Friday, October 30, 2015

Polymeri Online 30.10.15 | Polymer witches tales, Lorem Ipsum jewellery, Non-dentist-friendly mutations and Coffins and shovels spooky stuff - Happy Halloween!

So here I am at home while my daughter is in the US planning to see the yearly Halloween parade in Manhattan! I'm so jealous!! :)

Join me to another post devoted (almost) entirely to the spooky and wonderful!

Tall tales, Caroline McFarlane-Watts, is a master in polymer clay "witch" craft ;) well, not real witchcraft... lol
She creates beautiful magical scenes using animals, witches and other legendary creatures.

These 'tall tales' are told using scale miniature sets, hand-sculpted characters, illustrations and visual effects. From the concept artwork, the storyboards, elaborate sets, character sculpts and original scripts - everything is created in-house. 
Her work as a miniaturist is featured and sold in 40+ countries and has been exhibited in China as well as the US.

Geometric and colour are always a perfect match. The Singapore "Lorem Ipsum" store is all about basic shapes incorporated together to create a harmony of design.

In publishing and graphic design, lorem ipsum (derived from Latin dolorem ipsum, translated as "pain itself") is a filler text commonly used to demonstrate the graphic elements of a document or visual presentation. There is a lot of calm colour "filling" in these pleasant designs.

In a 180 degrees turn, this site is for the strong at heart -
Morgan Loebel (aka, Morgans Mutations) makes creatures, monsters and mutated things out of polymer clay. He is using switch plates or phone cases as his canvas to sculpt his monstrous, horrifying teethed creatures. 
Most of them are not dentists friendly although Morgan has a long career as dental laboratory technician! Yes!

He uses paints, epoxy as well as polymer clay in his art. His shop is currently closed but you can see more of his work in the "sold" section. Wooooaaaa!

To finalise our post with a scent of halloween here is Tim from "Coffins and shovels".

Coffins, shovels, zombies, spooky stuff, sculptures, Halloween props and other cool stuff are Tim's work. He mention that he has laser beams instead of eyes ;) Why not? 
Tim creates small and large pieces. I'm guessing he uses super sculpey on the smaller ones and other materials on his large sized sculptures but I may be wrong.

Enjoy the weekend fun!

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Hilla Bushari Magical transfer papers - Use your own photos, transfer them onto paper & clay! FREE video tutorial

I met Hilla Bushari many years ago in a polymer clay guild event, back when we both started working with polymer clay (10 years ago? but who's counting :).
Since then each turned to her own path but from time to time we share knowledge and discuss polymer matters.

After sharing a great success with the “Cosmic Ceramic” tutorial, we talked again and realized we can work together but in a different way of sharing.

While I was working on my INKredible Polymer class using alcohol inks, I got several samples of Hilla’s printed transfer paper.
What will I tell you people! The colors, the beautiful patterns!
If you ever wanted any photo, print, logo or surface technique on your clay – these papers are at your service.

So I played with the papers, adding inks, stamps, laser transfers, stencils – anything goes!
Then I added some macramé knotting around it - loved the result.

Yes, I know what you’re thinking – placing a transferred image onto clay is using polymer mearly as a background medium and not as a role player; Well, you're right in a way, but sometimes it's just what we need!

How do you work with the papers?
Simple – either order blank papers and print them yourself (ink printer, not laser), OR, purchase one of her ready-made printed papers with endless beautiful designs.

Place the sheet face down on your rolled fimo clay, attach well, wait 20-30 minutes, release the paper and that’s it! Quick and easy!

Hilla’s transfer papers are currently made to work with Fimo clay brand only but I’m sure that in the future there will be a solution for other clay brands as well.

These papers are a wonderful solution to transfer your own drawings, patterns and even photos to the paper, print and transfer onto polymer clay.

Hilla's papers can be purchased in her Etsy shop -

Here are some of my creations made with Hilla’s papers

You can see more on her process in the video included - 

 And another free video for Creating buttons - 

Thank you Hilla! :)

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Polymeri Online 18.10.15 | Illustrating with polymer, 3D vase veneering, Rounded millefiori candy beads and Rusty horrors!

Great Halloween goodies!

Helena Bogosian is an award winning artist known for her 3-D clay illustrations. She is the creator of the popular Clay Quests series of puzzle books and her clay illustrations have been featured in books, magazines, posters, and websites. She is using polymer clay for her illustrations, which she sculpts and then digitally photographs. All preliminary sketches are done in clay as well.
Don't miss her clay animations videos.

Olga Perova is a polymer clay sculptor creating both jewellery in different techniques as well as figures with a character. Some of her large sized vases has a ceramic base which is covered with polymer clay. According to her Facebook page she is currently living in London.

Ju Lau Shtuki is an instagram find which I had difficulty finding more about. She is a polymer clay artist enjoying her time creating beautiful round beads made of tiny millefiori canes in lovely shades and colours. It seems like she is a seller of clay supplies in Russia but I couldn't understand much from the translation and photos in her gallery. Beautiful beads!

Imge Celepci calls her art “Rusty Blonde Art”. What does this means? Does it have any connection to the fact that she is a beautiful blond lady who specializes on scary figurines sculpturing?
She is a painter, sculptor, singer, vegetarian, horror fan from Istanbul and her instagram gallery is full of known and un-known faces all bloddy and scared J perfect to Halloween!
Say hi to Johnny Depp and Chucky for me!