Friday, November 30, 2007

Gingko box

More Altered Altiod boxes. This one I stamped the Black clay with Gingko stamp sheet which gave me a deep impression. I used another one of my Beauty Supply Store finds as paint.You are right! I was using the nail polish. The result is breathtakingly and stunningly pretty. Of course, inhaling the toxic fume from nail polish kinnda make me felt like I was using drug or something. :)
May be I should wait for summer so I can do this outside in the open air.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Deep Purple

This is another box I just finish. The color purple is so pretty in person, it is so hard to take a good photograph.
This is a result from the "Beauty Supply Store" find. It had become my favorite place to go, right across the street from my store. They start giving me discount because they like what I made with the eyeshadow.

Black & White Beads

I've, secretly, learn how to make cane. LOL. I always tell people that I don't make cane, just simple Jelly Roll. After helping "Cat" in her class at Bead&Button, I felt like I should give it a try. So, here they are. Just like most of my works, they look more "Graphic" than "Realistic". So don't ask me what kind of flowers are they. They are flower look alike.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Pearl Powder for Polymer Clay

Here's the "secret" that I 'd promised to reveal. The metallic powder, or the Pearl powder that I used are eyeshadows. I stumbled into a Korean Beauty Supply store and saw these small bottles of eyeshadow, so I bought a few. The results are stunning and if these powders are to be used on your face then they should be non-toxic, right. They come in a small bottle which allowed me to buy several colors.
If you don't have a Korean Beauty store near by, or do not have enough courage to go in one, I offer these powders on sale at my ETSY store @10 bottles for $20.00.
If you happen to have the beauty supply store near you, may be, you should venture out of your way to discover something new and different. Be creative and don't forget to share.
P.S. You can order the powder from ETSY now, I ment to put 5 sets on there not just 1, duh. You can also email me or send in the check. Thanks for asking

More boxes

2 more boxes, the Gold one is Rub N' Buff and the Blue one is made with the "Magic" Powder. :) Pretty, isn't it?

Thursday, November 08, 2007

The Power of Mint

My new toy, the Altoid box. Just decided last night that should give it a try. I finished 2 boxes. Both using Barbara McGuire's rubberstamp sheet.
The silver one I used Rub&Buff and the colors one I used the "secret" powder. LOL. I will tell you soon what they are and how to buy them.
I've asked Matt if he would save me his Altiod box after he had finished it. He put his mint in a plastic bag and gave me the box. Later, he makes a joke about a bag of mint that make him looks like a drug dealer. So, Matt, this one for you.
Don't under estimate the power of the Mint and the empty tin box covered with Polymer clay. I think he will like it.
And I will have many, many tins to cover in the up coming year.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

All the leaves are Brown

And the sky is Gray.
My leaves are Silver and Gold. :)
These are my new leaf pins with magnet backing. Simple to make but looks sophisticate, isn't it? Light weight but durable. Thanks to my private on-line tutor. Without your technical support, it won't look this good.
Hum, do you want to guess how I make those leaves?
The round pendant in the middle is the disc I painted. Just put the frame on it so it can be used as a pendant.

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Back on the drawing board

This is just an update for my fans who might wondered if I am still around. Before I called myself a Polymer clay Artist, I was a beader. Before that I am a stay-at-home mom and a crafter. Before I quited my job as a landscape Architect to be a full time mom, I was an Architect. Now I am a book-keeper at the Sushi restaurant named Naked Tchopstix. I am making $10 an hour just like when I started working 20 years ago. No complain here, I am thankful for my second chance in life to go back to the workforce. Also eating Sushi everyday is not bad either. My boss want to expand the restaurant so I offered to draw a plan for him, now I am back on the drawing board.
I still pretty rusty, after all, the last time I was on the drawing board was 15 years ago.
I am the old breed of Architect who still draw with pen and paper. AutoCAD version 1.0 was the one I learn in college but I am pretty sure making a sketch by hand is a lot faster than using a CAD, for me that's it.
I still clay, but not as much as I used to, so I have to apologized. The construction will be done in a month, then I will go back to clay again.