Monday, March 17, 2008

Bake that CLAY

Oh what fun to finally have a crack at playing with polymer clay, DUKIT make and bake from New Zealand is what Ive used. Ive been heavily influenced by the wonderful book MIXED MEDIA MOSAICS by LAURIE MIKA and boy does she have some wonderful art pieces along with some great tips in her book.I highly recommend it for some fun.This was my first attempt made with pearl DU-KIT with grape and silver mica powders. Ive used zettiology stamps and image ( dont we all love zetti stuff ). All embellishments are glued on after baking.

This one below is translucent clay with silver and Grape mica powders with pearl used for the centre face.I left this one with a uncoloured back wich gives it a very transparent look.

Hmmm...this one still needs some work.... Did a double layer of black DU-Kit with range of different copper and gold mica powders. Again using zetti stamps and artchix wings and crowns and lots of eyelets( luv eyelets).I tried making my own little pendants but really need to work on my skill , to take more care with the details ( pop air bubbles and dont squish the detail out of your clay face ) It doesnt take much to burn in a toaster oven either ( see left oval has scorch marks on the bottom rim) and found that baking for shorter burst stopped the clay bubbling and burning.

More fun that cooking food I say.....yep, family starving while I cook polymer clay....

14 comments:

Janet said...

Wow! These are just beautiful! I've only dabbled with polymer clay but if I could turn out things like this I'd be in heaven. Besides I hate to cook so I could say I was busy using my oven for clay! :-)

belindaschneider said...

yeah, awesome!! i was into polymer clay when i was new to stamping - eons ago - and this really makes me pull out my pasta machine. i almost shad to share a bed with laurie when attrending artfest 2 yrs ago. but then i found a bed on my own hehe she is really sweet and i love her colorful clay play. the pendants are just fab!!

Natalie B said...

Dawnie, when you post, you really post an awesome post. hehe doesn't make sense, but what i'm trying to say is when you post a message, it's always awesome work that you share.

Ok i have loads of questions. What is mica powder? how did you get the clay to form that shape?

It's weird cause last night i got out my delight clay and made something with it and i haven't made anything with it for ages. hopefully i'll be able to make somethign out of it tom night. tonight i'm off to art class.

see ya
natxx

Ev said...

they are looking good. I do love the top one though.

Julie H said...

Those top three pieces are AMAZING you are always so talented.

Jacky said...

Dawnie you are such an adventurous girl!!! Love what have done with clay. I have some of the air dry clay, but not heard of that one.

Well done, I love your art!

Sam Marshall said...

Stunning!!!

Jen Crossley said...

Oh Dawnie Im with Nat when you post girl you really post a fab project.You have out done yourself girl These are TOO DIE FOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jen

Jane P said...

Cooking, Sewing you put a new meaning to a ruly truly home "Goddess" How fab are these peices... What adventure next??????

Patti G. said...

Dawnie,
Your FABRIC works makes my heart sing! Just sooooooo beautiful!
And your clay work too! Ooooooo you are so talented!
I bought a beautiful FAIRY PORTAL made of clay and it sits on my baseboard at home! LOVE IT!
I would put one in each room! :0)
I wish I had time to play with clay too!
I also wish I could have you and family over for a good snow angel and snow ball fight! Thanks for the sunshine you sent! I felt it!
Hugs,Patti

Christine Baier said...

Hey Dawnie, your Polymer Clay art pieces are so wonderful. Great work!

sammy said...

The one with all the eyelets is my favorite! wonderful work!

dogfaeriex5 said...

i love the zettiology piece, that is one of my favorite faces from teesha moore!! and laurie mika rocks! my friend ellen took her class at artfest and made an incredible piece..just wonderful..stop over at ellens blog-http://couldyoubelove.blogspot.com///
xox

Zuzu's Blog said...

these are all stunning.. I dont think I will be able to come up with a wide enough variety of expressions to use in the comments boxes for all this lusciousness!