Friday, February 09, 2007

Inks, Powders And Alcohol On Polymer Clay

I saw this technique in the last issue (Winter 2006/07) of Polymerclay Cafe and had to try it (demonstrated by Laurie Prophater) - to make a mess on polymer clay with metalic powders, inks and alcohol. I am having too much fun with that and I just can't stop! The results are quite unpredictable but so nice, at least in my opinion. I just love how colors blend and how they fill printed parts (which can be made with rubber stamps).

The first two pics are showing two different pieces with all that mess drying already. The second row is the same piece before it dried completely and after it dried and was run through the pasta machine to get smooth surface. That is the final result. In the last row is another example and few pieces made out of another one, ready to be put together with some beads to make a nice necklace.

It really is a messy thing to do, but with a proper protection of your surface and your hands it's not that bad at all. And the results are amazing. Thanks Laurie, it really is a great technique!

10 comments:

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zoe said...

what a beautiful necklace - and what else do you make from these pieces of clay ? do you have a portfolio or is it just a hobby ?

i'm feeling very interested in ...

beautiful, really lovely.

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Anonymous said...

Yes...it is a messy technique...but I am so glad you enjoyed it. Isn't it amazing that the 'mess' can turn into such a beautiful surface with just a few turns of a pasta machine?

Laurie Prophater

Roberta said...

Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful techiquie, Laurie! It really is amazing and I love doing it and waiting to see results...I have quite few pieces made but they are all so beautiful I just can't cut them into smaller pieces! :)

Thanks for sharing it with us! Your jewelry made of this is wonderful as well. Do you have web page where we can see more of your work?

Anonymous said...

Roberta, Thank you for your kind words. I do have a blog...in its early stages...ornamental elements on 360.yahoo.

I was thrilled when I read your comments. I was hoping artists would enjoy the technique as much as I have. There is always a point where you are sure it won't work this time and then "VOILA" you have a beautiful sheet of clay shimmering with color and subtle design.

Your work is beautiful...happy claying!!!

Laurie

Shannon said...

They are gorgeous! I love the colors!

claygeek said...

waoooww.. beautiful, im really tempted to do some

debsx said...

This technique is so beautiful. Can you describe to us how it is done? I would love to try it!

debsx

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