As you know, Blog, my friend Martha from Chicago is visiting this week for what she dubbed "Social Media Boot Camp." And what summer camp experience is complete without arts and crafts time? So, taking a break from lessons about Facebook (she's already addicted), we had a little seminar about polymer clay. The theme? "Let's make rocks!"
1. Color blending. Take two or more colors of clay and combine them. You can roll out and stack thin layers of clay, fold and twist them, or just take globs of colors and smoosh and knead them together till it looks cool. Blend a little or a lot and get totally different effects. Then make into rock-like shapes.
What can you do with your rocks? Well, you can use them for jewelry by poking holes through them before baking, or drilling holes afterwards, or mounting them in settings of metal clay. You can tile them on other clay projects like my mural, or switchplate covers or coasters. You can build little houses of them, or put them in the bottom of clear flower vases, or sprinkle them in the litter box for a festive look. J/K on that last, Blog. Let your imagination go, as we so often do here at Magic House, wild.
Any questions? Post in the comments!