Facebook Friends feature Artist – Cynthia Gordillo

This weeks featured artist, Cynthia Gordillo, created some earrings that really caught my eye. They have beautiful image transfers and I am guessing they are encased in either resin or liquid clay. Resin seems the more obvious choice though. The shape is sort of retro and the images she chose to use are intricate, colorful and textural.

Seeing these earrings on Facebook led me to Cynthia’s Flickr album where I was blown away be her fabulously funky face earrings. πŸ™‚ Are they adorable or what?

Then I spot the jaw dropping necklaces !!!! This gal can do transfers with the best of them. My favorite is the Klimt image of The Kiss she used on this particular necklace. Totally to die for !!!

This next necklace I am not sure what technique Cynthia used, but I love the metallic colors and the flow of the piece.

And she makes rings too πŸ™‚

You can follow Cynthia’s blog to keep up with her work.
Or make her a friend on Facebook

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Where does the time go? And Facebook Friends Featured Artist: Noelia Contreras

I can’t believe it’s been 9 days since my last post. Seems like I was just here. It’s those *bleeping* Facebook games I tell you. They are addictive. LOL

It’s time to feature a Facebook Artist again. I haven’t done this in a while and need to get back to my weekly feature schedule.

This weeks artist is Noelia Contreras πŸ™‚
Noelia is one talented and versatile clayer. Not only does she make the yummiest looking mini food



But she canes



and makes jewelry too




She also does some fabulous bead work, but you’ll have to wander on over to Noelia’s Flickr Gallery to see it and the rest of her incredible work. πŸ™‚
She also has an Etsy Shop
and a blog you might like to follow.

Facebook Friends Feature Artist Ariane Freisleben

I was not familiar with the work of Ariane Freisleben until I became a Facebook member. I spent a good amount of time browsing her Flickr gallery, oooohing and awwwwwing over her work. Usually I can find a piece in an artist’s collection that really screams “that’s so me” and it quickly becomes my favorite, but I had a very difficult time narrowing it down to just one of Ariane’s pieces. There were just way to many that jumped out at me.

So here are all my favorites πŸ™‚





As you can see I seemed to gravitate towards a neutral pallet. All the better to wear it with anything in my wardrobe πŸ™‚

You can see all of Ariane’s work in her Flickr Gallery

My Facebook Friends Feature Artist – Laurel Steven

Each Friday I am going to do my best to feature a polymer clay artist from my Facebook Friends. Today is the very first installment. I hope you enjoy πŸ™‚

Every artist has their own style and Laurel Steven has brought out an eclectic design in her work. Take a look at these wonderful lockets and toggles.


Laurel had some of the coolest pens I’ve ever seen !! These are faux stone and wood.


Speaking of stone……. I can’t believe these rocks ain’t real !

And you must check out the hinged box necklaces.

I could stop here, but I won’t πŸ™‚ I just had to show these pendants. The transfer work is exceptional.

Be sure to check out Laurel’s entire Flickr gallery
http://www.flickr.com/photos/laureleee/
She also has an Etsy shop and is a proud member of the Polymer Clay Artists’ Guild of Etsy.
Laurel just gave me the link to her blog. Check it out too πŸ™‚

Injet Printable Freezer Paper For Transfers ?

A while back I wrote a post about unusual ways to do transfers onto clay. I found another product that has possibilities. I just purchased a pack of C. Jenkins Freezer Paper Sheets (50 – 8.5 X 11 Sheets) and am so excited to experiment with this paper when it arrives.

Pricing for this type of paper has quite a large range. I saw it as low as $6.95 for 50 sheets of the C. Jenkins brand and as high as $12.99 for 10 sheets of the June Taylor brand. Between these 2 is QuilterÒ€ℒs Freezer Paper Sheets by C&T which costs $8.95 for 30 sheets.

Educate Yourself With YouTube

YouTube has a wealth of learning right at your fingertips. If you are a visual learner like myself I am sure you will find something there to help you. I have watched so many wonderful tutorials and learned some great techniques for free !!! My thanks to all those fabulous people who make the videos and share them at no charge.

Face Canes

Transfers

Roses

Covering Pens

Sculpting Hands

Making 2-Part Molds

Make a Skinner Blend

Clay Magnet Clasp

Swirl Beads (I couldn’t embed the video, so just click this link)

I could go on forever πŸ™‚ Just search YouTube for Polymer clay and you will get hundreds of hits.

Simply Elegant

Shannon Levart makes the most wonderful pendants by applying images to polymer clay with stuff like rub-ons and embossing powder. They are so elegant and charming.



Check out her blog, too.

Transfers Techniques You May Not Know About

There are so many ways to do transfers onto polymer clay it’s hard to keep track of them all. Here a few you may have missed.

Tina Holden describes how to do transfers with Flecto Verathane

Valarie Aharoni has a couple types of transfers described on her blog. First she uses an
acrylic polymer medium on toner copies.

The second technique uses baking parchment run through an inkjet printer.

I also found JudiKins TranzIt Rinse-Away Paper. The instructions are at the Polymer Clay Review Blog.

GOLDEN (brand) Digital Grounds is a new line of products that are Ink-jet Receptive Coatings. They say you can do transfers on any surface with this product.

This one doesn’t say it’s for clay, but could be interesting if it works. Mist Hair Gel and an inkjet printer??

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