Monday, May 30, 2011

Diary of a Mad (Scientist) Artist

I've been experimenting!
Muwahahaha  LOL! 
I haven't been working much with clay lately.  I did finish a couple of things that I will share with you here. One is a book that I lovingly call Cosmic Candy. 'Cosmic' because it looks rather alien and the background looks rather like deep space....with swirls ha ha! Everything I make seems to have swirls...dunno why. It's just how I roll....err..swirl. :) 'Candy' because behind each glass gem is a foil candy wrapper! XD

I couldn't decide whether to paint the clay and I asked the advice of my deviantART friends and we all agreed that I should leave it unpainted or paint it very little. One person said it would look awesome on a red or blue book and that gave me an idea. I decided to paint a book and put the unpainted clay plaque in the center. What I painted it with is where the mad scientist comes in LOL! Before I tell you let me show you a couple of other things that I painted with the same concoction.

All of these books and the business card holders are painted with a mixture of PearlEx powdered pigments (mica powder), alcohol ink and....Future acrylic floor finish! LOL Someone asked me how on the earth did I come up with that mixture and all I can say is that it was all on my art table within my reach. :) Good thing there wasn't anything flammable or I would have been in trouble! (wait...is alcohol ink flammable??) Anyhoo, it has a beautiful luster from the powdered pigments and it dries quickly and is already sealed! I really had fun playing with it and plan to paint more soon. 
Oh, I wanted to let you all know that the business card holders came from Moo.com
They are a wonderful source for custom business cards (you can see mine peeking out of the tops of the holders above) but they also make greeting cards, stickers and more. They are super fast, very friendly and fun. :)
Well, that's all for now!
Talk to you soon