Polymer clay mosaic art is one of the crafts I never get tired of making. Polymer clay is incredibly versatile as it can be used in jewelry and sculpture, but I mostly stick with the mosaic tiles.
I have made these kinds of boxes and frames for years and they evolve as I come up with new ideas. At one point I incorporated recycled Christmas heart ornaments into the art.
Lots of mixed media in this old piece and the altered heart ornament is in the middle.
I also used to embellish paintings with mosaic tiles in the past.
The veil is actual lace that I stiffened with Mod Podge. The face is made with a polymer clay mold and the dress is covered with tiles.
I have made many boxes and continue to do so. My etsy shop Earth and Faery is full of them. 🙂
This older box has a dragonfly charm attached to it.
The items below are later creations. I have started making mermaids in frames. When I compare my contemporary work with old pieces, I notice a more cohesive design. Perfection was never my goal though, and cutting straight lines in the clay is still difficult. 🙂
My most popular how-to video on YouTube is about painting mosaic tiles. You can check it out here.
It’s not hard to make tiles. It takes time and you have to be willing to follow through with the process to get the tiles you like. Then the fun begins–designing your boxes or frames.
If you’d like to find out how to make a box from beginning to end, you can purchase my self study how-to e-course. It’s a bargain at $23. Try a new thing today! 🙂
Have a wonderful, creative week.
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