Wednesday, May 31, 2017

DIY Bronze Patina Swellegant on Polymer Clay

The before on this piece was inspired by the Art Nouveau Master Craftsman Rene' Lalique & although my own take on the piece I think it does justice to his gorgeous work.
Created from a custom blend of gold & bronze Premo clays, one of my clay faces & the lovely pyramid shaped bead I was gifted by a dear friend it still needed the final touch to bring it to life.
So in comes the Swellegant...I chose the bronze since that was my original plan, with the Darkening Patina. It really didn't have too much of a reaction so I continued on with the Sky Sapphire & that did the trick!
                                            It's really quite a lovely finish...don't ya think?
You can still see some of the Darkening Patina & the Sky Sapphire really pops. I gave her face just a bit of blue acrylic paint in the details to match the patina & she's gorgeous!
I truly love what Swellegant can bring to my work. To see a pendant you've put so much work into suddenly age right before your eyes is quite mesmerizing! I really do enjoy the process to say the least.
Well although we're at the end of May, I do have a few more of these Surface Effects pendant to share with you so stay tuned...Till Next Time!

Friday, May 26, 2017

DIY Polymer Clay & Alcohol Inks

Hi everyone, Lyn here again & once again the before image is a little bland but this time I'm using Alcohol Inks on Polymer Clay.
This time I've used the Silver Mixative on the hair & leaves & the Bright Purple from Ranger on the grapes plus I added a little of the purple watered down with Alcohol to highlight the hair.. The face I used Pearl Mixative on. I then went back & added a little Lettuce Green t o the leaves just to give it some contrast. A bit of Iridescent Violet Pearl-ex on the grapes gives it the final look.

Pretty, don't you think? I Well that's about it for today, sorry I'm not sure how these posts got out of order but you know?! Well...Till Next Time!

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Wisteria Polymer Clay using the Dye Oxides from Swellegant

I know the before photo is a little bland but just wait till you see what can be done using the Swellegant Dye Oxides. The pink tendrils are Translucent Premo with a bit of Alcohol ink for the color so that is stay nice & translucent.

First I painted the hair with the Copper Metal Coating & Tiffany Green Patina & the face with Silver Metal Coating & Darkening Patina & let that bloom. Then for the fun part...
I then used the Violet Dye Oxide(let it dry) & topped that with the Milky White Dye Oxide.

I really think she turned out Gorgeous! The Dye Oxides really brought out the texture that I added to the Wisteria Blossoms & I love how just a bit of the Copper peeks out around the leaves & hair.
This is the final video of the series on Surface Effects but be assured there will be more videos.
Well...that's it for today...Till Next Time!

Saturday, May 20, 2017

"Tree of New Life" Antiquing polymer clay with acrylic paints

Have you ever wanted to antique your polymer clay pieces but just didn't know where to begin. this episode of the series on surface effects I'll share just how to do it using acrylic paints.
Here I've used a wash(watered down acrylic paint) of black & raw umber acrylic paints to give the effect of an antique piece of jewelry. It really shows off the detail so nicely.

I used the black to accent the tree/vines &the brown to knock the color of the leaves back. I then gave her face just a bit of paint in warm white so simulate some tattooing.
What do you think? I think she's quite lovely, like a forest spirit.

So check out my YT channel for the latest video in the series for more on this technique.

Well we come to the end of another post...Till Next Time!

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

DIY Using Swellegant on Polymer Clay Pt2

Her again you may need to use your imagination since I failed to get a before photo but this time I used the Brass Metal Coating with the Tiffany Green Patina & a little Yellow Dye Oxide(just on the flowers) . The face is from the video I did on Crackle Finishes.

I love the beautiful oxidized finish on this pendant, especially the yellow on the really brings them to life! Once again brought together with a bead from a dear friend(you know who you Perfection!

Well that's it for another day...Till Next Time!

Monday, May 8, 2017

DIY using Swellegant on Polymer Clay

Ok, admittedly the before picture already has a base coat of swellegant Silver Metal Coatings on it but you should still get the general started out as Sliver Premo clay.

I then added the Darkening Patina to the piece & some of the Blood Red Dye Oxide to the Poppies.

After the Swellegant has time to bloom & Dry it takes on a whole new appearance! Basically "Instant Vintage"! She's so lovely! I added a bead made by a dear friend of mine & presto...finished!
Swellegant is amazing!

Well that's all for today...Till Next Time!

Friday, May 5, 2017

DIY Pigment Inks on Polymer Clay

This time I managed to get a before picture of the project, polymer clay hair & face with resin shells! Using some Pigment Inks I received from a dear friend of mine I cautiously tried them out & couldn't be happier with the results. I used 90% Alcohol to thin the pigment inks & to keep them liquid as they dry rather quickly once exposed to the air.

I know...right? She turned out gorgeous! The pearl dangle from the Pearls video was the perfect touch! Such a great pendant she will make, perfect for Summer!
Well that's it for now...Till Next Time!

Thursday, May 4, 2017

DIY Acrylic Paints on Polymer Clay

This week on my YT channel I covered using Acrylic Paints on Polymer Clay. This is the fun Faux Copper finish I achieved in the video. A little added Golden accents really brings it to life. This was done with DecoArt paints & was super easy to do. The face & the key & lock were all made of resin(Amazing Casting Resin) so you can see the acrylic paint works equally well on both surfaces.
Well that's it for now...Till Next Time!