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Creaflexx Flower Pendant

Designed by Kathleen Neumann

Materials:
3400021 Creaflexx Foil, 44.5 x 30 cm / 0.5 mm, Transparent
6832123 MS Multi-Surface – Metallic & Pearl Acrylic, Aquarium
2117154 Wax Glass Beads Luster, 6 mm,  Light Turquoise
2163691 Head Pins, 30 x 1.5 x 0.75 mm, Silver Coloured
9735402 Necklace Mechanism, 2 cm
9735291 Choker with Ball Clasp, ø 15 cm / 47 cm, ø 1.1 mm
1791058 Punch M Flower, 23 mm
1793058 Punch L Flower, 35 mm
1794058 Punch XL Flower, 47 mm
1827109 Awl, 9 cm
1802911 Soft-Cut Premium Line Scissors
1803901 Heat Gun
1823004 Modelling and Painting Sponge, ø 7 x 3 cm
9311433 Mixing Palette, 24 x 19 cm
1801810 Gimlet, 2.5 x 3 x 4 x 5 mm
1804003 Hot Glue Gun
1805001 Glue Sticks
1801908 Round Nosed Jewellery Pliers
1801905 Side Cutters
Paper offcut e.g: 1549901 My Colors Cardstock, Snowbound

Additional: Baking Paper, Thin Cotton Gloves, Heat Resistant Pad

1. Cut a flower from scrap paper with each punch. These will serve as templates. Use a needle tool to transfer each flower onto transparent Creaflexx twice and cut out. Use a sponge to cover the Creaflexx flowers with a thin coat of blue pearlescent acrylic paint. Leave to dry.

2. Lay a sheet of baking parchment on top of a heat-resistant mat so that the Creaflexx won’t stick to the mat whilst warm. We also recommend you wear thin cotton gloves whilst working with Creaflexx as it may get very hot during the heating process.

Heat the flowers individually with a heat gun and bend the petals upwards. The smaller the flowers the more the petals should be bent. Transparent Creaflexx cools off very quickly, hardens and retains it’s shape. It can be repeatedly heated and petal positions altered.

3. Use a gimlet to make a hole in the centre of each flower except the largest. Thread a blue bead onto a headpin followed by the flowers (small to large except the largest). Always a place a dab of hot glue in the flower centres to stop them moving. After the last flower, remove the excess headpin with wire cutters and attach the largest flower with a dab of hot glue. Glue the necklace finding to the back of the flower. Temporarily unscrew the ball clasp and straighten the choker wire with jewellery pliers to thread the flower to the desired position. Re-bend the wire and attach the ball clasp.

Advantages: malleable when heated – hardens and retains shape once cool – reformable – can easily be cut with scissors – use any heat resistant surface as a former (e.g. cans, edge of a table, tubes etc.) – can also be embossed when warm.

See the Autumn/Winter Trends Catalogue for white and transparent Creaflexx.

Creaflexx Info:

Available in panels of … (size and thickness)

It is a thermoplastic resin. It can be shaped by heating – it solidifies again as soon as it is cold and then retains the form into which it was shaped. This process can be repeated. You can always reheat Creaflexx and bring it back to form into another shape.

It can also be embossed in the warm state, e.g. with a Spellbinders ™ Platinum ™

– Material can be cut with scissors

– It is recommended to work on a heat-resistant surface and place a layer of baking paper on top of it so that the Creaflexx can not stick to the surface when it is warm.

– Since the material can become very hot, we recommend wearing thin cotton gloves whilst working with Creaflexx.

– If one area is heated for too long, or if the material becomes too hot, the transparent Creaflexx may become milky white.

– The transparent Creaflexx has no adhesive side like the white Creaflexx.

– You always need adhesive to fix it, e.g. UHU Kraft all-purpose adhesive (remains milky after drying) or hot glue gun (clear, but you can still see the glue if the Creaflexx is not painted).

– It has two smooth non-adhesive sides.

In comparison to the white Creaflexx, the transparent Creaflexx must be warmed longer and it also cools and hardens faster.

– Creaflexx can be used, e.g. over table edges, metal cans or pipes. There should always be a layer of baking paper between Creaflexx and the substrate so that the material does not stick. The substate which is to be used as a mold, should be heat-resistant.

– Creaflexx can be decorated with acrylic paint as desired.

– For better durability of the painted surface and a higher resistance to abrasion, it is recommended to finish the piece with a coat of varnish.

– Paints and varnish dry very slowly.

Tick Tock Time Flies…

Creaflexx Leaves Wall Clock

Materials:
3400001 – Creaflexx White
3400021 – Creaflexx Transparent
6832062 – MS Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic, Pollen
6832010 – MS Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic, Scallion
6832003 – MS Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic, Scottish Highlands
9320300 – Stencil-Fix
9320300 – Leaves Stencil
1855313 – Quartz Clockwork Mechanism

Apply a thin coat of stencil fix to the back of the stencil and leave to dry. Place the stencil adhesive side down on the rough side of the white Creaflexx. Use a stencil sponge to apply the acrylics colours, allowing them to blend, over the entire surface of the stencil. Repeat the process using half the stencil. Leave to dry.

Cut out an approx. 8 x 8 cm piece of white Creaflexx. Cut out the stencil decorated Creaflexx to create a wavy edged rectangle (only the area of the whole stencil leaving the half stencil for later). Make a hole in the centre of the white square and then a hole in the decorated Creaflexx off centre to the right. Heat the smooth side of the white Creaflexx square with a rubber stamping heat tool and stick it on the back of the decorated piece aligning the holes. Insert the quartz clock movement and fix the clock hands according the package instructions.

Note: It is advisable to work on a heat-resistant surface and place a layer of baking parchment on top so that the Creaflexx doesn’t stick to the surface when warm. In addition, we recommend you wear thin cotton gloves when working with Creaflexx, as the glue gets very hot when heated.

Heat the clock below the clock hands’ radius and shape the Creaflexx into a wave whilst hot. The Creaflexx should be left in this position for 2-3 minutes until cool. Creaflexx can always be reheated and re-shaped at any time if necessary.

Tip: The Creaflexx can be laid over a pipe or the cardboard tube whilst warm, but always cover the surface with baking parchment so that the Creaflexx doesn’t stick.

Cut out an isosceles triangle approx. 8 x 15 x 15 cm from the transparent Creaflexx. Cut out some leaves from the half stencilled Creaflexx. Heat the transparent Creaflexx and shape it in waves. Heat the cut leaves one by one bending them slightly. Heat the upper right corner of the clock and stick the transparent triangle behind it. Glue the leaves onto the transparent Creaflexx by heating them. If desired, add a few leaves to the decorated white Creaflexx. No extra glue is needed for this, as the white Creaflexx becomes sticky when heated and adheres to itself.

Note: Since the clockwork is off centred most of the leaves must be stuck on the right side of the clock so that it will hang straight.