Posted By Lora Hart
When last we met, I was working on a project using Patrik Kusek's Woodland Chic stamp. I made reverse molds of a few different designs using two-part silicone molding compound. I then proceeded to make a number of teensy molded leafy bits and rocks. After they dried, I sanded them with 320 grit gray wet/dry sandpaper, a needle file, and a toothpick. Of course a few of the more delicate ones broke as I held them in my fingertips, but I have a long history of saving and using broken bits and pieces - so I didn't worry about having to rehydrate them.
|Some of the broken pieces are on the side of the chamber.|
|"Into The Woods"|
In Other News...
• Submissions for Cindy Silas' book 'Clay Combinations' must be postmarked by midnight tonight! So - if you have a fabulous photo of a piece that contains both metal clay and polymer clay, go here to download the form, and submit, submit, submit.
• Lark has also extended the time to submit to Showcase 1000 Beads until May 10, 2013.
• 500 Metal Clay Objects (which will probably go by another name) won't have an official call for entry until the fall.
So get busy people! Make some beautiful work using our favorite material and show it to the world! And take a look at my article in the current Metal Clay Artist Magazine which gives tips for how to go about the submission process and other grand tasks. ;)