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Topic: Has anyone seen the pieces that have little 'petals' making up flowers?  (Read 2209 times)
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« on: December 29, 2011 05:30:17 PM »

I've seen a few artists doing it lately, myself being one of them (over the last few years, since I saw the article) because the inspiration from them hit me hard!!!  But there is one in particular, a woman, who was published in one of the bigger beading magazines, and she was pretty much like...the original artist to start with that technique I guess?

The problem I'm having:
I don't remember her name.
I don't remember which magazine.
I don't remember the name of any of her pieces (or if she even named them)

Her stuff is so BEYOND gorgeous.
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« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2011 10:08:19 AM »

Are you thinking of Donna Kato's method which she referred to, at least at first, as "blooming flowers"? 
It consisted of:
...making a petal cane
...reducing it to a tiny diameter
...slicing it into very thin slices
...applying each slice (to a raw clay surface)
...rolling slices completely down flat into the clay as she went (for the flowers, slices were applied radially and overlapping)
She created whole flowers as well as other things like leaves, vines, even scenes, etc.

Here are some pics of that technique:
http://www.hgtv.com/crafting/floral-polymer-clay-pendant/index.html
http://home.centurytel.net/tkaylen/d3.JPG
Unfortunately a lot of the links I had to pics have been broken by their owners, but here are a few examples anyway from my photos:
...the two on the left are not slice-painting...the blue flower is mine
http://s96.photobucket.com/albums/l163/DianeBB/canes_diff

I dedided to call Donna's flowers done that way "slice painting" so if that's what you're looking for, there are lessons, tips for making, and a few more pics, etc, in two of the sub-categories on the Canes-Instruc. page at my site:
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/canes--instructions.htm
> Other Techniques >> Flowers >>> Slice Painting Flowers & Leaves, etc
> Later Manipulations >> Slice Painting with Canes

Looks like it was in a 2003 issue of Belle Armoire magazine, but thought it had been somewhere else?
http://www.stampington.com/assets/images/belle_stuff/1bel2003/1bel0303_sprd_04.jpg

Polymer clay flowers have also been created dimensionally with thick slices from petal canes which are freestanding though joined... here are some examples of those (simpler to more complex):
http://www.clayfactory.net/marie/gallery4.htm
http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u232/meriporlared/todosjuntos.jpg
http://www.janarobertsbenzon.com/id1.html
There might be more on my Sculpting-Gen page, under the Flowers & Leaves category:
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/sculpture.htm

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« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2011 02:02:16 PM »

Awh man.  No it isn't that, though it's GORGEOUS and I'll have to try that technique, thank you so much!!

I knew you'd reply :p  And man I hoped you would!!!

Let me seeeee if I can describe it better.

The flowers are 3-D and usually done with teeeeeeny TINY teardrop pieces, generally with a little crystal in the middle.  It looks like it's pressed down with a blunt needle maybe?

http://img3.etsystatic.com/il_fullxfull.266565443.jpg

There's an example but it's definitely not the artist that I'm looking for.  The one I'm looking for does like 50x that amount in the same sized space.

...if that makes any sense?
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« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2012 01:19:07 PM »

The flowers in your link are just "onlays" (in this case, onlaid flowers).  I don't know that any particular clayer is considered the "one" who first did that, but the link I gave for Marie Segal has a bunch like that.  A bunch of clayers have gotten into onlays of all kinds though.

And my pages on "sculpted, dimensional" flowers (link in previous post), and this one on Onlays, may have more of those kinds of things:
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/onlay.htm (look under the whole category of Dimensional Onlays)

The flowers themselves could be cutouts using some of the mini cutters that are sold in various places though... see the ones I used as onlays on a painted wood drapery ring here for an xmas frame ornament:
http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l163/DianeBB/Christmas-winter/bc46.jpg (upper left, with gold seed bead pressed into each... I used one of the smallest Kemper plunger-type "flower cutters," I think, and cut them out of a Skinner blend sheet
http://www.cakescookiesandcraftsshop.co.uk/acatalog/4_Blossom_Flower_Plunger_Cutters.html#aGP_2dKPC_2e04 )
 
(If you ever get a link to the specific thing you're thinking of, post it here and ask again!)
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« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2012 08:59:17 AM »

That could be a number of people.  But I think that you are talking about "NoneoftheAbove" featured in Polymer Clay Daily http://polymerclaydaily.com/2011/07/15/polymer-thats-none-of-the-above/ and on Etsy here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/noneoftheabove

It could also be Jennifer Morris (I think that is who your photo is actually by) http://www.etsy.com/shop/jennifermorrisbeads

And finally there is Eve Winckler http://www.etsy.com/shop/ChiliCrab

Hope that helps!
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« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2012 02:11:56 PM »

That could be a number of people.  But I think that you are talking about "NoneoftheAbove" featured in Polymer Clay Daily http://polymerclaydaily.com/2011/07/15/polymer-thats-none-of-the-above/ and on Etsy here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/noneoftheabove

It could also be Jennifer Morris (I think that is who your photo is actually by) http://www.etsy.com/shop/jennifermorrisbeads

And finally there is Eve Winckler http://www.etsy.com/shop/ChiliCrab

Hope that helps!

OH MY GOD YOU'RE FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!  THIS IS EXACTLY WHO I WAS LOOKING FOR!!!!  You just absolutely made my night.  THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!!
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« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2012 03:34:02 PM »

Glad to be of service Smiley
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