Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Polymer Clay veneer how I did it

I do videos as a reminder to myself, but info might be of use to others too.  Did this one a few minutes ago.  Often I hop from one thing to another so fast that I can't remember how I did something.  Usually I can figure it out if a simple technique was used, but when I use many products, have many layers, I forget.  There are many such examples around my studio that I would love to try and recreate, but have forgotten what I did.  Sound familiar?  Anyway, I love this veneer and definitely want to do it again, maybe altering some things, so this video will help me, hope you get some value from it as well:

Here are some other shots of the veneer, including one that shows how translucent it is.
I have one little issue and may have to experiment.  If I flip veneer over when applying it to base (bead or whatever), colors would be protected, and then I could sand and polish to get a nice sheen, however, wondering whether the last layers (white) would not show up at all.  So I will have to try it. more on the results later.



Monday, June 18, 2018

Experiments using Golden's line of Mica Flake Acrylic Paints on Polymer Clay

Here are some quick, unedited videos of the results of my experiments so far using these products:

Golden Special Iridescent Acrylics - Pearl Mica Flake


Golden Heavy Body Artist Acrylics - Iridescent Gold Mica Flake (Large) 

Black Mica Flake small


Here are unedited (sorry), videos showing some experiments using these products. 
They are rather pricey and I am pretty sure you canake your own cheaper, just use a gel medium, and add Mica Flakes (which i have seen on Etsy for about $3.00 and glitter.  










Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Painted tube bead(s)

I have admired a beaded necklace for some time and decided I would try to use it as inspiration for a polymer clay version.  This is my first attempt, I have a few things I might do differently if I attempt to do this again.  I really love the colors.











Saturday, May 26, 2018

Friday, May 25, 2018

Rambling through studio of a mad, messy crafter

Good thing I have a sense of humor, because I should not be proud of such a mess, but it does make me giggle when I look at it, also, "maybe" I can get some of it cleaned up, well maybe?

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Silk-screening on clay using Caran d'Ache Classic Neocolor II Water-Soluble Pastels, and Derwent Inktense blocks


and here are a pair of earrings I made from these silkscreened clay veneers: