Saturday, June 7, 2008

Polymer Mosaic-In Progress

Work in progress here... thought you might be interested in seeing this one unfold.

I have worked with polymer clay intermittently over the years and had forgotten all the great wonderful things you can do with this medium. This past Sunday, I was instantly re-inspired. I had the opportunity to spend 8 glorious hours with Laurie Mika, an extremely talented polymer clay mosaic artist. If you are interested in polymer/ mixed media and you ever get a chance to take one of Laurie's classes, do it. Check out her current events/ workshops and book.

Here are some images of the clay tiles I created. I stamped into the polymer clay using rubber stamps, found objects etc. applied gold leaf paper, pearl ex powders, acrylic paint, small bits and pieces of ephemera, jewelry parts, buttons, get the idea.

You can click on the following images for a closer look.

Next step will be to arrange these tile pieces onto this
8 x 8 metallic gold painted frame and to incorporate
other glass and ceramic tiles to create a one-of-a-kind mosaic.
I will also create a collage for the center.

Stay tuned... with any luck and time on my side.
I'll have this done tomorrow.

Thought for today:
"Remember that the best relationship is the one where
your love for each other is greater than your need for
each other"

Have a wonderful week, I'm glad you stopped by and as always
I'm grateful for your kind words.

My other blog locale is here: "The Way I See It"


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Anonymous said...

Just beautiful!! Your mosaic pieces turned out gorgeous on their own, they are going to be fabulous all together. Can't wait to see it finished!!

K Hutchinson said...

WOW WOW WOW!!! this is totally stunning! I need all the details on this awesome class!

Joy Logan said...

Can't wait to see the finished product. Lovely mosaic tiles.

~Red Tin Heart~ said...

The clay looks like a fun thing to create with!
You did a fantastic job..
Thank you Andrea for all your words of encouragement..
You are a kind soul.
xoxo Nita

Jean Levert Hood said...

I love these. I love these!!

Artists With Artitude said...

That's it!!! I am taking the next plane and coming to live in your studio. Maybe all this brilliance can rub off on me!!

A brilliant post. I will be back for more :)

~Red Tin Heart~ said...

Andrea, Thank you for your comment..It made my heart a little lighter.
Sending you love, Nita

Trijnie said...

great to see your work again. Wish I could help you framing. An interesting technique. Every piece is wonderful

Lucky Dip Lisa said...

Delicious! Devine! Beautiful and Fantastic! I serioulsy like what you are doing here! I want to touch them all...yes I was the kid in the shop who HAD to touch. These are just waaay cool, please post a tutorial! I am serious! Don't make me

Rob said...

This is clay?! The colors are nothing I have ever seen using this medium. I enjoyed my H.S. art classes and loved the pottery wheel. Wish this was in the cariculum.

among found objects said...

Thanks for walking us through your process. You really created some great pieces out of it.

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