Picasso to polymer

Prais-Hintz collaged beads on PolymerClayDaily.com

A group challenge pushed Wisconsin’s Erin Prais-Hintz out of her comfort zone and into these collaged beads and surface treatments.

Picasso’s Bowl of Fruit painting was the starting point. Erin decided not to stress over not being able to see any fruit and instead focused on the colors and bits of paper and writing that resonated with her.

Picasso bowl of fruit painting

She took the opportunity to apply some of the Debbie Crothers surface tricks to create raw and rusty veneers. Erin did it her way and yet the resulting beads have a Picasso feel. She nailed it! Read her story on Facebook.

What a great way to stretch and try something new. Do you have a favorite painting that you’d like to try in polymer?

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  • reply Erin Prais-Hintz ,

    Oh my! Miss Cynthia! Thank you so much for this lovely post. What a treat to wake up to this today. I really have to say that I struggled a bit with this month’s Art Bead Scene challenge, but when I broke down the painting to individual parts and remembered that I had Miss Debbie’s excellent tutorials waiting for me, the rest just literally fell into place. This is truly my ‘something good’ today. Thank you for the honor! Enjoy the day! Erin

    • reply Jenn ,

      I love Erin’s work! I love seeing how she pushes and challenges herself and her work continues to grow and emerge in new directions!

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