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21  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Monarch Butterfly Bangle on: January 02, 2013 12:06:06 AM
polymer clay Monarch Bangle. my first project of 2013!
 i had been wanting to try Donna Kato's butterfly cane for a while, finally got there.i cut slices from the cane and smoothed them over an extruded scrap clay armature the baked, sanded and buffed.
i think i needed to make the black and white areas bigger, maybe make the bangle deeper, but i like the concept of this Smiley



22  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / backfilled polymer clay coverd bauble (+sorta tutorial) on: December 27, 2012 03:35:56 AM


this was my first attempt covering a glass bauble with fimo.
 i used a sheet of white (medium setting on my pasta machine...too thick and its a pain to wrap, too thin and you have little wriggle room when it comes to smoothing or sanding out lumps and bumps) and smoothed it around the bauble with my fingers.  then i  firmly wrapped a length of 15lb fishing line (you couyld use nylon beading thread/string/whatever you have to hand..experiment) round and round until i was happy with the design (next time i need to be firmer and pull the line tighter when doing this as a few bits are patchy). then i carefully unraveled the line then i baked the bauble and backfilled (use soft well conditioned clay, bit like buttering bread) the lines with gold polymer clay, baked again and sanded Smiley
i only used 600 grit on this piece as i liked the matt look of this, like unglazed ceramic Smiley

action shot (sorry, my camera dislikes twinkly christmas lights and merely slightly blurry was the best it would give me Roll Eyes )


simple but pretty, im really happy with how this came out Smiley
if you have any questions or if something is unclear please ask Smiley
23  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Pottery, Ceramics, etc: Completed Projects / despicable me Minion breakfast set on: December 23, 2012 10:55:43 PM
christmas prerssie for little brother No.2 Grin who's a huge despicable me fan.
all the designs are hand painted onto premade bisque with black underglaze, dipped in clear glaze and fired

mug and coaster:


detail of the bowl:


the set together:


as always comments or advice are more than welcome Smiley
24  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Pottery, Ceramics, etc: Completed Projects / Avengers Assemble! Banner/ Hulk mug on: December 20, 2012 04:52:58 AM
an old friend asked me to paint this for her O/H who is a huge Avengers fan; well.....as a fellow comic geek i could hardly say no Wink
i included his favourite quote from the movie too Smiley
 
Mark Ruffalo as Dr Banner/ The Hulk
painted with black and grey underglaze on pre made bisque, dipped in clear glaze and fired. i wanted to try and make the actor recognisable but doing so in a style reminiscent of the film more humble comic origins. im really pleased with how this turned out. i think i need to make one for myself...









as always comments or advice are more than welcome Smiley
25  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Pottery, Ceramics, etc: Completed Projects / Pratchett table ware on: December 08, 2012 10:30:40 AM
my brother is a huge Terry Prachett (and curry)  fan so i made him a breakfast set (there will be a matching bowl at some point..) featuring Death, one of his favourite characters Grin
all the pieces were hand painted onto premade bisque with black and red underglaze, dipped in clear dipping glaze and fired



the mug features the Ankh Morpork city crest


detail of the plate and coaster prior to firing:
26  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Discussion and Questions / preserving leaves in polymer clay? on: November 29, 2012 09:51:57 PM
my sister in law asked me if i could preserve leaves in polymer clay. i was thinking either coating the whole thing (one side at a time) in liquid clay or sandwiching it between two very thin sheets of translucent clay. does anyone know how well polymer clay would preserve the colour (she particularly wants a red Canadian maple leaf ) or even if it would preserve the leaf?  Undecided
any advice or ideas would be greatly appreciated
27  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / polymer clay covered bamboo crochet hooks on: November 21, 2012 12:23:45 PM
started the christmas crafting Wink
ive seen a fair few of these around and loved the idea. finally got around to trying my hand at this Smiley i originally planned to use metal hooks but i couldnt find any where locally that sold them, and was too impatient to order them online (you guys know what its like when you get a certain project in your head... Embarrassed ) i was a little worried that the wood would swell and crack the clay but i kept the clay reasonably thick and used minimal water when sanding the finished pieces and they turned out just fine  Smiley







i ended up covering the sizes with clay so i need to add those with a sharpie (thankfully i kept a note of which colour was which size...im not usually this organized Huh ) im pleased with these though, i might have to make a few more...im sure its not right that the spots outnumber the stripes...
28  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Space invaders bangle on: October 28, 2012 10:01:23 AM
Rocking to my inner geek  Grin







i used an extruder gun with a square disc to extrude lengths of green and black clay which i then stacked and then reduced to create the cane
(theres a great video tutorial for this particular pixelated technique here:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jDsLPoc54U )



it was the first time i had used this particular method to create a cane and im really pleased with how it turned out Smiley
comments are more than welcome and if you have any questions please dont hesitate to ask
29  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / pixel cane bangles on: October 14, 2012 12:40:24 PM


ive been aching to try out Bettina Welker's pixel cane for weeks Smiley
this was my first attempt. i think it works better on a larger surface area (that'll teach me to be lazy and use what i have instead of making a batch of bigger armatures...) but im still happy with this Smiley
if you havnt come across Bettina's technique before i recommend it. its simple and perfect for beginners too as all you need is a clay extruder her tutorial is here: http://www.beadworx.de/2012/07/03/the-pixelated-retro-blend-cane/



like most clay artists i dont like to waste clay. i used left overs from the pixel cane to create a couple of stropple cane bangles (click here for the stropple cane tutorial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y07zXuLZe20) . scrap clay forms the core of the bangles and the only fresh clay i used was to create these was the fushia.



as always comments are more than welcome. if you have any questions or if something is unclear please ask Smiley
30  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / swallow and puffin pendants (hard into soft technique) on: October 14, 2012 11:30:37 AM


i really struggle with translucent clays. i find it very hard to slice the cane thin enough (especially when its a larger cane) that the translucent is clear not opaque plus i find layering the cane slice distorts it somewhat so ive been experimenting trimming and then baking thin slices first then pushing them into fresh clay and trim to desired shape. bake and sand. a little more work i guess but no distortion  Grin
the larger pendant (left) measures 6.5cm by 2.5cm the smaller pendant (right) measures 5cm by 2cm

pendant detail


a W.I.P of the original cane Smiley


and in case you have ever wondered what the back looks like...


the technique also works for old cane slices that have become to brittle to work with (just be very careful when trimming) like this puffin cane which was over a year old. could be a useful way to store cane slices indefinitely Smiley





as always comments or advice are more than welcome Smiley if you have any questions about the technique or if something is unclear please dont hesitate to ask Smiley
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