Rebecca Watkins of West Virginia likes texture and she shares her personal process for etching unbaked polymer on her Flickr site. No smelly solvents, just a stylus and some patience.
This process looks like it was made for the Zentangle/polymer crowd.
Rebecca’s turtleneck-wearing fishes are dressed for fall. They’re shaped and marked in delightful ways. Thanks to Christine Damm for leading us to this new link.
Wow! Was JUST NOW looking at her flickr photostream!!!!
I love the feel of those etched beads – and the other beads too
I just love this. The etching gives it some awesome texture.
The things in her etsy shop are fabulous…and tempting.
Hi all! How exciting to be on PCD!!! Thanks Cynthia (and Christine!)
I wondered what the source of the uptick in my flickr contacts this morning was all about. The etching (more like sketching) process is super easy so give it a try.
Lynda Moseley ,
As the proud owner of two of Rebecca’s lion face beads, I can’t tell you how happy I am to see her work featured here and shared with PCD fans all over the world today. She is awesome, and her blog is fabulous, too!
Alisa R. ,
Oh…. YES! I’ve been drooling over Rebecca’s work ever since I stumbled across it on Flickr. You know she explains her technique there, too. How nice!
And I adore the fish. I’m still crying about the one that “got away” before I got to it!
claire maunsell ,
So wonderful to see Rebecca’s work here: she is inventive and SO not afraid to explore a new path. Love her documentation of process, and the fantastic results she achieves…follow that fish, there are more coming!
Jan montarsi ,
I wondered when Rebecca was going to show up on PCD. I love to see her new work almost daily on Flickr she’s a real inspiration. Thanks for the tutuorial.
next stop Belle Amoire ??
Angie Blasingame ,
I’ve been watching Rebecca’s word for a few months and I’m always amazed by her designs. She is a real inspiration.
Marlene Brady ,
How fun is that? A fish in a turtleneck! And each one is so different. Very creative.
Becca, I love your etchings. I hope you demo them at our retreat in October. See you then!
Elizabeth Freeman ,
How special are those? Amazing stuff. Love the patience those must have taken.
I love artybecca’s things and admire and appreciate her generosity in sharing her techniques.