Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Studio in Hibernation

I have just decided to close the studio for the rest of the holiday season. The items from my Etsy Shop have been sent to Sidestreet Studio here in Oak Bay and my only focus for the time being is just to tidy up so things will be organised for 2014.

The year is ending on a melancholy note with yet another gallery closing. I think I had better make finding some new venues my most important resolutions for the new year but along with that I have to decide WHAT I actually want to do! Lately I've been considering a return to clay on panels as I demonstrated in Cynthia Tinapple's Polymer Clay Global Perpectives.... I want to explore more abstract compositions with textural effects. 

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Using Metallic Inks on Polymer Clay

I purchased some metallic inks a year ago and wasn't pleased with the way they turned out with the approach I was using so I set them aside. This week I rediscovered them in a box and decided to see how they worked with my current technique. I am really pleased with these and a bonus is that the metallics mix with colours for really interesting effects too. This earring and bangle set is done with black, grey silver and white which I wear a lot but infrequently produce on the worktable due to gallery requests for bright colours. These were made to please me! I have  a set reserved for my own use but this set is in my aMused Studio Etsy Shop  for another fan of this very versatile palette.