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Patricia Roberts-Thompson reinvents the wheel on PolymerClayDaily.com

This pendant by Patricia Roberts-Thompson is the result of her playing with Samantha Burroughs’ Oyster Watercolor tutorial. Its loose circles and watery colors make your eyes dive right in.

Patricia added distressing powders to her color combinations and enlarged the design adding a bail fabricated from the same batch.

Samantha admits that she developed her clever tutorial by studying Maggie Maggio’s Watercolor Torn Paper instructions from some years back.

No criticism here! I enjoy the resonances from years back and smile at the progression. Ideas get updated, rejuvenated and taken in new directions that keep our craft healthy and vibrant. It’s also great to see each artist credit her source. Thank you for playing nicely and showing such good manners.

  • reply Sandrine Arevalo Zamora ,

    Great tutorial, Samantha ! And beautiful interpretation, Patricia ! Bravo to you both 😉

    • reply Samantha Burroughs ,

      I love this pendant. It’s so different from my technique that it’s hard to believe it’s the same thing. It’s beautiful. Thanks for mentioning me.

      • reply Michelle ,

        Really love the look of this.
        Can you point me in the direction of the DISTRESSING POWDERS??

        • reply Cynthia Tinapple ,

          • reply michelle ,

            So are you saying you are using the Embossing powders with a heat gun??
            Question? Would any Embossing powders give the same look and texture?

        • reply Cynthia Tinapple ,

          Patricia says Premo Granite mixed with Pearl gives her clay the specks, not distress powders as I assumed.

          • reply Maggie Maggio ,

            Love it!!

            • reply Ida Rogers ,

              How much graphite was added to pearl clay to get the speckled look without darkening the pearl clay?

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