Detwiler’s dress patterns

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The chips for the games at polymer clay conferences have become coveted items and a good way to show off new techniques. These chips by Susan Detwiler of Shepherdsville, Kentucky are a case in point.

Susan uses translucent clay for her base and paints it with alcohol inks (center picture) followed by a layer of liquid polymer. Circles of the thin paper from old dress patterns are laid on the wet polymer and covered with another layer of wet liquid polymer and the whole concoction is baked.

Susan cautions that old patterns on thin crinkly paper with lots of printing work best. I’m sure these will be sought after treasures on game night here in Mammoth Cave, Kentucky. Susan swears that her gallery on the Deviant Arts site will soon be operational.

This is similar to the napkin transfers we ran into in Spain recently. Small world.

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