Friday, January 18, 2008

Mokume Gane Heaven




These are the result of that fabulous day with the 'gurls' playing with the mokume gane technique. I also had some ready made pmc pieces I'd made for just this purpose...my aim being to have several pmc pieces pre-made for impromtu embedding into polymer. It worked!
Directly above is a button with a pmc sculpted fish embedded into it.
The middle one has a textured pmc layer between two layers of polymer clay mokume gane. I added a pmc starfish and some pc sand and a little gold snail shaped 'thingy' on the bail. Notice the hollow tube bails? These are the first I've made using polymer clay with those core adaptors in the Makins extruder...and I'm really happy with the effect.
The top is a pic of the whole bunch of mokume gane things. I'm playing around with different shapes...
I have one more piece to show you which is in the oven now...stay tuned...

4 comments:

Kathi said...

ooo Mel, ya got some pretties there! Looks like a day with the gurls kicked the creative muse in the butt. Love the colors you used!

Debbie G said...

Nice, nice, nice! I love Mokume Gane. It's a little bit in our control, but it's a little bit of lessee what happens....

I love that you planned to put your PMC pieces in there from the beginning.

Mel said...

Thanks ladies. I'm into 'natural' earthy watery colours right now. I like how the silver worked with the mokume gane too...ya never know till it comes together.

deb said...

These are so nice Mel. I love the colours and i'm mad on the bead third row down and third from the left (me thinks?:) They all look beautiful.

I would love to see your stack one day, with the impressions and cuts/holes in it etc... i think it would be fascinating to see how the stack becomes these beautiful creations.

And the pmc looks great!
debsx