Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Polymer Clay Journey: Making Personalized Gifts- Figurines Tutorial. Video- Meet Jesse and Justin

Yes, I recently posted a compilation of the clay figurines I have created for gifts over the past couple of years. Strange thing is I thought I had videos of the beginning to end process on YouTube, but nope. So off to work I went and voila, here is a video intended to teach, encourage and inspire others to get out the polymer clay, tools, armature, powders, tape, tin foil and baking supplies and get sculpting your own personalized gift. My two male figures are about 8 inches tall. I don't have the patience for miniature scale.
Watch Tutorial Video Below.


Thanks for stopping by. Here is the last article with links that go to each video with the article links.

Come and join my HeArtfully Creating group on Facebook. As well as our fan page here. Here is where you can leave your original artwork,questions and thoughts here. There is a guideline page.

Don't forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel.

Enjoy creating.
HeArtfully Creating.

Anita


Thursday, December 7, 2017

POLYMER CLAY JOURNEY: My Compilation Of Polymer Clay Figures So Far....

I was watching a great broadcast that mentioned polymer clay figure making. That got me thinking about the few I have had fun making. Since I have created some, I thought I would make a compilation posting of my clay figures so far. I included the original post links and videos (for the ones I made videos for.)
A Side Thought Or Two On Originality.
Sculpting figures makes a great personalized gift of love. I prefer to do people I know and not characters. Years ago in College, we had it drilled into our heads about copyright so I always worry about breaching it. I would love to hear from anyone who knows how people copy trademarked or copyrighted images in clay, drawings, and other forms and avoid copyright infringement. The one key thing we were taught (in an Arts Administration program, was that the belief, if you aren't making money from it, it is okay to copy (in that class they specifically talked about music. Our Professor even said that technically, it was breaking copyright to even sing a song off the radio without permission/licensing fees. That class was twenty five years ago, maybe laws have slackened? As an art mentor, I always encourage budding young artists to be original. But, many grew up copying favourite characters from games, videos and such. Then I tell them it is okay to be inspired by other artists, but alter the image and make it your own. Be original guys. It is worth it!

On with the show, this is it....(Is that line copyrighted?) Hmmmm....Hope you are inspired even a little.

For My Dad's Birthday 
(Click here To see Video and Original Post)


Polymer Clay Sculpture by Anita Berglund

My  First Figure For Our Dear Nephew
 

Polymer Clay Sculpture by Anita Berglund

Polymer Clay Sculpture by Anita Berglund

Polymer Clay Sculpture by Anita Berglund




Justin Junior - My Last Figure, Who Will Be Next?
Polymer Clay Sculpture by Anita Berglund

Polymer Clay Sculpture by Anita Berglund
Polymer Clay Sculpture by Anita Berglund
For My Cousin Natalie - 





Polymer Clay Sculpture by Anita Berglund
Polymer Clay Sculpture by Anita Berglund





Tuesday, December 5, 2017

DIY Tripod Arm....WORLDS COLLIDE: Walking, Way, Overrated & Heartfully Creating

Walking Way Overrated, Is intended to be a Site Basically about our lives. Can't really call it a blog or a vlog, We pretty much cover A huge Range of topics that Involve our lives somehow. And sometimes we share stuff we find useful, inspiring or just plain fun.

HeArtfully Creating, Is my creativity blog. Can you call it a blog if it has artistic Video tutorials and other things that aren't really blog like?  (check it out here if you want to know what I mean.) Either way H.C. has a definite focus. whereas, W.W.O is more of a collage of our lives.  H.C. is like one piece of that collage.

All that being said, I was having fun today Trying out our new Samsung J3 Galaxy phone. We are actually using our older Galaxy As our mobile phone because we don't have a data plan. Our phone is for emergencies, texting and Craig plays online chess with a dear friend when he's at home.
But since three years have passed and our contract was up a long time ago,  our company offers free phones if you sign a two-year contract. So hey, Why not get a new phone for nothing. We don't like the bigger phones for mobility so we tick to the old one as a phone.
What do you call it if you don't really use it as a phone, but it is a phone? Does anyone else Use their "phone" as a device to do internet stuff and not a phone? It is like having an IPod.

Worlds Collide
Waiting for our new phone case to come from Ebay in China (3-12 weeks?), I had just made a very messy looking phone cover using a hot glue gun technique (look the DIY's on YouTube!).  I could now finally hold the new super slippery, thin, big phone now. It would slip and slide so much, I just kept dropping it. If you are in a pinch and have gripping issues, or don't want to waste mega bucks for a phone shop case, glue gun glue covers work pretty good. Can't wait for my glittery silicone one arrives next year though.

So, wanting to play with our new  device,  I was filming Craig, amazed that a light can shine from the phone when you film if you want! And we thought it was super cool when we discovered an app called "Oxygen Measurement" that takes your blood pressure, oxygen levels, heart rate, hearing and vision test and even psychological measurements! Okay, that is  still the coolest app ever!
That light in Craig's face video is this one:
LIGHT ON

After I blinded him filming, I wanted to see the difference without the built-in  flashlight.  I got him to show the cool DIY bending/elbow tripod  he just made me from our unused desk lamp. Since HeArtfully Creating is my creativity site, and W.W.O. is our life stuff- worlds felt like they collided. Both blogs could host this video! Now it will be much easier for me to do my polymer clay/creativity tutorials!
Take a look Below
From Desk Lamp To Tripod  


Saturday, December 2, 2017

POLYMER CLAY JOURNEY: My Collection Of All My Texture Related Videos!


I was excited to see that one of my first tutorial videos has received 8000 views! Guess which topic? It was an early one I made inspired by Kater's Acres. Katie has a tutorial video about how to make your own polymer clay texture sheet. Thank you Katie.
For me 8000 views for one video is a huge deal for me. When I am use to seeing 10 -20  views! Clearly,  I am not the only one who loves texture making in polymer clay. I recently broke down and purchased online,  my first Christi Friesen Texture Stamps, making three artist stamps in total. Lisa Pavelka's Flourish set is the only one I had for over a year. 
Texture is an element of design that artists use to make their compositions interesting. Other elements  are line, shape, colour, and space. We incorporated all of those tools be it a painting, sculpture, photograph....all visual art.  Some of us prefer one element more than another. My favourites are colour and texture. What do you prefer to focus on the most? 

On that note, let's have some fun focusing on texture and polymer clay.  I wanted to have some fun and have compiled all my texture related videos below. 
I hope you are inspired to make your own stamps or rollers, or to buy ready made artist's stamps like Christi's or Lisa's.

So grab a refreshment or some clay, sit back and enjoy texture making.
Watch...
Wow, over 8000 people have Watched This Video! 
Create Your Own Texture Plates


Make Your Own Texture Rollers






A Signature Stamp Is A Very Custom Texture


My First And Only, so far, Sutton Slice tutorial Using Lisa Pavelka's Texture Stamp





Making Your Own Texture Stamps


Texture Rocker Tutorial



Using My Christi Stamps For The Mica Shift Technique












HeArtfully Creating,
Anita

Subscribe! Like and Share!! (if you want of course :o)

LIKE HeArtfully Creating Here on FACEBOOK

Bergie Creation Shop Blog

A BERGIE CREATION - my handmade jewelry shop

 LIKE ABC On Facebook

ABC On Twitter

YOU Tube Channel

Pinterest



Friday, December 1, 2017

Polymer Clay Journey: My First Time - Christi Friesen Stamps & Mica Shift Technique

Hi guys! I got to use my new Christi Friesen texture stamps for my first official Mica Shift tutorial. Come and learn along with me. I used Premo Brand Pearl/metallic clays. Cindy Dietz at the polymer Clay Tutor Channel explains how mica shift works really well, just click here to learn.
Watch My First Time Mica Shift Technique Tutorial Below!

HeArtfully Creating,
Anita

Subscribe! Like and Share!! (if you want of course :o)

LIKE HeArtfully Creating Here on FACEBOOK

Bergie Creation Shop Blog

A BERGIE CREATION - my handmade jewelry shop

 LIKE ABC On Facebook

ABC On Twitter

YOU Tube Channel

Pinterest

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Polymer Clay Journey: Yay! Some Of My Tube Beads - Finally Turned Some Into Jewellery!

Naming my jewellery pieces is part of the joy of creating. Remember all of those previous polymer clay tube beads I was creating?  Here is one link to see. I was getting hooked on making them.  All those textures and powders, what fun. Well, finally I have made a couple more necklaces that are in my Etsy Shop, A Bergie Creation. The blue one is called "Induction," and the Pink one "Cerendipity."Cool huh! The Sari ribbon and handmade wire beads enhance these really great clay beads. 
When you are creating jewellery pieces, experiment with what materials work together!
Be inspired to create guys!
HeArtfully Creating,
Anita

Subscribe! Like and Share!! (if you want of course :o)

LIKE HeArtfully Creating Here on FACEBOOK

A Bergie Creation Shop Blog

A BERGIE CREATION - my handmade jewelry shop

 LIKE ABC On Facebook

ABC On Twitter

YOU Tube Channel

Pinterest














Saturday, November 25, 2017

Polymer Clay Journey: My First Time! Unboxing My Christi Friesen Purchase


Finally, I was able place my first online order from Christi Friesen's web site-click here. I really love Christi's smiling face, humour, and creative inspiration- just a really great personality and wonderful visual artist. Remember when I won her heart? Her clay heart that is.

Well Craig and I did an unboxing video and then I shared a closer look at her quality designed tools. Want to see? Watch Below.

HeArtfully Creating,
Anita

Subscribe! Like and Share!! (if you want of course :o)

LIKE HeArtfully Creating Here on FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/HeArtfullyCr...

HeArtfully Creating Blog:
http://heartfullycreating.blogspot.ca...

A Bergie Creation Shop Blog: http://abergiecreation.blogspot.ca

A BERGIE CREATION - my handmade jewelry shop
www.abergiecreation.etsy.com

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/abergiecreation

Twitter:
https://twitter.com/abergiecreation

YOU Tube Channel
https://www.youtube.com/user/anitaand...

Pinterest:
https://www.pinterest.com/abergiecrea...

HeArtfully Creating:
http://heartfullycreating.blogspot.ca


http://anitaberglund.tumblr.com

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Polymer Clay Journey: More Leafy Talk-Tutorial

Hi guys, here is a new video meant to offer some ideas and a bit of instruction. Hope you feel inspired even a little!






HeArtfully Creating,
Anita

Subscribe! Like and Share!! (if you want of course :o)

LIKE HeArtfully Creating Here on FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/HeArtfullyCr...

HeArtfully Creating Blog:
http://heartfullycreating.blogspot.ca...

A Bergie Creation Shop Blog: http://abergiecreation.blogspot.ca

A BERGIE CREATION - my handmade jewelry shop
www.abergiecreation.etsy.com

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/abergiecreation

Twitter:
https://twitter.com/abergiecreation

YOU Tube Channel
https://www.youtube.com/user/anitaand...

Pinterest:
https://www.pinterest.com/abergiecrea...

HeArtfully Creating:
http://heartfullycreating.blogspot.ca
http://anitaberglund.tumblr.com