Tuesday, June 30, 2015

July Texture Plate Challenge

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For our July challenge we are featuring Texture Plates. Each entry has two photos, the plates themselves and something the artist created with the plate. Vote for your favorites. One lucky voter will be chosen in a drawing to win a gift certificate from one of our sponsor shops.



1. From Black and White to Color by Lisa of HiGirls 
Two 5 x 5 canvases are covered with the impressions from the texture plate created using scrap clay over a base. I like the ability to create multiples and it reminds me of lino cuts or woodblock prints. Black and white version is highlighted with white paint. Color version has been painted with tinted liquid polymer clay.

2. Bronze Copper Stamped Set No. 113 by Susan of 11BOLDstreet
A 1/4" thick sheet of polymer was textured using these ball-tipped tools, leaving some blank areas. After curing, I used the Speedball Lino tool to carve the ridges. 4"x5. This set from my texture plate was stamped into a custom metallic polymer blend and cured. Following antiquing with acrylics, I rubbed Gilder's Paste across the high spots and sealed. Read about the process on my blog: www.11boldstreet.com/2015/06/texture-plate-challenge.html

3. Ms. Cat in the Hat by Betsy of StrebeDesigns
After taking Lisa Renner's workshop in the Polymer Clay Adventure retreat I knew I wanted to do a sculpture. I love cats so the vision was born. Ms. Cat is 9" tall. To see the development of "Ms. Cat in the Hat" along with other views and links to the resources I used visit my blog post ... strebedesigns.blogspot.com/2015/06/cat-in-hat.html


4. Clay in Motion Pendant by Arlene of Ashpaints

This is the texture sheet that I made for the challenge using Sculpey Bake and Bend. It will actually wrap to a degree around an object to create a texture. The pendant was created using the handmade texture sheet. The texture sheet was made from Sculpey Bake and Bend, which gives it some flexibility when cured. Some of the clay was run through an extruder to get long thin strings of clay that were used to create the design on the texture sheet. These strings of clay (referred to as snakes) were used to create the design shown here. Silver acrylic paint was painted on, then wiped off so that the silver stayed down in the valleys while the beautiful blue blend of clay shows through.

5. Patches Texture Card Holder by Marie of MarieYoungCreative
I love the design on my texture plate, but I hated the impression of it. It lost the style when innies became outies. To get back to the original vision, I took a mold of the second version which allowed me to duplicate the original design. You can read about what I used to make the impressions here: http://marieyoungcreative.com/creating-with-texture-plates

6. Flower Note Card by Line of PlaySculptLive
Read more: http://playsculptlive.blogspot.ca/2015/06/a-challenge-by-any-other-name.html

7. Colorful Mosaic Business Card Case by Angela of polymerclaycreations  
I first started by drawing my design onto a raw sheet of Sculpey Elasticlay. After I baked the sheet I use my linoleum cutter to carve all the lines out. I made a second sheet from the first to have an "outie" image. The card case was made with a colorful Monet cane sheet then stamped with the texture sheet I had carved. I highlighted the raised areas with gold Rub-Buff wax finish.

8. Polymer Art Prints by Beth of CreateMyWorldDesigns
Hand made polymer texture plate was created to impress into clay and create these pieces of printed polymer art. To read more about this project please visit my blog: http://createmyworlddesigns.blogspot.com/2015/06/polymer-art-printing.html

9. Barley Texture Beads by Jill of JKollmann
Texture sheet using barley to create voids.



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