Thursday, December 27, 2012

3D Sakura Crystal Color Lacquer and Sakura Jewelry Finding


This project started out like this:2023-02-08 17.07.48

I started out with 3D Sakura Crystal Lacquer in the Primary colors and also in the Pastel Colors. I also used a Jewelry Finding by Sakura Hobby Craft. I picked some colors and carefully put them into the Finding.2023-02-08 17.49.57I then used a tool and drew it carefully through the lacquer to make a design.

2023-02-08 17.51.18For a final touch I sprinkled some Terri Sproul extra fine glass glitter on the top of it. (I call it pixie dust)

2023-02-08 17.56.16        2023-02-08 17.56.56 It’s hard to tell from the pictures but the Pixie dust really looks pretty. I love how it turned out and it will make a very pretty necklace don’t you think?



Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Gingerbread House with Sakura Crystal Lacquer!

I know this may be a bit late for this year... but you have all year to make a little village for Christmas 2013!!!  All you need is Creative Paperclay®Sakura 3D Crystal Lacquer and Terri Sproul Mixers, a few cookie cutters and IMAGINATION!
Roll out Creative Paperclay® like cookie dough.  Cut clay with the Sweet Creations by Good Cook Mini Gingerbread House, small Christmas Tree and small Snowman Cookie Cutters.  I usually roll it out on a transparency so I can pick it up and ease is off. Construct the house while it is still wet.  Use clay made into slip in the inside corners as a glue.
At the same time cutting clay make small thin tear drops for tiles on the roof of the house. 
When dry paint the trees with Terri Sproul Mixers-Green Pearl, sprinkle lightly with Terry Srpoul Ultra Fine Glitter and decorate with Viva Pearl Pens Gold and Red balls!  
Paint the snowman top hat with black craft paint and dry.  Paint with Sakura 3D Crystal Lacquer, while wet add black seed beads for eyes and buttons, then sprinkle lightly with Terry Srpoul Ultra Fine Glitter!  When dry add Bakers Twine for a scarf, add a dab of Sakura 3D Crystal Lacquer to secure at the knot.

Sakura 3D Crystal Lacquer
Terri Sproul Mixers
   Copper Penny
   Shimmer Garnet
   Green Pearl
Terri Sproul Ultra Fine Glitter

Creative Paperclay®
Sweet Creations by Good Cook Gingerbread House
Small Christmas Tree Cookie Cutter
Small Snowman Cookie Cutter
Viva Pearl Pens - Gold, Red and White
Seed Beads
Black Craft Paint
Bakers Twine
Glue the tear drop shingles on the house using Sakura 3D Crystal Lacquer mixed with Terri Sproul Mixers-Copper Penny. Cover the roof with Copper Penny and sprinkle lightly with Terry Srpoul Ultra Fine Glitter!
Paint the house with Sakura 3D Crystal Lacquer mixed with
Terri Sproul Mixers-Shimmer Garnet. Add the window while the lacquer is wet and paint it Sakura 3D Crystal Lacquer mixed with Terri Sproul Mixers-Citrine. Let Dry.
Add snow with the Viva Pearl Pen White to the shingles on the roof, trees and snowman's hat. Attach the trees and snowman with Sakura 3D Crystal Lacquer.
Have fun creating your own little village! 

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Create an Easy Marbleized Charm

Create an easy marbleized charm using just a few supplies.

Everything in south Louisiana oozes purple and gold (LSU), so this is a team spirit elegant charm.

Memory charm holder
Microscope slides
3d Crystal Lacquer
Terri Sproul Mixers, variety of colors


Take two microscope slides and squirt a nice amount of 3d Crystal Lacquer on the surface of the slides.

I used purple and gold mixers and sprinkled them on the surface of the lacquer. You can use a toothpick to slightly mix the colors together. Don't mix too much because your colors will blend, we just want a marbled effect.

The gold almost looks like gold leaf it is so rich!

I even pressed the slides together ( lacquered sides together) and press. This marbles the design even more. When you pull them apart, sit them lacquered side up to dry.

Once dry, place slide inside the Memory Charm holder and you are good to go!

The mixers produce a translucent marbled effect. You can still see through the glass, so if you wished you could place an image or scrapbook paper behind it. I like the simple look of the shimmering marbled colors; very opulent.

Tanya Ruffin

Create Studios

Thursday, December 13, 2012

A Really Good Looking Angel Tag!


Which was made with SinCityScraps, Sakura Crystal Lacquer and Terri Sproul Mixers! Recently we each got to pick some stamps from SinCityScraps and were to use them this month on the Sakura Blog. I hadn’t used SinCityStamps before but I’ve got to say that after giving them a try, I think I’m in love!They have amazing detail which I’m sure the pictures won’t do justice. I’ve been a little down physically this week because I overdid it during my water physical therapy (for my back) so my project is a little one but pretty sweet if I do say so myself. I pulled out several things to use: tags, inks, embossing powders, some angel wings from my stash, translucent paper, Sakura Crystal Lacquer, Terri Sproul Mixers and Glass Glitz and a wonderful SinCityScraps stamp!

I painted the tag with Sakura Crystal Lacquer mixed with Terri Sproul mixer Gold2023-01-25 18.12.39and while this was drying I used my SinCityScraps stamp to stamp the image on the translucent paper with ink, sprinkle the embossing powder on it and then set it with a heat gun.  2023-01-25 18.02.14 I applied the Gold Lacquer to the angel wings and sprinkled the Glass Glitz Christmas Mix and then adhered it to the tag with the Lacquer and also the stamp. I tied a ribbon through the hole at the top and lookie what I made!2023-01-25 18.36.06 I really loved how this turned out. I would love to hear what you think about it. Isn’t this stamp really super?


Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Sakura & SinCity Scraps Tree Ornaments!

This time of year I love making ornaments... today I am using  Creative Paperclay® and stamps from SinCity Scraps with Sakura 3D Crystal Lacquer and Terri Sproul Mixers to make these amazing ornaments!


First roll out the Creative Paperclay® you will roll the stamps into the clay, be sure it is thick enough that the stamp will not break through the clay. Gently roll the SinCity Scraps Mannequin Tag Stamps into the clay.
Carefully cut around the stamped images with a cutting tool, then set aside to dry. 
When dry sand the edges, with an emery board. 
Paint the SinCity Scraps Mannequin Tag Stamps with Sakura 3D Crystal Lacquer and Terri Sproul Mixers! While the Lacquer is still wet sprinkle with Terri Sproul Ultra Fine Glitter. Use a decorative ornament hook and tie a few inches of gold wired ribbon to create "wings".
Wouldn't a tree full of these be beautiful?

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Gift Canister Repurpose

I end up with a lot of canisters from a shake I drink daily and have been saving them for a while waiting for inspiration to hit me. One thing I made is a container for Christmas gifts. I often have a lot of small items to give that I may not be in the position to place in a stocking (i.e. mailed gifts). So I came up with a cute recycled alternative to the gift bag

Scrapbook paper
Outline Stickers from Sparkraft Enterprises
Terri Sproul Mixers- Interference Blue Pearl
Mailing Tags

Miscellaneous inks
*any additional embellishments

Start of with clean canisters by making sure there are no signs of what originally came in the canister. The first one I pulled the label off and the others I just covered it.

Cut your scrapbook paper to fit around the canister with a slight overlap.

I mixed up some  3D Crystal Laquer and Terri Sproul Mixers- Interference Blue Pearl and painted over the surface of the whole canister.


Next I covered the lid of the canister. Since this lid has a lip on it, I placed the paper in the center and left the edge of the lid visible. The color matched the paper so I just painted with a coat of the  3D Crystal Laquer and Terri Sproul Mixers- Interference Blue Pearl.

Next take some shipping tags, cut to size and take the string out. Cover with a coat of ink (use a light color- I used a distressed green).

Take your Outline Stickers from Sparkraft Enterprises and place on your tag. We will use the stickers as a resist for a second coat of darker ink. If you place your stickers back on the backer sheet when done, you can use several times.

Hang the stickers off the tag for a nice random effect.


Keep both coats fairly light since this is a name tag and we will need to write on top of it.

Finished tags.

Cover the edge of the lid with white ribbon and tie on your tag.
You can embellish your canister with other ribbon or findings.

I wanted my canisters to be used after Christmas so I avoid overly Christmas imagery on the decorating of the canister. The tags are a different story!

I played with decorating the lids too.

Tanya Ruffin

Create Studios