Over the past twelve months I've been lucky enough to book some fabulous workshops with some amazing tutors but every so often one comes along that I simply MUST attend myself. This was one of those workshops - Introduction to Foldforming with Robyn Wilson.
Sometimes I think we all get a little too comfortable in our surroundings and with what we are doing and fail to challenge and push ourselves out of our comfort zones. I know this is true of me at times so when this new challenge presented itself to me, I was excited and petrified all at the same time!
Those of you who have been to one of Kay Lancashire's workshops will know that they are always a treat!
Kay is the owner of Kay's Artycles, an online store and gallery stocking unique findings and supplies for all your jewellery and beading creations. Lucky for us, Kay is also a seriously talented artist who loves to pass on her knowledge to willing students and we had a whole group of them here on the 2nd March 2014, just waiting to learn!
The ‘Skinner’ Blend was developed by artist Judith Skinner. It is a simple way of creating sheets of graded colour. The Skinner Blend is an essential part of claying and has numerous uses. It is also a great way to incorporate fantastic shading and contrasts into your work. It is a ‘must learn’ technique but don’t worry – it’s not hard at all!
Mica Shift is a wonderful polymer clay technique that involves aligning the mica particles within metallic/pearl polymer clay and then misaligning (or disturbing them) when imprinting the clay with texture sheets/stamps. The raised areas of the clay are sliced off, leaving a seemingly 3D image trapped within the clay! The best thing about this technique is that it is relatively easy to achieve.