Saturday, August 28, 2010
Friday, August 27, 2010
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
After gessoing (with unbleached titanium gesso, the box was painted first with iridescent white and then interference green.
The pearls added themselves. I didn't even remember that I had pink ones.
Thanks to Lynda Moseley (SC Diva) for your generous sharing of your excellent tutorial!
Sunday, August 22, 2010
"Here it is...after popular demand...translated into a mosaic for the tree challenge!
40cm by 55cm. Glass, mirror, milli, glass beads, ceramic beak."
Monday, August 16, 2010
This is one of those techniques I intend to work at, from time to time, until I get it right. If nothing else, I might end up with lots of pretty tiles.
Saturday, August 14, 2010
The two larger pieces were carved and/or painted on raw clay before curing.
Issues with all, tho' I like the colors, etc., but I should salvage some bits for mosaic work.
Monday, August 9, 2010
One of my newest pieces: A rich little treasure box just 2 x 3" in side all in polymer clay on a paper mache' base...faux leather, mosaic tiles using a modified mokumne gane technique, textured mosaic tesserae and genuine turquoise. The interior is a glossy black and mottled copper (paint)
The base is that most humble of Sculpey polymer clay: Good old school days terra cotta. When glazed with burnt umber acrylics and waxed with shoe polish it is just too good not to use. I used my extruder to define the primary channels, copper tube acrylic to color and as with the mokumne tiles and center textured tiles (done in tube bronze and copper) sealed with diamond clear finish.