Thursday, March 1, 2012

March Challenge: Bold Graphics

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For our March PCAGOE challenge, we decided to show off the "bold graphic" side of working with polymer. Anything that used squiggles, dots, stripes, letters, icons to create a "bold graphic" was fair game. The graphic could be part of a larger whole, but the graphic itself had to be created from polymer clay. Accenting with paint or pearl powders was okay.

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And the entries are:

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1 - Bold Graphic Challenge Bracelet by Jill of JKollmann
This was made for the PCAGOE challenge theme
for doing work with bold graphic elements. Challenging, yes, because it's not the way I'm accustomed to thinking, so it was a great exercise.
2 - Mod Zippered Brooch by Lisa of HiGirls
"Bold graphic patterns" reminds me of the mod 70's, and so I created this brooch using the "crush helix" technique (which seems more than a bit mod to me), and added the zipper for fun!

3 - Rainbow Crazy Quilt Handmade Keepsake Box by Angela of PolymerClayCreations
My entry into this month's PCAGOE monthly challenge was pretty fun to make. The theme for the month was Bold Graphics. It had to have an "in your face" bold theme including stripes, swirls and patterns. Everything I make pretty much is as colorful as I can make it, this being no exception. I love bright, bold colors and patterns. I started with a 100% polymer box that I had made and covered it with several styles of canes I made especially for this project.

4 - Jungle Fever Bracelet by Berit of ClayImages
This bracelet is made with a collection of my animal print canes. My entry into the March PCAGOE challenge "Bold Graphics

5 - Bold Graphics Necklace by Jan of JanGeisen
"Overstuffed CABezels using patterns made from my Jacob's Ladder tutorial"

6 - Zebra Bracelet by Becky of BeckySueCreations
"This was done for the monthly challenge bold patterns. The usage of just two colors black and white and lines created the overall pattern."
7 - Bold Bee Garden Stake by Line of PlaySculptLive
"The wind and the bees will love this one and so do I."

8 - Vampire Rabbit Fantasy Sculpture by Marie of YoungCreative
"This is Belladonna, a bunny with bite, caressing a real chicken egg veneered with polymer clay. The devil is in the details with this sculpture. Each dot on the egg was individually stamped to create the overall effect. Her dress features swirls on the skirt and polymer clay stripes on her bodice. She is seated on a black and gold checkerboard floor. "

9 - Copper Screened Cork Vase by Peg of Peggers
"I recycled a bottle screens and jewelry findings to create this bottle/vase. Tons of dots and squiggles. Faux copper with touches of bronze and silver."

10 - Little Zebra by Phoebe of happycreations4U
"This little zebra is hand sculpted out of white Premo polymer clay. I hand painted his bold stripes with acrylic paints."

11 - Bargello stripes bowtie necklace by Janice of blessedbeadjewelry
"Pearlized Premo in black, red, and white using the Hidden Magic technique and then cut into strips and recombined fo a bargello effect before using as a veneer on a "bow" sculpture that incorporated a real organza ribbon coated with Premo. This was a two part baking process."

12 - White Graphic Pendant No. 115b by Sue of 11BOLDstreet
"My interpretation of this theme was accomplished by first creating a plain white disc. I then carved graphic images and backfilled with contrasting polymer, then sanded and buffed everything to a smooth finish. The top cap is a contrasting matte surface, finished with a wire wrapped bail. 2 1/2" dia. x 1/2" thick."

13 - It's not a Black & White World by Deb of RenGalSA
"This is my entry for the March PCAGOE challenge. =) I got this idea in my head about mimes and clowns and color and thought how fun the 'invisible' mime would be on a wonderful colored background. I created a mime cane with a translucent background and 6 mosaic rainbow colored checkerboard canes in a pattern to fade in and out from the next color when tiled. I finished the piece with a bold black & white stripe as an echo of the color the mime lost. Hope you like it."

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