Monday, 2 July 2012

Not Really A Blue Monday

I started this week with a blue monday. Well, not the sort that makes you stay in bed and wish for thursdays. This monday is about polymer clay in blue colors.

I have long had this idea about using some of my old and crumbling polymer clay. After a while it dries up - and the only thing to save it is a food processor and some stuff that soften it. Hey, I am never going down that road. Never.

Anyway, the clay has to be used for something. It is a bit out of the question to put it in the trash. Shaping and making canes or figures does not work. Trust me, I have tried.

I took out the blues, some directly from the original color and some I previously have mixed. These disks are easy, fast and works even with a bit of dry clay. I condition it in the pasta machine to soften it is as much as possible.

Then i cut out pieces with a cookie cutter and use my sponges for textures. The sponges are developed by Natalia and Daniel from Spain.

I thank them for their help and the sponges. If you want to have a go, you can buy the sponges here.

A little hole and I am done. I had some clay in different blues and used it up. I am planing to do the same with my purples, greens and reds as well.

I have tried sponges you clean boats with - and they work as well.

I suppose you can get a highly textured sponge in a department store.

But the sponges from Natalia and Daniel are the best - and they are developed to work with polymer clay.

I wish you a lovely monday - even if it has the wrong color!!!
The disks are stringed for the bracelet.

18 comments:

  1. Es maravillosa, me encanta el color, y la textura con esponjas es perfecta. Besos

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  2. Morsomt armbånd i nydelige blåfarger! Like!!! :-)

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  3. Med to hull kunne det vel blitt knapper? Skikkelig knæsje!

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  4. Det er superflot, dit armbånd. Det får mig til at tænke på middelhavet set fra en græsk ø. Noget der er meget velkomment i denne "sommer" eller måske man kan tale om grøn vinter:-)
    Kh. Dorte

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    1. Tusind tak Dorte!! Og jeg er jo bare nødt til at sige mig helt enig: Grøn vinter!!! Gid vi var på en græsk ø!!!

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  5. What a wonderful idea nad I LOVE the blue. My favorite color!!

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  6. Blått er flott! Kjempefint armbånd til sommerbrun hud!
    (En helt annen sak er hvordan man skal bli brun i sommer, det regner jo hele tiden...).
    Ha en finfin aften!

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    1. Tusen takk Anne - ja, regn og mørke skyer... Norsk sommer... Sukk!!! Men - godt strikkevær. Hm!!

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  7. Wat een leuke armband en grappig om naar een 'blue monday' te refereren. Mooi dat effect met de sponsen!
    Hoe heet de klei die je gebruikt in Nederland?

    groetjes marjan

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    1. Thank you so much - yes, blue mondays is overrated... LOL!! I do not know about Netherland but since I live in Norway I can tell you it is most Fimo soft that is available.

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  8. Wearing this cute bracelet would never make anyone feel blue--makes me smile!

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  9. Not a wrong color!!!! Your bracelet is gorgeous! And, I love the color! A+++

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