You won’t find any polymer on Karen Totten’s Etsy gallery…yet. This artist usually works in ceramics and metals but she recently took an ArtBliss class with Christine Damm and polymer is creeping into her sketches.
On the ArtJewelryElements blog she explains, “I have long wanted to blend my painting skills with my newer dimensional work in ceramics and metal. I have been toying with layering and blending of glazes, underglazes, and wax patinas, but have never been fully satisfied with this. At ArtBliss I was introduced to the world of polymer. But what really got me jazzed was how well it took paint media.”
As more artists add polymer to their media mixes, it makes my job harder as I squint to figure out what material they’re using.