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Workshop demo! Silkscreens from Tonja's Treasures!

Learn how I used Tonja's silkscreens and some alcohol inks to make this beautiful Window Pendant!

SUPPLY LIST

  1. Small amount of black clay for the little bail and some white clay for the rest of the pendant- I use Premo
  2. Alcohol inks in your choice of colors- no more than 4 so it doesn't get muddy
  3. Silkscreen from Tonja's Treasures    ( https://www.etsy.com/shop/tonjastreasures )
  4. Ink Pads and Ink Stamper tool made by Tim Holtz- you can use others if you like
  5. Black Acrylic Paint
  6. Clay cutter in your choice of shape.  I used a large oval.

***I am making a different color than the one pictured above***

  1.  Condition white clay and run through your pasta machine to remove bubbles.  Thin it down to level four.
  2. Place ink pads on stamper and carefully dab colors onto the pad in a random fashion.
  3. Apply this all over your white clay sheet until covered as you desire.  
  4. Allow at least one or two hours to dry.
  5. Once dry place your silkscreen over the inked clay sheet- be sure to smooth out any air bubbles
  6. Apply a small amount of acrylic paints- smooth the paint over the entire silkscreen.  I use my fingers but you may also an old credit card.  
  7. Clear off all excess paint on silkscreen and then remove the silkscreen.
  8. Allow to dry.
  9. Use your cutter to punch out your pendant shape and then mount onto a thicker sheet of clay.  
  10. Attach your little black or white bail and voila!

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