We had a wonderful time at the Bowerbird Bazaar on Saturday. There was so much gorgeousness to look at, lots of friendly people & very good coffee & cake. I did treat myself to a few goodies (a post on them soonish), but there were lots & lots of things I would have liked to bring home.
Between us we picked up a fair number of business cards & I love the fact that so many of them are so different & creative.
Oh, & if you're wondering why there are only photos of business cards, rather than the of bazaar - we neglected to take the camera in with us. Also, we were too busy enjoying looking around to think of taking photos. & they are a rather nice bunch of cards :)
If you're interested, there are some photos on the Bowerbird facebook page.
After hearing about Scratch-foam from some of the ladies on the Metal Clay Heads team, and reading about it on Wanaree's blog here, I was very keen to get my hands on some. After a bit of (virtual) running around, a package arrived a few weeks ago.
I've been having lots of fun drawing on it & as well as using it to create raised textures directly on my metal clay (imprints), I had this idea to make some polymer clay stamps from some of the designs ('out'-prints).
First, I drew my designs on paper, then I put the paper on the foam & went over them with a ball point pen (pressing quite hard) to transfer them to the foam. I then went over the lines with a small ball burnisher, making them as deep as I could.
After conditioning my polymer clay, I kind of smooshed it into the outline, them rolled it flat. (Ignore the coloured marks, I was experimenting with other polymer stuff - but that's a whole other blog post). I added handles to my polymer stamps (which you can't see in these photos, oops) & baked them.
At first I wasn't sure they'd be deep enough, but they seem to work quite well. I can't wait to finish & fire the pendant, so I can see the finished product :)
Did I mention drawing in the foam is heaps of fun? I could spend a day doing just that.