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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Gilders Paste Color Comparison

Gilders Paste is a wonderful little thing.  I currently have a selection of four of their metallic colors.  I would like to have all of their colors, but cannot find the rationalization for such a thing on my budget right now.  Something to aim for!  It is a type of color rub.  You will see from my close ups that it is not really a full opaque coating but is more of an accent color.  These comparisons were done on coral colored baked polymer clay.

This is gilders paste in "gold".  I needed 2 coats to get this level of opacity.  It is pictured next to a gold plated toggle.
This is "antique gold".  It has more copper and less yellow in it than my antique gold jewelry findings.

This is "copper".  You can see it is more the color of antique copper than shiny new copper. 
This is silver.  This had an odd texture.  The other ones are like a hard cake of shoe polish.  This is more souffle-like.  It got everywhere on my desk with its fluffiness.  I don't know if all the silvers are like that, or I got an odd container of gilders paste here.  It is pretty though, with a color a bit darker than the silver plated toggle shown next to it.

I haven't found these in any bricks and mortar stores, but some internet stores will sell these.  One great place to buy them is B'sue Boutiques.  Her shipping is reasonable and very speedy.  She also included a couple little candies in my order, their photo is not available due to reasons I don't care to mention.  Ah, they were gone too soon!  :-)  

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The Best Bunny Day Ever!

A couple of days ago, the weather was manic-depressive -- it rained, it hailed, it was cloudy, and the sun came out for little bits of time.  All day, I noticed a bunny outside, parked under a large bush.  He was protected from all the bad weather.  He just sat there all day, munching on the grass.  I thought, he must be having a great day.  Just chilling all day, protected from the hail and rain, munching on his favorite snack.  He was there from morning 'till dusk.  Of course, I had to photograph him, Photoshop him, and then finally, Warhol him.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Clay Key Fobs

I've just realized I cannot say "clay key fob" three times quickly.  I should probably name these something else, but yes, these are key fobs made from polymer clay.
I've combined abstract colors of clay, and then stamped them.  I liked the way the colors streak together.  I had recently made some other projects with carefully thought out color recipes that I developed, which somehow led me to the "not blended" look that I've used here.
I don't really expect anyone to carry their fob on their finger ("clay key fob finger"), but I couldn't find a better prop than my "hand".