For a while now, I've wanted to incorporate poppies in my art journaling. A gel-print background of sky and grass, and a poppy or two in the foreground. But as it happens, there are days when things just don't work, and every time I tried my hand at poppies, it seemed like it was one… Continue reading Art Journal | Poppies
I've not participated in challenges lately due to my creativity having become sluggish, but this month's theme at Art Elements - Stars by Laney Mead, brought forth some tiny sparks in my right brain. 🙂 By the time I thought of joining, I'd already created some Diwali gel prints using the only stencil in our… Continue reading Image Transfer: Coasters
Continuing with my trials and experiments, I thought of giving mokume-gane another go, making sure I don't accidentally use Sculpey III like last time. 🙂 I also thought I'd work in some foil with the clay. I layered sheets of green and black Premo clay, interspersed with a couple of sheets of silver foil, and pressed… Continue reading More Mokume-Gane
It's been ages since my sis has been using embossing in her cardmaking, and I only recently decided to try it out on clay. For this trial, I placed a stencil over my clay and sprinkled embossing powder over the stencil. The basic premise -- applying some heat melts the powder, and when it cools,… Continue reading Embossing Experiments
Now that I have new clay, I went through my paltry stash of textures and molds, and wondered if the items in it work for the techniques that I see in jewelry tutorials and courses. I'll not be ordering internationally any time soon because of the recent tax restructuring we've had here, and it looks… Continue reading Textures and Molds
I ordered new wire-wrapping wire recently, and with this wire and an 18 gauge one I already have with me, I attempted my first wire weaving. The weaving was fun while I was coiling it near the pearl, but got pretty difficult as I neared the top. I'll probably need to go a gauge or… Continue reading Wire weaving experiment
Ever since I discovered that Sculpey III is brittle and not really suited for most of the polymer clay work I'm interested in, I'd thought of buying sampler packs of other clays. I finally ordered some of Premo!, Premo! Accents and Soufflé. The package arrived, and I eagerly sat down to play with the clay. To… Continue reading Premo!
An alliterative title to commemorate my crossing some interesting milestones in my polymer clay journey over the past few days. They're disastrous events (obviously)... But. What's experience but mistakes that one learns from? I wrote this long post because a few months from now, I think I'll find it extremely funny to relive these moments.… Continue reading Disaster day discoveries