Create Clay Hats and Crowns!

Create  Clay Hats and Crowns!

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!



11 comments:

inventivesoul said...

~*NICE POCKETBOOK!*~
Wow Colleen! I am SO thrilled that you had a chance to play with the clay and design such a *cool* bag!
I love your creative and awesome enthusiasm!

I really look forward to seeing you next month!

Marijke van Ooijen said...

Hay sweet Colleen,

This little bags are so tiny and very sweet..
I like this bag so much.

Lieve groetjes..
Marijkexxx

Connie said...

your tiny purse is AWESOME!...and i love the leopard print!

Heather Elizabeth Brauner said...

Sweet ! I LOVE IT ! It looks like a real leopard skin bag ... very cool

Marijke van Ooijen said...

Hi Colleen,

I have got a little dog and this dog is can talk...please come and take a look and you can meet my little Chico!

Greetings..Marijkexxx

Marijke van Ooijen said...

Hi Colleen,

I have got a little dog and this dog is can talk...please come and take a look and you can meet my little Chico!

Greetings..Marijkexxx

Marijke van Ooijen said...

Sorry..I send you two times this message!!
Marijkexx

Mary Louisa said...

There is no grass growing under you feet my friend. I have not had the time to do the art that a crave, we have had some family matters that come first,but hopefully my time will come :)

Lillian said...

Hey Colleen, I LOVE that tiny handbag!!! Thanks for the sweet comment you left on my blog! Love ya, Lilliano

Lillian said...

Hi Colleen,

Love your tiny accessories!
Lillian

natalia carlota vallejos said...

genial, all days news things and your enthusiasm !!!! I love your accessories

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