Sunday, February 28, 2010

New Techniques

I pulled out Claudine Hellmuth's book ..Collage Discovery Workshop, I'd been wanting to try out the techniques described in her book. Today was my first attempt at creating glazed backgrounds. I needed a surface to start from but didn't have any canvas or mat board around,
I did remember the scrap wood from a renovation project a few years back. Using the 2x4 scrap pieces I covered them book pages and matte gel, then applied Liquitex acrylic paints. At this point they are ready for some collage work.
This is a project I took on last night. ..using my ever growing baggie of polymer clay scrap...
...and turned them into these.
Roll polymer clay around wire then impress images with rubber stamps. After baking, fill in the stamped areas with paint and wipe away the excess. When the paint is dry apply Distress Inks and heat set.

Viola

13 comments:

Patina Marie said...

Hi Angie.

Those beads are very nice, but I really like the "scrap" boards. Add a couple more colors, frame and voila - wall art! I'll have to try me some collage on larger pieces of scrap wood. Maybe I should re-think donating my cheep-o doors to Restore???!!!

Cheers!

J said...

loving the beads!

Barbara said...

Angie

I love those beads. You always have cool ideas.See you next Monday

Christine Edwards said...

Those boards look so cool. And I'm loving the beads...fantastic idea.

Dorthe said...

Angie,
your beads are great, such a wonderfull idea, to use all your scraps.
And your wooden boards ,wow,
fantastic colors, and a wonderfull background for collaging.

xo Dorthe

cat said...

That's a lot of scraps!! Your beads came out pretty cool!!

marie said...

The beads are great ~ love the colors!

Question??? Why is this particular post signed "Viola"? Is that your alias?

Rachel said...

Hi Angie,

New to your site (via Pinterest...)

Was wondering what gauge wire you might use for the polymer beads?

Love your work!

The Provident Planner said...

Can you use any type of clay for these clay beads?

Carmen said...

I just found you via Interest. Thank you four this post on two counts. My daughter is just discovering polymer clay and will love having a play at these beads. Also I've been dithering over that book for ages, you may have just convinced me to buy it :-)

Carmen said...

Pinterest not interest - stoopid autocorrect :-)

Jayasri Nagrale said...

Hi, the beads came out really well. I wanted to share this with my readers and hence I have featured this on my page here, with backlink ofcourse. Here is the link:
http://www.letscreatecrafts.com/polymer-clay-crafts-ideas/

jess said...

Cute beads and great idea to use paper clips!