Sunday, June 28, 2009

Tear Bear Instructions and Supplies

I posted how to make and Tear Bear and what supplies you need to the right of the page. I hope this helps.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Changed Domain

I had to start a new blog today. My old one is Nicole's Torn Creations. My domain wouldn't work right because I tried to change my blog. So I started out fresh with a new blog and named it Designs by Colie. Colie is a nickname that my cousins call me and I thought it would be a great name for my blog. It was kind of discouraging after all the work I have put into the old blog, but it seems to be going smoothly so far.

My First Tear Bear

When I first started making Tear Bears it was awful. I bought the thin mulberry paper and found out right away that it wasn't right. So I did a lot of research to figure out how to do it. It took a long time and a lot of really ugly tear bears to finally get it right. So don't get discouraged and keep on trying. The eyes are still tough for me, I have tried everything to get them to look really cute. I make my Tear Bears and sell them on Ebay occasionally. I will post the Tear Bears I make on my blog that are for sale on Ebay. I will be putting free instructions on here soon, so check back.

TheScrapbookExchange: New! Tear Bears wearing pieced fabric clothing!

Check out this Tear Bear! TOO CUTE!!!
TheScrapbookExchange: New! Tear Bears wearing pieced fabric clothing!

Instructions on How To Make A Tear Bear

1. Trace your pattern with a pencil or gel pen on the smooth side
of the mulberry paper.

2. Cut your pieces apart with scissors

3. Dip the fine paint brush in water and follow your trace lines. Make
sure your paper is wet enough to tear.

4. Hold your pattern piece on the inside between your thumb and index
finger close to the trace line. It give you better control when you tear.

5. Tear out each piece then let them dry completely.

6. Place your pieces on your work area with the rough side up.

7. Glue your bear together is this order:
* Ears on back of head
* Muzzle on face
* Eyes above muzzle
* Nose on muzzle
* Glue arms and legs on in the position of your choice.
(It is always a good idea to try positioning your bear in different
poses before gluing it together. It also helps you get a better
idea of where to apply the glue.
* After your body is finished you can glue on the head.

8. Give your bear a little time to dry.

9. Add highlights.

10. Fluff your bear using a toothbrush. Move brush in a circular motion.

This is the way I make tear bears and simply meant as a guideline.
If there is something I need to explain better please let me know and
I will make necessary changes. Thank you.

There is a list of supplies to your left!