<Polymer clay steampunk 2-faced clown>This was a humongous project for me (took > week) and somewhat chaotic, since I only knew that I wanted to make a double-faced streampunk-type clown. Love the goggles, the striped top, the fabric-like texture on the coat, the pastels on the face. I read that PC artists use something to smooth the skin (e.g alcohol). This face is very uneven, and full of tool marks, which I find interesting in a way but made painting of the face (esp. the eyes) difficult.
< Polymer clay blackberry earrings > A simple project but definitely wearable! Aluminum foil core, base from violet+black+blue PC, "drupelets" of the same blend, a hint of liquid PC on the surface for a matte shine.
Rabbit astronaut | Polymer clay brooch/pendant I made a simple base-body, cured it and attached head and hands (at the "wrist") with wire (armature also in ears). Covered with the uniform and made details. Acrylics for antiquing and face. Pre-cured eyes. Two (failed) attempts at helmet. But by chance the transparent part turned yellow and looks very realistic.
<Polymer clay flame/lava earrings> Wanted to work with colour and 3D forms -some of the less explored areas for me. Experimented with skinner blend and stacked layers to get the desired look for the central part. Added "branches" and baked again. Made "grout" with liquid and raw PC. Followed tutorial (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4X9pCeZQxug) but couldn't make folds, just texture.
< Polymer clay dragon smoky quartz necklace > Main problems in this project: 1.I made a "ring" around the stone (not a flat base) to keep transparency. That meant a lot of handling that warmed the clay and affected the texture. 2. Some of the cornstarch wasn't washed off, maybe bc of the long time in the oven. 3. The patina didn't work all that well and the paint darkened the clay a little. 4.I would have liked the eyes to be brighter. 5.I should remember to bend the wire armature of loose…
Tin man brooch Wizard of Oz tinman pendant tin woodman miniature posable doll polymer clay convertible brooch/pendant
<Polymer clay tin man miniature brooch/pendant> What I would do differently: I would make it smaller, better legs to arms ratio, his teeth don't show bc the chin support in the oven was too high. He is spooky but nice and a poser!
<Polymer clay diorama pendant - dwarf in the forest> After 2 idle months, I finally made my 1st shadowbox pendant. "Case": copper PC with a hint of gold. I had some problems with the first attempt for a "glass" front (epoxy resin drying on wax paper ended up with texture;then I used the removable part of tape as surface). Wire loop for hanging. Antiquing with acrylics..
Polymer clay earrings violet orange green long dangle earrings with wooden beads
I started with the shape of the main bead and then chose the three colours: dark green, light violet, and orange. I highlighted the texture with a very light yellowish acrylic colour blend, and added wooden beads. I could have made a round flat bead and turn these into post earrings.
Harpist brooch harp miniature harpist figurine polymer clay brooch
<Polymer clay harpist brooch> The "harp" has a wire armature and beading wire for "strings" (looped around head pins and held on the bottom with crimp beads -covered with PC). I did the figurine in multiple stages (baking), to correct the face, arms, dress etc. The dress folds could have been better. Gold powder added w/ LPC.
<Polymer clay deer bracelet>Stage 1. Wire armature for antlers. Stage 2. Covering with golden PC and curing. Stage 3. Making the bangle and curing. Stage 4. Rough head form with aluminum foil armature, beads for eyes and antlers in place; curing. Stage 5. Head details and curing. Stage 6. Golden blend on the inside of bangle. Stage 7. The dreaded painting with acrylics. Stage 8. Sanding, buffing, varnish.