August 27, 2010

Bird Pendant

I wanted to make a ceramic pendant for my second little sister's birthday.
Not knowing much about ceramics, and not having access to a kiln,
I decided to cheat and make one out of polymer clay.
I rolled out a clay coin with a little hole at the top and hardened it in the oven.
I drew the design onto a piece of paper so that I could get better detail, and painted over it with
cobalt blue acrylic paint.
I then glued the paper onto the clay, covering it with several layers of white glue.
I finished it with a thick coat of high gloss resin, which created a slightly domed surface.
It's not ceramic, but I think it looks pretty close!

August 18, 2010

The Real Slakah

Slakah the Beatchild poses with his shiny new action figure.
Can you see the resemblance?

August 3, 2010

Beatchild Action Figure

This character is based on Toronto performing producer Slakah the Beatchild.

I modeled it out of white polymer clay, painted it with acrylics and lacquered it with a high gloss resin.

August 2, 2010

Quilled Card

I made this quilled card and attached it to a bottle of Veuve Clicquot as a wedding present
that is to be opened on the newlywed couple's 10th anniversary.
I had never done quilling before, but I think the little strips of coiled paper add an elegant flourish!