I'm one of those people fascinated by the textures, shapes and patterns of bugs... dead bugs - not live crawling bugs! When I found stylized bug stamps in a glitter store in Cottonwood AZ, I ordered them all in small sizes. http://www.artglitter.com/ I could use the stamps as a starting point for the silver bug series I've been creating in my head.
My first bug is done. It has 2 orange CZ's in the antennae and a larger orange colored CZ in the center for some bling! I dried the stamped clay on a round form with a flat piece for the back. There is shape, texture and dimension in the silver.
My second bug is at the firing stage. I stacked layers of silver clay for the wings on the back to give this one dimension and interest. There is an aqua CZ in it's head and I can't wait to see it come out of the kiln.
|Starting to cut the layers for bug #2|
|Back of Bug #2|
|Bug #2 not fired.|