Monday, 11 June 2012

over night projects



I am starting today's post with projects that spanned the Saturday Night and Sunday morning. I have really begun to enjoy the effects I can get with the Oak House Studio stamps and Polymer clay. Since getting to know Tracey Spurgin and then Debbie Carlton I have an eye on what texture any new stamp will create. Despite Clematis Tower being one of my favourite stamp this is the first time I have worked with it as a texture. For this weekend I decided to "use up" some clay I had used but cured as part of a workshop. The colours had started to get mixed so I engaged Martin is blending these together. It was not my usual brand of clay and the condition was a bit of a pig, probably made worse as one colour was pearl which seems to make the clay more brittle. I spent far too long condition this clay but at the end of Saturday it was probably the mindless sort of thing I needed to do. I pressed two larger flowers and one full Clematis....I was thinking a broach and pair of earrings. I got these trimmed of of the excess clay and left them over night. On Sunday morning I began by "part curing" the shapes in a spoon to give them some dimension. At which point I was starting to wonder about how long it would take to dig out my oven to finish the job. I knew Tracey would have her oven on that day so part of me thought I'll ask Tracey when I remembered my Melt Pot is ideal for curing small pieces like this...So I did out the Melt Pot, only to discover I had left it full of UTEE. So I set about getting that out. I was just picking up the tray to tip out the last bit when I thought Hang on another project here, so put back just a little more UTEE and grabbed a cutter and poured it on to my stamp.

Both pieces where finished with rub on waxes. Oh yes those earrings...seems I got a bit clever and snapped a piece off one large flower so I grouped them all together to make one larger deeper broach. There are more One Stamp Projects to post but I have 20 minutes to get ready to go to Hull for Business Week so more later.





7 comments:

Redanne said...

How clever are you! Not one project completed, but two. Both are beautiful and well worth all the effort you put in. A x

Diane said...

What a brilliant idea...something else for me to try....love the idea of the brooch, very effective.
Diane

Sylvia Anderson said...

Brilliant x

Lizzy R said...

Interesting you are using Polymer Clay it is something I want to learn more about, is it on your workshop list yet?

jane stillman said...

Such fantastic projects, well done

Abbie721 said...

Wow these are stunning love them all great projects xx

Danie May said...

I am yet to play with clay, but your wonderfully textured pieces here make we want to explore the possibilities. xx