Crafty Superstar: Make Crafts on the Side, Earn Extra Cash, by Grace Dobush

By Grace Dobush

Sell Out!

If the church-basement sale isn't relatively your scene, Crafty Superstar is your go-to source for promoting your artful items part-time. choked with principles for developing and promoting out, the booklet contains a great deal of suggestion from specialists like Faythe Levine, Jenny Harada and Jenny Hart.

Want to make a few dough yet don't recognize the place to begin? within learn how to:

• notice your expectancies and motivations
• organize store and get paid
• subscribe to an indie craft show
• Get a few press
• package deal items and client service
• stability existence and crafts

Plus, get enterprise kinds, lists of assets and a listing of indie craft indicates so that you will be in your approach to changing into a Crafty Superstar!

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3 Airbrush a base color of acrylic airbrush paint on clay, then let it dry (shown: Golden opaque airbrush color). Use a craft punch to make masks out of palette paper, and apply the masks to the painted clay. Airbrush other colors over the clay. Remove the masks. Note: Golden airbrush color will remain slightly tacky on clay, especially if it is applied heavily; however, it dries completely on clay when baked. qxp 12/8/06 6:20 PM Page 60 Surface Technique Intensives Once you are familiar with polymer clay, understand how various materials work on it, and are comfortable with some basic surface techniques, you may want to try more elaborate combinations.

2 3 Press a rubber stamp into clay. Roll a rubber brayer over a foam pad inked with Dye Na Flow fabric ink. Roll the brayer over the stamped clay several times to smooth the ink onto the clay. If you are using a rainbow of colors, be sure to keep the brayer aligned with the color stripes. Stamp credit: Stamps Happen, Inc. Apply Dye Na Flow fabric inks to a foam pad. Roll a rubber brayer over the pad, then roll it once over clay. Turn the clay 90 degrees, and roll the brayer once again. qxp 12/8/06 5:34 PM Page 42 Basic Surface Recipes Paste Paper There are several acrylic gels and liquids available to try on polymer clay.

6. Cover the decorated layer with wax paper and smooth the applied clay and cane slices with a roller or brayer. Be sure to smooth the layer in various directions to avoid distorting the applied clay and cane slices. qxp 12/8/06 6:19 PM Page 55 Variations 1 Apply ink from alcohol markers on a very thin layer of translucent clay. Cut out blocks of the inked clay and apply them to a medium-thick base layer of white clay. Roll the resulting sheet through the pasta machine to a desired thinness and level of distortion.

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