The 12 days of Christmas Day 3 – Polymer Clay Giveaway
For my handmade gift I really wanted a “year round useful” type of gift….so I thought, “Why not do up a quick and easy photo frame!” For the base of my project I used a dollar frame that I bought at the local craft store…I often stock up on two or three different sizes and styles when I see they are in stock so I have them on hand for projects just such as this! I used less than a block of Sculpey Oven Bake Clay to cover the top surface of the frame, then I stamped right into the clay using two FABULOUS stamps by Inky Antics: Retro Dot Wallpaper & Retro Dot Background which you can find ON THIS PAGE.
After the frame was then baked and cooled, I applied a quick splash of Deco Art Acrylic Craft Paint in Buttermilk, allowed that to dry and then lightly sanded to distress the surface and bring out the details. I hot melt glued on just a touch of ribbon to both sides and then tied a sheer double loop bow using the Bow Easy (also available through Inky Antics!) for embellishment.
Creating handmade gifts can be both cost effective and very personal. All in all I have less than four dollars into this gift…and if I were to make more the price per gift goes down because I really used a very small amount of the bottle of paint! A VERY AFFORDABLE gift that you could easily recreate in any color scheme/style you like. I personally love the shabby/country look….and this frame isn’t going anywhere…I am keeping it, as a gift to myself! LOL
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Yesterdays winner is Debra Rosemarino.