Art journals

Art Journal | Poppies

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

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How-tos · Miscellaneous

Image Transfer: Coasters

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

Gel printing · Miscellaneous

Something New…

I've been seeing a dip in my creative mojo as far as my usual pursuits are concerned. Instead of trying to channel energy into forced jewelry making, I tried out random new things - not really jewelry-related - for a creativity lift. One was some basic weaving, and the other, gel printing (or mono printing… Continue reading Something New…

Cabochons · Jewelry · Pendants

More Mokume-Gane

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

How-tos

Embossing Experiments

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

Earrings · Jewelry · Pendants

Textures and Molds

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

Jewelry · Pendants

Wire weaving experiment

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