Archives: December 2012


GRAFFITI BEACH
Photos by Garone Africa, styling by Michelle Africa
 
Wearing (c/o Graffiti Beach):  Skull Cut Out Top by shegreetstheday  //  Upcycled Denim Shorts by shegreetstheday  //  Flying V Necklace by Chime Designs  //  Pyramid Bracelets by Ises K. Jewelry
 

My friends over at Graffiti Beach have just launched their Holiday 2012 Online Magazine….and there is a little interview in there with me!  Take a peek!   These are just a few of the photos from our shoot. Totally in love with this necklace by Chime, made from Recycled Drum Cymbals!

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DIY CLAY ORNAMENTS
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Just in time for the holidays! Learn how to make your own ornaments and gift tags using oven bake clay!

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Supplies: Sculpey oven bake clay, rolling pin, bakers twine, paint (I only used black), cookies cutters, paint pen and paint brushes.  (Not pictured: a straw)

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Begin by rolling out your clay into a thin, even sheet (about 5/8″ thick).  Using your cookie cutters, cut out shapes in different sizes.  I decided to just use circles but you can use any cookie cutter shape you have in your cupboard!  Next, poke holes in the tops of all your ornaments using a straw.  Bake according to the directions on the package.  If you are using the original Sculpey oven bake clay, it should be on a glass sheet or dish, baking at 275°F for 15 minutes for every ¼ inch of clay thickness.

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After you have baked the clay and let them cool, design to your heart’s content!  I originally thought I would use both black and metallic paint but I ended up loving the simplicity of the black paint alone on the clay.  Some I painted with black acrylic paint, and others that required a finer line I used an extra fine point paint pen.  I then finished the ornaments with bakers twine.  The smaller sized ornaments work great as personalized gift tags on a gift box.  And the larger ones are perfect for decorating your Christmas tree!

 


FREE PRINTABLE CHRISTMAS GIFT TAGS

Hooray!! It’s December!  My favorite month!  I designed these cute (FREE!) downloadable gift tags to coordinate with my Yuletide Christmas Card Set! So if you purchased those, you can get matchy matchy!  And if you didn’t…well you can still have them anyway!  I hope you like them! Happy December!

(download PDF below)