Sunday, March 29, 2009

Polymer Clay Faces

Well, I figured I might as well try my hand at another craft! Just what I need to do, lol! At any rate, I've tried my hand at making polymer clay faces. Of course, these are going to be used to embellish crazy quilt squares. The top threeish rows I brushed with PearlX pigments prior to baking and then glazed with a glossy glaze. The bottomish rows I baked, painted with acrylic paints, brushed with PearlX pigment, then glazed with a satin finish. I used Sculpy clay to make all of these and had no problems what so ever.
I think I like the top threeish rows the best. Some of the other faces look like women with too much make-up on. Perhaps they will look better with hair or beads or something.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Blue Color Study on CQ4N

Here is my bare block for the Blue Color Study round robin on CQ for Newbies. I had trouble putting it together at first because I thought it would be strange to have a block in all one color, but I really like how it turned out. I can't wait to see what everybody adds to it!!

FFT#6 on CQI - Dakotah's Block

Here is another crazy quilt block from the round robin on Crazy Quilt International. Dakotah's block is absolutely gorgeous. I love the purples, greens, and maroons.

Here is one seam treatment. I added 4mm silk ribbon in green to the lace that was already on the block. I also did straight stitch maroon flower pots with straight stitch leaves in green and lazy daisy flowers in purple.

Here are two more seam treatments. There is a maroon herringbone stitch with a metallic thread straight stitch across the junction. Also, I added white flower shaped beads with purple bead centers, straight stitch leaves, and maroon berry french knots.

Here is a patch with purple and ivory silk ribbon flowers and beaded roses. Although it is hard to see, there is also feather stitch greenery.

I also added a silk ribbon basket of flowers. The flowers are made with purple and ivory silk ribbon and maroon french knots.