Sunday, October 31, 2010

Experiments with alcohol inks

I've been having a go at using alcohol inks on clay recently. I can't say that I have cracked it yet but I'm definitely up for trying it out more as it is a lot of fun. Take a gander at my first few offerings.

 Mixed ink colours on blue clay.

Tip: The inks don't stand out well on the blue clay!



The following pic is inks on a translucent clay with alcohol inks mixed in.
Tip: the inks are a little dark on an alcohol ink base!








Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Polymer spaghetti beads

I really can't think of a better name for these beads than spaghetti beads! 


Made out of scrap clay along with scrap pendant and served with swarovskis crystals for added flavour :)


And a side salad of mixed cane beads...

Ok, not a side salad, i just like these beads but didn't think they should get their own blog post!


Sunday, October 24, 2010

Teeny cupcakes

I just had to share my latest cupcakes with you. They are sooooo tiny. The swarovski above the large cupcake is a 4mm bicone so I hope you can see just how teensy those little danglers are :)
Yum!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Silence

Speaking about Edensor and Chatsworth in the Peak District, Derbyshire.... Some things are just better left unsaid...





Thursday, October 14, 2010

Polymer pebbles

I'm still into using embossing powders with clay and my latest attempt was using copper embossing powder in varied amounts. I think the results are pretty cool - the clay cracked a bit and I forgot I had used Fimo so it browned when I baked at a higher temperature, but I think it actually adds to the effects! 





Wednesday, October 13, 2010

No name

I made this necklace up a few weeks ago. Seems a tad extravagant to give it its own post, but it doesn't really go with anything else...

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Entering embossing world

I've never been very satisfied with the results when using embossing powders on polymer clay. Having a huge stash of embossing powders though, I thought I would try them in clay. I love the results and I love not knowing what you are going to get in the end - check out the pictures below and see how different the unbaked and baked versions are!


 
Before on the left, after on the right.

 
Before in the middle

 
Mixed from all the scraps. I actually prefer the back of the pendant (bottom right pic)!

I think they will look even better in some jewellery.



Sunday, October 3, 2010

A gift to Marie Segal!

During my trip to the States I sent Marie Segal a box of my favourite British cake, the Cherry Bakewell. I had made a cherry bakewell cane a few weeks ago (see the link http://floraeme.blogspot.com/2010/09/in-name-of-research.html) and Marie had commented on how tasty the cane had looked. 


So whilst over in the States, I decided to send her a box of the real thing. You can read about Marie's taste testing here in her blog  http://mariesegal.blogspot.com/2010/10/very-nice-thing-to-do-jo-at-flo-rae-me.html