Monday, October 31, 2011

Polymer Play Days 2011 workshops

Alison Gallant taught us how to use silk screens on polymer clay. I  thought I might not enjoy this workshop as I have a tendency to make a mess! I didn't. Make a mess I mean, I certainly enjoyed the class. I believe this workshop will soon be available on CraftEdu and I do recommend doing it.


Pendant and earrings in the making.

I think the pendant will look great on a lovely beaded necklace - photos to follow when I make that (give me about 3 months!!)


I added a layer of liquid Kato (to seal in the pattern) and blasted it with my heat gun after baking to give the pendant that glossy/glassy look. Thanks to Jema for that tip :)

Shown in artificial light - it shows the glossy look off better!

Polymer Play Days 2011 workshops

Here are some piccies one of the Polymer Play Days 2011 workshops.

Stephanie Kilgast showed us how to make miniature fruit flans. As you know, I've done miniature foods before and thought that I might not get a lot out of this tutorial. Of course I was wrong! It was loads of fun and I picked up some really good tips and tricks. 

Aaah, banana cream pie!

Packed with anti-oxidents




Here are some custard tarts I made following the workshop. 



  

Friday, October 28, 2011

Craft room chronicles

All sorted :))

This is organised for a craft space!

It is an odd shaped room so provides perfect storage space for my craft bits and bobs. 





Thursday, October 27, 2011

Box of dreams

Sighhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh



I wish this was my box of clay! It belongs to www.polymerclay.co.uk who fed our polymer clay  habit for the Polymer Play Days 2011 weekend.



Polymer Play Days 2011

 I took a break from being a master house renovator recently and attended Polymer Play Days 2011 in Alfreton, Derbyshire. This year it was a little different. We had 4 workshops and 6 demonstrations, all from great polymer clay artists.


As the craft room has been out of action, I haven't had a chance to finish my play days projects yet but here are some shots from the clay weekend.


Natalia Garcia de Leaniz teaches us bountiful bangles
Stephanie Kilgast's miniature class
Allison Gallant's screen printing class
I didn't take any photos of Christine Dumont's workshop - I was busy concentrating on the techniques she was teaching us.

Cats made from Leslie Blackford's demo. These were for Helen who co-organised Polymer Play Days.

My cat - check my dirty fingers. Oh the joys of using acrylic paints!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Craft room chronicles

Well it is all painted, glossed, carpeted and now I need to organise. Guess what I am going to be doing all day?



My inchies

I forgot to take a photo of my inchies before swapping them at Polymer Play Days 2011. Here are the ones I had left!




Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The craft room

Here is the craft room in its current state...




It is getting there very slowly.


Friday, October 7, 2011

Dough Diaries

I made these canes several weeks ago as part of my dough experiments but in the process of moving house, I put them to one side. Now I can't remember which dough I used on which cane. Oh, well there is always a use for canes!