The September challenge sponsored by the Polymer Clay Artists Guild of Etsy has begun! This month, our challenge was a doozy. The members voted on their top 3 choices on this color wheel. The winners were blue-green, blue-violet and yellow-orange. We had to combine these colors, plus our choice of either a) 1 color of our choice or b) 1 of the following colors (although technically, black and white are not colors): Black, white, silver or gold, so that our entries could only have a maximum of 4 colors! It was harder, a lot harder, than it sounds.
I trashed about 20 pendants before I settled on this one as my entry. I added a custom blend of platinum clay to the required colors, which are basically sunshine yellow, turquoise and purple. I embossed the platinum base with a groovy circles stamp which reminds me of tie-dyed pattern, baked and sanded it and set it aside. Sounds like a cake we're about to frost, doesn't it? I then added alcohol inks to Kato Poly Paste to get my required colors, and backfilled the depressions from the stamp with the paste, carefully trying to avoid getting it outside the dots. I then baked the piece again, sanded and buffed.
If you like my entry, please vote for it beween September 1st and midnight, EST on September 7, 2009. There are 11 entries this month, very diverse entries and beautiful too. To vote and to see all the entries, please visit our team website at www.pcagoe.com.