Friday, November 30, 2012

December Challenge Monochromatic

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For this month's challenge our artists had fun interpreting the theme "Monochromatic." Entries had to follow the theme and contain 50% polymer clay. Take a look at the unique creations!

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The entries are:
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1. Purple Monochrome Switchplate by Marcy of MarcymPC
Purple shaded with white was used to create this striped design.

2. Shades of Sage by Linda of NKDesigns
I used four different shades of sage (say that fast three times, LOL) for this mirror compact. It was sanded lightly and buffed to make sure all the tiny pieces were secure. I have a new-found admiration for artists who have mastered this technique as it is quite time consuming, but lots of fun.

3. Silver Fern Brooch No. 120 by Susan of 11BOLDstreet
I chose to interpret in classic shades of black and grey, along with translucent and metallic silver. Disc portion is 2 1/8" diameter.

I wanted to explore shape and texture with this piece while keeping the color scheme very simple. I experimented with different types of lentil beads - each with a different texture. The result is a chunky, rustic piece in pearl and tan.

5. Red Bicone Necklace by Line of PlaySculptLive
I love red during the Christmas season, so I chose red as my monochromatic color for this month's PCAGOE challenge. I'd call this one a statement piece.

6. Monochromatic Mask by Adrienne of WingsofClay
This mask was created using only Peacock Blue pearlized clay, with varying amounts of white and black clay to create tints and shades of the main color. The base of the mask was created using a Skinner Blend gradient from Peacock Blue to Black, and the mask features asymmetrical embellishments including stars and my signature clay "rosettes". Mask is lightweight, wearable, and made entirely of polymer clay.

Created from a single custom blended color of polymer clay, a pearly white, this dragon is covered with lots of textures and architectural detail. The eyes are hematite. Dimensions Approx:
5-1/2" L x 3" H x 3-1/2" D.

This is my attempt at Bettina Welker's retro pixelated cane using shades from a very pale blue to very dark blue and is applied to a brass bracelet form. The inside is marbled with the scraps and textured for comfort.

This 3 inch tall votive was shaped like a flower pot, and I used graduated shades of this sagey-green from the darkest to the lightest, from bottom to top, then made a checkerboard cane for the band around the top.

A monochromatic wallet using only flowers made with black and white clay in varying shades.

This rocker-style switch plate features a monochromatic color scheme built around navy blue and white frost translucent.

This is my entry for this months Polymer Clay Artists Guild of Etsy challenge. The theme is monochromatic, my entry is in shades of green. I used a striped cane and a texture sheet to make a layered pendant. On the back is a pinback with a bail so it can be worn as a pendant or a pin.

 13. Blue Barrette by Jill of Jkollmann
Blue Barrette features hand crafted individual floral elements, tiny beads and pearls, and crystals against a shaded and textured background from dark to light blue.

3 dimensional ornaments made with polymer clay in tones of blue. For more views of this set please check out my flickr photostream:

Deep maroon texture defines this monochromatic piece that shimmers with embedded mica. This Christmas tree ornament measures 2-1/2 inches in diameter and is about 1 inch in thickness.

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