Its been a wild and wonderful two weeks since my last post. At the time I was beginning to create polymer clay beads, charms and pendants. In the meantime I have taken up ceramics!!! I am so excited about both of these ventures! But the ceramics story will have to wait until another post.
I promised I'd share the outcome of the polymer clay pieces I had started two weeks ago. For some reason they came out of the oven very darkened. Not at all the bright, pretty colors they began with. I was really disappointed. I don't know if I had accidentally set the temperature too high, or if the oven temperature suddenly spiked or what.
So I mixed up some blue acrylic paint with a dab of green and a dab of white. I wish I had paid attention to the proportions, because it turned out to be a beautiful, vivid cobalt blue. But, as usual, I was just winging it, not being precise or systematic. So I guess I can call these "one of a kind" now, because that exact color is never going to happen again!
This is my favorite pair of earring charms from this group. All of these are in my Etsy shop.
I have 2 component listings on ArtFire so far. This is the pair I wrote about two weeks ago, where I created the texture by just using the edge frame on a Christmas stamp. I like the architectural look these have.
I applied several layers of paint on this pendant and I adore how it came out. What do you think? Paint is my new best friend!