Sometimes you have an idea and you just have to run with it. Well, not run, but dig into it and see what you can come out with.
Leaves and trees are my forever friends and muse for all of my art and creations. When polymer clay began to show up more and more on my work bench, I decided to find out what I could do with leaves using their unique textures and shapes. It began with impressing a few leaves into the clay, cutting shapes and curing. Then they sat and looked at me waiting. And waiting. AND waiting.
As the seasons begin to change here in Ohio, I often joyously watch and tinker with ideas and emotions elicited by the changes. Leaves and color just seem to belong to autumn. So I pulled out those polymer clay leaf shapes and started to play with some new paints. It is fun to try new materials and my play led to some really interesting results.
These photos represent the results of my play with color and polymer leaves – all topped with resin. I love the look and the pure ‘autumn’ feel of each. (Even the non-traditional leaf colors!) You won’t find these exact ones in my shop because they all flew to Taos, NM to be in a little shop there. (I have a few listed at Superfluity Shop on Etsy.