Thursday, May 28, 2015

Polymeri Online 28.5.15 | Back from USA Orlando Fandango 2015 ~ Journey Photo Album ✈, Christina's children's book figurines, 2 ways to build a polymer clay house, Free polymer clay bugs tutorial



I always say that you need a vacation after a vacation, running from one place to the other, visiting, touring, traveling - it's exhausting! ;)

Returning from my long US trip (vacation and polymer clay retreating) is not easy but I'm here to share some links I gathered over the past month.

First, my Orlando Fandango 2015 retreat photo album - I had the honour of being one of 3 instructors in this year Orlando Fandango 2015 – A polymer clay retreat hosted in Lake Yale, Leesburg, Florida, along with 2 colleague teachers (Lindly Hunani and Eugena Topina) and ~60 students.
My Alcohol inks "INKredible" class was chosen by last year 2014 Fandango participants as one of the 3 classes to be taught on 2015.
The classes and trip were wonderful in all aspects - people, organisational, personal.
INKredible polymer clay tutorial
Featured on PCD


As a final surprise I got spotted by Cynthia Tinnaple and featured on Polymer Clay Daily.
You are welcome to see photos & read more about it in my site post -
http://www.polypediaonlineexpress.com/orlando-fandango-2015-polymer-clay-retreat-photo-gallery/

LINKS!

Christina Patterson's children's books
Christina Patterson, also mentioned here in last year post was spotted in her Instagram gallery.
Back then I saw her & partner's cake toppers work, but now their cute beautiful creations are also in children's books.

You are welcome to visit their Facebook page here - https://www.facebook.com/bigfoxcreative?ref=hl
and website - http://bigfoxcreative.blogspot.ca/p/childrens-books.html


Jill's framed house
Jill Curran can get you a new home in a great price! A home in polymer clay! BUT! her creations represents memories... A place where a very special wedding, celebration, or christening took place, she sculpt them to fit a framed portrait, or a shallow relief house ornament. She starts from photographs and make a one of a kind customised replica of any building. 
A cherished personalised gift.

Avaritania's 3D polymer clay houses
Another "Home-builder" creating houses, this time in 3D - Avaritania
According to her post she is quite new in the live journal group page but judging from her work she has a touch of clay in her fingertips. 
If I understood correctly, she used to build them on thin paper as her base but when her walls kept "collapsing" she moved to a thicker cardboard and now she uses templates.

Polymer clay bugs tutorial
Last one for the day is another live journal catch - a polymer clay bug class by Aleksanta.
Now that the summer is getting near and bugs are around us, you can create some of your own and place them on a shirt, bag or even as a "scarecrow" to frighten other bugs!

Enjoy your upcoming weekend!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Polymeri Online 15.4.15 | Instagram Polymer finds, Sculpture-Mania, Mix media faces, Nail decals on polymer and my 2015 New INKredible alcohol inks and polymer clay jewellery class samples

This week it's Instagram-Polymer!

Domenico's figurines
Domenico Scalisi is a sculpture posting in Instagram as well as working in Etsy (his shop is closed at the moment so you can take a look at his sold items).
Domenico is from Italy and his creations are intriguing.
Both fun, smiling yet seems distant and sometimes sad.
He is using his sculpted art as figurines as well as on jewellery findings, creating custom portraits and designs. His Facebook page is fascinating.
https://www.facebook.com/NobuHappySpooky
His Instagram account gives you a glimpse into his process work - https://instagram.com/nobuhappyspooky/

Jacob's sculpturing
Jacob M. Reeb is another Instagram & Etsy's find, creating mummy dolls, or other collectible items, carefully sculpted to give his items an amazing character. He mentions acrylics, super sculpey as well as resin as his main materials, mentioning the items may break when falling. His store slogan "Confronting the shadow within..." genuinely reflects his art.
https://www.etsy.com/shop/ShadowWorkArt
https://instagram.com/shadowworkart/

Face rings by Nata
Nata Koshtelo's instagram features unique polymer clay work as well as drawing and mix media art. Her jewellery is mostly faces sculpturing, transfers & drawing. She has a vk account with more than 200 photos in her gallery.
https://instagram.com/nata_koshtelo/
http://vk.com/club_iri






Nail decals on polymer
Fancyful devices (Marina Rios) describe her Instagram account as "Victorian tribal rustic cosmic assemblage jewellery". She feels the happiest when she is sitting in a room when she has million of supplies all around her. She is a mix media artist but sometimes uses polymer clay in her work. Realising she had no flat coin beads for bracelets, she experimented with little fingernail decals on polymer.


https://instagram.com/fancifuldevices/
https://www.etsy.com/shop/fancifuldevices

I am getting ready for my class with new 2015 INKredible alcohol inks and polymer samples.
It was a fun adventure going back to my known alcohol inks techniques, with new knowledge I acquired during the years (INKredible was first released on 2012!).
It was a game of mix and match, adding new materials used in my newer tutorials while being loyal to the inks and previous class. I think this will be a good start for a new INKredible II class!
If you cannot come to my class you are welcome to check the online version here -
http://www.polypediaonlineexpress.com/product/complete-inkredible-alcohol-inks-polymer-clay-tutorials-ebookvideocd/


INKredible Polymer - Alcohol inks on polymer clay


















If your fingers tickle, come join us and play with alcohol inks!
:)



Friday, March 13, 2015

Polymeri Online 13.3.15 | Translucent, hollow, liquid polymer clay beads tutorial, Nail art micro beads in polymer, Complex bear canning, Extruded borders, little lazies monsters and 20% off all my supplied and tutorials this weekend

Friday 13th.... ;) A new post is up so you're lucky! 

Spring is getting closer and I am getting ready for two trips ahead - UK and USA. 
Passover holiday is closing in and just before we're starting our preparations, here are some cool links for you to browse around -

polymer clay translucent liquid
hollow beads video tutorial 
What does tights, tooth picks and liquid clay have in common? 
Give up? 
Hollow translucent liquid bead!
Sandra Ferreira has came up with this brilliant idea (new to me) where she is using pantyhose, soft potters clay of some kind, a toothpick, liquid clay which is applied in several layers and alcohol markers to paint the bead in colours. A heating gun is used to bake the liquid clay between layers. Then, all is soaked in water and the final result is a beautiful hollow bead!
So original!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4p7hmOnTF0
The full Facebook thread is linked here for more information or questions you may have.

nail art micro beads
in polymer clay
Belkomor has posted several works of hers using nail art acrylic/plastic micro beads. These beads somehow melt (?) or adhere to the clay and stay there after baking. I am not sure how they do not fall off, couldn't find any reference to this issue in the translation so if you know how she does that please let me know so I can sleep well at night :)
http://polymerclayfimo.livejournal.com/4777868.html
Here is a link to a bead tutorial using clay which can help with the understanding of the process, the link is forwarding us to ebay mentioning the beads are - "Color acrylic UV gel glitter powder beads".
http://www.thebeadbook.com/clay-bead-tutorial/

complex millefiori canning by Amy
Amy Gebhardt posted a cool bear cane in her Instagram account made of several separate canes.
I love complicated canning!
Her Facebook page is mostly personal, but you can find a couple of photos of her polymer clay work in several posts.
https://instagram.com/agebber/
https://www.facebook.com/amy.gebhardt.33

extruded borders by Elena
Elena JC is from Saint-Petersburg, Russia. She is another of my Instagram finds. She is using extruded canes to border her beads, wrapping them around her beads as a nice surrounding, then placing the beads in a nice manner to create an interesting design. 
https://instagram.com/chalyhev/
She is also selling her work at Etsy - https://www.etsy.com/shop/ElenaJCjewelry

Little lazies by leah
Last one for day is Little Lazies by Leah. She is the creator of cute monsters, little and lazy kind :) Leah was a full time cake decorator who very much enjoyed sculpting figurines out of gum-paste for the cakes she created. Her path changes when she created a monster for the top of her sister's birthday cake. Don't miss her monsters, they are adorable.

https://instagram.com/littlelazies



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Cosmic ceramic polymer clay molds sets
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Take care and have a lucky weekend!

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