This weeks colour palette creations
In my last post I told you about the Color Palette a Week Group on Flickr. Well here is this weeks colour palette – it’s bright and I didn’t think I liked it but you have to try these things.
I mixed up the colours with some pearl clay included to make them a little softer and because I was in a shimmery type of mood. I also used the opportunity to try out some of the things on my ‘want to try’ list.
Here’s what I made
|This is a very experimental piece. I finally tried using metal leaf for crackles and I think you will be seeing more of that! The top part is a Sutton slice which worked beautifully thanks to the tips in Lisa Pavelka’s -The Complete Book of Polymer Clay, I used another of her texture stamps to do it, the back is textured with the same stamp btw. I then tried out using a layer of liquid polymer clay as a varnish/protective layer over the gold crackles. I baked the piece as normal and the liquid clay was still a little milky so as recommended by Donna Kato I got the heat gun on it and wow – before my eyes it transforms to become clear and shiny. I’m not sure you will see a piece quite like this again but I will be using all those techniques some more. I didn’t like this at all when I first made it, it was a playing about piece but now it’s growing on me and I almost like it.|
|Whilst shaving the mokume gane I created a pile of shavings which looked rather appealing, they became this funny little pendant, another one I’m not totally sure about but it’s different!|
So nothing I am totally in love with, they aren’t my colours but they did make me push some boundaries and try some new things so it was a worth while exercise. If nothing else the scrap clay from the 3 colours together makes a lovely red!