Tuesday, December 06, 2005

More PMC

It's so easy to add stones to your pieces with PMC. (Precious Metal Clay)

I used lab grown gems- less likely to crack.

You can put the stones in before firing and don't need anything special to "set" them with.

The tiny leaf was done with the slip form of PMC. You can paint this over any organic matter, leaves twigs, butterfly wings!- or use paper clay or cork clay- and it creates a replica in silver. The organics burn away and you are left with just the silver piece.

These pieces were done with simple slab techniques. Just roll the clay out, texture, cut, layer.

I don't think you could ever run out of possibilities with this.

Lots of options for textures. I used stamps and texture sheets from Krafty Lady plus some laces and metal texture sheets.

I've ordered more texture plates. *sigh* So many cool tools available for this stuff.
I need to get a few punch shapes, too.

I used some blacking on these pieces after they were polished to bring out the lines and textures.

I think I used some of the syringe clay on the upper left piece.


I still haven't gotten brave enough to fire up the new kiln.
I've been pretty busy with Christmas preparations anyway.

I do want to make a couple of things with PMC for Christams presents though- so I guess I need to find some courage somewhere.

I have some pieces I made in class with Linda Hanson that I will be using as gifts. :)