Easter eggs! I used white Sculpey Polymer Clay to make these eggs.
First I rolled a some clay into a small ball.
I shaped the ball into an egg shape by rolling the circle in my hand, but doing it more on one half of the circle than on the other.
I made seven of these and baked them. They took about 45 minutes to bake.
After the eggs were baked, I used them to make the holder. I formed the clay into a rectangle, about 3/8 of an inch thick. I placed the egg on the rectangle and squished it down.
I did this eight times. Squishing the clay around with the eggs distorted the original rectangle, so before I baked the holder I smoothed everything out and corrected the edges. The holder took about an hour to bake.
Once everything was baked, I mixed together some acrylic paint and painted the eggs each a different color. I painted the holder brown.
The eggs are hiding in the grass 🙂
Size comparison! Now the Easter baskets have colored eggs in them!
I have searched the internet over for a suitable five point star alpha pattern for my 4th of July bracelet I plan on making. I found only one pattern, but it wasn’t really what I wanted my stars to look like. Therefore, I created my own star pattern in Paint. For a tutorial on how to create a pattern of any picture in Paint, go here. I didn’t want the bracelet to be super wide, so I made the star smaller and added more blocks until it was 12 by 17. I would add at least one knot of background color on the sides, to make it 14 knots wide. That’s about 3/4 inch, depending on what floss is used. I use regular embroidery floss.
Anyway, so when I was finished making the pattern in Paint, I transferred it here. Technically, I didn’t really have to do that, but I wanted the pattern to be clear and bigger.
Here is the final pattern:
When made into a bracelet, the knots overlap and aren’t perfectly regular squares.
I’m going to try the pattern out alternating red and white stars over a blue background. If it works out, I’ll post it!