Saturday, 1 January 2011

Corrugated Hangers


I tied knots in a couple of pieces of string and glued them to the corrugated. I painted over them with gold, silver and copper acrylic dabbers.  Once dry I applied black to certain areas to highlight.  Using a template found on google, I cut the torso shape out of thick card, stuck small nails and shaved pieces of wood to it and covered with tissue paper.  Once dry I painted it with bronze eco friendly paint and again used the black to highlight.  Attached it to the background between the two pieces of knotted string and added a couple of nails and piece of string to hang.




I covered three pieces of a straw with text paper and painted them silver along with the corrugated.  Once dry, I dripped green patina eco friendly paint over the corrugated.  I singed a piece of light green organza and using wire I sewed the friendly plastic piece to it.  These are the leftover pieces from the key ring and brooch projects.  Using silicone glue I attached the organza and friendly plastic and the painted straws to the background. I added a piece of string to hang.



All the items that I've made over the christmas period have been inspired by articles in the following books which I got for christmas:



Friendly Plastic 101
Raising the Surface
Fusing Fabric



DVD's
Bend it, Shape it - Liz Welch
Polymer Clay Treasures - Lisa Pavelka

15 comments:

craftytrog said...

These are fantastic & so creative Sam! Happy new year! xx

Femmy said...

fabulous Sam!! what a great idea!!

Sid said...

Very creative pieces Sam !! Happy New Year !!

Amaco said...

Very nice! Could I use one of your photos in our CHA Booth for Friendly Plastic?

sam21ski said...

OMG - yes of course you can xxxx

Joy said...

Forgot to say thank you for your fab Christmas card xx

Sue said...

These are fabulous, so different - hope you are enjoying your books x

LazyKay said...

Brill work and the one I have is gorgeous in the hand, shame the photos don't show just how good they are IRL.

xxxxxxxxxx

Deborah said...

Heard your email read out on recent FP prog at create and craft, you superstar you :-)))

All mixed up maz said...

Hi sam
I also heard your email well done see you soon xxx

Shairon said...

Sam, your fame is spreading! I saw your gorgeous piece on Linda Peterson's Friendly Plastic blog today. Well done!

Kim Dellow said...

Fabulous! Love all the gorgeous texture. Kim

ju said...

Fab as ever Sam ! OMG ! Does this mean you are famous?!
Thanks for visiting my blog....used some eco friendly paints on the journal, they are great. xx

Nicks said...

I was told about your blog today by Mags - glad I found you x

Lesley said...

Hi Sam,

Thanks for leaving such a lovely comment on my blog it's much appreciated and lovely to be back chatting and browsing...

I love what you are doing with clay. Not had a go myself but the texture you can achieve is fabulous.

I love visiting your blog for inspiration.

Happy New Year
Lesley x

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