Wednesday, July 27, 2005
Working with that Delight air dry clay and embossing powder mixture some more. I like this more and more as I play with it. I added some powdered paint pigments to this piece.
Had fun going through my stash of "stuff" looking for earthy elements. I like the "shrine" concept. Hope to do more of these.
I'll at least have to do "Air" "Fire" and "Water" Goddess Shrines to go with this one.
Tuesday, July 26, 2005
It seems like I'm always experimenting with the materials in my studio. I decided to add some embossing powder to the Delight air dry clay before molding it. I let it dry and then hit it with the heat gun.
Not sure what I was expecting, but what I got was what looked very like a carved stone. No distortion of the molded piece to speak of. I think I may be on to something here. :)
I like these air dry clays. I've been working with the Delight brand the last few days. Very lightweight- no mess, no odor, and you don't have to bake it. Picks up the detail in molds very well.
I've done some faux raku using the air dry clays. I let it dry, then use stamping inks and clear embossing powder on them. You lose some of the detail in stamped or impressed patterns, but you get a nice finish. I like the textures and colors.
Monday, July 25, 2005
I've been busy. That and my friend, Juliet, got me some new mindless video games. I waste way too much time playing video games.
I actually stamped something today. I am playing with tetrahexaflexagons. They are easier to make than I thought they would be. I got excellent instructions and a template from Annette from OZ. I'll be posting a link here soon for a webpage I'm putting up showing the "how tos" on these.
Speaking of Annette- it's funny how the internet can let you connect with people in other parts of the world- people you would never have been aware of otherwise. Annette is another artist that I really click with. Love bouncing ideas back and forth with her. She always has a totally unique take on things.
I've also been playing with the Kaleidoscope Kreator software. Another very addictive little computer toy.