Pencil me in

Bodini on PCDaily

Italy’s Alessia Bodini used colored pencils to give these hollow polymer beads their vibrancy.

Surface treatments on polymer are becoming more plentiful (see yesterday’s pastels) and more interesting as artists take more painterly approaches to our small canvases. You can follow Alessia’s experiments on Facebook and Flickr.

Have paints and pencils showed up in your toolbox?

Textured pastels

McNall on PCDaily

With pan pastels on polymer all the rage, Virginia’s Page McNall offers us a free and easy way of combining pastels and texture. Best of all, her method also uses scrap clay.

In a quick visual tutorial, she shares her way of making the rippled polymer veneers for her Sunset on the Water pendant.

Catch up with Page on Pinterest and Facebook.

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