Monday, September 12, 2011

Accidental Creations with Polymer Clay

Post by Valerie's Stuff

There are times when I sit down at my work table with a clear mission-a picture of
an end product I want to create in my head.  Sometimes, I want to try an new technique or
revisit a favorite - for example, mica shift cuff bracelets:

 

Other times, I feel like playing with alcohol inks.  Or maybe I want to work with a new clay or am drawn
to a color.  Then there are times when stuff just happens.

One day, a little while ago, I was all excited to try a new clay -  in fabulous colors I might add -  so chores done, errands run, 
I plopped myself down for a nice long clay day.  It would have been lovely.  Except the clay I had bought was crumbly.  Not hard
like Kato, rather it felt as though it had been sitting on the store self too long and had begun to dry out.  I was determined
to make it work.  After much cajoling, (and a little clay softener), I finally had a smooth beautiful surface.  All was right in my
little world...until I accidentally dropped little scraps of clay onto the pristine surface.  I couldn't believe I had done that!  I reached for
my brayer and then I looked at the clay again.  I thought..."Hmmmm.  You know that's kinda interesting.....".  I arranged a few scraps
on top of my discs and added a bit of texture to the sides and faces.   Here is one of the end results:

My Flora and Fauna tone on tone necklace is one of my personal favorites.  It reminds me of how much I like this very forgiving medium and how much fun it is to create with polymer clay.

5 Smooshing Thoughts:

averilpam said...

I often find my creations don't turn out as planned - sometimes it's a disaster but often better than I'd expected!

Desert Wind Designs said...

Your necklace is lovely! It doesn't matter how much I plan, nothing ever follows the plan.

Dori said...

I love your necklace. Sometimes "accidents" aren't really accidents. It may have been your muse! LOL

valeriesstuff said...

Thank you!

Bewitching Dreams said...

That turned out just lovely! I bet Dori's right, your muse had a hand in that ;)