Two years ago, I took a polymer class at ArtBLISS with Christine Damm – it was so much fun and I really enjoyed it a lot. Obviously I didn’t have enough time because I came home and promptly put the supplies away and never took them out again… ****pouty face**** Here’s a couple photos of what I made – the purpose was to make a stacked pendant; the first photo shows the pieces I actually managed to color in class with alcohol inks. The second and third photos show the ones I made in class, but never added any color to at this point.
Recently, I purchased a tutorial to spur me on to get the polymer back out again. While I didn’t get any further along the path in terms of coloring, I did make these components and still have to finish them.
I did get a few spare minutes recently to play with some more clay. I used blue and fuschia clay first, then used the bronze colored polymer clay to make the heart. I actually LOVE the heart so much, I’m not sure if I should add any paint to it or not. I was thinking of adding a gold color, then wiping most of it off so that it would just be in the indented portions of the heart. Of course, I really need to bake these first!
I really like learning new mediums and I am taking another polymer bead class with Christine Damm in September at ArtBLISS making actual round beads. I’m excited, I really like Christine’s work.
So, what new mediums have you been playing with lately? Do you love it or not? Would it make you leave your current medium or have you found you enjoy sticking with one?