I have added micro beads in clear, blue and gold and diamond dust with clear glue to the clay sections An have started to glue down shells ( E6000 glue works) and embellishments to the clay sections; making sure that I use enough glue to hold them in place and that they are not too heavy for the clay substrate. If you look at the tutorial part 2, the shells and the ideas for composition have changed some. I decided to paint some of the shells that form the outline from the sea to the sand. I am also playing around with fish and turtle charms to see if I want to use these to connect the two largest sections of the clay substrate. Stay tuned for the final part of this tutorial.
This is a new experience for me and I am trying to get used to the idea of putting my thoughts, ideas and art work out there on the net. I have been working on a new technique using air dried paper clay. I do art therapy with children in my psychology practice and we have come up with some fun ideas. One that I made at home was this art trading card called Spirit God. It is made with a base of paper clay and then painted with metallic lumiere paint. I added a paper clay primitive face that I made in the top corner . The finishing touches were the Swarovski crystals that make the entire card sparkle. I added this card to the cover of a mini art journal . It is simple but effective, just what i like in my art work.