Flashback Friday – Color Palette Generator – cool online gadget

smilecI’m posting one of my most favorite gadgets. I found it many years ago when I was doing a lot of web page building. It was very helpful for making a better looking color scheme.

I think this is a really cool online gadget and it may be of
help to anyone who’s wanting to do a color theme around a certain photo:

Color Palette Generator at degraeve.com

All you do is go to the page, enter the url to the image in
their color palette search box thingy and hit enter.  And wah-lah
the matching colors and hex codes for them are right there ready to use.

In other words, if I wanted a color scheme built around my
smiley ball photo: All I have to do is enter my url for my photo
and here are my results:cpg000

 

Pretty neat, huh? 😉

I love cool little gadgets or widgets like this.

Color Palette Generator at degraeve.com

Wishing you all creative fun!

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Flashback Friday – Bunny Sculpt Tutorial

bun4Today I’m going to start having  ‘Flashback Fridays’ each week where I’ll re-post a craft or something from my old blog ‘Enjoyingcreating‘. I have several crafts and things from it that I think would be fun to share again here on my new blog. Plus, this gives me another opportunity to keep my blog active.

I hope you all will enjoy seeing my crafts and things from years past on my ‘Flashback Fridays’ postings.

To start my ‘Flashback Fridays’,  since we’re in the early throws of Spring and Easter is coming up soon, I decided to post my ‘Bunny Sculpt tutorial’.

This little bunny is about 2 1/4 inches long when it’s finished. The photos make it look bigger. It’s cuter in real life.

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Let me know if you or your children make a bunny by this tutorial. And be sure to take some pictures too. I’d love to see your creative little bunnies.

I originally made this tutorial for polymer clay, but you can use homemade clay or air-dry clay.

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If you use air-dry or homemade clay, please remember to ignore the baking instructions.

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Bunny Sculpt Tutorial
~Adult supervision is required~

Supplies:
polymer clay or an air dry clay
a toothpick

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Make the following pieces:
1 – 1 1/2 inch oblong ball of clay for body
1 – 1/2 inch round ball of clay for head
4 – 1/4 inch small oblong balls for feet
1 – 1/4 inch round ball for tail
2 – 1/2 inch cone shapes for ears
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Press the clay in place as follows:
1/4 inch round ball on one end of the oblong body.
1/2 inch head ball at the other end of oblong body.
4 small oblong balls in feet positions.
2 cone shapes on top of head for ears
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bun4Next you need:
1 tiny light pink ball of clay
2 tiny dark pink balls of clay

Press the clay in place as follows:
2 dark pink clay balls in eye positions
1 light pink ball in nose position
Take a toothpick and draw a smile
and dent the eyes to make pupils

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If you’re using air dry clay, you’re finished.
Set your Bunny sculpt somewhere safe and let it dry.

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If you’re using bakeable clay then go to the next steps.

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Before baking,
Pierce the body underneath to allow
clay to bake thoroughly so it won’t
crack or poof or something.

Bake the polymer clay bunny at the manufacturers recommended temperature and for the recommended length of time.
Allow bunny to cool before touching.
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Tah – dah, you’re done and have a wee little bunny figurine.
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I hope you all enjoyed my Flashback Friday.
It was fun sharing my bunny sculpt with you.
It’s always been one of my favorite sculpts
because it’s simple and makes me smile.

Here’s wishing you all a hoppy good weekend!
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