Sunday, May 22, 2016

Polymer Inspiration Everywhere

Week 4 of Draw, Print, Paint

Colour inspiration for my polymer clay work is everywhere in this class. Even checking out the colours that others put together is inspiring.  And the techniques have my brain swimming with ideas.....just not enough time in the day!!!
My gorgy friend Lexie, and our instructor (on the right) who hates having her photo taken, with another gorgy friend Peta Riley. 

Love this one of Lexie.

.....and another

One of my polychromatic pigment prints.

...and another...

and "pieces"...check out the colours.  The pigments are intense and print beautifully.

and playing with polymer clay.  I think this definately has potential.

Inspirational Challenge of the Day Suggested by Sage Bray

Don't you just love some of the challenges that Sage suggests - she sure comes up with some great ideas to get your brain ticking over.   I've taken up a couple of her challenges so far and have ended up pleasantly surprised.  On May 18 The Polymer Arts Blog Post came out and this is what the suggestion was:

Pick up an old copy of The Polymer Arts (or any craft magazine or book) and spend some time with it on your work break, over coffee, or to wind down tonight. Our old magazines and books are a treasure trove of inspiration.  Find something you had wanted to try or find yourself wanting to try now, and do it. Make a goal of attempting of accomplishing a new technique, form, or approach by this weekend, no matter how busy you are.

I actually had one of my favourite polymer clay books on my work table at the time and thought I would share a couple of images with you from the book (I have special permission from the author too by the way - thanks Judy xx...and just so you know, I took the pics here so they're not the best I'm afraid).  Judy has come up with some very cool and innovative techniques and this book is definately a great one to have on the bookshelf.   

So challenge accepted Sage but it certainly won't be this weekend.  

Amazing faux glass technique.  I love this one.

Very cool faux batik.

Real raku and faux raku - Judy's piece here is amazing.

a very cool silkscreen by Gwen Gibson.

and how cool are these mud cloth beads.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Silkscreens, Mylar and More Get Together with Polymer Clay (warning....lots of pics)

The experimenting continues........

I really loved the mix of silkscreens and mylar together on polymer clay but decided to extend the idea a bit further and found a couple of other things to liven up the surface.  Any guesses as to what the addtional "bits" are?

These are what I ended up making today.


Saturday, May 14, 2016

Silkscreens and Mylar Get Together!!

My recent play with silkscreens from Ilysa and Kyra (Polymer Clay TV) has had me totally captivated the last couple of days - couldn't think about anything else in fact!!  I decided to add a little something into the mix today and incorporated some Mylar into the pieces as well.  I really love how they turned out and hope you do too.  Thank you again, Ilysa and Kyra for your beautiful gift to me.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Draw, Print, Paint - Inspiration Overload

I've just started a short, 10 week intensive course at TAFE - Draw, Print, Paint with my beautiful friend, the amazing Lexie Lazenby.  I have to say I'm totally loving it.  The students in the class let me take pics of their work last night so I would love to share with you all.  

This is my beautiful friend Lexie and her deconstructed mark making pieces (3 pics below).

And these are pics of work from the students - some very talented people that's for sure.  Mark making techniques, polychromatic printing mono-prints.  I'm loving some of the work here.

Barbara O'Donovan

Kerrie Elliott

Ciara Cooney

Sharlene Williams

Monique Harre

Janeen Horne
Ruth McKim

Deborah Cain