bead, Latvia, painting, polymer clay, road, sunset, trees, Virtual Paintout
One of polymer clay strengths is its ability for two colours to get really close and personal and not mush together. This is why techniques like millefiori caning and mokume gane are possible. Therefore I want to achieve subtle painterly blends and tie-dye water colour effects. Doh!
This month’s Virtual Paintout location is Latvia, and I decided to do my painting using polymer clay. As I’ve only just submitted my image I need to wait and see if polymer clay is considered a “drawing and painting medium” as specified in the challenge requirements. It was fun to do regardless and I’m getting closer towards achieving my idea.
The painting is pretty tiny (10cm x 10cm) so it’s smaller than it appears on my computer. Here is the reference location.
Other attempts at this technique include my earlier Art Bead Scene entry, and this swirl bead.
So far it’s super slow and my eyes go squiffy. So why don’t I just paint using PAINT instead of trying to make polymer clay do something it doesn’t want to? I don’t know, does anyone else?
julia christine stephen said:
If you were to use arcylic paint it would dry too fast, using oil paint means toxic substances and waiting forever for it to dry. that’s my input, lol 🙂
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Gerri McCullough said:
Maybe you like breaking out of the mould…striking new ground…doing something entirely different than others have done or doing something that the particular product you are using was not meant to be used for. 🙂