Open Weave Basket

I am a Polymer Clay Artist. 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.

This is made from a open weave bamboo basket. The over-under weave is very distinct. Notice the detail, it is hard to believe this is just polymer clay pressed into a texture sheet with some brown paint. 

 Well to be more accurate, this is ivory colored polymer clay, with a burnt umber patina.


 This texture sheet 'mica shifts' wonderfully. The image on the left is of a flat piece of clay the sense of depth is all an illusion.

 Notice how it maintains the over-under pattern. Amazing!

 Here is a mokume gane sheet on a bracelet in pearl blue and greens. 


 If you would like more information on the technique, here is a great tutorial on the web site Polymer Clay Central:

4 Color Mini Mokume Gane


 And here it is in tinted golds.

 A few notes; I used Kato Polymer Clay Color Concentrates to tint Premo Gold polymer clay. It makes the colors very intense, but preserves the mica shift of the gold. 

I didn't sand this piece. I like the tiny bit of texture that remains after the mokume gane process.  

 The texture on the inside is Grass Cloth.


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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