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Ok, I don't want to spoil all the fun for you, but here are some quick tips for you to speed you along your creative process with the two newest products from Jacquard:
First, the Pearl Ex Watercolor CD. Yes, it works with clay and it's luscious on paper! To use on clay, mix a small amount of water into the color until it is very smooth and creamy. Wipe your brush on a papertowel to remove the excess moisture and re-apply the PX to the brush (this creates a dryer brush loaded with smooth, creamy PX paint). Apply to your clay. I find the green color makes an interesting verdigris.
Second, the Tee Juice markers! These are simply amazing on Ultra Light clay (or air-dry clay), producing a clear stain of color in one quick swipe of the pen!! Don't stop there - apply the color to your finger tip and daub it onto the clay for a watercolor effect. Check out the fantastic (and easy!) faux wood effect I got on this Ultra Light clay - see the "inside" of the log? I just sliced the raw clay up with my blade and applied the Tee Juice to the BAKED clay. BTW, Tee Juice is heat set, so you can rebake it.
You can also use Tee Juice on "regular" polymer clays. I prefer to use it as a stain of color by applying it to WARM clay (helps it grab more). I've also experimented with applying it to raw clay as a wash into textures. VERY interesting - I can't wait to do more with it!
The pens will also be available in a fine tip - whoa! I can't wait for my set!!!
Oh, the pens also work really well on terra cotta pots, wood, basically any porous surface in need of a clear stain of color!! Heat set for permanence. Hey, they work on Tee Shirts too!!
This is kinda crazy - it's a link to a French artist who is using my Raku Technique: A la syndee holt!
PCC chatters homework assignment for Saturday School:
try layering your PX SP (Pearl Ex Stamp Pad) and PX (Pearl Ex powder) together and then get bold and add Pinata to the mix! You can layer each over or under each other.
see the Violet highlights in the faux leather band? That's Interference Violet PX just dabbed in places over Copper PX SP.
And here is PX rubbed over dried Pinata on raw clay- you can also put the PX under Pinatas. Or use all three together to really get some great colors going! .
One of my favorite parts about the new Pearl Ex Stamp Pads is that you can over-stamp an image with another stamp or another color ink (or both!) and the original bottom image will show through the ink. For non-stampers like me, this is totally cool because we can stamp away and keep stamping over images. Even if some of our iamges weren't quite perfectly stamped - you can't even see them in the end result, which is a fabulous collage of color and design . Fine line stamps like the doodle ladies from RSP shine on top of a copper background. I got a little carried away at Memory Trends and stamped my whole Expression bag - boy if it's a solid color leather or faux leather, I'm stampin' all over it now! Basically, anything you can heat set is fair game - have heat gun will stamp!
The mat above is one of the Savage Create-a-Frames. We used them in our Make-It-and-Take-It in both the Jacquard booth and the Savage booth at CHA. There just wasn't a failure ever - even the lady who stamped using the back of the stamp actually created something interesting!
Mix a little Interference Violet Lumiere into your Red/Gold Halo Lumiere - my Italian friend, Monica, helped me come up with that amazing little trick at CHA..