Last fall, when I first started playing with polymer clay, I played around and created a few little birdies. Just experiments, didn’t even finish them. I thought they were cute, but not really sure how I would pursue them.
|My 1st attempt!
Fast forward to this week…I found some polymer clay on sale at Michael’s and bought a bit and played a little and decided to revisit the birdies. My 1st ones were a bit flat, although I love the addition of the flowers. This time I tried to keep them a bit rounder, made the flowers a bit smaller and started out with a neutral base.
Here is sort of a flow chart collage of their evolution!
I wasn’t sure where to go from there, but stumbled on a tutorial from an artist I admire, Staci Louise Smith
, on a crackle glaze technique. Note to self, make sure you have the correct materials before you start a process! I had everything but the crackle glaze, but since I am impatient and want to do everything when I want to do it, used a different type than the tutorial stated that I found at Michael’s…I will be ordering the kind Staci recommended. My version didn’t actually crackle!
Here is where I am now…aside from the “no-crackle” finish, I am smitten by their shabby folk-art look. I definitely see more polymer clay birds in my future!