Friday, February 28, 2014

March Challenge: Eggs and Egg Shapes

Our members' challenge: 
This month's challenge will get you thinking spring as members showcase their talents though works  featuring eggs and egg-shapes. Criteria: must be 50% polymer clay.  

Your challenge:  
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1. Spring Has Sprung Daffodil Trinket Box by Arlene of Ashpaints
This lovely little charmer is actually a two piece ceramic egg that I've covered with a soft blend of yellow polymer clay on the upper half topped by a grouping of daffodils. The lower half is covered by a marbled yellow blend which was impressed with swirls. A lacy looking border covers the join and adds a touch of elegance to the bottom.

2. Floral Fantasy Decorated Emu Egg by Angela of polymerclaycreations
This is a real blown out emu egg that I have decorated with polymer clay. Every flower, leaf and butterfly has been made separately and adhered to a blue to white blend background and surrounded with a golden leaf border. I only covered half of the egg to leave the beautiful emerald green of the emu egg showing. The stand I used for it is a lead crystal tulip shape. On the inside I baked in a floral mica shift band.

3. Mod Colors Egg Pendant Necklace by Lisa of HiGirls
I started out with inspiration from those fabulous psanky eggs that you see around this time of year. I ended up with something very different. Using ink colored translucent clay, I achieved these florescent colors- they are brighter than you see in the photo! Molded over an egg shape, it is backed with a fun pattern as well. This was my first attempt at a handmade toggle closure.
For more views: www.flickr.com/photos/39493796@N08/

4. LuLu by Betsy of PolyClayCafe
Meet Lulu. At first glance, she may look like a fashionista, but make no mistake she is first and foremost a protester. She believes chicks should get to keep the egg from which they hatched; especially, in her case, where her egg is a deep, dark, rich chocolate with sugar candy trim. She is rapidly outgrowing her egg, but she won’t leave! For more views, click here www.flickr.com/photos/98189899@N07/sets/72157640984377533/

This fun 3 ½” tall figurine is hand sculpted. and is made of almost 100% polymer clay. The exceptions are the sign’s pole, writing on the sign and a small amount of royal blue paint for the Lulu’s “cushion”. I used Ultra-Light for the egg, carving out a quarter section before the first curing. She is finished with Final Coat, a wonderful protective varnish that adds just the right amount of shine.

5. Wonderland White Rabbit Art by Marie of YoungCreative
In this freehand sculpt, I captured the moment that the White Rabbit emerges from his rabbit hole. I covered a chicken egg shell with polymer shapes to create the checker board path that wraps around the back, I cut a hole in the shell to allow the rabbit to sit down inside the egg for a more 3-dimensional look. The base is also polymer decorated with a freehand pattern. I used no molds and almost no paint. See more views:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/young_creative/sets/72157641583575144/

6. Hen and Eggs by Beth of CreateMyWorldDesigns
Hen and basket sculpture which covers a glass egg shaped vessel (the hen part sits neatly on top of the basket/grass bottom. Created with polymer clay and acrylic paints. This sculpture is 4.5 inches tall by 3 inches wide. To see more views of this piece, and to read about my creative process, please visit my blog: createmyworlddesigns.blogspot.com/2014/02/which-came-first.html

7. Black Tulip by Line of PlaySculptLive
Covering an egg to make a black tulip, my favorite variety!

8. Pink Granite Egg Brooch No. 127 by Susan of 11BOLDstreet
A fantasy pink granite polymer egg shape is buried in a faux antiqued silver polymer base. Underside is tapered translucent polymer, also antiqued and polished. A sterling wire double spiral and infilled carving serve as unexpected accents.
3 1/2" x 2 1/4"

9. Cane Covered Egg by Freda of FredaK
I covered this egg with canes made after a workshop with Carol Simmons.


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