Wednesday, June 29, 2016

ABS June Challenge

I adore the retro colors of the June challenge which features an art nouveau style poster showing a young woman reading a magazine.  I love the tangle of flowers wildly floating inside the frame.  I imagine her unbound hair would dance just as wildly were it set free.

  I felt that same wildness in the tendrils of my brain when I was creating these mini poly clay portrait style pendants.  It had been a long time since I worked with resin and emphera and I confess I felt both joy and fear in my mad experiments.  And I also felt a strange sense of abandon and release and totally immersed in the act of "play."  Isn't it lovely when that happens?  

As to the process, I started with plain white clay that I lightly textured using fabric as my texture tool.  Then I finger painted various colors very lightly using Genesis Heat set Paints. When all that was completed and baked, I resined the flowers and mod podged the papers.  After everything was dry/cured, I attached the flowers and papers to the baked/painted clay using resin.  That stamp on the pendant on the right I snuck from my boyfriend's collection. I fessed up of course (after the deed was done).

Below is the June challenge picture.

Go here to see more info on the challenge and other entries.  


  1. They look awesome! Gorgeous colors, so much detail and texture ~ just how small are they? Beautiful work!!

  2. The one on the right is 2.25 inches X little over 2 inches
    . The one on left with flower bunch is 2.5 inches X 1.5 inchese

  3. What fun pendants! I especially love the one with the stamp! I hope bf was not too mad you used it! ;-)

  4. Looking at the pictures , I didnt realise that they were so tiny, they are pretty


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