Saturday, March 20, 2010

Skinner blend brooch design


Today I also tried an idea for a simple brooch design, using the Skinner blend technique. I started with a blended piece of polymer clay, made with a purple/pearl mix, turquoise/pearl mix and sea green. I have used silver metal leaf in different ways, for the moon and for the reflections on the surface of the sea. The lines have been incised with an embossing tool. As I do not have a silver leafing pen, I have used a silver gel pen (which I read about somewhere) to colour the incised lines. I will have to see what happens to it when I add a pin and backing sheet to this brooch and bake it again.

I intend to coat the sea with gloss glaze, so it looks wet, and also the moon, to protect the metal leaf.

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