The theme for this month's challenge is "Texture". I had so many ideas running through my head. It was hard for me to pin down any one. I finally desided on this:
It is a mirror that I first covered with a layer of polymer clay. I then made each individual tile. There are 4 tiles with molded roses. They were painted with a metallic paints and then baked again with some purple micro beads added to highlight the roses. The other tiles have either a floral or butterfly theme done in a mica shift, or ghost technique. I then added the tiles to the mirror frame with some marble clay "grout". Lastly I added some flower stems, also finished with some micro beads. There is plenty of "texture" going on here, from the smooth ceramic feel of the mica shift tiles, to the bumpiness of the micro beads. I titled it "Picture Yourself in Spring" because I am so ready for spring. Ready for warm sunshine and flowers blooming. It can be used either as a mirror or picture frame.
The voting for the challenges are from the 1st of every month through the 7th. The winners are announced on our guild website on the 8th.