Sunday, August 21, 2011

A Fond Farewell - My Last Sakura Design Team Project

Wow! How fast 6 months can pass. I have been very honored to be a part of the Sakura Design Team. Sakura Craft is creating quality products that can really help every type of crafter.

I really loved working with the 3D Crystal Lacquer and know it will remain a staple in my crafting kit along with all of the jewelry findings and glass tiles.

My favorite projects were:

For this week I have created two pendants.

The first, is a piece I'd started almost at the beginning. I had stamped a round silver finding with a butterfly. This week I covered it with Glitter Pink Crystal Lacquer - adding an extra dimension and shine.

Below, I used an "deep dish" Zinc Oval Pendant. I cut out the background from a sheet of Steampunk images and covered it with a thick layer of 3D Crystal Lacquer. Once it had dried, I placed a metal cog centered around the clock face in the image. Another thin layer of crystal lacquer was applied. You can still feel the texture of the cog.

Thank you for all the fabulous feedback you all have provided in this creative journey.

Keep on feeding your Creative Soul!
~Heather Morrow

P.S. Check out our fun-filled Creative Souls Retreat happening this September in the beautiful San Bernardino Mountains.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Paper Necklace (Design Team Submission)

For this project, I used a tag from the Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante Collection. To protect the back of the paper, I used Sakura Craft 3D Crystal Lacquer to glue the image to a piece of plastic from a clam shell packaging. I cut around the plastic once the glue was dry and repunched the hole.

I then covered the front of the image in a thick layer of 3D Crystal Lacquer. The cool thing about this product is how well it stays in place. Again, it had to dry - I recommend overnight.

I looped black cord through the tag and created slip knots, so that it can be easily adjusted.

Of course, I wouldn't recommend taking this piece in the shower - actually, I don't recommend it for any jewelry; however, it will hold up to normal wear and tear of being used as a unique accessory.

For more fun, creative projects using the 3D Crystal Lacquer, check out the Crystal Lacquer Blog.

Keep on creating!

Heather Morrow
Creative Souls

Sunday, August 7, 2011

How to Create Quick and Easy Wall Art

Supplies needed:
4x4 piece of glass or plexi-glass
Gold Flower Stickers from Sparkraft Enterprises
2 Tim Holtz Clips
Matching Chain

This piece of glass was out of a picture frame that was used for another project. The glass had been floating around my desk for several weeks and I didn't want to just toss it, so I decided to use it to create a quick piece of wall art.

Clean your glass or plexi-glass before placing the flower stickers. I used Gold Metallic 3D Crystal Lacquer for the center of each flowers. The large flower petals are Lilac Pearl 3D Crystal Lacquer and the smaller flowers are Glitter Red (which looks pink to me).

I let the Crystal Lacquer dry overnight, attached the chain to the clips and then the clips to the glass. Hang it on the wall or in a window.

Have fun creating!

Heather Morrow
Creative Souls