Friday, 22 November 2013

craft class fimo

Guess you can't guess where I went to a craft class?  Yep, The Bead Shop Nottingham.  This was was using foils with polymer clay.  I can't remember what the foils were called but they were thin sheets which you could rub onto the clay before it is baked.


The photos aren't brilliant as I really struggled to capture the shine from the foils.  I used pale blue and dark blue clay and different colours and patterns of the foils.  As you can see, the foil didn't transfer completely.  I found it really hard to get the foil to transfer.


I do like the cracked and crackle effect that you get with these foils. 


Of course, I also played with the blue foils.  One was solid blue, the other a very garish holographic effect which was too much as a sheet but works well on these small shapes. 


I cut the hearts using heart cutters and poked a hole in each one as I'd like to make a dangly necklace.


The tutor also showed us how to do rolled beads.  The blue ones aren't that great, I'm not keen on the colour of the clay.  I rolled over the foil after it was applied with an acrylic roller.  That flattened the clay a bit and so broke up the foil.  I do like that effect.


I much prefer the black ones though.


I struggled to get a good photo of these too, but I think this one isn't that bad!

14 comments:

Sarah said...

It's so weird that in two weeks time I will be living within an hour of The Bead Shop Nottingham!! If I see your classwork and it really makes me drool I could actually think about going!

Ellie Foster said...

Dear Wendy
Those hearts and beads are lovely. I have been thinking about experimenting with foils and wondered how to get that crackled effect, so thank you so much for this. I think I need to do some more experimenting over the weekend!
Best wishes
Ellie

Anna said...

Beautiful shades of blues for lovely heats and beads...
Have a cozy weekend !
Anna

Sandra :) said...

Cool technique - I have polymer clay, and I have some tools for it (including a pasta roller) but I haven't actually opened anything to play yet. Must make an effort to get claying!

JoJo said...

I love the blue foils! Esp. the garish one!!! I bought a foil transfer kit that's supposed to be done with glue. I watched the demo and it worked perfectly for the demo guy but when I went home and tried it, it was an epic fail. I still have the foils though....too pretty to get rid of.

Jane Galley said...

You certainly get an interesting effect with the foils, you could get some lovely colour combos

margaret said...

what a lovely collection you have created here, like you I do like the crackle ones best

Celtic Thistle said...

Looks like another fun class.

ukcitycrafter said...

Love the look of the crackle foil, and I agree it works very well with the black fimo.

ACBeads said...

I love your fimo beads and I have no idea there were so many different kinds of foils.

Evelyn said...

Hi, i would like to know if all kinds of foils work or these are special ones? Please i would like to know. Thanks

Evelyn said...

Hi, i would like to know if all kinds of foils work, or they are special ones? Please i really want to know, thanks

Evelyn said...

Hi, i would like to know if all kinds of foils work or these are special ones? Please i would like to know. Thanks

Wendy said...

Evelyn, you are a no-reply blogger and your blog is empty so I can only hope you'll come back to see the response. The answer is: I don't know, I've only ever tried these foils. If you have some at home, give it a go, it might work.