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TinfoilHalo
« on: February 12, 2012 09:47:33 PM »

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)

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« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2012 10:52:29 PM »

Wow those look amazing! I love the little details you added to each one, like the seahorse. Very well done; any chance you'd be willing to share some of your secrets?  Grin
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TinfoilHalo
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2012 05:49:01 AM »

There are no secrets - everything I did is in my initial post, but if you have a specific question, I would be happy to answer Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2012 07:57:16 AM »

Absolutely gorgeous!  I want to try it now, but I'm so afraid I'd be addicted... they look like a blast to make!
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mouseatethekitty
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2012 09:33:43 AM »

These are so beautiful! It's impossible to pick a favorite! I love all of the detail.
I wish I knew about these paints you were talking about, are they specifically made for clay? Or something that can be used on a variety of surfaces like canvas and walls or paper?
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aethelberga
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2012 09:39:07 AM »

These are really cute. Nice mix of techniques. I can't even pick out which one I like best.
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TinfoilHalo
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2012 10:57:30 AM »

I wish I knew about these paints you were talking about, are they specifically made for clay? Or something that can be used on a variety of surfaces like canvas and walls or paper?

None of them are made specifically for polymer clay - polymer is just so manipulatable (I made up a word, hooray!) you can use practically ANYTHING on it once it is baked (and in the case of alcohol ink, unbaked too!).

You can get almost everything I mentioned from Micheal's or other big craft store.  Alcohol inks and chalk inks are in the stamping section, as is the pigment powder.  Rub n Buff can be found in the gold leafing section (but not in all the available colors - I went to http://www.dickblick.com/ for a few colors I knew I wanted and Micheal's did not carry).  Acrylics are just in the paint section.

Gilders Paste was a little harder to find, I had to get it online - I got it from Lima Beads (http://www.limabeads.com), but there are loads of places online to get it.    Normally, it is used to color metals I think.  Also  Tongue at you for making me look that up - I forgot how many colors I DIDN'T get 'cos I wanted to try it out first, and now that I have I am hooked and now I have to wait 'til payday so I can get more.  hehe
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« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2012 11:12:50 AM »

I love all of these. Thanks for sharing.
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« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2012 10:27:24 AM »

Very nice hearts, and all the combos you've put together!

I love seeing texturing, onlays, and metallic effects...polymer clay is so incredibly versatile, and great to play around with lots of small things where you can just try this, try that, etc, so easily.
Btw, the Gilder's Paste is just a better brand of metallic wax than the more common Rub N' Buff (often used on wood frames, etc) but not usually available at craft stores.  Not sure about art supply stores, but online is good.

For anyone else interested in creating metallic effects with mica powders or even real-metal powders, imitation metal leaf, or metallic waxes, there's loads of info on this page at my site:
http://glassattic.com/polymer/powders_metallicwaxes.htm
http://glassattic.com/polymer/leaf.htm

Paints, chalks, etc, aren't used as often for metallic effects, but more info on those here:
http://glassattic.com/polymer/letters_inks.htm
http://glassattic.com/polymer/paints.htm


and for materials & methods used for texturing, stamping, and using onlays on clay:
http://glassattic.com/polymer/stamping.htm
http://glassattic.com/polymer/texturing.htm
http://glassattic.com/polymer/onlay.htm

(Molds can also be made from polymer clay as well as put into those or other molds:
http://glassattic.com/polymer/molds.htm )

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« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2012 03:19:28 PM »

I wish I knew about these paints you were talking about, are they specifically made for clay? Or something that can be used on a variety of surfaces like canvas and walls or paper?

None of them are made specifically for polymer clay - polymer is just so manipulatable (I made up a word, hooray!) you can use practically ANYTHING on it once it is baked (and in the case of alcohol ink, unbaked too!).

You can get almost everything I mentioned from Micheal's or other big craft store.  Alcohol inks and chalk inks are in the stamping section, as is the pigment powder.  Rub n Buff can be found in the gold leafing section (but not in all the available colors - I went to http://www.dickblick.com/ for a few colors I knew I wanted and Micheal's did not carry).  Acrylics are just in the paint section.

Gilders Paste was a little harder to find, I had to get it online - I got it from Lima Beads (http://www.limabeads.com), but there are loads of places online to get it.    Normally, it is used to color metals I think.  Also  Tongue at you for making me look that up - I forgot how many colors I DIDN'T get 'cos I wanted to try it out first, and now that I have I am hooked and now I have to wait 'til payday so I can get more.  hehe


Thank you so much for replying, I think I'm going to check out both the paints and the clay, I've been considering it awhile Smiley
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