I made this pin last year for Halloween and have been wearing the heck out of it.
Sunday, October 31, 2010
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Friday, October 29, 2010
Today is my birthday! Happy birthday to me! I am enjoying every minute of it.
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Went shopping to IKEA to pick up a pot rack for our kitchen and snapped a couple of photos of their "winter" table setting.
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Went shopping to Michael's. I will probably cover this paper mache' skull with the rest of the Skeleton Crew cane.
Monday, October 25, 2010
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Saturday, October 23, 2010
I'm back in real time, but am going to work with my pre-posts until I am 100%. Everything went well and I thank all of you for your well wishes. Back to today's post...... I made a mold of a shell. Lightly spritzed the mold with water and lightly pressed the raw polymer into it. After releasing it from the mold, I pushed the center in to form a bowl shape.
I baked the polymer. When it was cooled, I filled in the bowl shape with Martha Stewart silver beads.
I squeezed a couple of drops of Magic Glos into the beads and stirred with a toothpick. I only wanted them coated, not buried under resin. I did not want a shiny, glossy surface but wondered if this would work. I cured it under the UV light for 15 minutes and it came out perfect. The beads are adhered to the polymer and have a dull rather than shiny finish. I love it.
Friday, October 22, 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
I convinced myself I needed some polymer skull napkin rings to complete my Halloween tablescape. I made the skull and cross bones from Kato polymer clay. I bought a silicone skeleton ice tray from IKEA . I cut one off, cut the depth in half and used it for the skull mold. I hand sculpted the cross bones, baked them, made a mold of them and then attached each of the cross bones to the skulls with more polymer and completed the baking.
I painted some second hand wooden napkin rings black, sanded and distressed them, then attached the baked polymer to the wooden napkin ring with Apoxie Clay. It binds the polymer to the wood like cement.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Posted before 10/18:
Monday, October 18, 2010
These are the Squiggle Beads featured in December's Polymer Cafe' magazine.
The fossils and arrowheads used in the display I have had 50 years. My dad used to take we three kids fossil hunting. He'd show us how to hit the rock just right, it would crack in two and reveal the most beautiful patterns; mostly ferns, but some bugs. The arrowheads I would find in my grandmother's cornfields after the tractor had gone through turning over the ground. I used to have a large collection, but these are all that are left after all these years.
Sunday, October 17, 2010
My article on "Squiggle Beads" made the December issue. Yay. I am so happy. It is good I have this excitement to balance out my extreme nervousness. I am leaving in the morning for major surgery and will be laid up 6 weeks. Again, I have the overwhelming urge to tell everyone how much they mean to me and how grateful I am to have them in my life. Including you guys. Thank you for following, visiting, commenting and being a part of my life.
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Friday, October 15, 2010
Congratulations! Carol of Carol Creech Studio won! Her blog can be found HERE and her website HERE. Carol is an artist who specializes in pet portraits and also home portraits. There were 17 entries and the Random Generator chose #15. A big thanks to everyone. I had so much fun and am going to do this again soon.
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Monday, October 11, 2010
......a bill. I fell in love with this antique Mexican sugar cone mold I saw on Geninne Zlatkis' blog "Geninne's Art Blog" (click HERE) and HAD to have it. Do I need it? No. Do I want it? Heck yeah. It makes me feel "artsy" and somehow connects me to the peaceful feeling I get looking at Geninne's studio.
It is so intriguing how objects connect us to something and at the same time create an emotion. How our five senses create our memories.