Thursday, June 9, 2016

June 2016 Challenge Winners "Quilling"

Top entries selected by the public

1. Sugar skull sketch book by  Lisa

2. Two-way tie
Chaos Wall Hanging by  Beth 

Metallic Gauze Fiber Brooch No. 135 by Susan

3. Nightlight for Kim by  Betsy

Top entries selected by members

1. Two-way tie
Marc & I by Line 

Chaos Wall Hanging Beth

2. Sugar skull sketch book by Lisa 

3. Three-way tie
Bloom where you are planted Mixed Media Art by Arlene

PCAGOE Quilling Challenge piece by Jackie

Nightlight for Kim by Betsy

View all of the entries:

Congratulations to the drawing winner:  Angela Thompson
You get to pick a prize from one of our lovely participating sponsor shop owners.

Comments from the voters:

  • A difficult technique to do in polymer clay!! But results are wonderful and funny.
  • Beth- Do not destroy this piece! It is beautiful. Sometimes the best things happen when you just go with it, and it turns out to be something completely unplanned. You should have a new name though. I see a lot of solar energy, not chaos! Good job.
  • Play sculpt live invited me...these are all wonderful.. I love the textures.
  • This was a toughie -- quilling isn't easy! Congrats to all for trying it!
  • Thanks for the wonderful and inspiring images.
  • Great work as always.
  • Tough challenge but well accomplished by all!
  • Wonderful work ladies ! Hard to pick 3 they were all great looking pieces.
  • Love these challenges. So much talent! I saw this post in the HOP group I belong to.
  • Your post appeared in my news feed, I think!
  • Saw you on Polymer Clay Tribe!
  • I love the beautiful colors and textures in this month’s quilling challenge.
  • Great work, everyone!
  • Kudos to all the artists - beautiful work!!
  • Awesome challenge, really great ideas for quilling in polymer clay in this lineup.
  • Great submissions this month!!
  • So many fun pieces! I had to use a coin toss to help me choose, they are all wonderful!

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

June 2016 Challenge - "Quilling"

For June we are featuring "quilling". Vote for your top 3 favorites. One lucky voter will be chosen in a drawing to win a gift certificate from one of our sponsor shops.

To see larger images visit:

1. Sugar skull sketch book by Lisa of HiGirls 
PCAGOE June Challenge- Quilling
Lots of color and texture on this sketchbook cover.
More views here: HiGirls on Etsy

2. Bloom where you are planted Mixed Media Art by Arlene of HarrisonHollow.
The first step in creating this mixed media art piece was to create a gradient blend going from blue to green. This blend was applied to a 6x6 artist panel and a texture sheet was used to add interest. Then I mixed three shades of pink, mixed a little pink with yellow for the center and a nice green for the leaves. Then I cut strips from each color and began building my flower. The strips are about 1/4 inch wide This quilling technique was adapted from paper crafts.

3. Marc & I by Line of PlaySculptLive

4. Metallic Gauze Fiber Brooch No. 135  by Susan of 11BOLDstreet
The traditional forms of quilling are beautiful, but a bit too intricate and delicate for my personal style. So, I did it (quilling) in a BOLD manner, by using thick strips of polymer, and keeping the winding pattern very simple. A bit of my liquid polymer/gauze technique was included as a light-weight and visually interesting focal area. This piece is also a nod to Eva Haskova, whose distinctive method of winding strips of Skinner-blend polymer served as inspiration.

5. Chaos Wall Hanging by Beth of CreateMyWorldDesigns
Quilled and layered polymer image of a sun. To read more about this project, please visit my blog post:

6. PCAGOE Quilling Challenge piece by Jackie of ThePleasantPheasant
For the June PCAGOE Quilling challenge, I let my mind wander! On a thin backing of clay, I created a wandering design, and added blue and white freshwater pearls, a vintage sapphire rhinestone, then placed it all on an 8" x 8" canvas, painted black. I added some microfine glitter and polka-dot ribbon on the edge of the canvas.

7. Nightlight for Kim by Betsy of StrebeDesigns
I wanted to make a nightlight for my daughter who recently redid one of her bathrooms in blue and white.  Integrating this month's PCAGOE's challenge theme "Quilling" was the perfect way to build a light and delicate design. For more about this piece please visit my blog post

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