Thursday, July 31, 2014

August Challenge Home Decor

For August our members focused on decorative items for the home. They could create anything inspired by the theme as long as the entries contained 50% polymer clay.



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1. Tea Pot for One by Berit of ClayImages
 A little tea pot for your tea party for one! This is my entry into the PCAGOE August challenge "Home Decor". Spiral canes make this tea pot fun and special. It's decorative as well as usable.


2. Balinese Silver Inspired Tea Pot by Lisa of HiGirls
This teapot was created with lots of black and burgundy clay and silver mica powders. The faux stones have a crackle of gold leaf.
To see more views: www.flickr.com/photos/39493796@N08/

3. Black & Purple Stone Prism Sculpture No. 143 by Susan of 11BOLDstreet
Purely for display, this faux stone polymer sculpture serves no useful purpose, except as luxurious eye-candy in your home decor scheme. Oh, and you will want to pick it up and handle it, too - it's silky-smooth to the touch! 


4. Pink Double Switchplate with Ribbon Pattern by Marcia of marcymPC
 A single switch plate in an abstract pattern with lilac and pale orange or beige and black inclusions, giving the impression of ribbons and bows. A randomized cane was sliced and laid out in a kaleidoscopic pattern on backing clay to create the design.

5. Summertime by Brenda of BeeJWilson
.. and the living is easy. I brighten up the bath in the summertime, and try to bring some outdoor beauty indoors. This soap dish and lotion dispenser are the perfect fix to do just that. The soap dish is made from the center section of a bright green wine bottle, cut in strips, then fused together in a grid pattern. I then slumped that over a bowl mold. I laid polymer clay inside the bowl and trimmed it all with butterscotch to accent the edge pattern. The lotion dispenser was once a salsa jar, covered with polymer clay to coordinate with the soap dish.

6. Cheery Songbirds Decorative Ornaments by Marie Young of YoungCreative
These songbirds began their lives as chicken eggs. They were laid by a well-educated chicken on a farm near me owned by a university dean. I sculpted playful polymer details over the hollowed-out egg shells. The bright color was achieved with polymer clay tinted with alcohol ink. The extra details in the wings and tail-feathers are really precious.   

7. Colorful Millefiori Floral Photo Frame by Angela of polymerclaycreations
This is a glass photo frame that I have covered with my floral canes.  

8. Patriotic 'Scope Pledge of Allegiance by Jill of JKollmann
Patriotic 'Scope Pledge of Allegiance with coordinating polymer stand. The banner has the entire Pledge of Allegiance, stamped one letter at a time. And spelled correctly!

9. Winged Creature with Beady Eyes Night Light by Betsy of PolyClayCafe
I've been on a night light kick lately, having lots of fun with translucent polymer clay (liquid and solid) and alcohol inks. So I knew I would make a night light. I made two for the challenge and this was the one I decided to enter in the challenge. The finished product is a large 5" tall x 4 1/2" wide by 1 1/2" deep.  For how this creature evolved and for more views visit my blog post at http://polyclaycafe.blogspot.com/2014/07/winged-creature-night-light.html

10. Peace Dove Mosaic Cross by Arlene of Ashpaints
The focal tile of this cross mosaic is a Peace Dove. Each tile in this inspirational piece is handmade and impressed with deeply etched stamps. After curing, a combination of antiquing mediums, acrylic paints and metallic wax is used to enhance and highlight the designs. The wooden form is the only part of this piece that is not handmade of polymer clay.

11. Rays of Summer Soap Dish by Beth of CreateMyWorldDesigns
Polymer soap dish "lacy polymer" center and faux ceramic glaze finish. For more views and to learn more about my creative process for this piece, please visit my blog: http://createmyworlddesigns.blogspot.com/2014/07/rays-of-summer.html


12. Pink Flower Bowl by Line of PlaySculptLive
Liquid polymer and fabric bowl. Read more: http://playsculptlive.blogspot.ca/2014/07/something-for-home.html

13. Soap Dispenser by Freda of FredaK
Black and white mokume gane with red accents

14. Revolving Bottle Stopper Art Display by Jill Stone of Beautified Essentials
Some wine connoisseurs collect bottle stoppers and have them on display in their house. I have had fun making over 1,500 bottle stoppers over the past 2.5 years and selling them in olive oil and vinegar stores, wine stores, and wineries across Colorado and New Mexico. My new stopper designs have different art on each side of the chrome stopper- there are 30 stoppers on this display. You can take a closer look at my designs in my other Flickr pictures.


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