Yesterday, I found this great texture photo in the pcagoe flickr group. My favorite texture is the one in the middle - how about you?
I then took an impression of this, cured it, and stamped the design. That clay is still "raw" in this picture.Would I do this again? Although I think my design is rather uneven and childlike compared to Jeanne's work, I think her technique is brilliant and worth pursuing. Actually, now that I think of it, there was a nice wallpaper pattern I wouldn't mind trying. Actually, I've had this design in my head for a while and today it appeared on Polymer Clay Notes. Well, I guess that's my next design for this technique.
This weekend I'm heading up to Vermont to attend an open house at UVM with my daughter. This is the last college visit until the spring when we have to make decisions . . . applications are just about done, SAT's are behind us, it's just the SAT II's and the waiting game. Oh yeah, school.
Last week I did a tutorial on building a light table for silk screening. This week I thought I would show you the process. This video was done for silk screening on fabric, the the same process applies to clay. I use Golden metallic paints - they must be "fine" or they will clog your screen. The first step to this process is the image. Any royalty-free images may be used (Dover Publications has over 400,000 of them). Or, you can make your own images.