Bird To The Wise

Good day friends :)

You may have noticed that my site has had a bit of a makeover since you last visited. I just finished this snazzy little design made possible from the use of a digital scrapbooking kit from Shabby Princess. But that's not what this post is about dear friends!

I wanted to share with you a little something I made a week or so ago, I found my inspiration randomly on Etsy. So I took a trip to my local Hobby Lobby (like always) along with my trusty 40% off coupon and bought some Sculpey. Sculpey is a very useful modeling clay. You form it, and then bake it in the oven, no need for a kiln here people!

As you can see below these were my supplies, Sculpey and my diamond glaze, which have I mentioned that I seriously LOVE this stuff?

I took my pics waaayyy after the fact of making this birdy so I have no pre baking pics to show ya'll. But as you can see in the picture below, my birdy ended up super shiny. This my dear friends is why I adore the diamond glaze. My original plan was to mix paint with my glaze to give it more of a glazed (duh..) look, however, me and my toaster oven had issues and apparently Sculpey can "burn". Who knew? He was really only a tiny bit singed, so I just painted with an acrylic paint let that dry and then went over it with the glaze & VIOLA! I have an oven baked clay birdy that looks like he's been fire glazed.

tHaNkS for ViSiTiNg!!!


Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

Accckkkk...I am seriously obsessing over your new blog look! It is FABULOUS. All of my favorite things rolled into one...aqua blue, paisley, chocolate brown. Simply beautiful dahling!

Mr. Birdy is adorable. And I too am obsessed with Diamond Glaze. Want to come over and make washer necklaces with it this week?

Love ya

p.s. I just ordered my very own Cricut. My first e-bay purchase. I feel like I won the lottery or something. I'm a dork, right?

Kris said...

I'm so glad you got back on your blog - and the new design is really cute! Congrats and I look forward to stopping by several times a week. Kris

The Boover Bunch said...

Oh, Becca. I love birdie. She's a cutie. Although I absolutly abhore birds in real life, I am so into the non-pecking, non-flying variety. I especially love owls lately. I must try my hand at those adorable coasters. Glad to see you bloggin' it up again!

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Adie said...

Holy smokes that bird is cute and shiney! I am going to have to try that stuff out. Going to those pottery painting places is expensive!

the thrifty ba said...

manda sent me and im follwoing! love your blog!

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