Saturday, August 07, 2010

Wild about tiles

Last night I made polymer clay tiles in Laurie Mika's class -- I learned lots of tips and tricks. We painted and coloured the clay before and/or after firing. I also learned that regular sculpy burns easily -- but sculpyIII or Premo doesn't. It should have been a full day class!
I've won the draw of the day twice already (there are multiple winners daily). I've won a glitter sample pack (handy, because I don't use much glitter, so a sample pack of many colours is great) and I won a little bag of brass doodads. It's my lucky week :)

10 comments:

me again said...

How cool is that clay! I've always been interested in this but frankly I don't need any more projects to tackle right now LOL
Sounds like you're having a marvelous time :-)
==lennie==

Kim Mailhot said...

great tiles ! I have admired Laurie for a long time ! I remember seeing her way back on the HGTV show "Crafters Coast to Coast". How fun to learn from a Mistress of tile.
Sounds like such fun, Miss Martha !

Lynette (NZ) said...

Lovely samples - they are fun eh? And Laurie's book is cool for inspiration.

Joanne Huffman said...

They look even cooler in person.

Carmi said...

I think she is an amazing instructor...so eve if you have no interest in clay...you leave wanting to buy an oven...

Carmi said...

Yup, I was home all week...but I was at the Shopping Channel Friday...so the week was a whirlwind. Looking forward to a regular schedule this week!

Elizabeth said...

Love your tiles and cant wait to see what you create with them!!!

Leslie Jane Moran said...

Okay, I'm back now. I've even got the book. You'll have to do a travelogue of your adventures. I love this stuff. AND!!!! I see that big congrats are due to the rower in the family!

Jacky said...

I wish I had done the classes with Laurie when she was in Australia...the girls all had such fun and I loved what they created!!! Thanks for the tip on which sculpey to use (of course I have the original sculpey so will look out for the other).
Love your encaustic work in your earlier post too. Always wanted to play with wax ...must be brave and do it one day.

Have fun,

Jacky xox

crimsoncat05 said...

loving your blog, and reading your account of AU!! thanks for visiting mine