Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Polymer clay day two

I've spent the morning finishing off my polymer clay bits that I started yesterday.  I am just too impulsive to wait for the polymer clay workshops to start - they are not listed on the site yet - so I am just playing around at the moment.

This is one of the oriental dragons.  I didn't sand it very much - just the sides, as I wanted it to look like something vintage - and dug up on an archaeological site.  I gave it a coat of black acrylic paint, then some gold rub and buff paste - then gave it a rub.  It looks much better in real life and I am pleased with my first efforts - but undoubtedly I am sure that I will cringe with embarrassment when I look back at this in a few months time.

The leaves I should not have photographed under a spotlight as they look incredibly shiny and plastic - but in real life, they are a duller colour and not shiny.  I think I will apply a dark green paint, then they will look more like rose leaves which are much darker.

I am going to attempt to make roses or rose buds - and I might make more leaves and try to attach wires to them, and to the roses - or not - depending how I get on.


maggie said...

Lottie, you've made a great start on your polymer clay journey. I look forward to day 3.


sam21ski said...

Glad to see you're getting right stuck in there, can't wait to see how your roses turn out Lottie

Sam xxx

Sandie said...

Good job it wasn't a Genies' lamp that you rubbed!
The dragon looks like an ingot of gold.
How will you make the roses? Using a 'ribbon' of pc and folding/rolling it or by making individual petals and fusing together somehow? or a variety perhaps?

Looking forward to seeing your pc work's progress.

Sandie xx

Sid said...

Great polymer clay pieces Lottie, glad you are enjoying the clay as an art material. Happy New year to you !

Anonymous said...

These look great painted. xx

Anonymous said...

Love the dragon and those leaves are wonderful to Lottie - for a beginner you have done lovely work and you are obviously an artist too :)

ScrappyDandyDoo said...

Lovely work Lottie :D
Julie xx