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Faux blends of turquoise, coral and a back (not visible) in faux ivory, intermingle as inlays with black. Classic "Southwest"!
by Marcia of marcymPC
This is a set of 4 polymer clay covered tiles with a Southwestern theme. The pattern was created using a Jacob's Ladder cane. Adjacent slices were matched to produce a mirrored kaleidoscope type design.
This suncatcher was made using tinted liquid clay. I first made the outlines on a piece of glass with silver clay then filled in with the liquid clay.
This faux skull was created with 100% polymer clay. The base is slightly molded to add dimension. Faux tiles, rope and Native American inspired "bead work" made this a fun project for this native Pennsylvanian to experiment with! It measures 9 inches across the horns and 9 inches tall.
The fiery orange sun is hand-stamped onto translucent clay spiced up with dried paprika and inks. I sculpted the 3-D elements to lift the image from the background because I can't leave anything flat!
To me Southwestern means bright reds, oranges, terra cotta, green and blue, as well as geometric patterns. I made this cane in a workshop with Julie Eakes.
This mini-mosaic is one of my "Friends" series and features a heart with Southwestern designs. The color on the heart is a burnt orange acrylic glaze and a turquoise glaze was added to the designs. Each mini-mosaic measures 4 inches square by 3/4 inches thick and comes with a self-easel.
Polymer, liquid polymer, string, acrylic paints and embossing powders create this dreamcatcher/medicine wheel. The wood frame, leather and even the feather are all faux and made with polymer. To read more about the process of creating this piece, please visit my blog:
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