Having Way Too Much Polymer Fun

by Libby on July 16, 2012

I’m still having a lovely time playing around with polymer clay ripple blade techniques.

The “what ifs” are really fun.  The photo above shows what happens when you apply the ripple blade to a skinny retro polymer clay cane. Pretty cool. the cane on the right resulted from my getting caught up in the fun of playing with extruded squares and strips.  I was thinking of quilts, but it reminds me more of scrapbooking paper.

This pin shows the result of a stack of fairly thick layers of clay. (click the picture to get a better view of it)  The pattern is soft and less distinct.  Then I used the same colors, marbled them in pairs and made a stack of thin layers.  The resulting pattern is more distinct with interesting rings and an altogether different depth. Sorry the photo really doesn’t show the depth.  I’m really out of practice taking photos.

I really can’t decide which one I like better.

While I am definitely having fun in the studio, I am reminded in many ways why I really really shouldn’t have stayed away from it for so long.  The polymer clay skills don’t come back as easily as they once did.  It takes me three times as long as it used to just to get a quick photo.  And I’m suffering from a bit of CADD (Crafting Attention Deficit Disorder).  I do a little of this and then I do a little of that.  I’m not exactly finishing much.  Then again maybe it’s just old lady brain.  LOL

Less than two weeks until the Southern Connecticut Polymer Clay Guild retreat, Clay ConneCTion 2012!


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cynthia July 18, 2012 at 6:32 pm

Libby – Happy to see you’re playing…it will lead to good things. I’m in the same spot and I won’t show you what I’ve come up with.

Remember, I want to buy a shirt! And you’ll take lots of pix of the retreat, right?


Cara Jane July 19, 2012 at 7:50 pm

Looks like you are having great fun!