Thursday, January 31, 2013

February Challenge Faux

For this month's challenge our artists had fun interpreting the theme "Faux." 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. Faux Beach Glass Bracelets by Barbara of XOCC 
Faux beach glass bracelet based on Cynthia Tinapple's Craftcast class. -
Pardo Professional Art Clay, alcohol inks

2. River Rock Bracelet by Lisa of HiGirls
These shakers are covered with lots of texture and color.

3. Pink Leather and Lace Faux Leather Trinket Box by Angela of PolymerClayCreations
This keepsake box was made to look like hand tooled pink leather but is all polymer clay. It has a Chantilly lace pattern.

4. Faux Rusted Aged Metal Polymer Clay Pendant by Beth of CreateMyWorld
This pendant was made with my faux aged and rusted metal technique. The pendant is reversible and has a slightly different look on the opposite side (more photos, including the reverse side, can be found in my flickr photostream or in my etsy shop. For a free tutorial on how this pendant was created, please visit my blog post:

5. Faux Granite Egg by Marie of YoungCreative
Faux granite polymer clay covered chicken egg

6. Marble Elephant by Line of PlaySculptLive
This faux marble elephant is my entry for February's pcagoe challenge. Notice the faux ivory tusks too. He was a lot of fun to create. His eyes are kinda sad but he's not really. That is just how elephants look.

7. Faux Jade Icon Swirl Pendant by Arlene of Ashpaints
This design started with a unique mix of translucent clay tinted with alcohol inks and tiny bits of custom mixed shades of green polymer clay. The design was added using a deeply engraved rubber stamp. The self-bail was added and is actually a length of copper pipe covered by the faux jade clay which was then impressed with lines to mimic the stamped detail. After curing, the design in the pendant was enhanced using a rich coppery brown acrylic glaze. The pendant is strung on beading cable with coordinating glass beads and copper spacers, then finished with a copper toggle clasp.

8. Faux Jade Necklace by Linda of Claymation3d
Faux Jade Necklace created for the February PCAGOE Challenge. The focal bead is my first lentil bead project as well.

9. "The New Arrival" by Peggy of Peggers

10.  Faux Candy Box by Cindy of ArrowdaleStudio
This is faux on so many levels - faux satin and ruffles on the box, faux chocolates and papers in the box and faux plastic over the chocolates.

11. Faux Ivory Beads by Jill of Jkollmann
Set of three faux ivory PBB (pretty big beads) made for the faux challenge.

12.  Faux Stone Cuff No. 151 by Susan of 11BOLDstreet
For the "Faux" PCAGOE February Challenge I chose to create one of my liquid polymer/gauze bracelets with a fantasy stone in shades of lilac, grey, black and translucent, with flicks of magenta. Polished to a shine and accented with mica powder and sterling silver wire, it's a purple-lover's dream come true :)

13.  Eye of Horus Collar by Jan of JanGiesen
This faux artifact was made for PCAGOE's February 2013 monthly challenge. Polymer clay antiqued with Gilder's Paste patina waxes.

14. Not my Grandma's Quilt by Freda of FredaK
My daughter makes beautiful quilts and I wanted to see if I could make a teeny quilt with polymer clay using the extruder.

15. Faux Petrified Wood Zipper Pull by Marcia of marcympc
A zipper pull with the look of petrified wood. Black, gold, red and blue colored clay was used to create the effect in what is essentially a mirror-imaged bead which was then sanded and buffed.

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