Polymer eggs, chicks and bunnies have been popping up online which means we’re closing in on Easter. Have a look at this lushly covered egg by Missouri’s Chris Kapona (Mandarin Moon).
She makes her bejeweled creations using small polymer balls, twisted snakes, a few textures and accent paint. In effect, she doodles with clay.
Chris tells a cautionary tale about how she nearly ruined it all by buffing the baked piece with new, unwashed denim. Plus she adds a few other tips. She’s also active on DeviantArt, Etsy and Facebook.
These polymer covered eggs are remarkable not just for cheery seasonal fun but because they were created by students using an ingenious, no-fail method developed by Carol Simmons.
On the groups’ Facebook page, you can examine these eggs and other objects created last weekend at the Buckeye Bash in Dayton. Using kaleidoscope-patterned canes, Carol’s students created consistently successful veneers.
Her egg formula involves four strips of cane slices, some math calculations and a template. Unfortunately I left before all the secrets were revealed. The Ohio class was Carol’s dry run for her new class called “Intricate Cane Veneers.”