Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Fun with Clay



Inspired by Sherill Kahn's latest book Creative Embellishments, I've been allowing myself some play-time with clays and paints. The first batch shown here was done with an air-dry clay called Hearty, painted with Lumiere colors. They're very light, but there was some warping. In the second photo, the oval piece is again the Hearty clay and it warped, too. The other two are Sculpey UltraLight, which requires baking to cure, but there was no warping in those. I love playing with the Lumieres, I've just ordered a whole new batch of colors! These pieces will be fun embellishments for journal covers, boxes, etc. Sherill suggests they could make cute wearble pins, too, but you'd need to use a sturdy clay for that purpose.

12 comments:

Kai said...

These are LOVELY! Isn't that new Ultra Light Sculpey fun? And I want to try out some twinkling H2Os on that! Great idea, Sweet Mary for embellishments! Each is very unique and beautiful! The paints add a really nice touch!

Linda Fleming said...

Oh, wow! I love those! I will have to get that book to see how it is done. They would make look wonderful as pendant on necklace, hnging from a silk cord. And what wonderful stamps you have!

Judi said...

I like these! I don't like that clay though, ha ha ha.

Shashi Nayagam said...

Oh how beautiful. You always come up with beautiful things. Did you stamp the clay?

S. Nicolas Originals said...

Haven't had a chance to try the Ultra Light yet but intend to soon. These are awesome Mary. They could be used in any number of ways.

Jacque Uetz said...

Mary O. what wonderful clay pieces I can just see them on my dolls as embellishments ,you did such a great job , color and all!..Also would make a wonderful necklace or pins..Maybe you should open you etsy store:)

Fran said...

I love these clay pieces. They are wonderful.
Love & Hugs
Fran

Jan D said...

Oh I love these MAry I know I say that about all your work but it is true I love it all and my computer is fived canyou telll I am back hmmmm

Sherry Goshon ODACA said...

wohoo I love them...awesome...

Linda said...

They are wonderful...and I want to see you stamp collection...

Grasshoppa's Art Adventures said...

These are just gorgeous! I have not tred the ultralight yet as have the air dry light clays, So good to see new stuff on your blog as it is always a treat!

Bear said...

oh Mary O
I have been looking forward to getting this bool- like in about 3 years ggg- anyway its definately on my wish list now - these are beautiful Mary O- I love thejm heapsa and so bright and pretty!!! I love the genesis one but its got purple in it and think the later ones are prettier and the shines show up much better- clebber Mary O U is really clebber darling friend
love n hugs bear xoxoxoxoox