Work-table Wednesday: Etching Polymer Clay

Finally scrounged the time to give this a try using this tute over at Polymer Clay Tutor using a piece of my son’s artwork.

Testing. Testing. 1. 2. 3.

Testing. Testing. 1. 2. 3.

Middle: first test on a thin slab of  faux wood veneer with black acrylic. Right: dark wood veneer with guilders paste. Left: translucent clay with acrylic and alcohol inks. In all three I used that tool you can see in the picture to scrape away some of the paint/ink to bring out the hi lights. In the translucent test, I even painted alcohol inks on the back to add more color dimension. It really worked!

 

Close up

Close up. Edged with Gilder’s Paste

Not really sure where I’m going with this experiment. Yet. It really has a nice depth (that the camera just can’t capture). Something cameo-esque maybe? Anyhoo was fun to play. :D

With the light shining through

With the light shining through