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Topic: valentines heart brooches and faux stone pendants  (Read 2521 times)
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« on: January 31, 2011 01:24:40 AM »

experimenting with food colouring and salt grains to achieve a subtle colour and a mottled reminiscent of stone.
approx 1 by 2 inches. i added a layer of liquid clay over the coloured area to add durability to the design.



using green food colouring.


i attempted the same technique with acrylic inks but the lower water quantity in the ink gave a poor result, though the colours themselves were far more vibrant.


i think the sudden explosion of valentines crafts has effected me Embarrassed its all gone pink and girlie! Shocked
more faux knitted brooches.
i used glitter red for this unfortunately the glitter seems to make the clay more likely to crackle when extruded and looped in very thin strands.
im still pleased with this one though : )

not sure about the pink heart brooch...i think this effect works better on a larger surface area : /
red and white heart approx 2 by 3 inches.
pink heart approx 1 by 2 inches



finished cable heart brooch


as always comments or advice are more than welcome Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2011 07:09:43 AM »

Very nice - all of them! I really like the way that the green ones turned out!
Is the base (the white part where you did the faux stone coloring) also clay or is it another material that was baked on to the clay?

I also like the way all of your hearts turned out! Is the white one the finished version of the one you posted earlier, or is it a different one? Either way, they are all great!
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« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2011 07:28:48 AM »

What an awesome watercolor technique you brought over into the clay world Smiley The results turned out gorgeous, though I still like the blue "botched" one. And the faux knitting look on the heart ones look lovely, too!
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« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2011 07:32:40 AM »

Very nice - all of them! I really like the way that the green ones turned out!
Is the base (the white part where you did the faux stone coloring) also clay or is it another material that was baked on to the clay?

I also like the way all of your hearts turned out! Is the white one the finished version of the one you posted earlier, or is it a different one? Either way, they are all great!
thank you
the base is some scrap white (ish) clay. you could use other colours though where the effect is subtle i would stick to pale shades Undecided i applied the food colouring and salt to this, allowing to dry before cutting to shape and baking.
the cabled heart is indeed the finished version of the one i previously posted.  Smiley

im not much of a water colourist Embarrassed i used to use this technique in batik and silk painting Wink
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« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2011 07:38:42 AM »

Ah... I didn't know the salt technique was used in batik and silk painting, too! I do want to try batik some time soon, but the salt made a wonderful faux stone look on the clay Smiley
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