Friday, June 7, 2013

New polymer beads...

 I'm loving these new crackle ruin guys.  I don't know why I've never gone crazy with crackling over polymer base beads before.  It's how I did some of the effects on the air dry pottery clay beads, but until now I didn't really even think of it with the polymer beads.  The cool thing is that the crackle medium crackles Sculpey gloss glaze as well as paint, so it opens up a lot of possibilities not having to paint.  What I mean is--it crackles a completely clear, glossy coating, so anything under that layer will look deep and encased under the crackles.
 I wasn't sure how it would work, so I just used it over plain white bases here.  The color in the cracks is just wipe-awayed paint.  I can't wait to experiment with it more.

 These are some new beads using a really fun mirror image type technique.  I'm like the queen of pareidolic hallucination, so I may as well use it for all it's worth.  I saw a couple of crow or raven type birds in this first one, so I slightly manipulated the images to look more birdlike, and then chose some good mates out of a bunch of abstract ones to make a Raven set.  Poe is good year round.  Lots more black and white sets coming up.

Some super rustic whites...
                                   A Vulcan set--first in a series of Fictional Planet-inspired sets...

And finally, some old friends.  Mr. Grey Ombre & Ms Mint Y. Oxblood.

1 comment:

  1. yum! crackle, facets and also the dyed wooden ones from the previous post- super yum.