Saturday, July 25, 2009

Flakes Part 1...

Hi All,

I haven't been claying as much as I would like lately, but that seems to be changing. In the mean time, I thought I would talk a bit about flakes since I taught them at Morrisburg.

This photo shows some of the range of colours that you can get when you simply add Pinata or Ranger alcohol inks to them. I put some flakes in a small disposable cup and start to add the inks drop by drop into the flakes. Stir with a toothpick to coat the flakes and let dry.

During baking there's a reaction with the clay and the inks can change colour. The reds and pinks are particularly prone to this but even the Ranger Slate colour can also change.

Use them where you'd use flakes for accents. I'll have some BOHs to show in a bit (I have to make them, but that's this afternoon's task) that will use them.

I'll post more options as time permits.



1 comment:

Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor said...

Fantastic idea Sandy! It sure beats having a big bag of flakes all the same color. I will definitely have to play around with some techniques using tinted flakes. So many ideas... so little time! :-)