I played with some techniques these past couple of weekends and wanted to share with you craftsters some fun stuff to try.
I made the pendants a few weekends ago - I just wanted to play with making textures, using molds I made and bought, stamps, and objects I had laying close at hand. For the most part I formed the heart first, then pressed the heart into a mold or object, pulled away and reshaped as necessary, then I added on smaller bits I had molded or hand shaped. Finally, on any "blank" spots I added more texture. I also tried different colors of clay to start with. Some were white, 2 were light green, 1 a moss green, and then a red and a blue.
I spent yesterday sitting down and just playing with finishes on the pendants. I just took out all my products that I have bought over the past couple of years - some of which I never got around to trying out! - and went to town. I started with alcohol inks, and chalk inks in different dilutions. Then on some I used gilders paste, and on others acrylic paint. I finished off with some Rub n Buff. I think I may have used some pigment powders as well (I am unsure because at the same time I have been working on a foot long jellyfish out of polymer that I will be posting as soon as she is done!)
Anyway, the result:
There are some close up shots of a few of them if you care to look on my flickr gallery (link is in my sig)