I thought I would be bored in the long run making polymer clay mosaics. Ever since I came across Laurie Mika’s book Mixed Media Mosaics I have been hooked. That was years ago and I still make them.
Check out that cute elephant. I pretty much use dragonfly charms for the center tile, but I’ve had this special charm for a while.
I used to do stained glass mosaics on tables and such, but that is very fiddly and I wasn’t really into beautifying furniture for life.
My main gig is painting, but I have a strong streak of “craftiness” and I find it soothing to plug away at crafty things, namely mosaics. Though I also make some handmade journals for those who don’t know how to start art journaling. Starting with a painted page is easier.
To go back to mosaics, my You Tube video on how to paint polymer clay tiles have gotten more views by far than any of my other videos. Lots of people into polymer clay these days, and that’s great!
If you haven’t seen the video, here is the link.
It’s really not that hard once you get the hang of it. The variations are endless.
I like to add some inspiring words to the art. People should be reminded to follow their dreams. Otherwise, life is pretty much wasted in my opinion. We all need something inspiring in this day and age….
If you’d like to find out more about making polymer clay mosaics like these, I have an e-course where you would make a box (similar to the one above) from beginning to finish. I show you every step of the progress. The course is ONLY $23! Check it out.
Back to painting now! Wishing you a creative and happy weekend.
Lots of love,
P.S. You can check out the journals and other things in my etsy shop Earth and Faery.