Polymer Clay Floral Painting
Denise Graham creates unique three-dimensional "paintings" using her polymer clay.
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"Domestic Goddess" Denise Graham was introduced to polymer clay by accident. As a watercolor painter she had no interest in creating projects from clay. When her son had a kindergarten project that called for him to use polymer clay, she had as much fun with the medium as her five-year-old did. She started out making polymer clay jewelry, but she missed painting. She soon found a way to combine both. Today she creates unique three-dimensional "paintings" using her polymer clay.
Materials and Tools
clay dedicated pasta machine
clay dedicated convection oven for curing clay
clay blade for slicing
polymer clay: blue, royal blue, green, light green, yellow, orange, cream
4" x 6" ceramic tile
burnt umber acrylic paint
folded paper holder
small mixing cup
leaves from a flower
2. Select two colors of clay and prepare a skinner blend for the background and edges. To make the skinner blend, cut two triangles from each color and place the four pieces of clay together alternating the colors. With all colors touching the pasta machine, run the clay through. Fold the clay top to bottom and continue running it through the pasta machine about 18 times to blend the colors.
3. Press a sheet of deli paper over the clay. Apply grains of uncooked rice on top of the sheet and press them into the clay to texture it. Remove the rice and peel away the paper.
4. Blend yellow and orange clay to make a sheet that will be used for the petals and thin it through the pasta machine. Then fold the sheet in an accordion fashion.
Donna Kato uses her own "component caning" technique to craft a beautiful flower pendant.