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Announcing the all new Helen Breil polymer clay artist inspired jewelry shapes, ArtSpot stencils/template

No one can deny that polymer clay artist Helen Briell does impeccable work and if your a fan then hold on to your hats for this announcement.

all-new ArtSpot stencil sets…

Helen Breils ArtSpot Templates Set

Do you love Helen’s stamps, silkscreens, and tutorials? Well now you can enjoy the wonderful shapes and jewelry designs patterns Helen has created with ease. Announcing the Helen Breil inspired pendant stencils/templates. That right no more using paper cutouts that make it easy to slip and cut into that beautiful surface you just created. Each ArtSpot template set comes with 3 shapes marked both on the template frame and also on the inner piece to match Helen’s alphabet code used in her tutorials.

 

Unlike other template sets, these multipiece stencil sets come with the traditional outer frame but also the inside shape. These sets have 3 ways to use them.

1. You can use the frame you can cut out your design on the inside like traditional templates.

2. You can use the inside template to cut the inside piece allowing you to cut outward and not risk cutting into your finished piece saving you from potential disaster.

3. You can also use the frame to create wonderful custom hollow beads and pendants.

Helen was wonderful enough to give her approval of this set to make your life easier don’t forget to take one of Helen’s classes or tutorials today and be sure to check out her wonderful magnetic pendant tutorial where you will find her using these shapes and it’s one of my favorites.

 

 

 

So what are you waiting for? Pop on over to my shop and pick up your favorite Helen Breil ArtSpot templates or heck you can even get the whole HB collection. And while your there you can find all of your favorite Helen Breil textures, silkscreens to tickle all your polymer clay dreams.

Oh yes through the end of the month you get free shipping to the US when you spend 35.00 don’t miss out at Linda’s Art Spot

Making miniature polymer clay bowls.

Polymer clay bowls using a variety of forms like these mini bowl forms or these small and  medium bowls.

Mini bowl by Linda Prais

Mini bowl by Linda Prais

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Miniature bowl by Linda Prais

miniature footed bowls by Linda Prais

miniature footed bowls by Linda Prais

I love making miniature polymer clay bowls and it seems I have tons of idea and techniques I want to try, but before I get to them I end up seeing another cane I want to use and I’m off again.

Miniature coil spring bowl by Linda Prais

Miniature coil spring bowl by Linda Prais

I’ve never taken the time to make a tutorial on how I make them. It was full of trial and error. When Carol Simmons finished making 26 tiny bowls using a lightbulb for a challenge. She was kind enough to post a tutorial on the process she uses.

Retro mini bowl by Linda Prais

Retro mini bowl by Linda Prais

flat bowl by Linda Prais

flat bowl by Linda Prais

flat bowl by Linda Prais

flat bowl by Linda Prais

Although the process she uses in not exactly the same it should get you started on ways to make your own mini bowls. Maybe one day I will get around to photoing my process using laminated sheets.

Here is a sampling of the bowls that Carol made for her challenge, aren’t they gorgeous!

25 bowls by Carol Simmons

25 bowls by Carol Simmons

Be sure to check out the process Carol  uses on Carols blog. 

And as always you can find polymer clay tools and supplies or follow my blog at Linda’s Art Spot

 

Happy Claying !