If you have been visiting my blog for some time then you know I like to try new things and this time it is working with polymer clay. I have been scouting Pinterest and YouTube for months now to learn how to work with clay to make all kinds of interesting things such as journal covers. I first blogged about this back in February and if you look back you can see how far I have come since then.
I like to draw using the Zentangle method and I am always looking for cool paper to make into a Zentangle journal. When I saw the journal covers by The Mandarin Duck and The Mandarin Moon, I knew I had to give it a try.
Well here goes, my first two journal covers.....
On this first one, I used black Sculpey III rolled out to 4 x 6 1/4. I sectioned off an area for sand and an area for sea. I used PanPastels to colour both areas and then began adding my gems, charms and shells. I finished off with a little Perfect Pearls for shine and more colour in some areas.
This second attempt is coloured with Perfect Pearls. I used a mould for a couple of the shells you see on both covers.
I still have to seal them and glue down to the journals. I am going to keep one for myself but the others will be available to my Zentangle students for purchase. Let me know if you want one too.
I'll be back when I have more clay journals to share.