Saturday, October 19, 2013

Saturday Craft-Tacular - Elemental Spell Pens

Welcome to the third edition of the Samhain’s Sirens Saturday Craft-Tacular.  Today we’ll be working in the wonderful world of polymer clay.  Polymer clay is a pretty forgiving medium.  After the clay has been conditioned an artist can take their tie creating the piece because this clay needs to be baked to harden.  Polymer clay is an oil based clay and comes in hundreds of colors.

Today we will be working with basic polymer clay colors and a standard stick ball point pen.  So let’s get started making a set of Elemental Spell Pens.

To being this project you’ll need the following supplies:

Photo Credit - Renee Olson


  • Polymer Clay heat bake glue
  • Polymer Clay in elemental colors - I used Red, Yellow, Blue, Green, White and Silver.
  • Stick pens with removable barrel
  • Polymer Clay Glaze
  • Fan folded card stock
  • Oven for baking


Instructions

Start out by conditioning your clay.  Knead the clay back and forth through your hands until it becomes soft and pliable.


Slide the inside portion of the pen out leaving only the outer plastic barrel.
Photo Credit - Renee Olson


Cover the outside of the barrel with polymer clay heat bake glue.
Roll out the conditioned clay and cover the outside of the pen over the glue.

Photo Credit - Renee Olson
Use this time to insert a jewelry pen in the end of the pen to add the charm later.

Photo Credit - Renee Olson

Take the accent clay and decorate the outside of the barrel.  Remember to think about where your fingers will go on the outside of the clay.

Photo Credit - Renee Olson
I fan-folded a piece of card stock to place the decorated pens in to bake.
Bake the pens per the package instructions.


Photo Credit - Renee Olson
I did a light sand on the “Fire” pen to tone down the red just a bit.

Photo Credit - Renee Olson
I then used a polymer clay glaze to cover the pen barrels.


Photo Credit - Renee Olson
After the glaze has dried insert the pen portion back into the barrel.


Photo Credit - Renee Olson
Finally add the charms at the end of your pens.

I simply repeated the process for each of the Elemental Spell Pens until I had a complete set.  I hope you've enjoyed this tutorial.  If you'd like to see more of my stuff head over to my Facebook Page.


Elemental Pen Set - Photo Credit - Renee Olson



Now for the giveaway.
You are commenting here on this blog entry to win a set of Elemental Spell Pens.  The pen set consists of one from Fire, Earth, Air and Water, pictured above.


Here’s how to enter:
Note: These giveaways are open to the U.S., Canada and where allowable. Void where prohibited. Canadian residents, please pay close attention as by law, you have to use a different set of rules. Not to worry, we have you covered :)

1. Go to the Sosanna's Closet Etsy Page or Website. Find your favorite item, come back here, and tell us about it in the comment section. (1 entry)

2. Blog about this giveaway (make sure you link back here), come back and leave us a link to your blog or head over and LIKE the Facebook Page (1 entry) be sure to tell us you did.

3. Tweet about this giveaway (link to us, please), come back, and leave us a link to your tweet (1 entry)

Note: If you want your entries to count as separate entries, you must post them separately. If you post 1 comment with all three on it, it will only count as 1 entry.
Canadian residents, by law, instead of the above, you must answer the following question to be eligible: What is 1+1? (No worries, we'll give you 3 entries for this just to be sure it's fair)

The drawing will take place 24 hours later and will be announced both in email and on the blog. You MUST provide a valid email address to enter the contest.

with Loren Morris

Today's Mixed Drink is: The Bone

Warning* This is a strong drink

You will need:
2 oz. Wild Turkey rye (or other 100-proof rye or bourbon) 
1 teaspoon fresh-squeezed lime juice 
1 teaspoon simple syrup (made with equal parts sugar and water) 
3 dashes Tabasco sauce

Strain into chilled tall shot glass and serve.



That's it for today! Remember, you have until Monday at 6am EDT to enter this and yesterday's giveaways.




Tune in tomorrow over at The Secret Life of the American Witch for The Sunday Stew! See you Monday for more fun!

41 comments:

  1. Love the Halloween Boot centerpiece (the silver one!) at Sosanna Closet Etsy Page! soto.adelina@gmail.com

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    1. They turned out fantastic!! Thank you :)

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  2. I blogged!!! http://midstridemoxie.blogspot.com/2013/10/samhains-sirens-saturday-craft-tacular.html

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  3. I tweeted! https://twitter.com/Adelina313/status/391551191458398208

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  4. Of course I love Sosanna's Closet FB page!!! soto.adelina@gmail.com

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  5. Loren, that drink sounds like jet fuel!!! Holy cow...I can't do it...I'm such a lightweight!!! Can I just have another cup of coffee please? LOL!

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    1. I know right, that's what I thought Lina!!

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    2. Hehehehe! Wait, I thought my drinks were supposed to be scary? No?

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  6. I LOVE the 36" Wheel of the Year Wreath! I've had my eye on that bugger for AGES now! jlandrist@gmail.com

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  7. I already like the Facebook page. jlandrist@gmail.com

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  8. I tweeted about the giveaway!
    Jennifer ‏@jlandrist 49s
    OMGs!!! Check out today's giveaway for Samhain's Sirens! http://samhainsirens.blogspot.com/2013/10/saturday-craft-tacular-elemental-spell.html?showComment=1382188285676#c6860715918720897740 …

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    jlandrist@gmail.com

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  9. Sosanna's Closet website - I love the little clay dragon that holds the crystal ball! He is just too cute! Scottish_Heart@hotmail.com

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    1. I love making those *little things* I made a flute player and drummer set of those dragons for a friend a while back. The dragons are my favorite!

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  10. DEER LORD LOREN!!! That drink needs a warning label!! Do not use next to open flame! wow!

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  11. Loren, I think if I tried that drink it would clear up whatever was ailing me that day. LOL

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    1. I'm sorry, I was out of town all day. I tried to reply to you earlier, but it wouldn't let me do it from my phone.

      I think that its named the Bone, because it will strip you to the bone, lol.

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  12. Love Sosanna's Goddess figurine:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/112939125/goddess-figurine-large?ref=shop_home_active

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  13. Tweeted:
    https://twitter.com/MicheleWarch/status/391559556527972352

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    1. Remember to add your email address to your entries

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    2. For the record here, I received your email address through the contact form. You're good to go, Michelle :)

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  14. I can't decide on a favorite in either of Sosanna's Closet shops! The scrunchie witch hats are awesome, the boot centerpieces are divine, the altar cloths are lovely... Too much great stuff! Can I just sneak the artisan herself into my pack instead? :)

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  15. I can't stop following that Siren song over on Facebook. It's enchanting! Bohowitch@gmail.com

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  16. I love it all. The hats are great, the shoe centerpieces are awesome. I have several items and love them. What I love most now is Bastet. I'm a cat person, in case no one knew. LOL :-) the_penns@cox.net

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  17. I likey likey the FB page :-) the_penns@cox.net

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  18. this is fabulous!! I never thought about spell pens!! such a fantastic idea!! now, i really REALLY need to do this!!!! thanks so much!!

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    1. It's a really flexible idea too. You can do all sorts of pens. I've seen some that look like wood too. :)

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  19. The Goddess Bastest is my favorite!

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  20. I'm sharing Loren's cocktail with a friend who is having a Halloween party to open her newly finished family room.

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    1. You'll have to tell us how it goes, that thing looks deadly! LOL

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  21. I really like the Scrunch Witch's Hat, looks like it's light weight and fits good.

    lmm.mills@gmail.com

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  22. I LIKE Sosannas and Samhains Sirens Facebook Pages

    lmm.mills@gmail.com

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  23. All of Sosanna's art pieces are lovely! I especially like the Skeleton Spell Book Centerpiece (:

    engie.willow@gmail.com

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  24. I tweeted about this giveaway.

    https://twitter.com/Engie36000091/status/391994024791273473

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  25. I put this giveaway on my blog.

    http://fluteflutter.blogspot.com/2013/10/elemental-pen-set.html

    Good luck everyone!

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