Friday, November 7, 2014

DIY Starbucks Lip Gloss - How To Make Sweet Lip Balm Coffee Cup Drink - Polymer Clay Tutorial






So, I wanted to make a gift for my friend, that is obsessed with Starbucks, and this is what I came up with. A mini Starbucks coffee, that's actually lip gloss!


Materials Used:

Starbucks Cup & Sleeve Printables (Above)
Cardstock Paper
Plastic Shot Glass - Party City
Bead Container - Joann Fabrics 
Scissors
Glue
Hot Glue Gun
Hot Glue Sticks
1M Icing Tip - Hobby Lobby - Cake decorating section
White Polymer Clay / Salt Dough

Light Brown Fabric Paint - Hobby Lobby/ Michael’s


Have fun making your own!
Toni

Friday, October 31, 2014

Watercolor Pencil Drawings!




So I got some watercolor pencils.. and here are my first attempts. I've got more practicing to do, but I'm so inspired! I love this new medium. Next, I'll try regular water colors. But for now these pencils are amazing :)

Also, the sketch pad is made for watercolors (the brand is Windpower Watercolor), and I got it at Sam Flax.. but you can find them almost anywhere.

I've gotten so excited I think I may make a video!

Well that is all.. Happy Halloween :)
-Toni 

The Little Supermarket - Shopping / Grocery Basket & Food in Miniature - Polymer Clay 1/12th Scale Tutorial


A miniature shopping basket I made of wire, with tiny groceries inside!


The miniature food printable is below : ) 











Follow along with the video tutorial below, or on my youtube channel : http://www.youtube.com/user/ToniEllison


Materials Used________________

Wire Form - Mesh Wire
White Cardstock Paper
Scissors
Scotch Tape
Glue
Paper & Pen / Pencil
Ruler
Needle Nose Pliers
Wire (22 gauge)
Wire Cutters
Exacto Knife / Blade
Clear Plastic Wrap
Drawing / Chalk Pastels
Paintbrush
Acrylic Paint: Green - Red - Orange - Purple
Needle Tool
Ball Tool / Dotting Tool
White Gel Pen
Aluminum Foil
Tiny Rocks / Brown Craft Sand - Mixed into mini fake bread @ Hobby Lobby
Miniature Cattails - Mini fake plants / Moss
String / Twine


Polymer Clay Colors________________

You can find polymer clay at craft stores.

Cashews: Tan - White - Translucent Clay Mixture
Almonds: Tan - White - Light Yellow / Brown Clay Mixture
Carrots: Translucent Clay
English Muffins: Tan - Yellow - White - Translucent Clay Mixture
Raisins: Dark Purple Clay
Cherry Tomatoes: Red & Green Clay
Salad: Green, Deep Purple & Translucent Clay
Kale: Dark Green Clay
Salmon: Orange - Light Pink - Translucent Clay
Multigrain Bread: Brown - Yellow - Translucent Clay







Wednesday, October 29, 2014

DIY : Halloween Jack-O'-Lantern Pumpkin : How To Make Salt Dough : Clay Recipe







Salt Dough / Clay Recipe:

2 Cups Flour
1 Cup Salt
3/4 Cup Water

Materials

Paint
Glass Bowls - Dollar Tree
Paint Brush - Dark Orange & Light Orange
Flameless Candles - Dollar Tree

Baking:

Bake Pumpkins for 20 minutes at 275 degrees Fahrenheit, or until dough is hard, and no longer moist.

Here is the video tutorial:


Friday, October 17, 2014

Miniature Water Bottles - UV Resin Magic Glos (Lisa Pavelka) Tutorial





I've been trying to make these mini water bottles for so long, and finally I'm finished!

Initially I used resin to make the bottles, but the resin reacted with the purple mold putty I was using and caused tons of unwanted bubbles. So, I switched to Magic-Glos (after months of going back and forth because of the cost).

Magic-Glos cures in sunlight or with a UV light. I found the Magic-Glos and the UV light at Hobby Lobby. I got the UV light for 1/2 off with the coupon, so YAY!

I added the labels for each bottle above. I made them in Photoshop for fun, so you're free to use them, share, and make your own :)

Have Fun!
Toni

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

In N Out in Miniature - Double Double, Cheeseburger, Fries & Milkshake






I tried In-N-Out while I was in California visiting family, and I loved it! It didn't taste like the average "fast food" burger and fries. They use cut fresh potatoes, rather than frozen... Everything was fresh and greasy! Hehe :)

This is what I was greeted by after ordering... I posted a pic on Instagram 




 So, of course I was inspired to make a miniature version.






 


MATERIALS USED:

Templates :
Cup (Printed on Cardstock)
Double Double Burger  (Tissue Paper)
Cheeseburger (Tissue Paper)
Fry Container (Cardstock)
Tray Liner (Printer Paper)
In & Out Burger Paper Bag (Printer Paper)

Polymer Clay - Tan, Translucent, White, Bright Green, Red, Brown
Chalk Pastels - Yellow, Orange, Brown, Black
Blade
Glue
Scissors


I started by making the templates in Photoshop. Their basically made up of a bunch of lines and shapes, and of course the In-N-Out Logo, and palm trees.

 Feel free to use and share them :) 

Resizing the templates:
Just copy and paste the templates into a document (Microsoft Word, or Text Edit), then resize them (scaling them to a smaller size). In the video I show the scale I used if you'd like to know, but print a test page with various sizes of each template. I always do this to ensure I'm using the best size for me. Yours can be larger or smaller than mine. In doll terms, this is probably closer to ball joint doll, or maybe a barbie.





Baking the Burgers & Using 3D Paint / Puffy Paint :

I used 3D paint to make the sauce, cheese, and milkshake in the tutorial. 3D paint is the same thing as Fabric paint, Puffy paint, or any dimensional paint. If you use dimensional magic bake the clay first, then add the dimensional magic.

Be sure to let the paint dry fully on the burger before you bake.  Baking it beforehand will cause bubbles.

If you have any questions send me a message on Instagram or Twitter ( @toniellison )


Send me pics if you try this (or any other) tutorial out!

XOXO,
Toni

Thursday, March 27, 2014

How To Make Miniature Tropical Fruits & Melons (Polymer Clay) - Cantaloupe, Honey Dew, Watermelon, & Papaya




I realized that my most viewed video (currently) is about fruit, so as a treat I decided to expand on that idea and create some new pieces!

I made all of the fruits with polymer clay, acrylic paint, triple thick glaze, and chalk pastels.

The fruit salad that sits in the watermelon bowl is a mixture of clay chunks, left over strawberries from my Strawberry Shortcake video, and canes (which I have already made tutorials for).

Watch the tutorial to see all of the colors I used :)