Sunday, August 24, 2008

...can I go back to bed now??

You ever have one of those days where you just don't want to get out of bed? And when you do finally get up, nothing amuses you. Yes, I'm so bored I can't find anything to do. Mind you I have a long list of to-dos, I just don't want! So I thought I'd take you on a picture journey.......

These are 'rocks' I made out of polymer clay. I just can't tell you how much I love my rocks! ~and They're sooooo pretty! And such a pain in the butt to make~ maybe that's why I love them so....because I knew how much sweat went into them. Fix you gotta mix up a lot of different colors of clay, then you have to chop them down into small chunks, then paint the chunks with acrylic paint. Once the paint drys, you have to form the chunks into small rocks. Then, you bake them~ don't be scared, they're suppose to look like a black blob of mess! And here's where the pain in the butt part comes. You have to sand it (with wet/dry sandpaper) starting at the lowest number and working your way up to the highest number. It takes a lot of sanding for one rock! You can find the sandpaper at the auto parts store. I'd like to make some beads this way, but I'm so overwhelmed with all that sanding that I haven't done it. maybe one day! The beads on the bracelet are pretty much made the same way. But no chunks! This time I painted slabs of polymer clay, and after they dried, I stacked the slabs on top of each other, and used my small circle cutter to cut out a cylinder.
These next 2 pictures are from reading Donna Kato's website. There was a tutorial on there on how to make the canes for these, and this is what I made. Once you end up with a neat cane, the possibilities are endless! See what I made using the same cane. (A cane is a block of uncooked clay that has a design in it) Those S things have a hole in the middle so you can use it as a bead.
Here's another cane I made, and what I did with it. These are the S shapes again, but this time you can see where the hole is. I love the colors I used~ so bright!
I hope everyone enjoys the rest of their weekend; I'm going to go curl up with Otis and take a nap!

hahaha...I was trying to find a picture of Otis sleeping, and instead came across this.....He was so bad when he was little! I can not remember a day where we didn't find toilet paper some where...he just couldn't help himself. We finally had a buy a plastic container to store it in, cause he'd climb right into the cabinets and take out what he wanted. Here, he's a couple of months old, and has come across a roll sitting on top of the dresser. He was taking bites out of it, and spitting the tp on to the floor......he's lucky he's cute!!!


Kristin said...

They really look like rocks.
(And Otis? What a cutie!!)

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CA Verstraete said...

love the beads! the curly ones are net. Love the colors! But that cat pic. ha! Yow, Otis looks like a demon cat! (too funny!)