I have always had a fascination with petroglyphs, pictographs and geoglyphs. When the swap rules came out in 2001 and said anything of the earth, I figured it was time to get serious about making copies of ancient man's rock art.
I picked up the container of sand we use on the front porch every winter and dabbed up a bunch of it with some conditioned translucent Sculpey III. I kept dabbing the sand and mixing until the clay was saturated and fairly stiff.
Next I broke the clay up into five sections, each about the size of the old American silver dollar coin. I randomly smashed them onto a ceramic tile creating an uneven surface as if it were a real rock.
I then carved with a needle tool the outlines of real petroglyphs I gleaned from around the world on the internet. After carving them, I painted the imprints with copper Fimo Pulver and coated that with a very thin layer of Transparent Liquid Sculpey.
I baked the stones on the ceramic tile for 20 minutes at 275 degrees fahrenheidt (135 celcius) and then dropped them immediately into iced water to cool. To finish them, I glued a pin onto the back with E6000.
Voila - wearable ancient art.
Polymer Clay Projects
Online Jigsaw Puzzles of my polymer clay projects or
Online Jigsaw Puzzles of photographs I've taken in Oregon
Different desktop backgrounds.
Different craft offerings for your enjoyment. My way of saying thank you!
1) Coathanger Christmas Tree
2) Coathanger Wreath
3) Origami Giftbox
4) Tiny Hinges
Copyright 2004-2013 Colleen D. Bergeron.
Last revised: February 20 2013