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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

New Technique - "Crackly Goodness"



Greetings, Polymer Clay Peeps!

I have here, what I believe is a new polymer clay technique which I will call "Crackly Goodness."
or maybe BFCG?  We'll see if anything sticks ;o)

The look is similar to mokume gane but the layered effect is created with alcohol inks only...no colored clay at all.  I also got a great crackle goin' on, which happened entirely by accident.  Love that *serendipity stuff!

I'll be teaching this new technique at workshops and hopefully will get a tutorial written soon for CraftArtEdu.  If you'd like to get a better look at what I'm describing here, go to my Flickr account where you can enlarge the images and really enjoy the "Crackly Goodness."  I've used this technique on my Mandala Beads which you can see there as well.  Email me if your group is interested in a one or two day workshop.

*ser·en·dip·i·ty  [ser-uhn-dip-i-tee noun  1. an aptitude for making desirable discoveries by accident

4 comments:

Roberta said...

I love it. it looks very much like enamel.

Jackie said...

Gorgeous stuff, like I've never seen before! I've long been a fan of your work, and your creativity constantly amazes me!

Dori Janki said...

This is simply sumptuous looking! Is there a chance you might make a tutorial for sale because I'm not based in the US. I would be very happy :)))

diamondix said...

Barb I love your work. Do you have available a tutorial on making your swirly lentil beads? If so could you email me any info? diamondix14@gmail.com
thanks so much, Dixie Ann