Tuesday, March 30, 2010


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Sunday, March 21, 2010


POM CLUB MEMBERS!  Your march project named "Hug A Bunny" is ready for download.  It's been a while since we created a doll character and I thought this month would be the perfect opportunity to help you dive in and do a project that was a little more challenging than some of the others.

Access your member only blog by clicking here.  Project download is on the side bar.

If you're not already a member - why not consider joining?  Just $40 for a whole years worth of fun!!  email me for more information

Monday, March 15, 2010


Join me on today's Cool2Craft Live webtv for a "live" polymer clay character demo!  Sorry this is such late notice, Im a fill in for a guest who couldnt make it!  Bad for them....but Im thankful to be helping out!

So ....to continue in our celebration of National Craft Month...let's have a special!!!

Thru Friday March 19th you can join the POM club for $35...which is a $5 discount!  So every month until December you'll receive a brand new character project.  Each project is stepped out with color photo's and I always welcome questions!  Great for beginners and intermediate beginners too!!


So...help me celebrate National Craft Month and join me on Cool 2 Craft live at 11am central time.  If you happen to miss the show...don't worry it will be archived in 24 hours and you can view it ...or view it again at your leisure.
Purchase a signed copy of Polypens for only $10 (regularly $12.99) - shipping included. (US AND CANADA ONLY)

Please email for international shipping rates to other locations.


Thanks again for watching Cool2Craft and remember it IS COOL 2 CRAFT!!!!! Spread the word!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Friendly Plastic Stamped Pendant Project Instructions from Cool2Craft WebTV show

First of all...let me give a shout out to everyone who attended Monday's Cool2Craft live webtv season kickoff! This is also the first day of National Craft Month!Tiffany Windsor, host of Cool2Craft live is on a quest for 1 MILLION people who think it's cool 2 craft!!! Get all the details by clicking on their link above.

Thanks also to all the fans of this blog who joined us on Cool2Craft live for my Friendly Plastic demo which was a success!!! If you missed it....don't worry - you can watch the archived show tomorrow on the website. Even if you did see it, make sure to go back and rewatch it to pick up some extra tips and pointers.

I've had a lot of response today wanting the written instruction to today's project so here goes:


  • * Friendly Plastic - Gold Metallic Matte stick
  • * ArtEmboss - Copper Medium
  • * WireForm - Thin brass rods
  • * Copper craft wire - 24 gauge
  • * Rub N Buff - Gold Leaf
  • * Lumiere Paint - I used violet and a blue - you can use any color of choice
  • * Clear rubber stamp with a deeply etched design
  • * Make up sponge applicators
  • * Petroleum Jelly
  • * Pancake griddle or heat gun - (I purchased a small one at Kohls. Larger ones are available at Walmart)
  • * Non-stick cookie sheet (little gold pans from Bed Bath & Beyond in the toaster oven section about $7.00)
  • * Ball ping hammer
  • * Scissors
  • * Anvil
  • * 1/16" hole punch
  • * Wire cutters/pliers
  • * 24 gauge gold craft wire (optional)
  • * Miscellaneous findings such as small gears, washers etc
  • * Double stick tape
  • * E-6000 glue
  • * Bowl of cold water
  • * Paper towels
  • * Hot pad
  • * Black Leather Cording (beadalon)
  • * Toggles of choice
  • * Metal File
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  • * Cut a square of Friendly Plastic. Randomly daub Lumiere paint on top to alter the color of the surface leaving a little of the natural gold color showing thru.
  • * Set griddle temperature to approximately 200 degrees
  • * Place plastic onto non-stick sheet and set on griddle (If the plastic bubbles it is too hot, turn down a few degrees)
  • * Allow plastic to soften. You will know when it is soft enough if your fingers create a print in the plastic.
  • * Remove cookie sheet from heat, coat stamp with petroleum jelly and press stamp into plastic to create an impression. If stamp sticks to the plastic, simply place the cookie sheet in cold water allowing the plastic to harden and peel off the stamp.
  • * Daub raised areas with a touch of Rub N Buff.
  • * Cut plastic to the desired size of a rectangle/square.
  • * Cut a piece of Artemboss Copper slightly larger than Friendly Plastic piece. Hammer the copper to create dents. Smooth rough edges with a metal file if needed.
  • * Punch two holes in the top of pendant.
  • * Cut off a piece of brass rod approximately 1 1/2" long. Hammer flat. File edges smooth if necessary.
  • * Wrap a piece of copper wire thru the hole. Twist to secure and trim off excess. Wrap the remaining wire around the brass rod, create a loop and then thread back thru the opposite hole. Twist wire to secure and trim off excess.
  • * Use double stick tape to secure your Friendly Plastic focal piece in the center of the copper back.
  • * Attach found objects with E-6000 glue and allow to dry.
  • * String on desired cording. I used a black leather cording. Attach toggles.
Friendly Plastic, ArtEmboss Copper, Wireform Brass Rods and Copper Craft Wire are all available through Amaco's website at:  www.amaco.com

Also Ann Butler of CREATIVITY STIRS THE SOUL shared a no-bake polymer clay postcard project

Check out her blog for the step by step instructions!
Now - please join Tiffany Windsor and myself on a quest to find 1 million crafters who think it's COOL2CRAFT! visit the website for details!

Linda Peterson is compensated and endorsed by AMACO. The guests features may or may not have any affiliation with AMACO.

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