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Inspiration: The Polymer Pebbles Project – Time to Relax

Oh it really is time to relax!! Let me share with you my creative, relaxing process. Visual Diary Exploration Is there a relationship between what you create and how it makes you feel?  This is a question I had never really contemplated before. My desire to explore this saw me pull out the visual diary…

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Tutorial – Experimenting with Ironlak Alcohol Inks, Mylar and Polymer Clay

Hi all, I’ve been experimenting with alcohol ink again – yay!!!  It’s actually been a really busy time personally with not much studio time which has sent me a little crazy I must admit.  So yesterday I decided to clean away everything on my table which meant packing up the Ironlak Alcohol Inks and I…

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Polymer Clay Work – Ink Love Tutorial Pieces

I’m so in love with alcohol ink – they are exciting and vibrant and can do sooooooo much. The last few weeks have been a whirlwind of explorations and experiments as I’ve continued working with alcohol inks and polymer clay.  I’ve been playing with all sorts of things and have been pushing the medium to…

Polymer Clay Work – Kato Liquid Clay Pendants and BOHO Inspired Necklaces

For the last 3 days I’ve been in the studio…no housework, no washing, no cooking, no visitors, no phonecalls, no driving…nothing but playing in the studio.  I don’t normally get this good a run but….hubby is away – woohoo!!  ohh I mean – gee I miss him! hahaha  Actually I do miss him but I…

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Polymer Clay Work – Bohemian Inspired Polymer Clay Leaves and Earrings

I watched a movie just recently called Plastic Ocean and I have to say, it had a huge impact on me.  I won’t go into all the details but let’s just say my attitude towards what I create and how much I create has changed incredibly.  Rather than create a pile of things which will…

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Workshops – Upcoming Colorado Workshops

I’ll be heading overseas in October and the amazingly talented Lisa Lambright from The Great Create has extended a very warm welcome for me to teach at her workshop space/studio.  The final details aren’t confirmed yet but as soon as they are I’ll pop them in a newsletter to you.  I’ve been playing around with…

Inspiration – Veneers; What Can I Do With Them?

Stuck for ideas on what to do with all those beautiful polymer clay veneers you’ve just created?  I have a few ideas, there are many more but these might get you thinking. Let’s start with some wall art.  Create simple wall art pieces from those veneers that are too beautiful to cut up, or go…

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Polymer Clay Work – Some New Finished Pieces Featuring Swellegant Veneers

This week I decided to use up some of the Swellegant veneers that have been sitting on my desk…for quite a while now I might add.  I had a range of veneers to work with including the Swellegant range, some foiled veneers, inky texture and crackle.  I created some simple shield pendants and then mixed…