Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Saturday, August 4, 2012
The following pendants are the first of a new technique I’m trying out. Instead of making the design in a clay cane, I used stamps to make these designs. I first made many thin layers of different colors of clay. I then stamped designs into the clay (flower stamps, circle stamps, etc.) covering the piece. Then I carefully shaved away the top layers of clay that weren’t indented by the stamp.
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Friday, December 17, 2010
Here’s a few pictures of some or my most recent designs. The orange and green ones are updated versions of designs I made a few years ago. The purple flowers and the brown butterflies are also designs I’ve used before, just different colors. And then the tree one is my first ever attempt to make a tree. It’s kind of a funky tree, with only 9 leafs, but it’s beautiful at the same time!
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Monday, September 27, 2010
I’m always looking for new designs I can make with polymer clay….. so when I saw a really cute design on my friends t-shirt I couldn’t resist from asking to borrow it. She did loan it to me that very same day, and here’s my attempt at making the cool design. It didn’t turn out exactly like the shirt but my friend seemed pretty impressed that I was able to make such a close copy of it.
This was one of my first attempts to use the skinner blend as the background of a cane design. I rolled the yellow-to-white skinner blend into a cube and then sliced it using a curvy blade and put the leaves and stems into it. Don’t know if that makes sense or not, but I’d be happy to explain in more detail if anyone is interested.
Even though I hadn’t worked with polymer clay at all for about ten years, I still assumed people were using the same techniques they’d used when I first learned how to use it. I actually didn’t even think it was necessary for me to buy any new books. I was so wrong! Polymer clay art really advanced while I was busy with life. One of the new techniques I’m so thankful for is the skinner blend (http://www.polymerclaycentral.com/poleigh/skinner.html). I used it in the spirals above and use it in almost every design I make now.