Growth Ring




I work with Polymer Clay . The examples are polymer clay and the description of techniques are common terms used in working with polymer clay.

The silicon texture sheets do not need a release agent when used with polymer clay. The soft edges are wonderful for impressing smaller areas or working repeats.

When looking for textures, I look for very detailed patterns.

Growth Ring is a beautiful texture. It is taken from a large stump, probably Yellow Pine.

As you will see in the examples, I am not using it to make fake logs !!!

Here is growth Ring on a flat sheet of polymer clay, antiqued with acrylic paint .

Here it is on a bangle bracelet. This is orange clay with a burnt umber patina
 This is a three layer mokume gane sheet on a brass cuff blank.


This is an example of using Growth Ring for ghost imaging mica shift. 

First on a flat sheet,


then on a tiny vessel.

 Here is the texture on a pen. 

 I cover the pen kit tubes with polymer clay,

 insert a dowel in the tube, and roll the tube across the texture sheet.

 This same technique can be used for beads.

 Cover a baked base with raw clay, insert a wire through 

 the bead and roll across the texture sheet




Texture Sheet examples: Growth Ring  Open Weave Basket  Sugar Granite  Weathered Wood   Dark Side Wood  Tiny Cracked Growth Ring  Kit-Kit-Dizze Fine Lauhala Crumpled Foil  Shingle Cracked Growth Ring Desert Sandstone Green Sea Urchin  Lava Rock Grass  Cloth River Sand Wood Block One  Wood Block Two  Wood Block Three Wood Block Four Wood Block Five Wood Block Six




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