Saturday, January 24, 2015

Ms. Violet on her Mask

The Polymer Clay Guild of Etsy (PCAGOE) challenge theme for February is "Masks".  This is my entry, meet Ms. Violet on her Mask.

Ms. Violet sits atop the world on her mask. 
This mask is wearable or could be used as a fun piece of wall art.

I love masks and have a small collection from my travels. My favorites are the colorful whimsical ones and I decided that this is what I wanted to do ... something a little off the wall and whimsical for this challenge.

I have several cardboard masks blanks and I decided to use one of them. After ideas floated aimlessly around in my head, I captured a combination of them on paper, just enough to give me direction.  I decided on the colors  and with my new pasta machine with motor easily conditioned all the clay.

wasabi, a mixed forest green, navy blue, mixed violet, bronze and gold 

The build:

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Thank you for stopping by! 

Thursday, January 1, 2015

2015 Polymer Clay Challenge

Happy New Year everyone! With the start of a new year I, like millions of others, make all the usual resolutions: eat less, exercise more, clean the garage, call family more often, ... Some are successful others not so much.

So this year I have found a new challenge. The 2015 Polymer Clay Challenge created by Katie Oskin at Kater's Acres. Katie has challenged us to complete one piece of work each week.  She asks us "Are you looking to challenge & stretch yourself, increase your skills, & be productive in 2015? " Well I said, yes, yes and yes, so I signed on. And simply for those reasons.  I am not going to set my focus in any particular direction except to state that I am currently enjoying working with translucent clay (including liquid) and making night lights using faux stained glass techniques.

This is a no pressure, self motivational type thing, so I could be in a little trouble sometimes!

The guidelines for week 1 can be found here.

If you would like to sign up and play along, just click on the image below.

2015 Polymer Clay Challenge

Happy Creating!

Week 1:

These Little Piggies votives - translucent polymer clay over upcycled horseradish jars.  Lit by battery operated candles. (click on photo for an enlarged view)

Week 2:

This is the bracelet I made after watching Syndee Holt's video on the Polymer Clay Adventure. A lot better than my first two!

Week 3:  

Two more cuff bracelets inspired by Syndee Holt's video.  The texture on the wasabi is from a grapefruit plastic mesh bag!.

Week 4: Ms. Violet on her Mask 

read about her here Ms. Violet on her Mask

Week 5: "put a bird on it" cuff

Week 6: Tropical colors cuff

Polymer Clay Artists Guild of Etsy (PCAGOE): January Challenge Illuminated

Polymer Clay Artists Guild of Etsy (PCAGOE): January Challenge Illuminated: For our January challenge we are featuring illuminated designs. Vote for your favorites. Three lucky voters will be chosen in a drawin...