Thursday, July 23, 2009

4x4 Polymer Clay on Canvas Collages

I've spent a few days working on a collection of little 4"x4"x1.25" canvases. Adding fish to my "Twilight Trees" motif is going to lead to some new larger canvases and the Teatime series (inspired by the teapot goddess- Wanda Shum) has has me going wild in my sketchbook- not to mention googling teapots all over the internet for some over the top shapes!


  1. I'm so glad you did this! I've been thinking of doing polymer clay and canvas, but wasn't sure how they'd "play" together. Any chance of you sharing more of your technique?

  2. I just joined the Cdn yahoo group and saw your toot to come on over. Let me say I'm very impressed by your work. I'm a beginner. Sharon Fraser (a long time member) and I get together weekly. Currently we are working on Laura Mika's book and are creating mirrors. I'm going to spend some more time on your blog looking around. What a delight to have found you!

  3. Hi Gera,
    I especially love your canvas pieces!!I do plastacine illustration and would like to do something similar with polymer clay, however I am unsure as to how to go about it, due to the larger scale. How do you bake your canvases once ready for the oven? Or are you using an air-drying polymer clay? And which brands lend best to your canvas work? Thanks for the great inspiration!
    Suzanne Del Rizzo

  4. .... polymer clay fires at 275F- far below a temp that can burn wood or canvas so there's no problem putting the canvas into the oven....


  5. Hi Gera,

    I have an idea that burns in me to try--air dry clay (not polymer but porcelain) on canvas. Do you foresee any problems using that? What kind of paint do you think would work best on the clay?


  6. Hi Chaylife- I haven't used porcelain air dry clay so I'm not the person to ask but I do urge you to try a prototype experimenting with a variety of paints and share how it goes!
    Best wishes-


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