I have not been able to clay much these days with the packing going on for the impending move. All I did in the past 10 days is this compact mirror for the Polyclay play challenge. Voting ended last night and so now this picture can go public :)
I am back with some pendants and stuff from the clay sheet and the rainbow zebra cane. I am happy with the outcome though these are not typically the kind of things that I make. But that was the whole idea of picking up a new theme for each fortnight. The rainbow theme is still on cos I have a lot many ideas and want to give them all a try...For now here are the pictures!
This is just a slice from the rainbow zebra cane, cut out using a heart cookie cutter, baked, and coated with a layer of glaze. i love the glass like sheen on the pendant.
This pendant has a portion of the colorful clay sheet pressed into the oval frame, baked, removed from the frame and glued on. Applied a coat of glue on this too!
Another cut out from the clay sheet using the heart cookie cutter, with flowers in all colors of the rainbow.
Finally, the turtle..my favorite in all glory with a colorful flowerful shell.
Now thats just a sheet of white clay with slices of flower canes arranged on, waiting to be rolled, cut and transformed to some thing else. What am I going to do with this sheet..Well, there is so much that I can!
Last month's theme for the Polymer Clay Central monthly challenge was MICA SHIFT and this one was my entry. Didn't win a prize, but I think this beautiful pendant is a gift by itself. I am happy with the way this pendant turned out though it was not as appealing to the eyes of the voters! Better luck to me next time! You can see the other entries and the challenge results here
Here is the first image from Project RAINBOW..a colorful zebra cane in all colors of the rainbow. This cane is the result of a picture that I happened to see on the internet some time ago. I have not included the picture here as there may be copyright issues about using the picture, but you can definitely have a look at the picture of the rainbow zebra .
I have done a lot of lazing, and now it is time to get busy. A person like me needs targets and goals to be set to be more productive. So..here I come with a plan, from now on I am going to work on a theme every 2 weeks. Fortnight one starting tomorrow and the theme is RAINBOW............
Mica shift ..has been on my mind for a really long time. Tried some last week and it was a great experience. starting from Premo gold, went onto premo green, diluted it to a turquoise , mixed both the colors to an olive green .
This pendant is the first piece that I made..from premo gold using my favorite Barbara McGuire stamp. Shaved the surface after stamping, rolled gently using a brayer and then cut out the pendant. No sanding or buffing..just a coat of future and voila...I am happy with the result.
These puffy hearts were made using sculpeyIII metallic blue, stamped with sculpy swirly texture sheet. The shift turned out well but the clay was way too soft for the technique. Had a difficult time putting the pieses together without damaging the pattern.
This one is my favorite. combination of Fimo pearl clayand a very intricate stamp pattern. The stamp is not very deep and so there was not much to shave away. The intricacy of the pattren demanded careful removal of the raised portions in tiny bits and the final product seems to be worth the effort. Sanded, buffed and glazed to acheive the best result possible.
This multicolor mica shift turned out much better than I expected. made this using small bits of left over clay. Found some matching glass beads lying around and strung into a full fledged necklace. Working on more mica shift..different colors and patterns..more pictures in the pipeline..watch out!
Each time a flower cane is made, there is atleast a small stub of the petal that remains. This is one very delightful way to use those leftover petal canes. All these were made using either petal cane ends or remaining bits after making the flower cane. Isn't it wonderful to put each and every bit of clay to good use!
I would never wear a bracelet with earrings or a necklace that is not matching. So, it was time to make the pink flowers and peach and bue earrings an necklace. Here is what I came up with.
The peach roses and butterflies are a lot colorful than the pink ones, and decided to keep this set simple, and here it is.
Pink roses and flowers were rolled, cut into heart shaped focal beads for the pendant and earring . Used a flower design toggle clasp and a swan bail with white stones studded on it. This set turned out a lot more dramatic than expected.
This blog is an expression of my experiences and experiments with polymer clay. Here, I would like to share techniques, tips and tricks that I stumble upon as I wander around the world of polymer clay. Welcome to my blog and thanks for stopping by.
I am an Indian, currently living in Israel. I have been playing around with polymer clay since last year and I just love creating things with clay. I have been experimenting with the various techniques available and enjoy every moment of it.