Those are fabulous!!! Thanks so much for posting them. I'll bet the recipients were thrilled
! (I like the ones in your other thread too)
I baked it too long using off white clay so it was a weird brown color.
You might want to check out this page, if you haven't already, to get ways to avoid darkening of clays during baking... most
clay brands won't suffer at all from baking too long, only too hot and it's easy for parts to get too hot:http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/baking.htm
(...click on "Darkening, Scorching, and Burning
....I attempted to paint it and it just looked worse. So I made it out of silver, black, and red clay. Number two came out MUCH better!!
Well, not to say that painting over
the clay can't be fun, but most clayers get their color kicks
in the colors of the clay itself (plain colors, new colors from mixing, metallic and glow-in-the-dark colors, color blends... or colors mixed with translucents... or translucents mixed with inclusions of spices, herbs, dirt, crayons, glitters, etc., etc. Just too much fun.
As for the curling
checkers, not sure what shapes those would be exactly
, but if you're interested in taking a look at some other things clayers have done or suggested for checkers or chess pieces, and checkerboards, take a look here:http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/kids_beginners.htm
...click on Games
, then scroll down to chess, checkers, etc.
I don't know if you've finished your "run" of name plates (hope not!), but you might also be interested in info and examples of clay "onlays," and also "painting" or bas relief with polymer too since you're using a lot of those techniques:http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/onlay.htmhttp://www.glassattic.com/polymer/paints.htm
...click on Polymer Paintings
, then scroll down to the section on "relief (bas or high) & onlay --dimensional or flat
P.S. You don't have these name plates online permanently
anywhere, do you???
GlassAttic ...polymer clay "encyclopedia"http://glassattic.com/polymer/contents.htmIf anyone wants an all-polymer clay board here at craftster, vote here!http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=72141.msg813624#msg813624