Op-art polymer

Derc on PCDaily

This March we looked at Bridget Derc’s polymer-covered bottle. This time the UK artist tackled a kleenex box, applying  crisp stripes in punchy colors and geometric patterns that tease the eye.  See more of her op-art polymer on Pinterest and Flickr and read about her on this gallery site.

Mojo tricks from the archives
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Dayle Doroshow learned one of her favorite techniques from Kathy Amt at the 1996 Ravensdale conference. You can still see those collaged mokume gane steps in Dayle’s current work (as in this 4″ tile for the FIMO project).

She shares the instructions with the StudioMojo folks in a video this Saturday. Dayle also added a free Shoe Brooch video on her website.

There’s still time to join the StudioMojo fans for a look back at historic tricks that you might not be familiar with. Sign up now.

Batik revealed

Vogel on PCDaily

This new polymer batik tutorial from Lorraine Vogel (wiredorchid)  makes my mouth water and takes me back to Bali without the jet lag.

You may have guessed some of the tools she uses to achieve these very fluid and fiber-like effects. Now Lorraine has gathered her well-researched techniques into a stunning and comprehensive tutorial. (No surprise that she’s a professional graphic artist.)

Vogel on PCDaily

Lorraine responded to readers (PCD last featured her in June) with 15 pages of well written and beautifully photographed step-by-step examples.


When you’re tired of winter and the holiday frenzy, breathe in the tropics and summer with some imitative batik on polymer. There’s more on Facebook and Flickr.

Big and small designs

Bishoff on PCDaily

Maine’s Bonnie Bishoff prepares for show season with new jewelry designs including these openwork Wireline pendants. if you look at her Pinterest page you’ll see that the polymer tubing is wire-filled and catch a glimpse of her inspirations.

You’ll have to go to her Facebook page and website to see more.

Bishoff on PCdaily

Bonnie shifts her designs from jewelry to furniture to wall art (like Sprung below) with ease and expertise. What a feat to move from big to small and back again with confidence and success.

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