Tuesday, 29 October 2013
Sunday, 27 October 2013
This image was one I saw in a magazine showing someone's sitting room and my eye was immediately drawn to this appliqued cushion. Ah, I thought, I could do this using little bits of felt! So, off I went, made a background piece of felt, cut out leaf shapes, messed about with placement of said leaves and finally pinned them in place, fully intending to get them sewn.
Monday, 21 October 2013
I like the geometric pattern and the shine that the pearl clay gives to the 'petals'. I think it is simple, but effective.
Sunday, 20 October 2013
Saturday, 19 October 2013
Keep rolling! You can see there are gaps at this stage.
Polymer clay will keep for ages, providing it is kept in a plastic (Grade 5) box. Some other grades of plastic will be melted by the clay. Just check there is a number 5 in the triangle underneath the box and it'll be fine. Canes that have been made previously can also be stored and used in other projects - you can see some of mine above. Scrap clay is kept to be used in other designs or as the bases of other beads - there is very little waste. If this post has whetted your appetite for more, do go and have an internet search for polymer clay artists, as there are some amazing makers out there. I love using polymer clay as it is very forgiving and can be used in so many different ways - the only limit seems to be the maker's imagination!