Make Your Own Embellishments

Hiya
Today to share is a little Tutorial.
I know we all like to use embellishments on our cards and there are some beautiful ones available to buy, but I get more satisfaction when I make my own.
I feel then the card is totally 'Handmade' with Love.
  
Here Im showing you how I made the frames and corners I keep being asked about and they are ever so easy.
There are LOTS of different Air Dry Clays on the market. This one Im using at the moment is a Martha Stewart one. There are different colours available but I mainly use white but also have Blue, Red,Brown and Yellow as they are the main mixing colours.
Using a little bit of clay, roll into a sausage and spread evenly around the mould, pressing firmly so that the pattern engraves in the clay.
Once all covered make sure none is overlapping the edges.
 
I then pop straight out and make another. I must admit the first time I did this I was scared I would spoil the frame as it wasnt set, but the moulds are so flexible it just popped out.Leave on a flat surface and allow to dry.
Then once you have become more brave try mixing. Here I used a tiny ball of red to make Pink
 
I even attempted a flower and attempted two colours in one mould.

 
 I always spend hours making embellishments and flowers, then they are just at hand for your projects
 


Once finished and set, which can take a few hours I then paint. I usually end up painting white anyway, but they do look nice with a different colour showing through.
 
Hope you liked this tutorial..Back soon with another :D
 
 
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Big Hugs
 
 
 
 

12 comments:

Valou ALLARD said...

Magnificent tutorial!!! Thank you very much! I often wondered where you found these magnificent embellishments. Could you say to me where to find you molds to be please used? They are in silicone or that also works with hard molds? Thank you very much.

Fleur said...

Oh wow sweetie. I love these especially the frame, corner and butterflies - well thats most of them lol. Thanks for sharing.
Hugz Fleur xxx

Hanneke said...

Wow Debbie! Those embellishments are amazing! Hugs, Hanneke

yvon said...

Wow, that looks easy peasy the way you show it. Have to find some of those molds myself. They are just gorgeous.
Hugs, Yvon

Suzi said...

Thank you so much for sharing these amazing tips Debbie, I'm off to look for some moulds and some Air Dry Clay.

Hugs
Suzi x

marjoleincreatief said...

Hi Debbie,

I do the same. Making my own by using cupcake decoration molds.... But the next step of making it two-tone coloured i have not done it yet.... Will give it a try soon ;-)

X marjolein

marjoleincreatief said...

Hi Debbie,

I do the same. Making my own by using cupcake decoration molds.... But the next step of making it two-tone coloured i have not done it yet.... Will give it a try soon ;-)

X marjolein

Rachelle Olaridge said...

What a fantastic tut. Glad to know I can now make my own frames. They are so beautiful. Now following your blog. Love all your work.
Huggies
Rachelle
xxx

Kirsty-Anne Duckworth said...

Hi Thanks for the tutorial this looks so much fun !! I am definitely going to try this out.. love how unique you can make them ;0)

Jess said...

This a fantastic tutorial! Thanks so much for sharing Debbie :) I'd love to know where you got your moulds from as well!

Mo said...

Thank you so much for this great tutorial dear Debbie! Could you please let me know, where you found these frame forms etc.?
Enjoy your day, big hugs
Mo

Sol said...

Beautiful home made embellishments .. I wonder. .were do you buy your moulds.. those I found was so incredibly expensive.. I would love to have a few different corners... They are so Beautiful.. :o)