Sunday, October 18, 2009

experiment, practice, learn!

When you're creating, do you strictly follow product instructions and/or lessons learned in classes? I like to know the rules mostly so I can determine which ones I want to break.

I've been experimenting more with Friendly Plastic lately. Most of my efforts have been rather hideous, but eventually something worth saving results. This pendant is an example. It's FP on copper I added texture to then heated to warm the color. The entire piece is sealed with gloss glaze. The glaze is fine, but I'm going to the store today to buy some EnviroTex Lite and see if it will provide a nicer finish on future pieces. If you've used EnviroTex Lite and have any tips you'd like to share, I'd welcome them!

1.25" x 1.5" pendant
Friendly Plastic on textured, heated copper


Anonymous said...

Beautiful piece!

rivergardenstudio said...

This pendant is beautiful... and you make me want to try friendly plastic... roxanne

Smullis said...

This is awesome! I love the contrast between the copper and the plastic. Excellent work!

Works From The Attic by Linda said...

I've just found your blog but I work with Envirotex Lite a lot. If there is still something you would like to know, feel free to email me. Your work is wonderful!
Linda Marino