Most of my recent work has been focused on this tiny leaf technique that results in a highly textured surface. People seem to respond really well to these pieces, probably because it engages another sense – that of touch. They are first excited about the intense colors, but they really get excited when they get their hands on one of these creations.
It’s a huge plus that I really enjoy making these pieces. Most of the work is invested in creating the polymer clay cane. Imagine a log of clay with the leaf pattern going all the way from end to end. By slicing thin pieces, these individual leaves are created. Putting them together in a finished piece is fairly fast and easy once the cane is made.
Next, I want to experiment with more complex versions of the leaf cane. I need to find the right balance between creating more interest and not getting too busy. What fun! Now, I just need more hours in the day free for claytime…
February 6, 2008
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