Tuesday, February 4, 2014

The next step... silk screens

So far my mosaics have been limited by the rubber stamps that I can find.  Not too long ago our local guild - Central Mississippi Polymer Clay Guild - made silk screens.  So when I started looking for a concept for my online guild - PCAGOE (Polymer Clay Artist Guild of Etsy)'s monthly challenge - Wall Art - I decided to try my hand at making a silk screen.  Everything is polymer clay except the wooden foundation and the message which is was done using a silk screen and acrylic paint.  I think it turned out pretty good!  What do y'all think?

The entire piece is made of polmer clay layered over a masonite sheet measuring 8" x 10" with a wooden frame backing.  Two skinner blends were used for the color block panels on the right side and the bottom.  A skinner blend was also used for the flower and bud as well as for the leaves.

The background on both the main panel and the lower right panel is done using the finger-painting method as taught in my Finger-Painted Mosaics tutorial.  And, of course, the message was silk-screened.  Opens a world of possibilities!

This is my entry in the February Monthly Challenge for the PCAGOE (Polymer Clay Artists Guild of Etsy).  You can vote for your favorite by clicking here


createmyworld said...

This piece is lovely Arlene, so well done. I love that you're branching out with the silk screening too!

Arlene Harrison said...

Thanks Beth! I don't know why I haven't thought of doing this before since it hasn't been that long ago that my local guild made silk screens. Just the natural progression. Got to keep growing!