Saturday, October 13, 2012


Hello and welcome to the Designer Crafts Connection Blog hop!
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We hop on the FIRST MONDAY of each month as well as have monthly manufacturer challenges. This month we are crafting with Makin's Clay and you could be a winner of this amazing prize valued at just over $111.00!

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This lovely Jamaica inspired 16x20" mixed media project was created with Makin's No Bake Polymer Clay and Makin's Clay tools.

3 pkgs black clay
Professional Extruder with adapter
Professional tool kit
Seashells push mold

16x20" stretched canvas, black acrylic paint, Perfect Pearls (Ranger Ink) in various blues, green, gold, copper and purple, colored sand, glue.


1. Draw a design or pattern onto the stretched canvas. Leave 1" border to edge of canvas for framing.
2. Use the Professional Extruder and octagonal shaped adapter to create lines of clay and glue them along the design lines.

3. Paint the entire project black with acrylic paint.
4. Make multiple seashells, 2 fish and one starfish using the Seashell Push Mold and glue them into place.

5. Apply Perfect Pearls pigments to the shells, apply copper pigment to the project design lines. Spritz with water to set.
6. Apply glue inside each area and dump colored sand onto the glue.  Let dry. Dump off any excess.
7. Repaint the outside edges with black acrylic paint.

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Craft on!


  1. Wow this turned out beautiful,such a creative project

  2. Love tht you used the extruder in your project...thanks for sharing!

  3. Totally unique & colorful! Great that you used so many Makin's Brand tools with the clay!

  4. That's a great project Becky! Love the shinyness!

  5. What a super cool idea. I never would have imagined using clay this way... thank you for sharing a whole new view!

  6. Brilliant! And what a clever way to use the extruder. Yey!!!