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Sunday, May 23, 2010
Making Leopard Canes with Amber Dawn
Well, last week was another "mini" class at the Purple Petals Studio in New York! Myself, Tery and Heather took the trip into the city to learn more Claying Techniques from Amber Dawn. Amber was ready to teach us whatever our little hearts desired!!!
I forgot that I mentioned to her that I would love to learn creating Leopard Print in clay.....As Amber took out her clay and samples of work...Something "UNBELIEVABLE" caught my Eye! O M G! TEENY TINY Leopard print made from polymer!!!~ I didnt believe that that was possible...How did she make it look like Leopard...How did she get it so tiny??? The possiblities of using this in my doll making was making my heart race...Crowns, shoes, ...blah blah blah...So she is asking us...so what do you want to do? and I'm looking at everyone like..."Nah I dont want to do leopard...Right!!!!!!!??? Every one loved it...and they all agreed...We had the best day learning this designing/reducing technique! I was High when I left there...It felt like I received a very "Cool" Gift!
This is how the Design started...and these tiny pieces are what we ended up with! We all worked on this print together..Wow! I love it!
We all created Beads in class, and Amber gave me the two samples she made....see the picture . I made the tiny pocketbook charm when I got home after Amber showed us her pocketbook making technique....it is very small...like a Penny!
We will be getting together with Amber Dawn to learn more techniques next month!