POLYMER CLAY ART
This is my 4th or 5th clay tin. I am trying to stick to a subject until I feel that I have mastered it. This was a long and skinny tin with some kind of disney Cinderella print on it. I found it at Hobby Lobby for $1.99 and decided to make it my next polymer clay tin. My last two tins were given to dear friends of mine; Renea and Lisa. I was not completely satisfied with the last tins because I could see some of my fingerprints on the clay. So, after reading up on this problem I learned that using a cotton fabric like denim to "smooth" out the clay minimizes the fingerprints from molding the clay.
OK-that being said, the entire tin is covered in polymer clay. Then, I baked the clay on the tin according to the clay directions. Then, I painted and collaged as I desired using gel medium to adhere my subjects on the tin. I then used a gold paint to surround the top of the box in a pattern of checks/boxes. The theme is "White or Red?"regarding wine.
Wait until you see and feel the plush inside of this box. It is a faux leapard print that is so soft and velvety. All in all, it was a fun project. After a very close inspection of quality, I only found one small fingerprint. I think it is one of my best polymer clay projects so far. Now, what do I put in it? I'm thinking it will make a great place for post it notes? Just a thought.