Polymer Clay Bookmarks – Stencil Test Drive


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Here I am again, going for another test drive with Jessica Sporn’s new stencils that she’s created and are now sold on Stencil Girl Products. I love what my friend, Jessica, has created and by now, I think many of the stencils she’s made have new owners and they are creating beautiful art with them.  Like, this week, check out the other artists taking this stencil for a drive Marjie Kemper,  Nataša MayMaggie Nemetz and Maria Mcguire. This week we are testing Jessica’s “borders” stencils.  I wasn’t too sure what I wanted to do with them… something different. So, I ended up making polymer clay bookmarks.  How, you say?  Well.. lookie there.. here is a video on how I made them.

Post Video Comment:  My friend, Raine, who is a great polyclay artist, mentioned that the reason why I had gritty raised edges was because of the leather texture.  Ah, DUH MOMENT, JUDY!!! Of course it was.  I’ve always used texture plates with clay, never stencils. So, when I put the clay against the leather, that’s why it was rough, because of the tiny pattern on the leather.  There you have it. I digress.  Thanks, Raine.   Don’t mind me, I’m in my own little world over here.

Some close ups of the final bookmarks… click pictures for a closer look.

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Don’t foget to check out what  Marjie KemperNataša May, Maggie Nemetz and Maria Mcguire did with their stencils.  I’m going there now.

I hope you enjoyed the video and the bookmarks.  They make great gifts.

Thanks for stopping by. I love hearing from you.



17 responses »

  1. Judy, these bookmarks are amazing, I’m in love with them! I was watching one of your gelli plate videos earlier this morning (awesome), and happened to spy the Fun Borders video. Had to watch it right away! These look like so much fun to make. Your video reminded me that I had made a bookmark with glass beads and one of the borders, so I had to go dig up the photo and add it to my post 🙂
    ~ Maggie

  2. Oh my gosh these are so amazing. What a great take on using the stencils Judy….and with the polymer clay these will last and last….just FABULOUS! xox

  3. !!!!!!!JUDY!!!!!! That is me jumping up and down and yelling too!!!!!! SO weird–we both got the stencil at the exact same time and the same thoughts…of course you knew what you were doing 🙂 I can’t believe how much I just learned in 13 minutes!!! I was glued to my computer. You are an inspiration!!!! Your bookmarks are BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!

  4. These are amazing. I just love it when you make tutorial videos and I am sure everyone that follows you agree with me. Your talent is so different from other mixed media artists. Your work is more defined and original than anyone I have seen. Oh, the chicken chili was a hit at my house. We had leftovers and it was even better the next day.
    I am waiting for your next artistic adventure. Keep them coming.

  5. What a great video! I love the bookmarks. Using the leather to cushion the clay really gave them more dimension. That might be what’s creating the texture, too. Brilliant! I might have to dust off my pasta machine! Kristin and I were actually talking last week about doing a little polymer clay again. Now I have a project! Thanks, Judy!

  6. Great video demo, Judy! Love the bookmarks and your embellishments. Did you mention the brand of polymer clay that you used? I like their flexibility…. And nice and thin. Boy, I sure do miss our polymer clay guild meetings….. Missing my creative friends.

  7. these look great!! even though ppl dont read with actual books anymore, I find that some people still really love bookmarks! 🙂 thanks for the video! 🙂

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