Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Crossing over, my new experience with Polymer Clay





As many of you know, I am not much of the cane maker. I'm just afraid; don't want to make mistake, don't want to waste clay, don't want to do the same thing over and over, can't sit still long enough to make a cane. But I am not afraid to try new thing. After helping CAT with her class, I had learn few things, as a matter of fact, a lot of things. So I just give it a try.
Last Friday, we had a side walk sale, so Joan had me set up the table outside her boutique. I brought some Polymer clay with me and I started making Skinner blend, then someone wanted to know how I put the line inside my cane and I had to show her the magic trick. Next thing I know, I had all these leaves and petal canes and, hum, what will I do with them.
So, as you can see, I slide each petal cane up and make flowers. Different shape, different size, they'd kept me entertained for a couple of days now. This is fun.
I opt not to make a whole flower cane and did not burnish it down. I am not intend to make a perfect cane either. Another way to play with Polymer clay.
The pendant on the right is another idea, part sculpting, part painting. I also use the Rhinestone and the Monarch Butterfly from Scott.
FUN FACTS & TIPS: The Capital of Thailand is BANGKOK, but Thai people call their city "KRUNG-TEP", means "City of Angle". It is short for "Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Ayuthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Piman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit". And I am not kidding.

5 comments:

Polka Dot Creations said...

Your cane slices look very pretty appliqu├ęd on black like that!

K. Hernandez said...

Isn't the best thing about polymer clay that you can keep trying new things and you never have to get bored?! Canes one day, beads another, mica shift, or who know what else! Ahhh, I love clay! Nice work on your canes Ponsawan!

SILASTONES said...

Thanks Lisa, I am looking for the word "appliqued", sound good to me.

SILASTONES said...

Keila, I hope we can make CAT proud. :) LOL

Christie said...

Beautiful beads, Ponsawan! And your picture is wonderful too! I am glad you are experimenting with canes. They are FUN.