Monday, June 30, 2014

July Challenge Mixed Media

About the challenge: 
For July our members went mixed-media with their entries. They could create anything inspired by the theme as long as the entries contained 50% polymer clay.

Vote for your favorites. Three lucky voters will be chosen in a drawing to win a gift certificate from one of our sponsor shops.

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1. Patriotic "Betsy" Mixed Media Cat Art by Marie Young of YoungCreative
This mixed media piece features a polymer clay cat, "Betsy," sitting on a polymer airplane tail. The background is decoupaged tissue paper with a faux wood finish. Dimensions: 10 inches high and 10 inches wide with airplane overhang.

2. Carnival Mask by Betsy of PolyClayCafe
I love masks and tribal/totem designs so I decided to try my hand at a small mask in that style for this challenge. Materials include a cardboard mask base, acrylic paint, polymer clay, glitter glue and 20 gauge craft wire. You may view more photos and read about the process on my blog at

3. Licorice Leather Bracelet No. 180 by Susan of 11BOLDstreet
Mixed media wristwear, in trendy "licorice" leather, silver plated wire, Swarovski crystals, assorted beads and, of course, a textured polymer focal.

4. Madam FooFoo by Marcia of marcymPC
Madam FooFoo is an elegant little polymer clay lady wearing a lovely red and black dress and furry jacket today. She is thinking deeply as she attends all her social functions, planning for tomorrow's outings. Her daughter's wedding is coming up soon and she is also contemplating her mother-of-the-bride outfit. Proper clothing is very important to her.

5. Scrappy Necklace and Earrings Set by Lisa of HiGirls
A very thrifty necklace made from repurposed scrap clay bicone beads mixed with rolled scrap fabric beads and some fun spacer beads I found at Goodwill! A super long necklace that can easily be doubled around your neck. 

6.  Geometry in Motion by Brenda of BeeJWilson
The glass bottom was once a wine bottle. I cut the center section of the bottle into strips, fused in a grid pattern, then slumped it over a bowl mold. I then covered the center of the bowl with polymer clay square cane slices and trimmed the edges with bright orange to accent the shape.

7. Cloudy with a chance of Tyvek® by Beth of CreateMyWorldDesigns
Polymer clay, Tyvek®, gel inks, dyes and silk sari create this versatile minimalist necklace. To read about my creation process and to see the different ways this piece can be worn, check out my blog post on this piece here:

8. Steam-box-Etsy-mixed-media by Carole of CompelledCraft
This is a Wooden box that I covered in Premo polymer clay clay and I used metal legs and the metal Spigot in the center actually turns! To add to the steampunk look I used Swellegant to to patina and age the piece.

9. Mother's Hips by Line of PlaySculptLive
A mixed media sculpture that uses polymer clay, glass, metal and a secret bubble recipe.

10. Time Began in a Garden by Arlene of Ashpaints
This is the top view of an upcycled wooden cigar box. The design includes several layers of textured polymer clay, a message - Time Began in a Garden - and several metal and sparkly elements.

11. Rich Jewel Toned Millefiori Floral Repurposed CD Suncatcher by Angela of polymerclaycreations
This is an old computer disc that I have repurposed into a new life as a suncatcher. One of my favorite color combos. I saw these beautiful iridescent green and purple beads at the the craft store and knew I had to make a suncatcher to match. I covered one side with polymer clay. After curing and sanding I drilled some holes and added the crystals and beads for extra sparkle. CD's make great suncatchers with their reflective film. They give off wonderful rainbows when light shines on them. These can be used indoors or out. 

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