Sunday, April 1, 2012

Quilts and Clay = Color And Cutting

I find a lot of similarities working with fabric, dye and paint making quilts and creating with clay.

Of course the most obvious is probably color.
I LOVE color and both mediums fill my soul with the infinite variety of colors I can use.

Creating a variety of patterns in each medium is a challenging way to create pleasing creations.

This is a group of 20 unbaked amulets.
Making the canes, which is one of the beginning processes to make these, is like slicing and dicing fabrics.

When I bake these there is usually a slight change in the colors. I intend to keep these separate from the other ones I bake so I can show you the difference in a few days.

The milky white area on this amulet is actually transparent clay. It should become transparent and shiny when it is baked.

I hope you will stay tuned to follow this adventure in polymer clay!


Robin said...

Love all the patterns and colors of the buttons. Do you ever make square ones? how long does it take to make a button.
Puzzle of the enlarged picture of the one button please.

Katie said...

Wow, I quilt, dye, and polymer clay too! A lady from my own heart! WOW, although I've got stockpiles of clay, I don't much have time for it anymore since most of my time is spent quilting ;c) Beautiful cane work!