|My polymer interpretation of a piece of fabric|
A piece of fabric caught my eye in a fabric store and became the inspiration for my current project. I started out wanting to make a lot of polymer canes (sticks of polymer with a design running through them) in colors that would go together but not match and would make me happy. I also wanted to use up my Sculpey polymer clay that was getting old. I used all the colors I had left and combined them in design strips of various sizes. The wave design you see makes me think of fabric and gives a counterpoint to the structure of lines. The piece above is approx 5" x 7" and it really does make me happy to see it.
All the design strips were made at one time so I knew what to select for each design story.
A sheet of black polymer rolled on the thickest setting became the backing for my mosaic. I selected design strips that were cut thin and placed them side by side until I filled the background. Since this was my first piece and I had lots of cane design left I decided to make buttons and beads. This lets me see how the colors blend and change during the curing.
|Buttons after curing and polishing|
|Beads before curing. I used some translucent/white swirls on some to get a different effect.|