Leather Embossing with Cardstock Dies or Stencils Follow up- Alignment

Hi everyone! Today is just a quick update to show you something I’ve mentioned in other leather embossing videos when using paper die cuts and stencils. Initially I didn’t cut the paper to match the leather size so that it was a little bit harder to line up. If I didn’t get it right, then…

Leather Embossing using Polymer Clay

Hello again! I am back trying to get impressions into leather with random things I have floating around, haha. Please make sure to see the first post in this series where I offer a bunch of warnings. This is not an experiment you should try if you are not completely experienced with using your die…

Leather Embossing with a Stencil that has a Center Design

Hi everyone! In this new experiment with leather, I thought I had this great idea for a stencil design. It was supposed to be flowers with circles in the centers. But I always forget this when I’m doing stencils- images that are in the middle of another design need to be attached to the outside…

Faux Bone as a Jewelry Stone Setting Tool

Hi Everyone! Today’s quick idea is for Jewelry making rather than paper crafting. Something different for a change! Here is a quick explanation of how I made my own Stone Setting tool for jewelry using Faux Bone. If you’ve never heard of this, it is a product developed by Robert Dancik and usually used as…

Silicone Molds from Shrink Plastic

Hi all! I’m still trying to go through all my older videos to get them up on the blog and out in YouTube land, so here’s another one. In this video I use Shrink plastic pieces created from die cuts and make molds from them. So you can create smaller versions of your die cuts…

Layering die cuts and other objects for a new molded item

Hi all! I’m still going through my old videos to post here. I’ve been off learning metalsmith and jewelry techniques which leaves a lot less time for making videos and blogging, haha! In this video, I combine two different things- one is a resin piece and the other is a die cut- and I combine…

Silicone molds from Die Cuts

This is a quick idea ( 5 minutes or less so it is a great Take 5 task) on how to use die cuts to make silicone molds using two part silicone mold making material. It’s been quite a while since I’ve last posted, and I have been busy during the time away from this…