Millefiore is the Italian word for “thousand flowers”. This technique is thousands of years old in the glassmaking trade. Today’s polymer clays also make great use of this imaging process, with far more control of color and form available in this medium.
Participants will take images in colored clays and build them into millefiore “canes” […]
I do enjoy decorating eggs with polymer clay. These blooming beauties were first blown free of their egg-y contents, then coated with several cured coats of liquid polymer clay.I drew the faces with a Micron permanent ink pen, colored them with acrylic paints and gathered the bits and pieces for their hats.
Then came the […]
I’m finishing up my new tutorial on making polymer clay ball joint dolls and shooting the video next week.
Here’s a look at one of the dolls with her new clothing. Lulabelle is less than 6 inches tall, and dressed in hand dyed silk and cotton gauze, with Tibetan lambs wool hair. She and her […]
I’m happy to be a part of the upcoming Polymer Clay Adventure and you can be too! I’m one of many instructors preparing great new polymer clay projects with video and printable tutorials. I’m having a lot of fun making several styles of ball joint dolls in different scales and using Kato Polyclay. Aurora Rose […]
My polymer clay ball joint doll, Aurora Rose, has a new hair do. I am very happy to have replaced her mohair wig with one I made from Tibetan lambswool. The scale of the fiber is much more suitable to dolls, and it is available in a variety of colors.
It took most of a […]
I’m preparing all sorts of revamped pieces for the October show at KCP Gallery. PolyMarket Press is the Featured Artist of the month, and I’m presenting all sorts of art from the books I’ve written and published. That includes turning the 250+ “bolts of cloth” from the miniature quilt store featured in Adapting Quilt Patterns […]
It’s been an exciting few weeks that felt like a mini-month! We’ve rearranged a bit at KCP Gallery to make room for showing and doing lots of new artwork, and we are getting ready for the return to school and for Fall.
Things we’ve been working towards all summer are showing results, and it’s great […]
a finished miniature set of toiletries for a fashion doll
Life is smelling pretty sweet in many ways this summer! Here’s a page I just put together for a tutorial on making a miniature perfume bottle set for fashion dolls.
I love making miniatures, playing with graphic arts, and creating with beads. This […]
So much has been happening this year that while some projects get finished, they don’t always get fully documented right away…
However, the 2014 Polymer Clay Miniature Mask Swap did get made, photographed, sorted and mailed, and the 90 or so masks that I got to keep in return for mine are ready to be […]