom and then fill them with ICE Resin.
See them here.
The possibilities are  limited only by your imagination!
Have fun creating

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Great Deals, Goody Bags of all sorts

We are clearing out some products in the form of Goody Bags over on the Etsy site, The Art Of My Clay.
This is a great way to try some great products at a reduced price and add to your stash.
We have Jacquard Lumiere and Neopaque paints.
We have Ranger Inksentials glass slides and metal frames.
iDye for natural fibers, some resists and much much more. Please take a look here.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Win a Goody Bag!

The doors are open, You can get in now!
Get your ticket by Tuesday to be eligible to win a Goody Bag!

Please read below to see if you are in the Winner's Circle!
If so, you will get a message from us about how to get started.
If not, we are so glad you tried... you will have lots more chances to win fun prizes and contests from our Sponsors in the retreat!
Now you can head on over to Polymer Clay  Adventure and get INSTANT ACCESS to Year 2- 2016 Polymer Clay Adventure. PS- there may be some bonus content in there just waiting for you to get started...

We are really excited about this year's line up of teachers and classes. We have sculptures, jewelry, miniatures, figures, beads, molding, painting... all kinds of techniques and projects to bring your creating to the next level.
Already a member? When you try to sign up, it may tell you that your email address is already in use (if you are already a member of PCA 2015.) Just login first, then go pay. Your teacher will still get credit if you came through a link they sent you, and you will just be adding a new retreat access to your current membership.

And the Winners Are:

Johnnie Hill
Shelly S Douglas
Luisa Heaton
Cheryl Zeeb
Linda Anderson
Chase Bisceglia
Cynde Tagg
Jessica Lawrence
Helen Rogan
Teresa Mode
Cindy Winegar
Crystal Carpenter
LeAnn Wooten
Sandra Nichols
Helen Rogan
Jessica Lawrence
Lawrence Smith
Sue Gentry

Don't Delay!

We have a limited number of goody bags

which will be sent to a random selection of Adventurers who sign up in the first 3 days! If you win a goody bag, you will be notified via email!

Sign up today!