Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Studio Play Day

What an awesome play in the studio today.  Nothing of any great excitement to share but definately some things I want to explore more.  I was going to play with inks again today but ended up off on a little tangent which was quite nice.

Here's a few of the bits that ended up on my clay table today.

Playing with alcohol inks - this is where I started...

...ended up playing with all sorts of things totally unrelated to alcohol ink!!

Definately wanting to explore these a little futher...

and these....

AND this one....

finally made up some flowers which were created from various veneers.

close up of one of the flowers.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Homeschool Kids - Mixed Media Canvas Art

What incredible fun we had in the studio on Friday.  I decided to get out all sorts of goodies for the kids to play around with.  We started with a clean canvas and used old game pieces, cord, buttons, beads etc to create our pictures (they were going to be abstract but somehow we ended up with pictures - love it!!).  We then used old tissue paper from dress patterns and covered the entire piece.  This is when we got creative and used paint, glitter, metallic wax, tyvek paper, utee, embossing powder, friendly plastic, glue gun, acrylic paint, melted organza and brass embellishments.  I think they turned out sensational.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Experiment 5 - Iron Oxides

Wonderful Sage (from The Polymer Arts) sent me some gorgeous powders to try - love love love them.  Thanks Sage.
The white base bead is on the left hand side in each of the experiments, black on the right. 

The finish was nice and glossy that's for sure.

You might notice the bead on the left has no visible bubbles on the surface yet the green bead does.  A couple of coats of pure Kato Liquid Clay would fix this.

The mineral pigment Sage sent is absolutely sensational.  This would mix beautifully with other powders and the finished result is shimmery and glossy.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Experiment 4: Pearlex Powder

PearlEx pigments are incredible.  Definately grab some if you don't already and you can be creating amazing beads with a shimmery finish.  Don't forget to check out the tutorial in the latest "The Polymer Arts" magazine to see how this is done.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Experiment 3: Embossing Powders

Working with embossing powders - yum! I so love embossing powder.

This is a close up of the Opaque Cricket embossing powder bead.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Experiment 2: Mica Powders

Working with mica powders.  The pic of the beads at the top are the same order as the bottom pic.

Colours from top to bottom are:  Carbon Black, True Blue, Spring Green and Sunset Copper

Monday, June 2, 2014

Experiment 1: LuminArte Powders

Working with LuminArte powders.

The order of the beads in the top picture is the same as for the order in the bottom picture.

LuminArte colours from top to bottom are Black Cherry, Sunburst, Copper Penny

Don't forget, if you want to know how to do this, grab a copy of the latest "The Polymer Arts" magazine.