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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

The Dragon and How Inspiration Evolves

Many moons ago, Christi Friesen came out with her first book "Dragons" (Christi's link on her site didn't work) and I was asked to review it for the IPCA (then the NPCG).

Generally, I do not take classes or do projects from books, but since I was reviewing it, I had to make my own dragon.  Christi first inspired me to use bits of clay and she knows that, I've told her and thanked her. Christi used brown acrylic paint to enhance the texture.  I also reviewed a DVD of Dayle's Doroshow's about that same time and she also showed how she used acrylic paint to age or antique certain pieces.

In the coming days, look for a few more posts which will show how I used applique and antiquing in my own work.   I will also share how a recent visit with some polymer friends staying in Santa Fe,  pushed me to create my most recent designs.  I showed up with supplies and ready to clay, but had no idea what would happen :-)  Love that...

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 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