Thursday, March 6, 2014
It was inevitable. Polymer clay was calling to me, saying "Come . . . knead me with your fingers. Mold me into something wild.". So I listened. Whether it turns out to be a passing fancy or a direction for which I was destined, I am having so much fun making distressed and ancient looking beads and components.
When I can't find the right component for my design, it is so liberating to be able to sit down at my metal working bench or my clay table and make what I need.
Letting my imagination run wild, I can hardly keep up with all my new ideas. Just drawing and writing little notes, so I won't forget before I have the time to try them.
I try to use the clay color as just a base, and then after it's baked, coat it with layers of gilder's paste until I get the look I want. The colors are sealed with a matte fixative.
No plans at present for selling clay components, I just like having the freedom to make something outrageous for my own use.