Saturday, March 31, 2012

Still Experimenting

WIP-earrings by Roberta Warshaw
WIP-earrings, a photo by Roberta Warshaw on Flickr.

I am still in the process of figuring out how to apply color to my polymer without it getting sticky.

I just ruined about 10 pieces by applying Golden brand "Sap Green" Acrylic paint to the surface of them. I am not sure why it is remaining sticky. Even after I cure it again it is only seems to get stickier.

The only thing I can think of is that the Sap Green is a different type of acrylic than the Burnt Umber. It is thinner so perhaps that is the reason. If anyone has any suggestions for me on applying acrylic paint to my work I'd sure appreciate it.

I like the direction the designs are going in though. This design was one I ended up turning upside down. I like the way the flowers appear to be tumbling down.

My pile of failures is growing faster than my pile of successes. But how else to learn right?

10 comments:

nanditark said...

love the design very much...!

MÂȘ Reyes said...

De los fracasos se aprende, de todos modos estos colgantes son preciosos. Besos

Sara Crittenden Coppedge said...

These are really beautiful!

Saturday Sequins said...

I wish I could help you with the paint situation! Sadly, I only know about putting it on canvas.

Here's a great piece of wisdom from a fortune cookie I got a long time ago: Any experiment you learn from is a success.

I wholeheartedly believe it's true!

rosaria williams said...

" My pile of failures..."
Isn't that the case for almost any achievement?
We should be tagging all our attempts and be paid for them. Such tenacity!

Thanks so much for your visit, Roberta.

Ann Gorbett said...

Sticky or not, these are gorgeous!

CassyM said...

Really beautiful, Roberta.

BeadsByEarthTones said...

weird, sticky situation! i use acrylic on mine (the cheap stuff) and have never had that problem. what type of clay do you use?

BeadsByEarthTones said...

weird, sticky situation! i use acrylic on mine (the cheap stuff) and have never had that problem. what type of clay do you use?

BeadsByEarthTones said...

weird, sticky situation! i use acrylic on mine (the cheap stuff) and have never had that problem. what type of clay do you use?