Wednesday, September 29, 2010
I'm not sure about all of them, some of them I like more than others. But, I love playing with texture! No molds here! I have a few basic tools, and some home made texture sheets.
There are also random household items such as crumpled foil, sandpaper, paper towels, screws and whatever else I can find.
Just building the texture with polymer clay isn't enough. It needs something to highlight the texture and make it stand out.
"contains a binder that permanently adheres to polymer clay" so it is permanent (unless you put way too much on - Ask me how I know).
But, I'm finding that doesn't always bring out the texture like I would like. Also, the pendant on the right, it's to much all over shiny silver. Kind of boring.
The other thing I do is add a glaze or two of acrylic paint, usually burnt umber. I also use the metallic colored paints to highlight and give a metallic look.
I applied acrylic paint to the silver pendant so that it now looks like old bronze. I like it much better now!