|Copyright 4-13 Diana Putnam|
I love sculpting and playing with polymer clay. It is something that is easy and creative to do while relaxing and watching tv in the evenings. I like to keep busy...and feel it helps the dexterity of my hands and fingers.
I really enjoy sculpting the roses and when you use
the metallic clay the roses almost look real to the touch with a velvet textured look.
Since I have not done a lot of clay work I normally pick up what is on sale but prefer the firmer clays as my hands generate a lot of heat and I find with some clays I have to continually put it in the refrigeratior to stiffen up. I also have to put it in right before baking so that I can do a last quick shaping, lifting and lowering petals and elements
so that they hold their shape a little longer when in the toaster oven.
For some reason I am intrigued to try some clay in a mixed media piece so I have been thinking of a theme that would work....
My mother used to make salt dough for me when I was a little girl and then there was play dough. I loved the SMELL of Play Dough.
Guess I need to pull out a brick of clay and set it by my "night chair" to tempt me into working with it.
It might be fun to make some "elements" for a bracelet....or maybe a pin? A paperclip book mark?
Endless ways to use this artistic medium.
|:Copyright 4-13 Diana Putnam|