Been playing around with a gradient background for photos off and on for awhile now. I’d like to have a more professional look to my photos, especially since I recently made a piece to be included in another artists E-Book. I think that photo turned out quite nice, you’ll have to wait to see that though! Am using a printed gradient I made myself in Corel Photo. I didn’t know at first I could coat my print out with Krylon to protect it, so it has some scratches already and I need to print another….or several in different formations and such. Thinking to take them to a place and have them printed, too, for much better results and less ink used from my own printer =) But anyways, more playing to come, but I can see much better photos to come from me for my polymer work!
Life has gotten in the way this year and I haven’t made a lot of new pieces…..have had a hard time just remaking pieces for requests, really. But I am on a path of self improvement so I’m working on that. I do have a new butterfly shape to share, it’s very similar to my old butterfly shape, just tweaked a bit. My first 2 pendants in this shape are swirled designs with faux rivets flowing alongside the swirls in a simple pallet. I think the pieces are feminine yet still have a wee bit o’edginess.
These are handcrafted by me from polymer clay, highlighted with metallic powders and pastes, antiqued, and sealed.