One of my sisters-in-law asked me to make a New Orleans’ themed letter “E” for her boss. He loves New Orleans, so I pulled together the brightest pieces I could find and went to work. I made the leaves and crab from polymer clay. I found the metal Mardi Gras mask at Goodwill and the jazz singer at a locat antique store.
Whimsical and bright, this letter has lots of green, red and purple. I made the leaves from polymer clay, then painted them. I added a bird on a stick to the purple leaf. After I grouted the piece, I sprayed a clear coat to seal and protect.
Bird on a stick…
Polymer clay leaf…
I finished the back with red and white paper.
This “snowwoman” is almost 10 inches tall and 6 inches across. She has a happy face with a long carrot nose and a blue flower on her hat. She’s light enough to hang on a large branch of a Christmas tree.
I covered the back in red and white paper using Mod Podge.
This birdhouse measures 11 inches tall and 5 1/2 inches wide at the top. It’s made of tin and has lots of pretty yellow and green dishes with a mix of blues running through. The purple bird and blue feet add a whimsical touch.
This birdhouse measures about 9 1/2 inches tall and 5 inches across at the top. It’s made of wood and sits on pink feet. Very colorful with pink, green and red. It would make a nice addition to a sun porch.
My husband loves to go picking on his days off and he usually comes home with a piece …. or six … of china and various other things I use in my work. As you can see from the photos, I’m building quite a stash. I love “chunky” mosaics so these are the perfect pieces. Lots of color and texture here.
I used some of the roses on the vase (right) in my mosaic heart.
I love the ceramic jukebox. I wonder where it will end up.
I love this purple and green bowl and cannot bring myself to break it. But I’ll need the colors at some point and I’ll do it. For now, it’s just going to sit on the chest and look pretty.
As you can see, I’m building quite a stash. I’m running out of room so I had to use the top of my sweater chest to store things. One day these will all be in a mosaic and I’ll have a whole other supply of ceramics.
My husband loves penquins so I made one. I used black and white china, buttons, black beads and I made the bow from polymer clay. After I paint the clay pieces, I put a coat of clear, finger nail polish on top to make it shine. Then I spray the entire piece with clear gloss.
Ta-Da – black and white penquin with shine.
Shiny red polymer clay bow…
Buttons and black beads.
I so enjoy making the mosaic skulls. And the form for this piece comes from, you guessed it, eBay. It’s 1/8″ birch plywood and it makes a perfect substrate for mosaic art. I think it’s obvious I have a sense of humor.
Spider and earring.
The last time I ordered forms on eBay, I bought a few that I’ve never tired before. The faerie is one of them and I’ll admit, it was a bit tedious to mosaic. First of all, it’s small. She’s 9″ tall and 2″ at her hips. I had to use very fine, thin china and cut the pieces very small. Her wings have an iridescent glow but it was hard to capture the true color. All-in-all, I’m pleased with the outcome.
It’s no secret that I’m a garden lover. And it seemed appropriate to make something representing this passion. So I bought a wood form on eBay, broke a set of dishes, made leaves from polymer clay, tapped out some roses from a vase and assembled them onto the form. Below is the result.
Polymer Clay leaves…
Garden Lover letters and ceramic rose.
The pair of garden gloves add the perfect touch.