In my previous posts, I told you I have been experimenting with making molds and clay embellishments. Who would have thought that Cheery Lynn dies are actually perfect to make molds with? So with that in mind, I would like to enter this project into the Weekly Challenge over at Cheery Lynn - "Frame It". I have used the dies as 'frames' for the molds.
This is a clay butterfly I made, using the Cheery Lynn die to first make a mold.
Here is a video I have put together for you to show you the process involved. It's so easy, and the results are fabulous. The background music comes and goes - slight technical hitch!!
And here is yet another use for the good old French Pastry doillie die...
I placed the die on a circle of ironed and starched calico, then sprayed it with Shimmerz. In other words, the die acts as a mask. The result is this fabulous batik like effect. I love it. The piece begged to be made into a pin cushion to house my own handmade stick pins. They look so pretty in there. I think this would make a lovely gift for a fellow crafter. And it only took me half and hour tops to make. Would have been faster had I not opted to hand stitch the sequin trim in place!
I hope this post inspires you to look at using your Cheery Lynn dies in other ways.
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