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.  

4 comments:

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

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  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

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

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

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