Monday, April 15, 2013

Sculpting Wildflowers with Polymer Clay

While walking the dogs this morning, I noticed the shape and color of Dandelions. Have you ever looked at them as a beautiful wildflower instead of a pesky weed?

They are a vibrant and bright yellow, with tiny, thin petals in a beautiful, balanced design.
Whether you are doing fairies, fairy houses, containers, or just about anything you are sculpting, you need a prop stash. Flowers and leaves are a must.

Instead of the usual roses and daisies, take a walk with your camera and take pictures of the wild flowers in bloom. Study their color and shape then sculpt then for future use. Be sure to make them from small to large.

As I find them in bloom, I will post the pictures here. Copy them for your use. Lucky you,if you are in Texas. I wish I had thought of this when I lived there. Texas is loaded with beautiful wildflowers of all descriptions. Wherever you live, I am sure you have many that are not found in Okla. If you can, share them with all of us. Just copy and paste them to the comment section below.

Enjoy your day, wherever you are:

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Beautiful and Fun Uses for Polymer Clay

I have added several new pictures to my pinterest  boards. You definitely need to check the board - Clay Being Useful.

While you are visiting, see lots of new Fairy houses.  

You can also add your own pictures to these boards.

I am working on a new venture or business for me. It does involve polymer clay on jars, bottles, etc. Looking to sell them at a flea market here in Tulsa. this flea market does not have junk! Or not much anyway. Lots of antiques and craft items. Really it is more like a one day a week craft show. My husband and I used to set up there every Sat. when I was making skin care products for people and dogs. This was about 8 or 9 years ago. I went and visited yesterday and it is a lot better than it was back then. Lots of junk mixed in with the antiques. I was so pleased to see how clean and busy it was yesterday. I was struck by the people leaving with hands full!. Pretty well made up my mind for me to start going there again. But first, got to build up more inventory.....

Have a good day,