Sunday, November 30, 2014

December Carving Challenge

For our December challenge we are featuring carved designs. 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. Carved Turquoise and Copper Brooch No. 136 by Susan of 11BOLDstreet
Carving through layered polymer reveals the underlying colors. Some trenches were left plain, others filled with polymer and yet others with liquid polymer and resin for a bit of shine. Three holes were drilled and tiny coordinating polymer balls were embedded. Metallic paint and mica powder add BLING!

2. Long Tall Santa Ornament by Arlene of Ashpaints
This is one of my favorite Christmas tree ornaments that I've made this year. Each one is hand sculpted starting with the face. Then tiny black beads are added for the eyes. Next comes the beard, then the mustache and eyebrows. Then the final touch – as on any traditional Santa – his red hat! Texture sheets or stamps are used to give his hat more interest. The detail in his beard and mustache are deeply incised then an antiquing glaze is used to bring out all the details.

3. Barrette #7 "Charlotte" by Berit of ClayImages
I am entering Charlotte into the December Challenge "carving". This is the only piece I have ever made that has some carving in it! Enjoy!

4. Tropical Donut Pendant by Lorraine of Wired Orchid
''Don't Worry, Be Happy'' tropical pendant. Must be worn while drinking a Mai Tai. :) Green, turquoise, lime and black polymer clay is the donut pendant base with carved areas highlighted in acrylic paint.

5. Chocolate and Vanilla Kitchen Switchplate Cover by Marie Young of YoungCreative
Polymer clay switchplate cover to match my new "Chocolate Pear" kitchen cabinets. I carved the diamond "tile" pattern into raw cay and added a deep brown frame using a flat stamp that I gave dimension through a combination of carving and sculpting. The finished product looks like antiqued leather.

6. Peace Bird by Line of PlaySculptLive
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7. Upcycled Crop Circles by Beth of CreateMyWorldDesigns
For this sculpture, I upcycled lots of cured bits of polymer from previous failed projects. The finished polymer piece was then carved with spiral circle designs. To read more about the working process of this piece, please visit my blog:


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