Saturday, July 21, 2012

Pets In Polymer

I did a transfer of the photocopy on to polymer clay, but added a thin layer of translucent over it and baked.  After it cooled, I distressed it, rubbed acrylic paint into the marks and wiped it off.  I lightly buffed the entire piece, front and back.  I made a herringbone necklace to hang the sterling silver hinged bail and pendant on.

8 comments:

coltpixy said...

It is so sweet! Beautiful piece.

Lottie said...

Wow these pendants are absolutely stunning - truly awesome. I have onlyjust started with polymer clay - had one attempt at an image transfer and it didn't work.

I guess I shall have to keep on trying!

Lois Moon said...

Great process. Thanks for sharing how you did it. I love the expression on the dog. I'm getting a similar look from one of mine because he wants to head out for a walk now.

DIAN said...

This looks so sweet. I might try this for my daughter: her two dogs are so precious.

Wax Beach Artist said...

I love this, how cute! Wow, it letting me make a comment...it has been broken for months! Yay, yay, yay!

Its All About Creating said...

Thank you everyone. And, yes, I'm glad the "leaving a comment" is fixed too!!

Monique U. said...

I'm glad to read about your process, which is similar to what I did. I wasn't happy with the quality of the transfer (it was a colour laser photocopy), but now I think I may have been unrealistically expecting a waterslide quality image. It works best with the distressing element you describe, I think. These doggies are just way too cute!

Barbara said...

How clever(!), and to wear one's pet in art this way is so touching. Chelsea is my favorite!